2nd PPS Conference

The Pakistan Psychological Society will hold its 2nd Conference on theme of Health, Happiness & Positive Psychology on 4th November 2017

November is marked as a month of Health Awareness, Building Tolerance & Eliminating Violence. Pakistan Psychological Society will hold and organize its 2nd conference on theme of Health, Happiness & Positive Psychology in the month of November.
So, Come and Join Us at Bahawalpur, Pakistan! Interact with professionals from all disciplines and share your experiences!

The 2nd PPS conference will be held on 4th November 2017 at Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Alternative Medicine Practitioners
  • Social Scientists
  • Students of Psychology &
  • Residents of Medicine & Surgery

Benefits of Attending

  • Sharing of Ideas and Experiences
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Platform for Interaction with other Fellow Health Professionals
  • Exploration of New Ideas and Clinical Knowledge
  • Contribution to the field of Health & Positive Psychology
  • Publication of Abstract in Conference Proceedings
  • Best Articles will be published in a special issue of Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology
Bahawalpur (Punjabi, Urdu: بہاولپور‎), located in Punjab, is the 12th largest city in Pakistan. The city is capital of Bahawalpur District. The city was once the capital of the former princely state and later the province of Bahawalpur. The city was home to various Nawabs (rulers) and counted as part of the Rajputana states (now Rajasthan, India). The city is known for its famous palaces such as the Noor Mahal, Sadiq Ghar Palace, and Darbar Mahal, as well as the ancient fort of Derawar in the Cholistan Desert bordering India. The city is located near the historical and ancient cities of Uch and Harappa, which were once a stronghold of the Delhi Sultanate and Indus Valley Civilisation. The city is home to one of the few natural safari parks in Pakistan, Lal Suhanra National Park.

The city, which lies just south of the Sutlej River, is the site of the Adamwahan Empress Bridge, the only railway bridge over the Sutlej in Pakistan. It is situated 90 km from Multan, 420 km from Lahore, 270 km from Faisalabad and about 700 km from the national capital, Islamabad.

The main shopping centers of Bahawalpur are Shahi Bazaar, Machli Bazaar, Farid Gate , Circular road and Welcome Chowk. The commercial area in Satellite Town is a newly developed center that is gaining popularity. A few shopping malls, including Bobby Plaza, Takbeer Shopping Mall, Time, and Prince, cater for all kinds of needs. Shopping is a major attraction in the city; the city is bustling with traders and craftsmen selling all sorts of artwork for travellers and tourists.

Even with all the markets and forts, one thing for which Bahawalpur is recognised above all others is the numerous palaces that still remain intact ever since the fall of the Nawabs. There are countless palaces in the city, locally known as Mahals. Some of the most famous include: Noor Mahal, Gulzar Mahal, Darbar Mahal, Shimla Khoti Sadiq Ghar Palace and Darbar Mahal. The city also has a city gate called Farid Gate, which in its heyday provided the only entrance to the city for its rulers. The gate still remains and is now located in a busy market in the inner city. The Bahawalpur Museum and Bahawalpur National Library house various collections of coins, medals, postage stamps of the former state of Bahawalpur, manuscripts, documents, inscriptions, wood carvings, camel skin paintings, historical models and stone carvings from Islamic and pre-Islamic eras. There is a complete set of medals of all classes issued by the ex-state to its military officers, civilians, and other important citizens of the ex-state.

The city boasts a number of reputable educational establishments, most notably The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College,Sadiq Girls Women University and Sadiq Public School, which is one of the largest boarding schools in Pakistan. Other top schools include Beaconhouse School Bahawalpur,  The City School (Pakistan), Bloomfield Hall Schools, Rangers Public School and College, Army Public School, and Dominican Convent School. Notable universities and colleges include: Government Sadiq Egertin College, Government Sadiq Degree College for Girls, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, and Government College of Technology.

Generally, the weather of Bahawalpur is tropical. Bahawalpur witnesses all the four weathers in a year. The average temperature is 35-40 C.

Bahawalpur is famous for its hospitality and traditional and continental cuisines. Besides, it hosts a number of other modern style restaurants. Notable restaurants are: Panda restaurant, Four Seasons, La Taska, Grand Regency, Shahjahan Grill, Almaida, and Victoria Lounge. The notable hotels are: Hotel One, La Taska, and Grand Regency.

The Pakistan Psychological Society will host its conference at The Grand Regency Hotel, Ahmedpur Road, Bahawalpur. The Grand Regency Hotel is a finest blend of hospitality and modern style. It comes with traditional cuisines and great Chinese taste. The Grand Regency offers best guest rooms and suites equipped with all the accessories. In short, The Grand Regency Hotel is best in the town.
For more information and booking, please logon to www.thegrandregencybwp.com or call at +92-62-2889984 -87
Scientific Committee

A scientific committee has been constituted comprising of renowned professionals to evaluate the articles.

Scientific Sessions

There will be two scientific sessions. There will be two tea breaks, a lunch break, and certificate distribution ceremony.


Notable professionals will speak on the occasion.

Detailed Program

For detailed program and conference Abstracts Booklet, please click here


Scientific papers, reviews & posters are invited for presentation in the scientific sessions on the following sub themes:

Sub Themes

  • Psychosomatic Diseases
  • Terminal Illnesses
  • Psychophysiological Diseases
  • Prevention, Well Being & Happiness
  • Psychosocial Adjustment & Happiness
  • Psychology of Resilience & Happiness
  • Psychology of Positivity
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Culture, Positive Psychology & Happiness
  • Happiness, Positivity & Islam
  • Health, Happiness & Quality of Life
  • Exercise & Physical Well Being
  • Prosocial Behavior & Philanthropy
  • Psychotherapy, Health & Happiness
  • Alternative Medicine, Health & Happiness
Please send us your abstracts of not more than 250-300 words written in standard APA format (APA Style, 6th edition) on or before 25th September 2017 at the email address: pps.conf@pkps.org

Important Dates:

2nd October 2017Decision about the acceptance or rejection of abstract (authors will be informed via email)
7th October 2017The authors will be required to send complete articles and power point slides
7th October 2017Last date of Registration
On or before 8th September 2017Early Bird Registration

Rates of Registration

CategoryRegularEarly Bird
Professionals PKR 3000PKR 2500
Teachers PKR 2500PKR 2000
Students PKR 1500PKR 1000
International Delegate US$ 100US$ 80

The registration includes access to all sessions of the conference, conference kit, tea breaks, and working lunch. The registration does not include accommodation and air fare/bus or train ticket

Procedure for Registration

Please online the required payment in the society’s account at NIB Bank, Bahawalpur and email or sms details to General Secretary/Conference Coordinator.

Bank Account No. 0166-12755104
ATM Code: 000000012755104
IBAN: PK53 NIBP 0000 0000 12755104
Swift Code: NIBPPKKA
Branch Code: 0166

For queries regarding conference, you may send email at pps.conf@pkps.org or call us at +92-304-1522735