RMI-SRS Holds Successful 5th National Students Research Conference
The RMI-Students Research Society (SRS) held its Fifth National Students Research Conference from September 4-10, 2023. The event was a week-long research gala that featured online sessions with national and international researchers, followed by in-person workshops and a two-day conference.
The research activities included:
- Presentations (Community and Clinical)
- Poster Presentations (Community and Clinical)
- Brainstorming Debates (Medical Parliamentary debates)
- Research Expo by medical and allied professions
- Research Pitch
The conference attracted a record number of participants, with over 40 institutions and 400 delegates in attendance. The event also featured several new and innovative activities, including a
- Research Pitch
- Brainstorming Competition, and
- Research Expo.
The Research Pitch was a new initiative that was launched by the SRS this year. The competition was open to all students who were working on research projects, and the winner was awarded the "Dr. Iftikhar Qayum Grant". The winning project was "BloodConnect: Revolutionising Blood Donation Process", which was developed by a team from Central Park Medical College, Lahore.
The Brainstorming Competition was a new form of Medical Parliamentary debates that was introduced by the SRS this year. The competition was open to all medical students, and the winning team was from Rawalpindi Medical College. The winning team debated the topic of "Is AI in healthcare helping to bridge the gap in access to medical expertise or is its rapid involvement a cause for concern?"
The Research Expo was a platform for students to showcase their research projects to the public. The expo featured a variety of projects, from clinical research to community-based research.
The Fifth National Students Research Conference was a huge success, and it was hailed as one of the best research conferences in the country. The event was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the SRS, and it is sure to inspire future generations of researchers.