Call for Article submissions to the MSI 40

  1. Background: Call for Article submissions to the MSI 40.

  2. Important Information

    1. Sections: There will be 8 sections (Theme, RCA and 6 Standing Committee Sections)

    2. Theme of GA: “Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Health Care”

    3. Word Limit: 1500 words for Theme and 750 words for SC sections. Longer articles will not be accepted.

    4. Checklist: your submission needs to conform to the checklist contained in this email

    5. Rules of submission: to send to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com with the proper coding and name of article.

  3. Submission Agreement: read and ensure that your submissions conform to it.

  4. Deadline: 1st June 2019, 23:59 PST

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Dear IFMSA members,

We hope that you are doing fine. With this email we would like to open the call for Article submissions to the Medical Students International Edition 40 (MSI 40). Please find the information below:

  1. Background: MSI is IFMSA’s biannual magazine, which focuses on global health perspective brought by medical students worldwide. It is published both in print and online, in relations to March and August General Assemblies, and each edition has a specific theme. Previous issues are available here.

  2. Content: the call will be open for all sections of the magazine, namely:

    1. August Meeting 2019 Theme: “Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Health Care” (max. 1500 words)

    2. Rex Crossley Awards Articles (to be selected by VPA in a separate call)

    3. Six Standing Committee sections (max 750 words)

      1. Standing Committee on Medical Education (SCOME)

      2. Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE)

      3. Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH)

      4. Standing Committee on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights incl. HIV&AIDS (SCORA)

      5. Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE)

      6. Standing Committee on Human Rights & Peace (SCORP)

  3. Checklist: When submitting an article, please make sure to review the following checklist:

    1. Format & Length: Your article in Word or Google docs format. Please do not send in articles in PDF format. Please do not exceed the word limit.

    2. Image Quality: Images should be of high resolution (at least 300 dpi), in JPEG or PNG formats. Please do not insert images into the article files, but attach them separately to your email. You can send up to 3 images (excluding authors’ pictures)

    3. Data: Author’s full name and Local Committee. [max. 5 authors]

    4. Photo: Author’s head shot in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and in JPEG or PNG formats. Up to 2 pictures of the main authors.

    5. References (if applicable): should respect the Vancouver style

  4. Deadline: 1st June 2019, 23.59 PST

  5. To Remember:

    1. Destination: send to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com

    2. Subject Line: Add [MSI40] and [section name] depending on the section you would like it to be published under, followed by your full article name. You do not need to write anything else other than those things. Full list of section names:

      1. [Theme]

      2. [SCOME]

      3. [SCOPE]

      4. [SCOPH]

      5. [SCORA]

      6. [SCORE]

      7. [SCORP]

  6. Submissions Agreement:

    1. Submission does not guarantee that the articles and attached material will be accepted or published;

    2. Your submission will be screened to ensure that it meets minimum inclusion criteria. If it does, it may be reviewed by editors revising content to enhance its relevance, consistency, usability or to conform with IFMSA Publications standards;

    3. If your submission has more than one author, names of all co-authors will be featured in the magazine. However, only the headshots of the first two authors will be featured in the magazine due to space and layout limitations. Please take that into consideration and list authors in the order you’d like them to be featured in. A maximum of 5 authors is accepted;

    4. Write your references in Vancouver Style;

    5. Bear in mind the word limit of the article;

    6. IFMSA and IFMSA-Pakistan will not be held liable for any breach of copyright laws and the sender will be held responsible. When you submit any text or pictures, we will assume that you are the author and sole owner of the submitted material. We will also assume that you are giving MSI, IFMSA and IFMSA-Pakistan permission to use them for the purpose of publication and representation toward external partners.

    7. DISCLAIMER:

      By sending your submission, you may willingly providing your personal information (Name, LC, email, photography) to IFMSA and IFMSA-Pakistan. This information is only there to allow us to carry out the selection process and to publish the article in our outlets, and will not be used for any other purposes. The personal data provided will be stored until 30th October 2021, or anonymised in case of further storage. Your name and country will still be featured in the publication which is published online and shared with members. If you want us to remove your personal data before, you can request that by sending an email to publications.ifmsapakisatan@gmail.com. The personal data will be accessible by the IFMSA and IFMSA-Pakistan Teams of Officials and will be shared publicly through our magazine. The selected articles will be announced and featured in the related documents and emails. Not providing this information means your submission cannot be considered. If you would like to know more about how we manage your data, please visit ifmsa.org/privacy.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question.

