11 July, 2017 – The Department of Psychological Medicine, IMU conducted a Clinical Pathological Conference and Clinical Grand Round at its John Bosco Lecture Theatre, Clinical Campus, Seremban. Chairing the session, Dr Shane introduced the main speaker, Adjunct Prof Dr Peter Norrie, the Chief Psychiatrist of ACT Health, Canberra, Australia.
Dr Peter Norrie was in Malaysia as a Guest Lecturer with the Department of Psychological Medicine, IMU from the 10 to 17 July, 2017. His presentation for the day, entitled “Recovery in Mental Health” was preceded by a case discussion by Prof Philip George, the Head of Department of Psychological Medicine at IMU. To an audience of more than 80 students and faculty, Dr Peter Norrie described how recovery from mental illness is real and sometimes can be re-defined. He emphasised the need for us to move away from focusing only on disabilities and to be mentoring and guiding our patients to recovery.
After the Q&A, Tania Tan, a Semester 7 medicine student and President introduced to the audience the “Mind Matters Club”. She detailed the new committee members and elaborated on the vision and mission of the club. The overall objective of the Club is to increase awareness, knowledge and skills on mental health issues among the IMU Clinical Campus Community and society at large. Later, Prof Nazimah Idris, the Associate Dean of Clinical Campus then officiated the launch of the Club with a ribbon cutting ceremony. All participants then proceeded to a scrumptious lunch provided by the club.
Prepared by Prof Philip George and Loi Kai Mean (Secretary of the Mind Matters Club)