Pune, 15th November 2022: Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College conducted Annual National Conference of Military Psychiatry on Psychological resilience in combat forces: future directions, wef 11-12 Nov 2022.
Chief Guest Surg Vice Adm Arti Sarin, VSM, Director & Commandant AFMC,gave inaugural address on the importance of Resilience building in combat forces. Rear Admiral Sameer Saxena NM, Guest of Honour deliberated on users’ perspective of Resilience.
Surg Cmde Sunil Goyal (Retd) gave keynote address on Resilience: basics and beyond of bouncing back. The conference included seminars on biopsychosocial paradigms of resilience in national and international scenario and strategies to assess and bolster it. Additionally, workshops were conducted on operationalization of Mental Health Care Act 2017 in Armed Forces and Neuromodulation, debate and poster/ oral presentations by residents and delegates.
More than 130 delegates from across the country participated in this academic extravaganza. The conference gave wider insight to various aspects of resilience and measure of building it in combat forces.