Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists (BAP)’s executive committee meeting was held at National Institute of Mental Health on 9 July, 2017. President of the BAP Professor Dr. Waziul Alam Chowdhury chaired the meeting. Members discussed about the preparation of 9th International Conference on Psychiatry which will be held in Cox’s Bazar at the end of this year. Members explored the conference theme, venue, recruitment and management of attendees, and conference schedule.
BAP’s new journal editorial board was also approved by the committee. Recently the Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry started publishing its online version in www.banglajol.info/index.php/bjpsy/index. ; the largest online collection of Bangladeshi Journals. It can also be read at the official website of BAP at www.bapbd.org/journals/. Journal Committee was also hopeful about getting online ISSN within a short time and discussed about reducing the gap between publications and inclusion to internationally recognized journal websites like PubMed, Google scholar etc. The meeting ended with a discussion on current drug abuse state of the country and rehabilitation policies.