1. The INA aims to prevent or reduce the suffering of people with brain-behavior disorders by increasing, integrating, and disseminating knowledge and understand the relationships between brain function and human behavior.
2. The INA aims to accomplish this objective by providing a forum for interaction and exchange of ideas among a variety of professionals with an interest in neuropsychiatric issues.
3. The INA endeavors to publicize and disseminate both clinical and academic advances in the field of to bring about improved health for people throughout the world. Although rapidly advancing medical technology has greatly expanded the frontiers of neuropsychiatry, the INA will strive to preserve the humanistic values of medicine.
4.The INA endeavors to raise awareness of neuropsychiatry, particularly in those countries where it is not well known or recognized.
Mission Statement of the International Neuropsychiatric Association:
The International Organization of Neuropsychiatry (ION) was established by Spanish and American neuropsychiatrists in Seville in 1996 and is currently the International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA).
The Organizing Committee consisted of four persons:
Dr. Barry S. Fogel, Brown University (USA)
Dr. Moises Gaviria, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
Dr. Jose Giner, The University of Seville (Spain)
Dr. Robert Green, Emory University School of Medicine (USA)
The committee proposed to establish an international organization and made a call for the congress with the following letter:
Neuropsychiatry is a burgeoning discipline not only in the United States, but worldwide. Recent binational meetings sponsored by the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) and the British Neuropsychiatric Association not only attest to widespread interest in neuropsychiatry but also to meaningful and interesting differences in neuropsychiatric training, practice, and thinking among countries.
This summer's World Congress of Psychiatry in Madrid, Spain offers an excellent opportunity to convene neuropsychiatrists from around the world to encourage the development of a world neuropsychiatric community that could subsequently maintain communications over the Internet. The ANPA, the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry and the University of Seville Department of Psychiatry have undertaken to organize the International Congress of Neuropsychiatry, to be held in Seville, Spain, for three days immediately following the World Congress. The program includes plenary presentations by major American, British, European and Latin-American scientists and clinicians, poster sessions, and round table discussions. All major speakers have agreed to be available on the day of their talk for informal interchanges with participants, and all major speakers will participate in lunch round tables on a variety of topics. Interpreters will be available to facilitate cross-national communications.
The hotel Alfonso XIII, site for the meeting, is one of the finest hotels in the world, and Seville offers a picturesque venue that is a short flight from other European Cities.
We look forward to seeing you at this meeting, the first of many such international gatherings
The International Congress of Neuropsychiatry Organizing Committee¹
1. Miyoshi, Koho. Brief History and Current Status of the International Neuropsychiatric Association. Neuropsychiatric Disorders. 2010. 301-315.