About the International Neuropsychiatric Association

The International Neuropsychiatric Associaiton (INA) was originally established by Spanish and American neuropsychiatrists in Seville in 1996 as the International Organisation of Neuropsychiatry.

The founding Organizing Committee consisted of four well known Neuropsychiatrists:

  • 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 noting that “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. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting, the first of many such international gatherings”.

INA Mission Statement:

  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.