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Election Notification for the Year – 2020 and Nomination form / Dated : 15/08/2019

The Election Commission of the Indian Psychiatric Society invites NOMINATIONS from the ELIGIBLE LIFE FELLOWS of the Indian Psychiatric Society to the following post: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- 1. Vice President cum President Elect:   ONE POST (2020-2021) ONE YEAR     |    2.  Hon. General Secretary   ONE POST (2020-2022) TWO YEARS     |    3.  Hon. Treasurer    ONE POST (2020-2022) TWO YEARS     |    4.  Hon. Editor    ONE POST (2020-2022) TWO YEARS     |    5. Direct Council Member:   THREE POSTS (2020-2023) THREE YEARS     |    6. Direct Council Member (Army/Defense): ONE POST (2020-2023) THREE YEARS     |    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Attached : Nomination Form

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The following constitutional amendments have been passed by the extra-ordinary General Body Meeting at Mysore on 10th August 2019.  


IPS Guidelines - Treatment of Opioid Dependence using Opioid Agonists (Buprenorphine) with focus on operational procedures - Addictive Disorder Specialty Section / Dated : 09/08/2019

Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) is the frontline long-term treatment of opioid dependence. A number of practice guidelines – including those developed by the IPS – exists to help the clinicians in providing this treatment to their patients. However, most of the available guidelines do not deal adequately with the operational issues. Thus, to bridge this gap, Indian Psychiatric So ciety – Addictive Disorder Specialty Section, has developed the document, “Guidelines: Treatment of Opioid Dependence using Opioid Agonists (Buprenorphine), with focus on operational procedures.” Besides clinical decision making, this document will also help the clinicians in following the operation procedures for providing OST using buprenorphine, in a manner that is compliant with regulatory requirements and with optimum clinical outcomes. Along with Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, the guidelines will be useful for drug regulatory agencies as well. This document is best regarded as a companion / supplementary document to other practice guidelines (including those published by the IPS).  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Indian Psychiatric Society:     President: Dr. Mrugesh Vaishnav      |      Vice President: Dr. P. K. Dalal      |      General Secretary: Dr. Vinay Kumar     |      Treasurer: Dr. Mukesh Jagiwala      |      Editor: Dr. OP Singh      |      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Addictive Disorder Specialty Section:    Chairperson: Dr. Atul Ambekar      |      Co-Chairperson: Dr. Shailesh Umate      |      Convener: Dr. Ashwin Mohan      |      Coordinator: Dr. P. D. Garg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Live webinar - Brief Psychological Therapies - IPS Community Psychiatry - 30th July 2019 at 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM / Dated : 21/07/2019

Registration Link: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Speaker: Dr Vikram Patel, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcom e Trust Principal Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Co-Founder and Member of Managing Committee, Sangath Adjunct Professor, Public Health Foundation of India. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This webinar aims to summarise the dramatic evidences on the effectiveness of brief psychological treatments on common mental health and substance use problems. Dr Patel will present how psychiatrists can learn and practice these treatments or engage community based providers to deliver them thus expanding the range of therapeutic options and improving the quality of care for mental health problems. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Organizers: Dr Mrugesh Vaishnav (President IPS) ;    Dr Vinay Kumar (Hon. Gen. Sec. IPS)  ;    Dr Jitendra Nanawala (Chairperson, IPS Specialty Section - Community Psychiatry ) ;   Dr C.B. Madheshia (Co-chairperson, IPS Specialty Section - Community Psychiatry) ;   Dr Bhaveshkumar Lakdawala (Convenor, IPS Specialty Section - Community Psychiatry). --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by unrestricted educational grant from Alkem Laboratories Limited    


Dear Patrons The Extra-Ordinary General Body Meeting of the Indian Psychiatric Society will be held on 9th August 2019, Friday from 5:30 p.m. at Sri Rajendra Auditorium. JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Sri Shivarathreeshwara Nagar, Mysore - 570015. We look forward to your kind presence and participation in this meeting.   Dr. Vinay Kumar Hon Gen eral Secretary Indian Psychiatric Society

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XXI Conference of the International Society of Addiction Medicine, 13-16 Nov 2019, New Delhi, India / Dated : 18/06/2019

