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February 1994, Volume 44, Issue 2

Letter to the Editor


The Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) is pleased to start this section of announcements regarding medical or related matters such as Conferences, Courses, Job/Training Opportunities, etc. related to medical profession. The information should be sent at least four months prior to the date of occurrence, to be included in the announcement section. Please send relevant informa­tion to Dr. Serajuddaula Syed, Managing Secretary, JPMA, PMA House, Aga Khan III Road, Karachi-74400, Fax No.7226443.
First International Symposium of the Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi March 22-24, 1994
All correspondence to:
The Symposium Secretariat, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital, Karachi, Telephone No. (92-21) 7724922, (92-21) 7728998, Fax No.(92-21) 7737436.
Twenty-fifth Congress of the International Society of Haematology Cancun, Mexico
April 17-22, 1994 For further information, contact:
XXV Congress of the International Society of Haemato­logy, Blvd. Dias Ordaz 808, 72530 Puebla, Mexico, Telephone (052-22) 438-100Y373-607, Fax (052- 22).
Seventeenth Annual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists (PAP) Quetta, Pakistan
October 1994 Further details can bethad from:
Professor Niamatullah Jan, Department of Pathology, Bolan Medical College, Quetta.
4th Workshop on Medical Writing and Editing Singapore October 7-9, 1994

The 4th Workshop on Medical Writing and Editing will be held in Singapore from 7 to 9 October, 1994. The Workshop is organised by Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. The teaching faculty will comprise the Editors of prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine, Drs. Robert and Suzanne Fletcher. The Organising Committee has planned a programme covering the various aspects of medical writing, ranging from the initial stages of manuscript preparation right upto the final touches for submission to the editor.The three-day programme has also been designed to provide a forum for medical writers and editors to learn from the teaching faculty as well as from one another’s experience. The programme will include lectures and small group workshops. The Or­ganising Committee plans to formalise the APSEA (Asia-Pacific Scientific Editors Association) during this Workshop. About 150 participants are expected and this will comprise chief editors and representatives of major medical journals and definitely young doctors wishing to learn to write better. The first day of Workshop will be directed at young contributors, providing them with hands-on ex­perience in the art of writing. The second and third day will be devoted to an exchange of ideas and transfer of skills between the visiting faculty and the local and regional editorial boards and the formation of the APSEA.
Further details can be obtained from:
The Editorial Assistant, 4th Workshop on Medical Writ­ing and Editing, c/o Annals, Academy of Medicine,
Singapore, 16 College Road #01-01, College of Medicine Building, Singapore 0316, Telephone 2245166, Fax 2255155.

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