JPMC organizes seminar on understanding
behaviour of Children and Adolescents

KARACHI: The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences arranged a seminar on “Understanding Behaviour of child and Adolescent” on 30-August-2014. This was arranged in collaboration with 2nd National Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The theme was chosen in view of the dearth of child and adolescent mental health expert in Pakistan where this age group comprising the bulk of an ever-burgeoning population runs the risk of growing in a relative oblivion in a society already filled with ambivalence, chaos and social injustice.


A view of the participants of a seminar on “Understanding Behaviour of child and Adolescent”
orginazed by Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences JPMC in collaboration with
2nd National Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health held at JPMC on 30th August, 2014.

Dr. Shifa Naeem spoke on normal psychology of children. Skit performance by Dr. Kulsoom and her team centring on parenting style and distorted communication among family members was highly applauded by the audience. Prof. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi enlightened the attendees on Rights of children, followed by another skit by a team of psychologists about the behavioural issues of school-going age group. Then Dr. Zafar Haider gave presentation on Parenting Style. Dr. Irfan Ahmed, consultant child psychiatrist specially participated via skype from Ireland. He briefed the audience about the varied behavioural issues of child and adolescence followed by an interactive session in which audience were given opportunity to ask questions from the panel of experts. The seminar concluded with the remarks by Prof. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi.

It may be noted that this seminar was arranged without involvement of pharmaceutical industries. Registration was free but mandatory, around 300 participants got registered. It was attended by the Executive Director of JPMC Dr. Tasneem Ahsan, Joint Executive Director, Dr. Seemin Jamali, Prof. Iqbal Memon, eminent Paediatrician and faculty of other specialties. Notable psychiatrists from other institutions of Karachi; namely Dr. Razaur Rehman, Dr. Naeem Siddique, Dr. Shifa Naeem and Child Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Irfan Ali from Ireland via video link, it was also attended by Residents, House Officers, medical students, students of Occupational Therapy, psychologists, nursing and paramedics staff of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.The efforts of Dr. Amjad Hakro, Dr. Anoop and Dr. Ameet Kumar for this successful event were appreciated. Earlier Dr. Chuni Lal, welcomed the audience and shared the objectives of the seminar. (PR)

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