Pakistan launches research cell to support primary care research

The College of Family Medicine Pakistan has initiated its research cell.

The College shall be training and supporting its members all over the country for primary care research projects. We feel that there is a dearth of data at the primary care level and who would be better than the family physicians to lead.

College has formed an IRB which is being chaired by Prof. Riaz Qureshi. We have had two monthly meetings of the IRB so far. Majority of the IRB members have finished their GCP training and obtained certifications; the remaining members are in the process of clearing their modules.

The College is launching a GCP certification course for the family physicians for research skill building.
The formal launch of research cell would be taking place by the end of September.

The College presented its first paper in the free paper session at the International Diabetes & Endocrinology Congress, and the paper was awarded the best paper presented award. The data was generated by our members who are also participants of our Diabetes Certificate Course.

I shall be sending a detailed report with all the photographs and web-links after the formal launch.

Shehla Naseem (pictured centre among the genberal body of the College in 2014)
Secretary General
College of Family Medicine Pakistan