During the 4th Symposium of Biological Psychiatry in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Bihać, in the Kostelski buk Hotel, the General Assembly of the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH) was held on 15 October 2010. This was an extremely important event for our Association, because we managed on time to organize, prepare and notify all members of PABH about the meeting of the General Assembly. This is the first Regular session of the PABH General Assembly after its official registration in the State Ministry and after the Constituent Assembly of the Association that was held during the Second Congress of Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina with international participation in Sarajevo in October 2007.
At this year's General Assembly of the Association about 50 PABH members were present, and their votes made all the decisions valid, in accordance with the Statute of the Association. The Assembly was opened by the President of the Assembly Prof. Ismet Cerić from Sarajevo, and the work of the Assembly coordinated by the Working Committee with its Chairman, Prof. Izet Pajević from Tuzla, who is also the President of the Association.
Important documents for the future work of the Association were presented and unanimously adopted during the Assembly. These were: Rules of Procedure of the Assembly, last Two-year Report 2008-2010 (Dr. Goran Račetović, Prijedor), Financial Report 2008-2010 (Prof. Marija Burgić-Radmanović, Banja Luka), the Plan for Activities 2010-2012 (Ass. Prof. Alma Džubur-Kulenović, Sarajevo), Amendments to the Statutes of the Association, and the Rules of Procedure of the Court of Honour of the Association. At the end of the Assembly, the President of the Assembly read the names of the members of all the Governing bodies of the Association.
This year's Assembly was of great importance. It was another achievement in the development of the Association and its further promotion of psychiatrists in Bosnia, and also very important to better and more diversify the Association’s connection with WPA, and take part in the activities of this world's leading professional Association. It was decided that the General Assembly will be held once a year in the course of it being one of important psychiatric events in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
President of PABH
Alma Džubur-Kulenović and Goran Račetović
Secretaries General of PABH