Healthcare Management Conference at SDSB-LUMS Drives Future of Healthcare Excellence in Pakistan



The Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) at LUMS hosted the Healthcare Management Conference on Saturday, March 9, 2024, under the theme "Journey to Quality Healthcare: Navigating the Future of Healthcare Excellence in Pakistan." The event served as a platform for discussions, insights, and collaborations to advance healthcare standards in the country.

The conference attracted leading healthcare professionals, policymakers, and academics to deliberate on crucial issues shaping the healthcare landscape of Pakistan. Participants had the opportunity to learn and engage in insightful discussions.

One of the significant highlights of the conference was the signing of a MOU between SDSB-LUMS and Indus Hospital & Health Network. LUMS Provost Dr. Tariq Jadoon and Dr. Syed Zafar Zaidi, CEO of Indus Hospital & Health Network, signed the MOU. Under this partnership, students pursuing the 1.5-year weekend MS Healthcare Management & Innovation (HMI) degree at SDSB will be offered internship opportunities at Indus Hospital, providing them with hands-on experience in a real healthcare setting.

Dean of SDSB-LUMS, Dr. Fazal Jawad Syyed, emphasised the importance of such collaborations in fostering excellence in healthcare management and innovation. "This partnership opens new avenues for our students to gain practical insights and contribute meaningfully to the healthcare sector," remarked Dr. Syyed.

The conference also showcased internship projects by MS HMI students; the presenters were Dr. Saba Mumtaz from Lahore Care Hospital, Dr. Sami Malik from Shaikh Zayed Hospital, and Ms. Safia Nisar from PHIMC. They shared their experiences and insights gained during their internships.

A panel discussion moderated by Mr. Kashif Khan, Executive in Residence - MS HMI, featured panellists including Dr. Faisal Sultan, CEO of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre; Dr. Shafique Ur Rehman, CEO of Rehman Medical Institute; Dr. Syed Zafar Zaidi, CEO of Indus Hospital & Health Network; and Dr. Zeeshan Bin Ishtiaque, CEO of Shifa International Hospitals. The panellists spoke on key challenges and opportunities in the healthcare sector, providing valuable perspectives for the audience.

The conference concluded with closing remarks by Mr. Kashif Khan, reaffirming the commitment of SDSB-LUMS to driving excellence and innovation in healthcare management. SDSB remains dedicated to fostering dialogue between students and industry experts, providing enriching learning opportunities, and facilitating partnerships that enhance the academic experience for our community.

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