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Clinical research

With the patronage of Professor Hemendra Ram Phookun, HOD and the initiative of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Dr Niyati Prasad conducted a workshop on “Clinical research” in the Seminar Room of the Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Dr Niyati is the Medical Director of Vertex from Paddington, London and in the workshop she covered study design, randomised controlled trial, sample size, and drug development in different phases. Dr Jyotismita Choudhury convened the workshop and the event was made lively by the participation of the following:

  1. Prof Shailendra Kumar Talukdar
  2. Dr Bobby Hmar
  3. Dr Shyamanta Das
  4. Dr Utpal Bora
  5. Dr Simanta Talukdar
  6. Dr Bishnu Baishyal
  7. Dr Bornali Das
  8. Hemanta Sharma
  9. Dr Juhi Gupta
  10. Dr Rajnikant Mehar
  11. Dr Sanjay Singh
  12. Dr Sanju Borgohain
  13. Dr Suranjita Mazumdar
  14. Dr Arundhati Bhagabati
  15. Dr Jita Baruah
  16. Dr Jyotismita Choudhury
  17. Dr Rajvardhan Narayan
  18. Dr Amlanjyoti Deb
  19. Dr Chayanika Chaudhury
  20. Dr Nilofar Rahman
  21. Dr Porinita Chutia
  22. Dr Priyam Sharma
  23. Dr Sasanka Kumar Kakati


ABCD of child psychiatry

Shyamanta Das, Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) attended the Mid Term CME of the Meghalaya Branch of the Indian Psychiatric Society at Shillong as a speaker on the topic, “ABCD of child psychiatry- a newer understanding”.


Psychotropic use and sexual dysfunction

Shyamanta Das, Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) delivered a talk on “Psychotropic use and sexual dysfunction – is there a practical solution” in the Midterm CME of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Eastern Zonal Branch held in Kolkata on 22 and 23 July 2017 with the theme of “Clinical dilemmas in psychiatry”.


Dr. Mekhala Sarkar in the Editorial Board


Welcome Dr Mekhala Sarkar to the editorial team of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®). She is an Assistant Professor in National Institute of Mental Health, Bangladesh. She also holds the position of Scientific Secretary, Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists and is the Executive Editor of the Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry.


Samrat Singh Bhandari, the Assistant Editor

10150619_10201916352030939_8480208615750701862_nEarlier Editorial Board Member Dr. Samrat Singh Bhandari, MD assumed the post of Assistant Editor of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®). Dr. Samrat is the Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. He is also Member, International Forum of Teachers (IFT), UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa.


Russell F D’Souza in Editorial Board

IIOPM-First-Annual-Convocation-1Professor Russell Franco D’Souza, MD joins the Editorial Board of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®). Professor D’Souza is Head, Asia Pacific Division, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa) as well as Dean and Executive Director, Professor of Psychological Medicine, International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine (www.iiopm.org). Professor D’Souza is also the founding managing editor of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry.


OJPAS® in Index Copernicus

cover_ojpas-2015.6.2The July-December 2015, Volume 6 Issue 2 of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is now in Index Copernicus.