JOURNEY OF ORGANIZING WPA THEMATIC CONGRESS

  • Majid Ali Abidi University of Karachi, Pakistan
Keywords: Conference

Abstract

How the Journey Started?

"Hey, Majid, why are you not taking any dessert?" asked Prof. Afzal Javed,1 the President of World Psychiatric Association.

"No. Thank you, Sir. I want to maintain my weight," I answered.

"You know there is another good strategy to control your weight. Why don't you organise a WPA Thematic Congress in Karachi!" intervened Prof. Nasar Sayeed Khan, a former President of Pakistan Pakistan Psychiatric Society.2

This was almost two years ago in Lahore, while I was enjoying dinner in the company of these esteemed colleagues.

The next evening at the Fountain House Lahore3 dinner, the three of us had the same idea. This is how the seed for organising a WPA Thematic Congress in Karachi was planted.

The following day, we conducted an unofficial meeting to plan the first-ever WPA Thematic Congress in Karachi.

To think it all began there…!

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Author Biography

Majid Ali Abidi, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Institute of Clinical Psychology

Published
2023-03-03
How to Cite
1.
Abidi MA. JOURNEY OF ORGANIZING WPA THEMATIC CONGRESS. J Pak Psychiatr Soc [Internet]. 2023Mar.3 [cited 2024Jul.13];20(01):42-4. Available from: https://jpps.pk/index.php/journal/article/view/252