Workshop on ‘Practicing Physical and Mental Health (It Takes a Village)’

In this interactive session we will make the case for a community system that supports the Physical and Mental Health of all people with disabilities (and without as well).  The following is a brief outline of our Session:

  • Historical context
  • Community examples
  • Interactive practices
  • Maintaining persistence.


Date: 11th November 2021
Time: 5.30 PM IST
Dr. Loren O’connor

Dr. Loren O’connor

United States

Dr. Thierry Kolpin

Dr. Thierry Kolpin

United States


Dissemination of research findings is an essential part of the scientific research process. Hence, it is of utmost importance for a researcher who is writing a full paper with the aim of publishing in a reputable journal or in a reputable proceeding. Furthermore, getting a paper published in a reputable peer-reviewed journal or proceeding is an important milestone for researchers.

The workshop is intended to provide the participants with a good knowledge in research and publication related to the field of disability and rehabilitation.

TIME: 07.30 AM – 08.30 AM IST

Story Teller

Dr. Saleem Afzal had his initial school in a missionary public school, Burn Hall, run by Mill Hill Fathers. He completed his MBBS degree in Khyber Medical College University of Peshawar.

After completing his internship, he went to Ireland and trained there in Internal medicine and completed his final Membership degree in Internal medicine ie MRCP from Royal College of Medicine Of United Kingdom in Nov 1994.

Subsequently he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh in 2008.

He joined Ayub Medical College Abbottabad as Senior Registrar in Medicine in 1994 and went on to become Professor of Medicine in 2014. Subsequently he was selected as Medical Director of Ayub Medical Teaching Institute with it 1200 bedded teachin Hospital in 2016 and retired at the age of 60 in December 2017 as Professor of Medicine and Medical Director.

He joined a private Medical College for Women in Abbottabad, where he is working as Professor of Medicine and also Head of Department of Medicine in their teaching hospital, Jinnah International Hospital Abbottabad to date.

Dr. Saleem Afzal

Jinnah International Hospital Abbottabad