Indian Association For Social Psychiatry
The Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (IASP) completed its 25 years of existence in 2009. The Association was registered on 6 June 1984 (Regn. No. 1178/84) under Societies Act. It is a member society of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA).
The Association came into being following certain fortuitous circumstance, a transcultural Psychiatric Meet, which was held in Madurai in August 1981 under the Chairmanship of Professor A. Venkoba Rao. At that meeting it was generally felt by many professionals that there was a great need in the country to have a separate professional organization for social and/or transcultural psychiatry.
Dr. B. S. Chavan
Professor & Head
Department of Psychiatry
Govt Medical College