ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of National Food Security & Research H.E. Prof. Dr. Kausar Abdulla Malik and Chairman HEC Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad inaugurated the ANSO-PAS-MAAP Conference focused on understanding the complexities of cross-species infectious diseases and the transmission of pathogens across borders. The event, jointly organized by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), Alliance of International Science Organization (ANSO), and Monbukagakusho-MEXT Alumni Association of Pakistan (MAAP), aimed to highlight the intricate dynamics of pathogen transmission.
The three-day conference brought together 40 distinguished scholars, both international and national, to delve into critical aspects of cross-species infectious diseases. Additionally, 36 meticulously curated posters explored various thematic explorations related to pathogen transmission beyond borders.
With over 450 participants, including academics, scientists, researchers, and postgraduate scholars from around the world, the conference’s findings and recommendations hold significant academic and scientific value. They were shared with national and international bodies actively involved in disease surveillance and addressing the challenges of pathogen transmission across borders.
Prof. Dr. Tasawar Hayat, the Secretary-General of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, welcomed the Chief Guest, distinguished scientists, notable speakers, and participants. He emphasized the Academy’s role in facilitating intellectual endeavors and its commitment to advancing research and development in various scientific disciplines, impacting critical areas such as healthcare, energy, and technology.
The event was graced by the presence of the Chief Guest, H.E. Prof. Dr. Kausar Abdulla Malik, Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research. He highlighted the importance of understanding inter-species pathogen transmission, emphasizing its significant impact on the stability of nations and the health of people. He stressed that comprehending the complex dynamics of inter-species pathogen transmission is not merely a scientific endeavor but a collective mission.