Jayanta Dutta of Morigaon Civil Hospital organised the 12th Midterm CME of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Assam State Branch (IPSASB) on 8 April 2017 at Zizina Otis Resort, Mayang, Pabitora, Morigaon in collaboration with the Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA), Morigaon on behalf of IPSASB. C Naveen Kumar and E Aravind Raj from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore were among the resource persons in this CME with the theme of “Disaster mental health: resilience to rehabilitation”.
Uddip Talukdar, Editorial Board Member of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) spoke on ‘Psychiatric complications in disaster survivors’ in session A. Session B was co-chaired by Bornali Das, Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) and Editorial Board Member of OJPAS®. One of the speakers in this session was Mythili Hazarika, President of SoMHiL and Editorial Board Member of OJPAS® who spoke on ‘Psychosocial intervention in disaster mental health’.
The inaugural issue of Susthamon, a biannual magazine on mental health in vernacular language, i.e. Assamese with Hrishikesh Kalita as Executive Editor is released during the CME. One of the articles is penned down by Shyamanta Das, Editor of OJPAS®.