Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) is a professional independent body aimed to enhance the knowledge, education and practical skills in the field of Psychiatry and provide full support and care for the mentally ill patients and responsiveness to the people’s society in India at large. IPS has 5 zonal branches, 21 state branches and 8 Local branches, and has representation of 5615 members.
IPS each year organizes Annual Conference in the month of January and National Mid-Term CME in the month of July- August. Similar Annual Conference and Mid-Term CMEs are organized by Zonal Branches in the month of September-October and by the state branches in the month of August-September. In order to disseminate information and promote collaborative work in specific domains of psychiatry, IPS formed 3 core members team of expertise for the Sub-Committees, Speciality Sections and Task Forces and throughout the year, the teams also organize one day CME and social awareness programmes on their specialized topics, especially for promoting and disseminating scientific knowledge around the nation and also involved in developing guidelines for the psychiatry practice. Other than these, our official Journal, indexed in PubMed, in the name of Indian Journal of Psychiatry is published twice in a year; Publication Committee separately publishes books once in a year and once in every two months Hon. General Secretary Office publishes newsletter of IPS activities.