It is our pleasure to invite you to the First National Conference of Addiction Psychiatry Society of India ‘ADDICON 2021’ to be held virtually on 10-11 December 2021. The theme of the conference has been aptly chosen as “Addiction Psychiatry in a post-pandemic world: Newer challenges, newer opportunities”. We are witnessing upheavals in pattern of addiction, treatment modalities and teaching/training methods due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ADDICON 2021 will provide a broad and inclusive platform to discuss these changes and more.
The event promises to be an academic extravaganza and a melting pot of professionals from various fields including psychiatry, psychology, counselling, psychiatric nursing, social work, general medicine, biochemistry and toxicology, civil society working with vulnerable populations, and law and policy. ADDICON 2021 will have plenary sessions, symposiums, panel discussions, workshops, oral presentations, and poster sessions. There will be an award for ‘best thesis paper’ for young psychiatrists. The conference is being hosted by the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) and the Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. The local organizing committee will leave no stone unturned in making ADDICON 2021 a memorable experience for all the delegates.
Looking forward to seeing you in the ADDICON 2021!
Rakesh K Chadda