2011

2011

Only few psychiatrists attended PAPANA meeting at the 2011 APA meeting in Hawaii, but the Philadelphia meeting in 2012 attracted a much larger group of psychiatrists, who gathered during a lunch meeting at one of the event hotels. It was not until 2013 during the PAPANA meeting at APA meeting in San Francisco, that the society’s name was changed to its current title, PAPANA, which stands for Pakistani Association of Psychiatrists in North America.  This name was proposed by Dr. Shakeel Ahmed, who was elected PAPANA president following Dr. Zahid Imran.  There were great expectations under his leadership, but unfortunately he could not serve long due to his untimely death, when he was visiting Pakistan for a medical conference.