Posted in MSI

Call for Content Editors and Content Designers for INKPILL 2.0

Summary


Background: Call for three Content Editors (CE) and two Content Designers (CD) for INKPILL 2.0

What you need to do:

– Read the full content of the call

– For CE: Submit a Sample of Writing

– For CD: Submit Portfolio (Proof of Proficiency/past work using the InDesign program to create publications)

 

By following these requirements:

— Email to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com
— Format of documents: Portable Document Format (PDF)
— Add [INKPILL EDIT] in front of your subject line, followed by your full name and LC

Deadline: 17th April 2019

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Dear LC Presidents,
Dear IFMSA members,


I hope that you are doing well.

This post serves as a call for content editors for the INKPILL 2.0

Please find the content of the message below:

Background: As has been the tradition for the past years, IFMSA-Pakistan publishes its official magazine – INKPILL – annually, and we are now beginning the production and distribution process of the upcoming edition.

Content Editors: Content Editors are people who will be responsible for reviewing articles that have been approved for publication to ensure that they meet the high standards we expect from an IFMSA-Pakistan publication. They will mostly be analyzing the articles’ semantics, ranging from its grammar, punctuation, spelling, all the way to ensuring the consistency of its quality. We are calling for 3 content editors.

 

Content Designers: Content Designers are people who will be responsible for designing the layout of INKPILL 2.0. With the InDesign program, you will be in charge of designing the proofread articles and compiling it to the final document that we will send to print and publish online. We will be calling for two designers at this moment.

 


Application Process:

Sample of Writing: must be no more than one page/750 words (only for Content Editor applicants)

Portfolio: At least 3 posters/documents/infographics (only for Content Designer applicants)


Submission: Email to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com in .pdf format before the deadline. No late submissions will be considered.

Subject Line: [INKPILL EDIT] in front of your subject line, followed by your full name and LC


Deadline: 17th April 2019


Thank you for your attention!


Looking forward to reading your applications and counting on your support to ensure the words of medical students can have a suitable platform through INKPILL.



Warmest Regards,

 

Khair ul Barayya

PubSDD IFMSA-Pakistan

 

3rd Call for Article Submissions to INKPILL 2.0

Summary:

  1. Background: 3rd and final Call for Article Submissions to INKPILL 2.0

  2. Important Information

    1. Sections: There will be 7 sections (Theme, and 6 Standing Committee Sections)

    2. Theme of INKPILL 2.0: “Universal Health Care (UHC)”

    3. Word Limit: 1500 words for Theme and 750 words for SC sections

    4. Checklist: your submission needs to conform to the checklist contained in this blogpost

    5. Rules of submission: to send to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com with the proper coding and name of article.

  3. Submission Agreement: read and ensure that your submissions conform to it.

  4. Deadline: 14th April 2019, 23:59 PST

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Dear LCs,

Dear members

We hope that you are doing fine. With this post we would like to reopen the call for Article submissions to INKPILL 2.0. Please find the information below:

  1. Background: INKPILL is our annual magazine, which focuses on health perspectives brought by activitites conducted by medical students across Pakistan. It is published online on issuu and our website. The previous issue is available here.

  2. Content: the call will be open for all sections of the magazine, namely:

    1. Theme: “Universal Health Care (UHC)” (max. 1500 words)

    2. Six Standing Committee sections (max 750 words)

      1. Standing Committee on Medical Education (SCOME)

      2. Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE)

      3. Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH)

      4. Standing Committee on Sexual & Reproductive Health incl. HIV/AIDS (SCORA)

      5. Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE)

      6. Standing Committee on Human Rights & Peace (SCORP)

  3. Checklist: When submitting an article, please make sure to review the following checklist:

    1. Format: Your article in Word or Google docs format. Please do not send in articles in PDF format

    2. Image Quality: Images should be of high resolution (at least 300 dpi), in JPEG or PNG formats. Please do not insert images into the article files, but attach them separately to your email

    3. Data: Author’s full name and LC. [max. 5 authors]

    4. Photo: Author’s head shot in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and in JPEG or PNG formats

    5. References (if applicable): should respect the Vancouver style

  4. Deadline: 14th April 2019, 23.59 PST

  5. To Remember:

    1. Destination: send to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com

    2. Subject Line: Add [INKPILL2.0] and [section name] depending on the section you would like it to be published under, followed by your full article name. You do not need to write anything else other than those things. Full list of section names:

