Conference

Pakistan Psychological Society will organize and hold its 1st Conference on theme of Mental Health on 10th October 2015.

10th October is celebrated as the World Mental Health Day each year. Pakistan Psychological Society will hold and organize its 1st conference on theme of mental health on World Mental Health Day. Come and Join Us! Interact with mental health professionals and share your experiences!

The 1st PPS conference will be held on 10th oct 2015 at Bahawalpur Pakistan.

  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Sexologists
  • Neurologists
  • Alternative Medicine Practitioners
  • Students of Psychology &
  • Residents of Psychiatry

Benefits of Attending

  • Sharing of Ideas and Experiences
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Platform for Interaction with other Fellow Mental Health Professionals
  • Exploration of New Ideas and Clinical Knowledge
  • Contribution to the field of Mental Health
  • 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 psychiatrists and psychologists 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.

Detailed program will be uploaded in due course of time.

Speakers

Notable psychiatrists and psychologists will speak on the occasion.

 

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

Sub Themes

  • Psychological disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Diagnosis and Classification of Mental disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Paraphilias
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Mental Health and Islam
  • Mental Health and Legal System
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Neurological diseases affecting Mental Health
  • Alternative Medicine and Mental Health
Please send us your abstracts not more than 250-300 words written in standard APA format on or before 1st September 2015 at the email address: pps.conf@pkps.org

Important Dates:

10th September 2015Decision about the acceptance or rejection of abstract (authors will be informed via email)
20th September 2015The authors will be required to send complete articles and power point slides
20th September 2015Last date of Registration
On or before 20th August 2015Early Bird Registration

Rates of Registration

CategoryRegularEarly Bird
Professionals PKR 2500PKR 2000
Teachers PKR 2000PKR 1500
Students PKR 1000PKR 600

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 Finance Secretary.

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