Respected Dignitaries of Rehabilitation Profession.
I would like to start by thanking the Almighty Allah for giving us the strength and faith to go ahead with this conference despite all the challenges.
I would like to address and thank the chief guests in inaugural ceremony (Prof.Dr.Mukhtar Ahmed, Acting Chairman, Higher Education Commission) & closing ceremony (Dr. Abdul Basit, Chancellor, Preston University) for being present.
I express my deep satisfaction at the highly successful conclusion of this 2nd National Rehabilitation Conference.
This conference was a success due to the dedication and participation of all Physiotherapists, speech therapists, Doctors, Rehabilitation medicine professionals, Rheumatologists, experts and participants.
The conference hosted 10 workshops on various disciplines in rehabilitation such as Psychosocial rehabilitation for disabled, Making medical writing and Research simple for beginners, Observational Gait Analysis, Role of OT in Improving fine motor skills is disabled,Fascilitaion Techniques to improve function based on Bobath concept voice and voice disorder,Myofascial Trigger point Release therapy,The Boston Bracing system for idiopathic Scoliosis,The application of kinesiology in daily functional activities.. There were 18 research papers & 7 poster presentations on various patients’ issues and aspects of rehabilitation.
I would like to express my appreciation for the cooperation of all hospitals and universities who made this event successful. Without their cooperation, this event would not be possible.
I am thankful to the organizers, executive committee, and contributors of conference, administration and sponsors who made this event possible and successful.
I hope the conference did not only enrich the participants but would serve to assist in the improvement of the future of rehabilitation in Pakistan.
I hope that ISRA University and the faculty of IIRS prosper and are always able to act as a leading institution in the field of rehabilitation.
We look forward to hosting you all again next year on the 3rd NRC 2014. See you next year Insha’Allah.
Dr. Muhammad Naveed Babur
Chairman –NRC-2013 & Principal
Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences
Isra University, Islamabad.