September 2012
Pakistan Psychiatric Society

Pakistan Psychiatric Society

Report on activities

May - June 2012

The Department of Psychiatry at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad organized two workshops in the months of May and June. The first one was on whole school approach for senior educationists of Islamabad; the second workshop was for nurses and nursing instructors on mental health in primary care.

On 20 June, the UNESCO Bioethics Unit was established at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences with Prof. Rizwan Taj as Chair of the Unit for Pakistan in collaboration with the Asia Pacific and International Chair for UNESCO Bioethics. An inauguration meeting of the steering committee was held with prominent professionals from all over the country including researchers, educationists, environmentalists, religious experts and medical and nursing professionals. Prof. Russell D’Souza, Asia Pacific Chair for Bioethics formally opened the forum. The meeting ended with concluding remarks from Mr. Dawood Khan, Secretary General of UNESCO, Pakistan. The seminar on bioethics was attended by more than 150 participants including doctors, nurses, senior faculty members of local universities, students, etc.  The seminar ended with concluding remarks from Senator Rubina Khalid, who was the chief guest of the event.

22-24 June 2012

The Prof. Musarrat Hussain Memorial National Psychiatric Symposium was held on 22-24 June 2012 in Karachi. This event was organized by the Department of Psychiatry at Hamdard University in Karachi.

The scientific programme comprised of Prof. Musarrat Hussain Memorial Lecture, pre-symposium workshops, state of art lecture, scientific papers by experts from all over the country, moot court, postgraduate trainees research award, and a scientific exhibition.

Rizwan Taj

President, Pakistan Psychiatric Society





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