Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF) has been hosting and conducting the International conference every alternative year since 2004 and the conference will be held between August 30 and September 1, 2018 at Chennai.

The 8th edition of ICONS ( International Conference on Schizophrenia )  will be held between August 30 and September 1, 2018. For details log onto

HINDU award for Excellence

Dr.Thara, Vice Chairman of SCARF received the HINDU award for Excellence in Health care from Dr.Kiran Bedi, Lt.Governor of Puducherry on March 23, 2018.

Avvaiyar Award’ for the year 2016

Padmabhushan Dr.M.Sarada Menon, Founder member receives the ‘Avvaiyar Award’ for the year 2016, on 19th July. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa gave away the award to Dr. Sarada Menon.


The Dementia Resource and Training Centre, called DEMCARES (Dementia Care in SCARF) is an integral part of Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF). In India it was shown that in 2010 there were 37,00,000 people with dementia and this number will grow to almost 80,00,000 in 2030. The prevalence of dementia among those aged 65 and above is approximately 5%

The project provides clinical care and support services for persons with dementia and their families. To make an appointment please call on 044- 49539768 For more information you can e- mail us at

SCARF- Media Awards

SCARF calls for entries for the SCARF media Awards for Mental Health reporting for the year 2017-18.


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