Gian Franco Goldwurm (Italy)
CONCISE HISTORY AND
OF CIANS 
just like saying that our association was conceived at
the end of the 50s and after a long and troubled period
of gestation it was baptized in the middle of the 60s
with the name CIANS.
don�t remember if the Collegium became at once a
session of the World Psychiatric Association but that
happened quite soon, also in consideration of the role
of psychiatrists and the importance that the theories of
the Higher Nervous Activities have in psychopathology (Pavlov
himself at that purpose wrote and developed the work on
experimental neuroses prosecuted by Gantt, Liddell,
Wolpe, and so on).
also think that considered the still uncertain political
ups and downs (it is sufficient to say that in 1968,
while we were organizing the first Iternational Congress
of CIANS, Czechoslovakia was occupied) the WPA was
probably (really I don�t know) also a valid protective
cloak. In fact, in Autumn 1968 at the first CIANS
International Congress in Milan,
political difficulties, we managed to have in Italy a
conspicuous number of Eastern scholars.
first CIANS Congress was this one and I was the chairman
of the Local Organizing Committee.
In fig. 8
you can see also the Executive Committee and the Program