The International Conference on Schizophrenia- IConS VI at Chennai, India, August 21-23, 2014 was a grand success. More than 500 delegates from nearly 50 countries participated. The theme was " Research informing clinical practice". The event organised by SCARF Chennai was co-sponsored by the World Psychiatric Association, the World Association of Social Psychiatry and the Indian Psychiatric Society. Prof Dinesh Bhugra (President-Elect, WPA), Prof Tom Craig (President, WASP), Prof TV Asokan (President- IPS) were among those who spoke at the inaugural function.
The large presence of young delegates and the much interested participation made the conference a unique event. The eminent faculty included Mitchell Weiss, Craig Morgan, Dinesh Bhugra, Tom Craig, Mohan Isaac, SK Chaturvedi, Chris Underhill, KS Jacob, Eric Chen,BN Gangadhar, Graham Thornicroft, R Raguram, Ajit Avasthi, NN Raju and many others.
Our heartiest congratulations to R Thara, R Padmavathi and their committed and hardworking team at SCARF!
Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
Chairman, WPA Section on Preventive Psychiatry,
Past President, Indian Psychiatric Society (2012-13)