A joint meeting of Scientific Committee and CME Sub Committee to finalize the scientific program of Mid Term CME on 7th April 2019 was held at 11 am at IPS Headquarters Gurugram, Delhi NCR. The CME Sub Committee was represented by the Chairperson Sub Committee. Dr TSS Rao, Organizing Secretary of Mid Term CME 2019 was a special invitee. A second Office Bearers meeting was done on on 7th April 2019 at 1 pm at IPS Headquarters Gurugram, Delhi NCR. Imm. past editor Dr TSS Rao, Chairperson‐ Task force on Professional Protection Scheme Dr J M Parmar and Chairperson‐ Website Sub Committee Dr Koushik Sinha Deb were special invitees to the meeting. The meeting saw significant discussions on the Professional Protection Scheme, as well as on the website....
E-VOTING BEGINS ON 21st NOVEMBER 2018 AT 10:00 AM E-VOTING COMPLETES ON 21st DECEMBER 2018 TILL 5:00 PM ONLY IPS MEMBERS who became LIFE FELLOW on or before 30 June 2018, can participate in this year eVoting for the election 2019. Voters can vote by either their registered mobile or email, using 5 digits (old) or 10 digits (new) of IPS Life Fellow number. The link to Vote: http://ips.handyelections.in THIS YEAR, THERE IS NO IN-PERSON SPOT VOTING. PLEASE VOTE. Dr. Roop Chand Sidana Chairperson, Election Commission IPS ...
The recent past has been turbulent for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and Gay Rights in India. The Delhi High Court’s landmark judgment in July 2009, which read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, was a major victory. It held that Section 377 to be violative of Articles 21, 14, and 15 of the constitution, as it criminalized consensual sexual acts of adults in private. The judgment struck down a 19th century law, which the police used to threaten and blackmail LGBT people. Violation of the law is punishable by a fine and imprisonment. Subsequently, India’s Supreme Court issued a ruling against human rights by reinstating the law that bans gay sex in 2013. The response from mental health and legal establishment to this manifest bigotry was weak. The hesitancy of the establishment to clearly support LGBT rights exposes their subscription to prevailing societal prejudices. Fortunately, the Supreme Court referred a batch of curative petitions against Section 377, to a five-judge Constitution Bench for an in-depth hearing.[4 ...
I am grateful to everyone who wished, voted, supported & encouraged me and my campaign to contest for the post of president. I express my humble respects to all the past presidents and office bearers of Indian Psychiatric Society who through years of hard work have brought this organization to such great heights. I am privileged to be working with the current office bearers who are not only eminent psychiatrists of India but also warm, humble and emotionally charged individuals who will give new directions to the IPS. My mission is to make society audible at every level. IPS will fight for the rights of the people with Mental Illness. We will advocate for the health insurance rights of psychiatric patients. We will raise awareness and toil to remove stigma associated with Mental illness. We will strive to protect our fellow psychiatrists from medical litigation. We will usher in an era of digital mental health in our country and above all, I will strive to make IPS a true democracy, where the society is driven by the members and works for the members.
Dear Colleagues, Greetings from the office of Hon. General Secretary and welcome to the new look IPS website!
I am feeling proud that IPS is becoming a visible force and audible voice. Last year we partnered in a visible social change on LGBT issue. Our Position Statement was produced as an authentic document in Honorable Supreme Court of India and it was surprising to know that it went viral and played important role in opinion making.
Our three publication is now in the international market and all are doing well.
This a new year for all of us. It has come with new challenges and we are meet. The performance of all the subcommittees was excellent last year and this year I am sure,we will be able to better our record.
Our #Mental_Hai_Kya_Title_Change movement is spreading and we have got some hint that we will succeed. Long Live IPS!
The Indian Psychiatric Society in 2017, constituted a Task Force on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues. The Task Force, now partially re-constituted, continues its work to endorse the stance of the Society that Homosexuality should not be considered a mental illness, much less a crime.
The IPS website will undergo significant changes over the next three months. For this purpose, kindly let us know the problems you face in the current website and the features that you want the most from the website, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, for urgent changes (subject to the approval of IPS Office Bearers), kindly drop a WhatsApp to the IPS Website chairperson: Dr Koushik Sinha Deb @ 9868945171. We will also provide the daily update to this old website, in the website news box below. Lets work together to make our website better - Warm Regards, Website Committee