Indian Psychiatric Society, Assam State Branch was founded in 1973 in the Gauhati Medical College with Late Dr. (Padmashree) Nani Bardoloi as President and Dr. (Mrs.) Dipali Dutta as Hony. General Secretary. Then the name of the society was 'Assam Psychiatric Society', and the society was registered under Society Registration Act vide no. 705.
The name of the body was later changed to "Assam State Branch - Indian Psychiatric Society" (IPSASB) as decided in the AGB meeting held during the IX-th Conference in Guwahati on 13-th May, 1990.
IPSASB has the aim of continuing learning for all its members and towards the same it is organizing regular conferences and CMEs. Besides academic activities the body is also trying to bring psychiatry to the masses by doing various outreach activities. It is also taking the role of a mediator in communicating community psychiatry needs to the planners.
The current IPSASB body is formed under Presidentship of Dr. kamala Deka and Dr. Nahid S Islam is acting as the General Secretary.
Assam State Branch of Indian Psychiatric Society and its members are contributing to the cause of creating awareness about mental illness and treatment in the larger society. Towards the same cause, members are conducting awareness camps under the banner of IPSASB...
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Name: The name of the Society shall be “Indian Psychiatric Society, Assam State Branch" and its activities shall extend to the whole of Assam.