We have organised the 22nd World Congress of Social Psychiatry, New Delhi, Nov 30- Dec 4, 2016 which was a grand success with 1,100 delegates from 50 countries participating. It offered rich scientific content with 15 Plenary Lectures, 75 symposia, 15 workshops, 18 free paper sessions, 10 posters sessions, other special sessions and a dedicated Young Psychiatrist Tract attended by 32 awardees from all over the world. The Congress was co-sponsored by WPA.
Prof Tom Craig delivered the Presidential address and Prof Julian Leff, the Yves Pelicier Prize Lecture. Prof Norman Sartorius. Prof Stephen Scott, Prof Dinesh Bhugra, Prof Vijoy K Varma, Prof Eliot Sorel, Prof Vikram Patel, Prof Helen Herrman, Prof Mohan Isaac, Prof Driss Moussaoui, Prof Lawrence Kirmayer, Prof José Miguel Caldas de Almeida, Prof RS Murthy and Prof Roy Kallivayalil delivered Plenary Lectures. Cultural and musical evenings added to the traditional Indian hospitality. The WASP General Assembly elected the following new office bearers for 2016-19:
President- Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (India)
President Elect- Prof Rachid Bennegadi (France)
Secretary General- Prof Fernando Lolas (Chile)
Treasurer- Prof Marianne Kastrup (Denmark)
Also please treat this as our advance invitation for the 23rd WASP Congress to be held in Paris, November 20-22, 2019.
|Prof Rakesh Chadda
Chair, Org Committee
22nd World Congress of Social Psychiatry, New Delhi Dec 1-4, 2016. Inauguration by Justice Cyriac Joseph (Member NHRC, India). Prof Rakesh Chadda, Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Prof Sudhir Khandelwal, Prof Tom Craig (President WASP), Prof Dinesh Bhugra (President WPA) and Prof BS Chavan are also seen.