The Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN) was first mooted in 1969 and inaugurated in 1970. At the onset of psychiatry practice in Nigeria, many of the pioneer psychiatrists worked within government establishments in the university system and in federal and state government owned hospitals.
Today, the APN has grown in membership and reach to now include specialists and trainees in public and private spheres of clinical and academic activity. The members of the association consist of psychiatrists and registered affiliates from all over the country and the diaspora.
of the APN among others include:
Organization of conferences, workshops and seminars on current topical mental health issues
Organization of an annual scientific conference and general meeting
Organization and provision of co-ordinated mental health services, training and research by maintaining local and international links with Government and Non-Governmental organizations and agencies
Facilitate relevant policy formulation and laws that promote mental health services and protect the rights of the mentally ill
of the APN includes:
Foster a close working relationship among psychiatrists in the country
Promote the exchange of ideas among peers, engage and interface with relevant agencies and the public in the interest of national mental health promotion.
Improve the capacity for mental health service delivery and research in the country
Collaborate and affiliate where necessary with other medical societies around the globe particularly those in the mental health sciences
Facilitate training of psychiatrists and other allied health professionals in Nigeria
Advocate on the causes and treatment of mental illness among the general populace
Facilitate continuing medical education among psychiatrists and other allied mental health professionals
Maintain a high standard of professional ethics, conduct and practice among psychiatrists in Nigeria
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