      1. [Theme]

      2. [SCOME]

      3. [SCOPE]

      4. [SCOPH]

      5. [SCORA]

      6. [SCORE]

      7. [SCORP]

  6. Submissions Agreement:

    1. Submission does not guarantee that the articles and attached material will be accepted or published;

    2. Your submission will be screened to ensure that it meets minimum inclusion criteria. If it does, it may be reviewed by editors revising content to enhance its relevance, consistency, usability or to conform with IFMSA-Pakistan Publications standards;

    3. If your submission has more than one author, names of all co-authors will be featured in the magazine. However, only the headshots of the first two authors will be featured in the magazine due to space and layout limitations. Please take that into consideration and list authors in the order you’d like them to be featured in. A maximum of 5 authors is accepted;

    4. Write your references in Vancouver Style;

    5. IFMSA-Pakistan will not be held liable for any breach of copyright laws and the sender will be held responsible. When you submit any text or pictures, we will assume that you are the author and sole owner of the submitted material. We will also assume that you are giving INKPILL and IFMSA-Pakistan permission to use them for the purpose of publication and representation toward external partners.

    6. DISCLAIMER:

      By sending your submission, you may willingly providing your personal information (Name, LC, email, photography) to IFMSA-Pakistan. This information is only there to allow us to carry out the selection process and to publish the article in our outlets, and will not be used for any other purposes. The personal data provided will be stored until 13th August 2019, or anonymised in case of further storage. If you want us to remove your personal data before, you can request that by sending an email to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com. The personal data will be accessible by the IFMSA-Pakistan Team of Officials and will be shared publicly through our magazine. The selected articles will be announced and featured in the related documents and emails. Not providing this information means your submission cannot be considered.

 

Should you require any help while writing the article or at any step of the process for the submission, please know that we are only an email away! Contact us at publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com

Call for Article Submissions to INKPILL 2.0

Summary:

  1. Background: Call for article submissions to INKPILL 2.0

  2. Important Information

    1. Sections: There will be 7 sections (Theme, and 6 Standing Committee Sections)

    2. Theme of INKPILL 2.0: “Universal Health Care (UHC)”

    3. Word Limit: 1500 words for Theme and 750 words for SC sections

    4. Checklist: your submission needs to conform to the checklist contained in this blogpost

    5. Rules of submission: to send to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com with the proper coding and name of article.

  3. Submission Agreement: read and ensure that your submissions conform to it.

  4. Deadline: 31st March 2019, 23:59 PST

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Dear LCs,

Dear members

We hope that you are doing fine. With this post we would like to reopen the call for Article submissions to INKPILL 2.0. Please find the information below:

  1. Background: INKPILL is our annual magazine, which focuses on health perspectives brought by medical students across Pakistan. It is published online on issuu. The previous issue is available here.

  2. Content: the call will be open for all sections of the magazine, namely:

    1. Theme: “Universal Health Care (UHC)” (max. 1500 words)

    2. Six Standing Committee sections (max 750 words)

      1. Standing Committee on Medical Education (SCOME)

      2. Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE)

      3. Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH)

      4. Standing Committee on Sexual & Reproductive Health incl. HIV/AIDS (SCORA)

      5. Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE)

      6. Standing Committee on Human Rights & Peace (SCORP)

  3. Checklist: When submitting an article, please make sure to review the following checklist:

    1. Format: Your article in Word or Google docs format. Please do not send in articles in PDF format

    2. Image Quality: Images should be of high resolution (at least 300 dpi), in JPEG or PNG formats. Please do not insert images into the article files, but attach them separately to your email

    3. Data: Author’s full name and LC. [max. 5 authors]

    4. Photo: Author’s head shot in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and in JPEG or PNG formats

    5. References (if applicable): should respect the Vancouver style

  4. Deadline: 31st March 2019, 23.59 PST

  5. To Remember:

    1. Destination: send to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com

    2. Subject Line: Add [INKPILL2.0] and [section name] depending on the section you would like it to be published under, followed by your full article name. You do not need to write anything else other than those things. Full list of section names:

      1. [Theme]

      2. [SCOME]

      3. [SCOPE]

      4. [SCOPH]

      5. [SCORA]

      6. [SCORE]

      7. [SCORP]

