IPS Eastern Zonal Branch organised PG and Mid-Term CME 2023 in Odisha on 28th to 30th July 2023. No words can sufficiently commend the outstanding efforts of Dr. Amrit Pattojoshi (Secretary, Organizing Committee), Dr. Samrat Kar (Chairman, Organizing Committee), and the entire team from Orissa.
The Annual meeting of Kolkata Psychiatry Club (KPC) held on 23rd July 2023 was an extraordinary event. Dr. Debashis Chatterjee delivered an awe-inspiring talk in Dr. Partha Dutta Memorial Oration, as he always does. Dr. Nimesh Desai also presented brilliantly, and Dr. Raveesh Gowda did justice to his topic as well.
20th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists 2023 was held in Colombo,Sri Lanka where I was invited as Guest of honor in the inauguration ceremony. Dr. Subodh Dave, Dean of Royal college of Psychiatry was also there as Guest of Honor. Chief Guest was Dr Keheliya Rambukwella, Minister of Health, Sri Lanka. Kudos to Dr. Kapila Ranasinghe, President, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, Dr. Sayuri Perera, Secretary, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists and full organizing committee for organizing such an excellent event. Regards and special thanks to Dr. Harish Chandra Gambheera and my dear friend Dr. Shehan William.
Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists (BAP) invited me to an wonderful online program of observation of World Schizophrenia Day as Chief Guest on 24th May, 2023 It was really wonderful and regards to Dr Brig Azizul Islam (President, BAP) and Dr. Tariqul Islam (Hon Secretary, BAP) and all distinguished members of BAP.
It’s really great moments for me that I shared the podium of the opening ceremony of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting in consecutive two years (2022 & 2023) as President of SAARC Psychiatric Federation (SPF). Thanks to Saul Levin, CEO of APA and Rebecca Brendel, outgoing President of APA. This time Dr. Vinay Kumar, President of Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) was with me on the dias.
On 6th May I have received Award in recognition of our valuable support on behalf of SAARC Psychiatric Federation in WPA Thematic Congress held in Abu Dhabi. Also I had presentation on “ Psychopharmacology in children and adolescents as Keynote speaker“ in WPA Thematic Congress , Abu Dhabi.
On 24th March, 2023 visited Kathmandu to attend a programme organised by Psychiatrists Association of Nepal, I have delivered a lecture on “Antidepressants beyond SSRIs“. Being felicitated by them is an honour to me. From the core of my heart, I have congratulated them. During a talk in Nepal With the dignataries in Nepal