COMSTECH-ICCBS International Seminar on “Improving Stroke Care in Low and Middle Income Countries”

Date and Time: January 24, 2022, from 14:00-16:30 (Pakistan Standard Time)

Venue: International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Pakistan.


Low and middle income countries comprise 70% of the global population. Whereas, these countries countribute to 80% of world stroke population with stroke being one of the most important causes of death and disability. Importantly, majority of the OIC countries especially the African region falls in this category. However, stroke outcomes could be improved by awareness, training, research and advocacy. This seminar will discuss strategies on decreasing stroke burden, improving stroke care and outcomes in low and middle income countries.

Target Audience:

This seminar is open to students, researchers, young scientists, neuroscientists, healthcare personel, and academicians from the OIC member states, and other countries.

Registration Process:

  1. Registration for Physical Participants: Registration is closed for physical participants.
  2. Registration for Virtual Participants:
  3. Read instructions in the application form carefully and submit a properly filled form along with your CV. Foreign participants must submit a scanned copy of passport.
  4. Selected candidates will be notified through email; hence, applicants are required to check their emails regularly

Travel & Local Hospitality:

Travel support will be provided to the speakers/resource persons only. Participants are expected to get their travel funding from their parent organizations/country of origin. Please note that no accommodation will be provided at ICCBS for the said event.


The seminar will be held at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), (, in the business hub of Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan along the beautiful coast of Arabian Sea.

Tentative List of Speakers:

  1. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Wasay
    Section of Neurology, Department of Medicine
    The Agha Khan University, Pakistan.
    Title of Talk: Burden of stroke in low and middle income countries
  2. Prof. Dr. Arshad Majid
    Professor of Neurology
    Sheffield, UK.
    Title of Talk: Antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapies in stroke prevention
  3. Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Shuaib
    University of Alberta
    Title of Talk: Strategies to promote stroke care in LMIC
  4. Dr. Maria Khan
    Rashid Hospital
    Dubai, UAE.
    Title of Talk: Stroke in women

Seminar Coordinators:

  1. Muhammad Haris Akram
    Program Manager
    COMSTECH, Islamabad.
    Phone: +92 51 9220681
  2. Muhammad Haseeb Ahmad
    Program Officer
    COMSTECH, Islamabad.
    Phone: +92 51 9220681
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