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2015 IAPA Awardees 

2015 Mentee-Mentor Awardees

2015 APA Candidates Statements

2015 Poster Announcement-Revised.


Dear Friends:

On behalf of the IAPA leadership, I would like to wish you and your family joyous holidays and a very happy and prosperous 2015.

Here are a few announcements:

  1. Electronic Newsletter: IAPA will soon have an electronic newsletter. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Rajiv Radhakrishnan, Senior Deputy-Editor (2014-15), American Journal of Psychiatry-Residents' Journal and a PGY-3 Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine.

  2. Facebook:  Dr. Manan Shah, IAPA MIT Rep – continues to lead the effort.  Check out For questions/suggestions, contact:

  3. Mentee-Mentor awards. Sponsored by Pennsylvania/Philadelphia and Arizona  Chapters. Kudos to presidents Dr. Hari Vemulapalli (Philly Chapter) and Padma Aking (Arizona chapter). My sincere gratitude to members of the awards review committee: Drs. Rajiv Tandon (Chair), Matcheri Keshavan Rohan Ganguli and Nalini Juthani. The Winners: Dr. Ankur Patel, PGY3 at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School Psychiatry Residency Program and  Dr. Tanuja Gandhi, PGY2 at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia.  

  4. IAPA awards: Congratulations to the winners: Dr. Paramjit Joshi -  winner-Outstanding Academician award; Dr. George Mathews - winner-Outstanding Service award; Dr. Pratap Narayan - winner-Outstanding Public Sector award and Dr. Rajiv Radhakrishnan - winner- Outstanding Resident award. I am enormously grateful to Chairs  (Drs. Roy Chengappa, Vedavyasa Biliyar , Bhagirathy Sahasranaman,  Meena Ramani)  and members (Drs.Meera Narasimhan, Uma Rao, Mani Pavuluri, Asha Mishra, , Ashwin Patkar, Dilip Patel, Rudra Prakash, Antony Fernandez, Ranga Ram, Vijay Jayachandran, Nalini Juthani,  and Bhargavi Devineni)

    of the awards review committee members  for their effort and time in reviewing applications

  5. IAPA Chapters. New Chapters in the last six months: Boston/Massachusetts (Dr. Rohit Chandra – President); Cleveland/Ohio (Dr. A Adityanjee – President) and San Antonia/Texas (Dr. Malathi Koli – President ). The Connecticut Chapter now has a fresh look under the president-ship of Dr. Sanjay Banerjee. If you are in a state that does not have a chapter and would like to start one, please contact chapters project leaders Drs. Bhagirathy Sahasranaman and Bhargavi Devineni at:;

  6. Scientific meetings in 2015. Thanks to Drs. Rajiv Tandon (International Liaison) and Ranga Ram (IAPA Councilor) for organizing various meetings and presentations in India.

  7. IAPA Annual Conference will be in Toronto on May 17th 2015. The theme for the scientific symposium is ‘'Promoting Mental Wellness: Pediatrics to Adulthood. We will have more details as soon as we finalize agenda. Deadline for submission of Abstracts for poster presentation extended to March 31 2015.

Once again, from my family to yours, Happy Holidays.

Vani Rao, MD
President, IAPA.

As always, do not hesitate to contact any of the IAPA office bearers with questions and/or comments


168th APA Meeting
May 16-20, 2015 Toronto, Canada

169th APA Meeting
May 14-18, 2016 Atlanta, GA.

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that you wish to see in the world."

Mohandas K. Gandhi


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