Message from the APSI secretariat

Dear Friends and colleagues,

The Addiction Psychiatry Society of India (APSI) is thrilled to invite you all to ADDICON 2023, the Annual National Conference of APSI to be held in the beautiful pink city, Jaipur, Rajasthan. ADDICON 2023 promises to be an exciting academic event for sharing knowledge, skills and viewpoints for all the mental health professionals.

The discipline of Addiction Psychiatry has evolved enormously over the last few years, especially in India. There have been newer developments in almost all the aspects of addiction psychiatry: the basic neurosciences and behavioural sciences; the clinical practice involving pharmacotherapy, psychosocial approaches, and novel technologies like brain stimulation; as well as the policies and programs which govern the systems for delivery of addiction related services. At the same time, the challenges remain. People Who Use Drugs as well as People Who care for People Who Use Drugs continue to be stigmatized. We, the Addiction Psychiatry professionals from India, need fora like ADDICON 2023 which provide an opportunity to learn from the stalwarts and exchange notes with the colleagues.

ADDICON 2023 offers an unforgettable three-day conference. The carefully curated and created rich scientific program includes invited lectures, symposia, workshops, free papers, and posters. For our younger professional colleagues, there are exciting opportunities in the form of quizzes, and thesis award paper sessions. The opportunity for informal networking and interaction with experts and professionals from across the country, is the icing on the cake. The organizing committee – a very able, industrious, and determined team from Jaipur – has assured that no stone shall be left unturned in putting together a memorable academic extravaganza for all of us.

Looking forward to seeing you at Jaipur!

Prof. Rajat Ray


Prof. Atul Ambekar

Secretary General

Message from the Organizing Committee

We are privileged to invite you to the 3rd Annual National Conference of the Addiction Psychiatry Society of India being held at the Sawai Man Singh medical college, Jaipur, ‘The Pink City’. Rajasthan has a tradition of being a gracious host to one and all. We are known for our warm hospitality, rich culture and heritage which has attracted tourists since generations.

We also have a tradition of organizing conferences and CMEs which present a blend of scientific program and the hospitality of Rajasthan. We envisage to bring you an experience with rich academic discussions along with insightful social interactions. ADDICON 2023 will be an event where professionals across the spectrum will learn from each other and make bonds to serve as a peer group for bringing Addiction Psychiatry to the forefront. The organizing committee is working hard to make this conference an event where delegates take home pearls of knowledge for enriching their academics and clinical practice.

We whole heartedly welcome you to Jaipur for this academic fest with a promise of the best in hospitality and warmth.

Padharo Mhare Des!

Dr Lalit Batra

Organizing Chairperson

Dr Raghav Shah

Organizing Secretary

News And Updates

Conference dates changed: New Dates : 26th to 28th November, 2023
Early Bird & Abstract Submission date extended till 31st October, 2023
New Category added: Allied stream students can also apply at discounted charges

Conference Highlights


Invited Lectures

Meet the Experts

Paper/Poster Presentations/PG Quiz

About Jaipur

Jaipur, also known as the pink city, is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in India. It was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in November 1727 and also got its name from this brave Hindu ruler. Located in Northern India, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and also the largest city in this state.
The city encompasses various magnificent edifices that enhance its beauty. Its forts and monuments such as Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort are famous world over.
Conflict of Interest - Declaration

Tobacco is one of the most dangerous substances and is risk factor for various diseases. Tobacco is considered as a gateway drug and the most powerful addictive substance. Global evidence suggests that tobacco use is the leading cause of premature mortality. It prevents individuals, families, communities, and nations from achieving their fullest potential and development goals. The use of tobacco begins during the adolescence and experimentation during this period results in lifelong addiction. Hence, the tobacco industry approach is to target the most vulnerable period of adolescence. The tobacco industry is among the most corrupt and venal in its practices. The World Health Organization and many leading public health organizations have warned that the tobacco industries would mislead governments and communities to achieve its profits by advancing their addictive products.

In this regard, 3rd Annual Conference of Addiction Psychiatry Society, ADDICON 2023, strongly believes in promoting a healthy lifestyle for all by preventing tobacco use and addiction. 3rd Annual Conference of Addiction Psychiatry Society, ADDICON 2023, recognizes a fundamental conflict of interest between the tobacco industry and public health.

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