  6. Submissions Agreement:

    1. Submission does not guarantee that the articles and attached material will be accepted or published;

    2. Your submission will be screened to ensure that it meets minimum inclusion criteria. If it does, it may be reviewed by editors revising content to enhance its relevance, consistency, usability or to conform with IFMSA-Pakistan Publications standards;

    3. If your submission has more than one author, names of all co-authors will be featured in the magazine. However, only the headshots of the first two authors will be featured in the magazine due to space and layout limitations. Please take that into consideration and list authors in the order you’d like them to be featured in. A maximum of 5 authors is accepted;

    4. Write your references in Vancouver Style;

    5. IFMSA-Pakistan will not be held liable for any breach of copyright laws and the sender will be held responsible. When you submit any text or pictures, we will assume that you are the author and sole owner of the submitted material. We will also assume that you are giving INKPILL and IFMSA-Pakistan permission to use them for the purpose of publication and representation toward external partners.

    6. DISCLAIMER:

      By sending your submission, you may willingly providing your personal information (Name, LC, email, photography) to IFMSA-Pakistan. This information is only there to allow us to carry out the selection process and to publish the article in our outlets, and will not be used for any other purposes. The personal data provided will be stored until 13th August 2019, or anonymised in case of further storage. If you want us to remove your personal data before, you can request that by sending an email to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com. The personal data will be accessible by the IFMSA-Pakistan Team of Officials and will be shared publicly through our magazine. The selected articles will be announced and featured in the related documents and emails. Not providing this information means your submission cannot be considered.

 

Should you require any help while writing the article or at any step of the process for the submission, please know that we are only an email away! Contact us at publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com

Report of National Vision for Surgical Care (NVSC) 2025

5 billion people lack access to safe and affordable anesthesia and surgical care resulting in over 17 million preventable deaths each year and further responsible for one-third (28-32%) of the global burden of disease. To scale up access to safe surgical, anesthetical and obstetric care for all especially in a lower-middle income country like Pakistan, inclusion of health professionals, public health specialists and policymakers is necessary to address the disparities.

For this purpose, the ministry of National Health Services Pakistan and Indus Hospital Network collaborated to hold a joint stakeholder conference in Islamabad on November 16th and 17th, 2018. The conference was attended by the federal ministries, provincial government departments, local and international surgeons, anesthetists and obstetricians. A steering committee of 25 local and international experts guided the process. The steering committee was chaired by Dr. Safi Malik, Director Programs-MONHSRC and Dr. Sania Nishtar, President Heartfile.

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This was the first time a conference of this kind was held in Pakistan. Titled National Vision for Surgical Care (NVSC) 2025, the event was an effort to gather the experts from all concerned sectors to create a roadmap for strengthening surgical facilities in Pakistan. Apart from the local stakeholders, among the speakers were Dr John Maera from the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Walt Johnson from the WHO’s Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC) and Adrian Gelb, board member at the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA).

Pakistan a lower middle income country has an estimated 16.9 million deaths from surgically preventable diseases each year which includes 187 deaths per 100,000 people from surgical conditions compared to 164 per 100,000 attributed to all infectious diseases combined. Despite the popular opinion that surgical facilities are expensive to provide, research has shown that it is cost effective in the long run.

Through this initiative Pakistan has become the first country to embark on the National Surgical, Obstetric and Anesthesia Planning (NSOAP) in Asia. The planning will be led by Ministry of Health and Indus Hospital Network with the expertise provided by the Harvard PGGSSC and WHO that has successfully helped create and enforce the individualized plans in other countries in Africa including Rwanda, Zambia and Tanzania. The plan will provide a comprehensive framework to strengthen the surgical system in the country in terms of infrastructure, technical expertise and service delivery. It will also engage the stakeholders from grassroot level to promote and ensure evaluation for safer surgical practices in the country.

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IFMSA-Pakistan Global Surgery National Working Group was honored to be invited to participate and assist in the logistical capacity. The Working Group which has been involved in advocacy and education regarding Global Surgery  was represented by Zainab Majoka (Fauji Foundation Medical College), Behram Khan (Punjab Medical College) and Maryam Ali Khan (CMH Lahore Medical College). The conference participants recognized and reinforced the role students and young doctors can play in improving surgical access in the country. Presence in the conference hence reaffirms IFMSA-Pakistan’s ideology of bringing positive change in the health sector of the country. IFMSA-Pakistan’s presence also ensures that youth will now have more opportunities to get involved in advocacy and research in Global Surgery in the very near future! 

