British Pakistan Psychiatrists Association

Message from the Chair 7 Jun 2015

Dear Colleagues Assalam-o-alaikum

It gives me great pleasure to announce that scientific program for our 15th Annual conference has been finalised and, as always, promises to be an excellent academic and social event on the 12 and 13 of September at the Leicester Marriott hotel. The theme this year is Trauma, Resilience, and Mental Health on day one and Muslim Contribution to Psychiatry on Day 2. Details will be up loaded shortly on the website and you will be able to register for the conference on line.

This year BAPA ( British Arab Psychiatrists Association) has requested to join us and the executives have welcomed this opportunity to have a joint conference. The program looks like this:

DAY 1 – Saturday 12 September 2015

Childhood Victims of Man Made Disaster: Case Study of Peshawar Massacre
Dr Anjum Bashir/ Dr Muhammad Gul

Disaster Management: Psychological Perspective (or Trauma and Forgiveness)
Prof David Alexander

Radicalisation and Mental Health
Prof Kam Bhui

Psychiatric Disorders of War
Prof Simon Wessely

Psychology of Trauma
Prof Jamie Hacker Hughes

Combat Stress
Dr Walter Busuttil

What is Psychiatric Expertise about and how is this relevant to Trauma?
Prof George Ikkos

Annual Dinner and Musical evening

Day 2 Sunday 13 September 2015:

PTSD in Ancient Iraq and Descriptions in Muslim Literature
Dr Walid Abdul-Hamid

Poetry in Psychiatry
Dr Shamim Ruhi

Forensic Psychiatry in Islamic World
Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar

Psychiatry in Muslim Andalucía
Dr Akmal Makhdum

Muslim Contribution to Medicine and Psychiatry
Dr Mamdoh Al-Adel

Poster Prize Distribution

Complementary family Lunch at a local resturant (For members and their families only)

The conference is eligible for 9 CPD hours, subject to your peer group approval.
If you are interested in poster presentation, please submit your abstracts ASAP. The last date for submission is Friday 31 July.
We will be emailing a hotel booking code next week, if you are interested in staying overnight.

Please feel free to advertise the conference within your Trusts and invite your colleagues to this excellent academic program and an opportunity to network and socialise.

I look forward to seeing you all Inshallah on 12 September 2015.

Kind regards

Dr Mateen Durrani
Chairman BPPA

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