Indo-American Psychiatric Association   
Annual Meeting & Banquet

31st IndoAmerican Psychiatric Association (IAPA) Scientific/Business Meeting  

                     Meeting Summary    Pictures  

Date: Sunday May 23rdth 2010


Place: Loews Hotel Conference Center 

Address: 300 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: (504) 595-3300

Meetings & Banquet will be on the 10th Floor.   




          Scientific Session: 1.30‑5 PM:

          1.30 – 1.35 PM: Welcome: IAPA President, Dr. Shiv Hatti, MD.


         1.35 – 2.15 PM: Outstanding Academician Lecture: Influence of Stress & Genes on Brain & Behavior.

       Dr. Nutan Vaidya MD.

            Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,

         Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science,

         Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois.


            2.15 – 3.00: Collaboration with the community: Demystifying mental health:

            Razia Kosi, LCSW-C.

         Cultural Proficiency Specialist; Office of Professional and Organizational Development;

         Howard County Public Schools, Maryland

         Executive Director, Counselors Helping ( South) Asians, Inc, (CHAI)

         Communications Chair- Division of South Asian Americans in the AAPA



           3.00 PM – 3.15 PM:  Break


           3.15 – 4.00: Late-life Depression: Clinical and Neurobiological Substrates:  

               Dr. Anand Kumar, MD.

           Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry; Department of Psychiatry; University of Illinois at Chicago


               4.00 -4.45 PM:  Culture and Resiliency: A Study of Young Adults in the South Asian Diaspora:

            Dr. Neha Navsaria, PhD.

           Early Emotional Development Program; Division of Child Psychiatry
           Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
           Chair, Division of South Asian Americans; Asian American Psychological Association


               4.45 – 5.00: Vote of Thanks, President-elect, Dr. Rudra Prakash, MD 


Business Meeting and Banquet:  6:30 pm to 11:00pm


6.30 – 8.00 PM: Registration & Cocktails

8.00 – 8. 45 PM: President’s address, Awards Ceremony

Business Meeting; Board of Trustees (BOT) Chair Presentation

8.45– 10 PM: Dinner, Dance & DJ



               For advance registration contact: Dr.Rudra Prakash

            at (615)364-7406 ; Email: rudraprakash@comcast.net.

               Cost of Banquet ticket: $30.00

Previous IAPA Meetings

30th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2009
29th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2008

28th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 2007

27th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, 2006

26th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005

25th Annual Meeting, New York, 2004

24th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2003

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