History of IAPA Updated
The Indo-American Psychiatric Association (IAPA) provides a forum
for psychiatrists of Asian-Indian origin to:
Consolidate professional identity
Develop skills in addressing the multicultural mental health needs
Establish a network for the exchange of information
Obtain mentorship in fulfilling professional aspirations
Leave a legacy for subsequent generations
To promote professional and social cohesiveness among psychiatrists of Asian
Asian-Indian cultural backgrounds.
To promote learning and research in areas related to personality development, coping skills and psycho-pathology in people of Indian origin.
To educate individuals and families of Indian origin about mental health services.
To advocate for the special needs of psychiatrists of Asian-Indian origin
To establish close ties with related professional societies, such as the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), organizations serving International Medical Graduates, and organizations addressing the mental health needs of Indo-Americans.
To publicize professional achievements of Indo-American psychiatrists at all career levels.
To establish funds and awards for outstanding Indo-American psychiatrists making significant scientific and service contributions.
To leave a body of scholarly work and a professional organization to serve subsequent generations of Indo-American psychiatrists and the Indo-American Community