The 64th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS 2012) was held at the beautiful city of Kochi, Kerala, India, January 19-22, 2012. It was a hugely successful event with the participation of more than 3500 delegates, along with representatives from 30 countries from around the globe.
The theme of the Conference was “Psychiatry: Mysteries to Molecules”. The first day was entirely devoted to CME in which papers were presented by M Thirunavukarasu, Dinesh Bhugra, Mohan Isaac, R Raguram and John Oldham. India's Union Minister Prof KV Thomas was the Chief Guest at the glittering Inaugural Session held on 19th evening in which the outgoing President Prof M Thirunavukarasu installed Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil as the new President of IPS. WPA President-elect Prof Dinesh Bhugra was the Guest of Honour. All the Past Presidents of IPS were honoured with a ‘Golden Robe of Honour’.
Presidential Address, Award Sessions, Invited Lectures, Guest Lectures, Symposia, Workshops, WPA Preventive Psychiatry Section Symposium, SAARC, BIPA, IAPA and Poster Sessions were some of the highlights of the Conference.
New Office-bearers of Indian Psychiatric Society (2012-13): assumed office during the Conference.
President:Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Professor & Head, Dept of Psychiatry,Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences,Tiruvalla, Kerala- 689 101, India E mail ids: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Secretary: Dr Asim Kumar Mallick, "Shyama" Flat #1B, 1st Floor,28, Shyamananda Road, Kolkata - 700025, India Email : email@example.com
Vice- President (President-elect): Prof Indira Sharma,Editor: Prof TSS Rao and Treasurer: Dr Vinay Kumar. A 24 member Executive Council has also been elected.
This Conference was one of the largest attended in the history of IPS. It was also remarkably well organized under the able leadership of the Organising Secretary Dr Kuruvilla Thomas and his dedicated team.
India is one of the oldest and largest Member Societies of WPA, and we look forward to working in close collaboration with WPA.
Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
President, Indian Psychiatric Society,
India’s Union Minister Prof KV Thomas inaugurating the 64th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS) at Kochi, Kerala, India on January 19, 2012. Dr Kuruvilla Thomas, Dr Asim Mallick, Prof M Thirunavukarasu, Prof Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President-elect), Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (President IPS), UC Garg and TSS Rao are seen in the picture.