Dear Members,

Date: 24th January 2021; Time: 1.30 PM-5:30 PM, Online

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The year 2020 has been an extraordinary year with emergence of a new virus the SARS coronavirus 2 that has resulted in Covid-19 pandemic affecting all aspects of our lives. COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with mental health issues like stress, anxiety, fear, depression, and other symptoms that have affected general population, front-line workers and patients.

Due to restrictions as a result of COVID -9 pandemic, the 27th National Conference of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry will be held online. On behalf of Department of Psychiatry and National Drug Dependence Treatment Center, New Delhi, it is my privilege to invite you for the 27th e-National Conference of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry to be held on 24th January 2021. The theme of the conference is “COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Psychiatry”. There will be presidential address and symposium on the above-mentioned theme in which eminent speakers will deliberate. The conference will have no registration fee. The links for joining the conference will be provided shortly. The scientific program for the conference is attached below.

Please invite your colleagues interested in Social Psychiatry to apply for Life Fellowship or Life Associate Membership (depending on eligibility). Details and application forms can be obtained from the Secretary General or can be downloaded from Looking forward to your active and valuable participation in the conference.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Mamta Sood
Secretary General, IASP

NCIASP Scientific Program

Date: 24th January 2021; Time: 1.30 PM-5:30 PM; Online
Time Event Details
1:30 PM—2:00 PM Registration Online, through website-
2:00 PM—2:30 PM Inauguration  
  2:00 PM—2: 02 PM Welcome Prof RK Chadda. Chairperson, Organizing Committee
  2: 02 PM—2:05 PM Report by Secretary General, Prof Mamta Sood, IASP
  2: 05 PM—2:07 PM Report by Treasurer, Dr Vinay Kumar
  2: 07 PM—2:09 PM Report by Editor, Prof Nitin Gupta
  2: 09 PM—2:11 PM Remarks by Vice President, Prof Pratap Sharan, IASP
  2: 11 PM—2:14 PM Presidential Remarks: Prof Indira Sharma, President, IASP
  2:14 PM—2:19 PM Address by Director, AIIMS: Prof Randeep Guleria
  2: 19 PM—2:29 PM Address by Chief Guest: Prof PC Joshi, VC, University of Delhi
  2:30 PM—2:31PM Book Release: COVID-19 Pandemic & Mental Health: Organizing Services at a Tertiary Care Institute
  2: 32 PM—2:34 PM Vote of Thanks: Dr Koushik Sinha Deb
2:34 PM—3:04 PM Presidential Address Prof Indira Sharma: Custody of Children of Women with Mental Illness: He Wants the Baby, but not the Mother.
  Chair: Prof RK Chadda, Prof Pratap Sharan
3:04 PM —4:34PM Theme symposium COVID 19 Pandemic and Social Psychiatry
  Chair Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Prof Mamta Sood
  COVID 19 Pandemic and Social Psychiatry: An Overview: Prof Debasish Basu
  Practice of Psychiatry during COVID 19 Pandemic: Practical Considerations: Rohit Verma
  Caring for carers (Health Care Workers) Prof Pratap Sharan
  COVID 19 Pandemic – Lessons for Psychiatry in Future: Dr. Varghese P Punnoose
  Lessons from COVID Experience: Prof. Indira Sharma
4:34 PM —5:04 PM GBM
5:04 PM —5:38 PM Valedictory
  Chairperson: Prof I Sharma, President IASP
  5:04 PM—5:09PM Presentation of the Report of Scientific Programme: Prof P Sharan
  5:09 PM—5:14 PM Remarks: Organising Secretary
  5:14PM—5:19 PM Chairperson, Organising Committee
  5:19 PM—5:21 PM Remarks: Vice President
  5:21PM—5:23 PM Remarks: Treasurer
  5:23PM—5:25 PM Remarks: Editor
  5:25 PM—5:30 PM Appreciation & Comments: IASP President for retiring office — bearers and council members
  5:30 PM—5:35 PM Installation of the New President—Introduction of the New President and Transfer of Medallion
  5:35PM Closing of the conference by President