Ziauddin University Karachi hosted a prestigious three-day National conference on Advances in Health Sciences in the month of January 2015. The theme of this conference was “Research and Innovation for better health” was coupled with a workshop on Clinical Proteomics and was attended by a number of distinguished national and international experts in the field of medicine and health sciences. Dr. Touqeer Ahmed of ASAB NUST had the honour of being one of the speakers at the event. His areas of expertise are Pharmacology and Neuroscience and he delivered a lecture on “The Role of Thelamic Neurons in Emotional Learning”. Other invited speakers included experts from Indiana University, USA; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; University of the Punjab, Lahore; Agha Khan University, Karachi and Baqai Medical Univeristy, Karachi. The participants highlighted various different aspects of physical and mental health related issues in the society and stressed the need to enhance research collaboration in healthcare sector.