 

Call for Article Submission to the MSI 39

  1. Background: Call for article submissions to the MSI 39.

  2. Important Information

    1. Sections: There will be 8 sections (Theme, RCA and 6 Standing Committee Sections)

    2. Theme of GA: “Gender in Health Care”

    3. Word Limit: 1500 words for Theme and 750 words for SC sections

    4. Checklist: your submission needs to conform to the checklist contained in this email

    5. Rules of submission: to send to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com with the proper coding and name of article.

  3. Submission Agreement: read and ensure that your submissions conform to it.

  4. Deadline: 30th December 2018, 23:59 GMT

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Dear members and IFMSA-Pakistan family,

We hope that you are doing fine. With this post we would like to open the call for Article submissions to the Medical Students International Edition 39 (MSI 39). Please find the information below:

  1. Background: MSI is IFMSA’s biannual magazine, which focuses on global health perspective brought by medical students worldwide. It is published both in print and online, in relations to March and August General Assemblies, and each edition has a specific theme. Previous issues are available here.

  2. Content: the call will be open for all sections of the magazine, namely:

    1. March Meeting 2019 Theme: “Gender in Health Care” (max. 1500 words)

    2. Rex Crossley Awards Articles (to be selected by VPA in a separate call)

    3. Six Standing Committee sections (max 750 words)

      1. Standing Committee on Medical Education (SCOME)

      2. Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE)

      3. Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH)

      4. Standing Committee on Sexual & Reproductive Health incl. HIV/AIDS (SCORA)

      5. Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE)

      6. Standing Committee on Human Rights & Peace (SCORP)

  3. Checklist: When submitting an article, please make sure to review the following checklist:

    1. Format: Your article in Word or Google docs format. Please do not send in articles in PDF format

    2. Image Quality: Images should be of high resolution (at least 300 dpi), in JPEG or PNG formats. Please do not insert images into the article files, but attach them separately to your email

    3. Data: Author’s full name and NMO. [max. 5 authors]

    4. Photo: Author’s head shot in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and in JPEG or PNG formats

    5. References (if applicable): should respect the Vancouver style

  4. Deadline: 30th December 2018, 23.59 GMT

  5. To Remember:

    1. Destination: send to publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com

    2. Subject Line: Add [MSI39] and [section name] depending on the section you would like it to be published under, followed by your full article name. You do not need to write anything else other than those things. Full list of section names:

      1. [Theme]

      2. [SCOME]

      3. [SCOPE]

      4. [SCOPH]

      5. [SCORA]

      6. [SCORE]

      7. [SCORP]

  6. Submissions Agreement:

    1. Submission does not guarantee that the articles and attached material will be accepted or published;

    2. Your submission will be screened to ensure that it meets minimum inclusion criteria. If it does, it may be reviewed by editors revising content to enhance its relevance, consistency, usability or to conform with IFMSA Publications standards;

    3. If your submission has more than one author, names of all co-authors will be featured in the magazine. However, only the headshots of the first two authors will be featured in the magazine due to space and layout limitations. Please take that into consideration and list authors in the order you’d like them to be featured in. A maximum of 5 authors is accepted;

    4. Write your references in Vancouver Style;

    5. IFMSA will not be held liable for any breach of copyright laws and the sender will be held responsible. When you submit any text or pictures, we will assume that you are the author and sole owner of the submitted material. We will also assume that you are giving MSI and IFMSA permission to use them for the purpose of publication and representation toward external partners.

    6. DISCLAIMER:

      By sending your submission, you may willingly providing your personal information (Name, NMO, email, photography) to IFMSA. This information is only there to allow us to carry out the selection process and to publish the article in our outlets, and will not be used for any other purposes. The personal data provided will be stored until 30th October 2020, or anonymised in case of further storage. If you want us to remove your personal data before, you can request that by sending an email to vpprc@ifmsa.org or ifmsapakistan@ifmsa.org. The personal data will be accessible by the IFMSA Team of Officials and IFMSA-Pakistan and will be shared publicly through their magazine. The selected articles will be announced and featured in the related documents and emails. Not providing this information means your submission cannot be considered. If you would like to know more about how we manage your data, please visit ifmsa.org/privacy.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions, and please do not hesitate to contact us at publications.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com if you have any question.