The Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH) was founded in October 2007 and officially began with its activities on March 17th 2008. PABH is a voluntary professional organization bringing together specialists in psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and psychiatry trainees from whole Bosnia and Herzegovina, with main aims to continuously improve psychiatric practice, networking with similar associations internationally (World Psychiatric Association-WPA, European Psychiatric Association- EPA and others). Each member of PABH is automatically an individual member of WPA, the largest and most important psychiatric association in the World. The Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina is a National Society/Association (NPA) member of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) and its Council of NPAs, which groups more than 40 associations from 39 European countries, with growing numbers. The EPA Council of NPAs constitutes the most important discussion platform representing more than 80,000 psychiatrists across Europe aiming to improve psychiatry and mental health care throughout the continent. For more information on EPA visit the official website, LinkedIn page and check its latest e-newsletter. All of our Members are automatically Affiliate EPA Members.
In course of its previous work, our Association succeeded in initiating and developing the activities in several directions: more active promotion of the Association in the country (this led to visibility and increases significantly number of members in the last years), organizing the Annual Symposium of PABH- the Psychiatric Days of Bosnia and Herzegovina, than taking part as the co-organizer of several periodically or annually Symposia in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Alcohology Symposia, Mostar’s Psychiatric Saturdays and Symposia of Biological Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology as well as Symposia of the Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey, as the part of established collaboration of Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology). Also, thanks to collaboration with EPA in Bosnia and Herzegovina we organize continuously EPA Itinerant CME Courses and in last years we had strong support by the WPA for our events (WPA Co-sponsored) as well as the EPA patronage.
After great success of International IV Congress of Psychiatry of Bosnia and Herzegovina (held in November 2017) I am happy to announce that we will continue in same direction organizing 16th Psychiatric Days of Bosnia and Herzegovina, traditional Annual Symposium of our Association, with international participation.
Particular attention was paid to regular, full and transparent sharing of information to all members of PABH through a democratic e-mail network. These informing contains educational material and also an updated list of all national and international professional gatherings that are relevant to the field of psychiatry in current year. In the course of collaboration of our Association with WPA (WPA Media Channels, WPA Committee for Education, WPA/WHO Committee and others) we got many compliments both from the WPA President and WPA Secretariat. Also, we continuously have active role in EPA from the beginning of our Membership.
It is my intend to improve our activities and in next two-year period will stimulate and support our colleagues to start to work in Sections but also will focus my attention to our young colleagues (young psychiatrists and trainees) to take active roles in international activities such as schools, seminars and similar.
This web-site presents the way to further improve our activities in sharing the information and knowledge between the members of our Association.
I want to thank to all Members of the Association for their continuing membership and recognition of the values that build the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina.