Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib (S.I)
Honorary Executive Director & Chairman Management Committee, Lahore Mental Health Assosciation
As honorary executive director, Fountain House, I take great pride in welcoming all the attendees of the 2nd International Conference on the theme “Club House model, innovation and diversity in mental health treatment” July 30th to 1st August 2021, which is being organized by Fountain House Lahore Pakistan along with its partners. I look back to the era of early 70s when Prof Rashid Chaudhry then executive director Fountain House, hosted the 1st International Conference on the theme of Club House Model along with its international counterparts like Fountain House New York and others Marking the history of innovation and diversity in the field of mental health treatment practices.
I congratulate Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House and Horizon Peshawar, Its co-sponsors World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Asian Federation of Psychiatric Association, Fountain House New York, ClubHouse International and Club House Europe along with all valuable speakers and presenters coming from all over the country and abroad to emphasize the important role of rehabilitation in international psychiatry. Fountain House and its branches Lahore-Farooqabad-Sargodha are known to be model institutions in this area and have been contributing in society with the help of community and its volunteers.
On behalf of all the executives, management and members (patients) of Fountain House, I again welcome you to the historic city of Lahore, and wish you a successful conference.
Justice.(r). Nasira Javid Iqbal
President , Lahore Mental Health Assosciation & A Pakistani jurist , law professor and philanthropist
It is my pleasure welcoming you to international conference on psychiatry organised by Pakistan Psychiatric Research Center-Fountain House- one of the eminent projects of Lahore Mental Health Association (Fountain House) along with Horizon (Peshawar) in Lahore Pakistan.
I congratulate all the allied partner organizations World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Asian Federation of Psychiatric Association, Fountain House New York, Club House International and Club House Europe for cosponsoring and supporting such an important conference on the theme “Club House Model, Innovation & diversity in Mental Health Treatment” covering the current practices and the issues in the field of mental health.
I welcome all the international and national delegates, eminent speakers to this great event promoting exchange and professional’s expertise in the field of mental health.
Dr. Afzal Javed
President World Psychiatric Association
It is a matter of great honour for me to send my greetings to International Conference on Psychiatry being organized in Lahore, Pakistan on July 30th to 1st August 2021.This conference is being organized by Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House and Horizon Peshawar, Co-sponsored & Supported by WPA, Asian Federation of Psychiatric Association, Fountain House New York, Club House International and Club House Europe). Similarly, the collaboration with other organisations especially World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA), Club House International & Fountain House New York emphasize the important role of rehabilitation in international psychiatry.Fountain House Lahore is regarded a model institution in this area and has always been active in establishing contacts with other organizations for promoting exchange of professional expertise.
I am sure the presence of several eminent speakers from all over the country along with several academic and clinical mental health professionals from other countries will focus on the importance of this meeting. I am glad that this conference is also looking at strengthening collaborations among different mental health professionals. This will indeed prove beneficial in improving our links with all these groups.I wish the organisers and the participants of this conference a big susses and welcome our distinguished delegates for a happy stay in the beautiful city of Lahore.
Prof. Dr. Nasir Saeed Khan
Chair Person Organizing Committe
Allow me to warmly thank the President WPA Dr Afzal Javed for giving me the privilege of welcoming and addressing you all as chairman of the organizing committee.I would also like to thank all my colleagues who are working with me for having brought us together in the wonderful city of Lahore, to discuss one of the main current challenges worldwide which are, without doubt, Club house Model; Innovation and Diversity in mental health treatment.Mental Health is, indeed, one of the most important area known from the beginning of civilization. However, it has taken unprecedented prominence today due to a progressive increase of world population- reaching more than 7 billion people- that makes necessary to improve our ability to improve the quality of life, safety and progress of all the humans.These days will be dedicated to cover a wide spectrum of themes related to “the recent advances and innovations in the management of psychiatric disorders”. The Conference, composition is made in a way to tackle the important topics on mental health and allied fields. I am sure that each one of you will identify subjects of his/her interest and will benefit from many fruitful and enriching discussions.This conference is having a good representation from WPA, and many well-known Universities and Research Institutes together with members of relevant international organizations.
I welcome you all for your commitment and active participation and wish you all the best to learn and contribute in this mega event.