Written by IASP

June 26, 2023

IASP Annual Mid Term CME 2023





“Mind -Culture- Law and Research”

Lake Song Resort, Kumarakom

Kottayam, Kerala


30th July, Sunday, 2023

8.30 AM 4.30 PM


Organized by

Central Travancore Psychiatric Society


Department of Psychiatry

Government Medical College Kottayam

“Diamond Jubilee year 2023”


Dear Colleagues,

It is with utmost pleasure we invite you all for the Annual Mid-term CME of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (IASP) to be held on 30th July 2023, Sunday at Kumarakom, Kottayam from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM. The theme of CME is “Mind -Culture- Law and Research”. We assure you a great academic feast.

IASP Office Bearers                                                 Executive Committee Members

President                                                                    Abdul Majeed

U C Garg                                                                   IRS Reddy

Vice President                                                           Jitender Aneja

Mamta Sood                                                              Joice Geo

President Elect                                                          KK Mishra

Debasish Basu                                                           Koushik Sinha Deb

Secretary General                                                     Rohit Verma

Varghese P Punnoose                                               Sandeep Grover

Treasurer                                                                   Sandeep Kumar Goyal

GS Kaloiya                                                                Shikha Tyagi

Editor                                                                         Smitha Ramdas

Nitin Gupta                                                               Tushar Jagawat

Immediate Past President                                        Pratap Sharan

Assistant Secretary General                                    Jaimon P M

Pre-Conference E C Meeting 6.00 PM, 29th July, Saturday

Dinner: 7.00 PM Onwards 29th July

 Programme Schedule 30th July 2023 Sunday

Time Sessions Topics & Speakers
8.30 AM- 9.30 AM Registration
9.30 AM- 10.45 AM Session I: Psychiatry and Law POCSO Act: Legal Perspectives

Hon’ble Justice Mr Sunil Thomas

Judicial Member Central Administrative Tribunal, Former Judge, High Court of Kerala

POCSO Act: Perspective from Mental Health Profession

Prof Suresh Bada Math Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS Bengaluru

10.45 AM – 11.15 AM Inauguration  
11.15 AM- 11.30 AM Tea Break
11.30 AM-12.45 PM



Session II: Culture, Society and Psychiatry Marginlands of Mental Health: A Subaltern Perspective of Psychiatry
Prof Raguram, Bengaluru
Mental Disorders: Social History and Philosophical Aspects

Prof V Sanil, Professor of Philosophy, IIT Delhi

12.45 PM-01.45 PM Lunch Break
01.45PM-03.00 PM Session III: Palliative Care& Psychiatry Palliative Care:  Current Scenario and Future Directions

Dr Sairu Philip, Professor of Community Medicine, GMC Kottayam

Palliative Care Mental Health Interface

Dr Chitra Venkateswaran, Professor of Psychiatry, BCMCH Thiruvalla

03.00 PM- 04.15 PM


Session IV: Qualitative Research and Psychiatry Qualitative Research in Health Sciences: Data and Analysis –

Dr Mala Ramanathan, Professor, Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

Qualitative Research in Social Psychiatry

Dr Pranab Mahapatra, Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar

S04.15 PM-04.30 PM Valedictory Function




Groups Rates
IASP Members/SAARC Members: Rs 1500/-
Non-Members: Rs 2500/-
Postgraduate/ Ph D students/ UG students: Rs 1000/-
Accompanying Person: Rs 1000/-
Past Presidents of IASP, Office Bearers of IASP, Senior members of IASP (Above 65 yrs): Complimentary but Mandatory


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