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Please register early. Because of space limitations, registration for physicians will close once we receive 90 physician-registrations, and registration for non-physicians will close once we receive 40 registrations in that category. Admission to the conference will be at the discretion of the organizers.
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Share Mental Health of Asian Indian Americans: Issues and Culturally Appropriate Solutions

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Registration Closed....

All the available slots have been filled. If you would like your name to be placed on the waiting list, you may still register. If a spot opens up, we will contact you. If you do not hear from us, that means no spot was available. Thank you for your kind understanding.


Many people of Asian Indian descent living in the United States do not seek help from mental health professionals when needed. Stigma, sociocultural factors, lack of awareness of resources and other barriers may contribute to reluctance among this population in the use of mental health services. Therefore, there is a need for understanding among service providers of the cultural practices, belief systems, and attitudes of Asian Indians, and how they impact on mental health. It is necessary that culturally sensitive practice must encompass assessment and evaluation as well as treatment.


This symposium will focus on varied critical issues like stigma associated with mental health, elderly care, family conflicts, substance use, suicide and its impact on survivors, importance of family members and community organizations, community resources, and role of primary care treatment in mental health care. The program will also recognize community leaders for their work.


CME Credits Available.


This conference is free of cost but pre-registration is required.


Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Parking Instructions:

"Complimentary parking quota has been filled. Free parking will be available on the streets, or you may park in the hospital parking lot for a fee of $12."  


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Open to physicians including psychiatrists, other mental health providers, mental health advocates, community and mental health agency leaders, and anyone with an interest in Asian Indian American mental health.


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The American Psychiatric Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 7AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


When & Where

Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Auditorium
4500 Parsons Blvd ((Enter on 45 Av and take the elevator to the 5th floor))
Flushing, NY 11355

Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

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American Psychiatric Association’s Division of Diversity and Health Equity in collaboration with the Indo-American Psychiatric Association, and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin – Queens and Long Island.

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