International Conference on Schizophrencia

Oct 13, Friday – Oct, 15 Sunday, 2006

Following the success of the IConS held in 2004 and the tremendous response and support received from the professional fraternity from all over the world SCARF decided to conduct the conference every two years.

The second International Conference on Schizophrenia, IConS 2006, was held from 13th to 15th Oct 2006 at Hotel Savera. During the conference the best of psychiatric and behavioral research based on the theme “Blending Research with Care” was showcased. Over forty internationally acclaimed experts from India, UK, US, Australia and Canada presented papers and about a hundred poster presentations were made by students and trainees during the three day conference. The conference had about 400 delegates registered from over a dozen countries including Switzerland, Canada, UK, USA, Hong Kong, Italy, Iran, Sri Lanka, Australia, Pakistan, Norway, New Zealand, Romania and India.

The conference was cosponsored and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Psychiatric association (WPA) and the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS).

INAUGURAL FUNCTION

The conference was inaugurated on12th Oct 2006 at 6pm by Mr. VK. Subburaj, (IAS), Secretary, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Tamil Nadu and the conference souvenir was released by Dr. B. Saraceno, Director, Mental Health Division, WHO, Geneva, who also delivered the keynote address.