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IConS VIII Chennai, India

WPA co-sponsored International Conference on Schizophrenia- 2018 (IConS - VIII) Chennai, India, August 30, 31 and September 1, 2018 was a hugely successful event. This was the 8th edition of the conference and was organised by Schizophrenia Research Foundation. The theme this year was "Strengthening links: Research and Interventions".

One of the highlights was the 1st Dr Sarada Menon Oration delivered by Prof Max Birchwoodl (UK). Hearty congratulations to Thara, Padmavathi and their committed team who made this an academically most rewarding event!

Photo caption: Inaugural session of the Congress: Seen are seen (L to R) Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (Secretary General WPA), Dr R Thara (Chair, Org Committee), Prof Helen Herrman (President, World Psychiatric Association), Dr Ajit Bhide (President, Indian Psychiatric Society), Shri K Pandia Rajan (Hon Minister for Culture, Tamil Nadu) and R Padmavathi (Org Secretary).

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