1st International Psychosocial and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Conference (PPRC’18)

1st International Psychosocial and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Conference (PPRC’18)

Karwan-e-Hayat hosted Pakistan’s 1st International Psychosocial and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Conference (PPRC’18) on June 29th and 30th 2018, to commemorate 35 years of providing the highest standard of psychiatric care and rehabilitation services to people with mental illnesses. Addressing a wide and diverse range of mental disorders, the conference provided forums for discussions, workshops and interactive sessions involving various fields of study related to
psychiatry, psychology and rehabilitation.
The two-day conference was attended by several notable specialists from the field of psychiatry, including private doctors, teaching faculty members and other academic professionals and professors. PPRC’18 became a platform not only for professionals and experts in the field of mental health, but also for nursing experts and policymakers. They exchanged ideas, shared best practices, and set new standards of providing quality services, state-of-the-art technology and innovative mental health care practices.
PPRC’18 has set a new trend in providing a wider platform of opportunities for mental health professionals. Prof. Unaiza Niaz, Director of Psychiatric Clinic and Stress Research Centre in Karachi and visiting professor at Dow University of Health Sciences, Prof. Iqbal Afridi, Head of Psychiatry Department at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Dr. Ayesha Sarwat, Prof. Nasim Chaudhry, CEO Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning, Prof. Imran B. Chaudhry, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Ziauddin University, Dr. Sohail Ahmed of Karachi Medical & Dental College addressed various issues and challenges in the field of Psychiatry, innovation and the advent of modern techniques, Women and Mental Health, Phubbing, Depression, Self-harm and Suicide prevention. Vice Chairperson of Karwan-e-Hayat, Ms. Talaat Tyabji and CEO, Mr. Zaheeruddin Babar thanked the delegates and participants for making the conference a success. Dr. Ajmal Kazmi and Dr. Uroosa Talib, representing Karwan-e-Hayat, briefed the audience on the institute’s contribution and services.

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