Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi


Potential Conflict of Interest: None declared

Lower- and middle-income countries (LMIC) face many challenges not only in terms of availability of equipment but in terms of trained personnel as well. To overcome this problem in the future, we want to share our views and experiences of international academic networking. Here, as an example we wish to share our experiences of an academic exchange program was established between post-graduate residency programs of Radiation Oncology units of Pakistani Aga Khan University Karachi and Italian University “Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore”, in Rome (PIONEERS: Pakistan Italy, Oncology Network ExpERienceS Project). We made our learning objectives to enhance our professional training via mutual learning in a conducive environment. The program was set up to enhance our quality of patient care [1]. Moreover, we intended to share our views regarding the extension of this collaboration to include research project [2–5]

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