The 1st ever Schizophrenia Update Conference of Pakistan Psychiatric Society was organized in the historical and beautiful city of Malam Jabba, Swat on 4 – 6February 2022, with the theme of “Reaching The Unreached With Early Intervention”.
Swat is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. Centred upon the upper portions of the Swat River, and malam Jabba situated at Hindu Kush range of the Swat Valley at a top elevation of 9199ft . Malam Jabba is not only famous for its beautiful sight seeing, but recently it has also attracted lot of tourist for its ski resort, which is open through out the year and more famous for winter festival. Malam Jabba has been lately an area of conflict and there has been serious disturbances in the mental health of the local people, getting internally displaced. In the aftermath of all this, the organization of this conference in swat is a message of solidarity with the people of the region and to bring more peace and harmony.
The conference was the one of the main event of Pakistan Psychiatric Society’s vision , attended by hundreds of mental health professionals from all over the country. This conference was organized with the main objective of gathering all mental health professionals on a platform for discussion regarding the improvement of mental health and promotion of research culture especially related to Psychosis(Schizophrenia) The conference provided a platform to the mental health community for deliberating upon diverse issues in plenaries, workshops and scientific sessions.’
Prof Saeed Farooq was Patron of the Conference, while Dr Ali Ahsan Mufti was Chairman Organizing Committee. Esteemed National & International speakers presented their work and shared what. could be done in future based on research. Prof Mouadat H. Rana & Prof Mukhtar Ul Haq Azeemi were Key Note Speakers for Inaugural ceremony.
Lot Of Eminent Speakers in next two days talked according to their expertise and area of interest/ different themes of schizophrenia, which all could be seen in attached agenda. It was the First Medical Conference in MalamJabba, History in making, and mental health advocacy was spread in a positive way in swat.Scientific-Program-1st-Schizophrenia-Uptade-Conference-2022
Dr Ali Ahsan Mufti
Pakistan Psychiatric Society