HL7 Annual Symposium 2019 Pakistan – August 5, 2019, SEECS NUST H12 Pakistan

SEECS NUST being an active member of HL7 Pakistan along with Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Lahore and COMSATS University Islamabad has organized annual HL7 International symposium on August 5, 2019. HL7 Pakistan is a non-profit organization with the vision of making healthcare systems interoperable by adopting health standards such as Health Level Seven (HL7). 

This symposium is organized to present HL7’s activities within Pakistan as well as abroad for providing International standards & specifications, memberships, training, and certifications to enable advanced interoperable eHealth solutions, adaptable to national health systems through localization. This year Health Information Systems and HL7 Standards such as Fast Health Interoperability Resource (FHIR) and FAIR Sharing of Biomedical Big Data for Reproducibility will be a special focus.

The event is scheduled for August 5, 2019, at 0830 hours and the venue is set to be School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, NUST H12, Islamabad (via Gate 1) You are therefore invited to register and participate on August 5th, 2019. 
Payment can be done at the site during registration though it will be much appreciated if prospective participants can register prior to the event 

HL7 Annual Symposium 2019 Pakistan – August 5, 2019, SEECS NUST H12 Pakistan

COMSATS University Protest June 2019 – my two cents

Dear readers (students, parents, colleagues and friends), following views are my own and for the purpose of clearing some air regarding COMSATS University faculty protest as per my knowledge as of June 2019.
I have been part of COMSATS (CIIT then CUI) since about 4 years and there have been many irregularities (in hiring, management and workload). Since upgradation to COMSATS University through University Act [1], all people belonging to the COMSATS family in any capacity have demanded to have an audit to remove the issues, and make the clean transition.
Though the transition had been made but the statutes have not been adopted in its full spirit, moreover various kinds of unlawful favours and advantages have been taken from time to time. During this period faculty together stood and organized to form a lawful association which is right of every Pakistani citizen and employee under Govt. of Pakistan.
Through this organization, Academic Staff Association in COMSATS University Islamabad (ASA CUI) [2], proper election have been conducted to constitute a body which represents its a great majority [3] of Academic Staff (faculty and staff). This body through several requests followed by peaceful protests have been requesting Rector CUI to resolve lawful and genuine requests of the Faculty .
It is to clarify that since day one ASA has been demanding peacefully to consider resolving faculty issues in front of CUI administration but unfortunately the administration have not given any importance to the justified and rightful demands [4].
Finally, resorting to peaceful protest until our demands have not been met, seems to be the only way out. A University is comprised 2 important and essential elements, Students and Faculty. If the faculty is not rightfully treated then its difficult rather wrong to expect quality teaching.