Overseas Lecturer (IAEA Expert Mission)



The Bangkok Biomaterial Center had requested the International Atomic Energy Agency vide its letter dated 12.04.1999 for the recruitment and assistance of international experts to deliver lectures on advance topics in tissue banking. One of the experts requested by the center to the Agency was Dr. Abdul Rab Khan, Principle Medical Officer, Atomic Energy Medical Center, Jamshoro, Sind, PAKISTAN. The agency, vide its letter no RAS/7/008-22 dated 27.04.2000 and 19.06.2000 informed the Center about submission of Dr. Khan as an expert lecturer. Accordingly the visit was finalized from 2nd _ 7th July 2000.


1. Historical background

2. Rules and regulations in tissue banking

3. Tissue banking in Pakistan

4. Fundamentals of tumor treatment for tissue banking

a) Chemotheraphy

b) Irradiation

c) Surgery

5. Radiation sterilization and tissue preservation

6. Overview on burn and plastic surgery

7. General standards in tissue banking

CONCLUSION: The lectures delivered by Dr. Khan during his expert mission on advance topics of tissue banking especially in human tissue allograft preservation by irradiation, fundamentals of tumor treatment by irradiation and overview on burns and plastic surgery was beyond doubt a great resource of knowledge and experience. Dr. Khan's demonstration of techniques and essential requirements for carrying out tumor treatment by irradiation was highly impressive. The visit helped the Advance Training Course cum Master Degree students and the center's scientists, technicians to learn the advance subjects of radiation sterilization in tissue banking. The visit of Dr. Khan also helped in discussing and clarify queries of research thesis topics for the IAEA fellows. The Center is very grateful to IAEA and Dr. Khan for all the help and co-operation in the dissemination of knowledge.



Dr. RabaKhan delivering lecture to the fellows




Prof. Yongyudh and Dr. RabKhan evaluating the presentation of IAEA fellow, Mr. Go Bon Thong for the defense of his mini research proposal.





Prof. Yongyudh and Dr. Khan share a moment with the IAEA fellows and the co-ordination




Dr. RabKhan bidding fairwell after the completion of mission.