Dear Colleague,   I am happy to inform you that the Department of Psychiatry and the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi is organizing the XXI Conference of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) at New Delhi on 13-16 Nov 2019. The theme of the Conference is "Addiction in a Rapidly Changing World" . The conference is co-sponsored by the World Psychiatric Association, World Association of Social Psychiatry, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry and Indian Psychiatric Society.  ISAM2019 is expected to be attended by more than 1500 delegates from around the world.  The scientific programme would include plenary talks, symposiums, workshops, oral communications and poster sessions. It is proposed to have 8 parallel sessions.      The scientific program will include two full day Fundamental Workshops on Effective leadership in addiction medicine: why, how and what? and Best practice in teaching addiction medicine on 12 Nov, 2019. These would run parallel and would require separate registration.   ISAM also takes an examination for International Certification in Addiction Medicine every year. This year, the examination will be held on 12 Nov, 2019 in Delhi this year. The details of these are available on   We would like to cordially invite you to attend the conference and also submit scientific proposals. There are also going to be some awards for the young delegates for best scientific presentations. A copy of the Conference Brochure is attached with this mail.   With best regards,   Yours sincerely,   Rakesh K Chadda MBBS, MD, FAMS, FRCPsych, DFAPA OC Chair ISAM 2019 Professor & Head Department of Psychiatry, and Chief, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre

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IPS Multicentric Study for the year 2019 / Dated : 22/05/2019

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IPS Travel Fellowship for the year 2019 / Dated : 22/05/2019

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11th International SAARC Psychiatric Federation (SPF) Conference, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 24 to 27 May 2019. / Dated : 14/02/2019

11th International  SAARC Psychiatric Federation (SPF) Conference  will be held at the iconic Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka from 24 to 27 May 2019.                                            The scientific program will consist of  invited lectures, about 40 symposia a nd workshops, free papers and poster presentations. You can register on line at the website                               Registration fees for SAARC country delegates is $ 150  and  other international members $ 225. Bonafide PG students may pay at a concessional rate of $ 80. All rates are upto 15 March 2019.                                                Propsals for Symposia and workshops to be submitted to Brig MSVK Raju, President SPF at with cc to Prof Harischandra Gambheera at Abstracts of free papers and posters to be sent to second addressee only.                                 Srilanka is a peaceful and beautiful  ocean kissed island. The people here are very friendly. They accept Indian currency here. There is much to see and savour in this jewel of an island. It is time you prepare for an exciting h break. Information is available at the website 2019.                                   You may contact:-                +94 112685088         Prof Shehan Williams                      +94 774301303.                  Prof  Harischandra Gambheera.        +94 714290232.             If you are not able to contact any of the above please  call me at 9890419481

Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology Fellowship Award 2019 / Dated : 01/09/2018

Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology Fellowship Award Application Deadline: October 21st, 2018 (Japan time)   The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology is pleased to invite young psychiatrists from around the world -particularly Asia- to apply for the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology Fellowship Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize early- career, outstanding psychiatrists and to encourage academic discussion and personal friendships with early-career Japanese psychiatrists at the 115th annual meeting of the JSPN on June 20th to 22nd, 2019, in Niigata, Japan.   Award recipients will receive a waiver of meeting registration fees, accommodations, and a partial reimbursement of airfare (JPY 70,000 for recipients from World Bank A and B category countries, and JPY 140,000 for those from C and D countries). Award recipients will be expected to give a presentation at one of the international sessions, the themes of which are “Coercive measures in psychiatry” and “Case Vignette”, and attend other programs for JSPN Fellowship Award recipients. Award recipients will also be expected to participate in future JSPN Fellowship Award Alumni programs.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # Applicants must: 1. Be psychiatrists younger than 40 years of age or with 10 years or less experience in psychiatry 2. Not be previous recipients of the JSPN Fellowship Award 3. Belong to a World Psychiatric Association member society (To ensure broad participation from around the world, the JSPN accepts nominations from each society up to a maximum of two applicants.)   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # Meeting Information 115th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology -Date: June 20th – 22nd, 2019 -Venue: Niigata Convention Center, Nikko Niigata -Meeting president: Toshiyuki Someya (Professor Department of Psychiatry, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences) -Theme: Psychiatry to bridge human, mind, and brain: Beyond time and current matters   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # Application Procedure For details, please ask the applicants to visit the English web site of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology.   Applicants must submit through On-Line Registration System for the 115th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology.   Application Deadline: October 21st, 2018 (Japan time)   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # Contact -E-mail: -Postal address: Hongo-Yumicho Building, 2-38-4, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 Japan