Sunday, October 27, 2013

35th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society- Central Zone (CIPCON 2013)

Dear friends
The 35th Annual Conference of central zone of IPS (CIPCON 2013) was held at Lucknow on 19-20th October 2013. The theme was ‘Psychiatry Beyond the Books’
Org Chairman: Dr Ajay Kohli
Org Secretary & Treasurer: Dr Mohd Aleem Siddiqui

Dr AK Agarwal was the Chief Guest, and Dr T Prabhakar, VSM was the guest of honour. Politicians and flowers were kept out. Dr Shashi Rai took over as president from Dr SB Joshi. Conference souvenir was released.

10 invited faculty lectures were delivered in the CME and Symposia for which 6 CME credit hours were awarded by UP Medical Council.
The leading speakers like Dr. Chitranjan Andrade, Professor of Psychopharmacology NIMHANS, Bengaluru and Dr. S. Haque Nizamie, Professor of Excellence, CIP, Ranchi, Dr. Rajni Chatterjee, Prof. & Head of dept. Of Psychiatry, Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal, Dr H Naidu, Senior Consultant at Noormanzil Hospital, Lucknow, Dr. Ram Ghulam Razdan , Founder and Head of the dept of Psychiatry, MGM medical college, Indore, Dr. P.N Shukla, founder and Director PGIBAMS, Raipur, Chattisgarh, Dr U C Garg, Senior Practitioner of Agra,  Dr Shazia Veqar Siddiqui -Ex- Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, CIP, Ranchi, Dr Vivek Agarwal  and Dr Srikant Srivastava of KGMU delivered the talks.
22 research papers were read. Best paper award was won by Dr Sreeraj and Tara Naidu award by Dr PP Singh. BB Sethi oration was delivered by Dr Rajeev Jain.
An Openhouse session was held where questions were put in a fishbowl and were answered by the house.
All the sessions were very well attended, timely and good academic discussions took place. (more people in halls than in cafeteria!). Banquet at Hotel Clarks Awadh had nearly 400 guests with lots of laughs and reunion. Hope every one left with pleasant memories.
It was a very satisfying experience, specially for myself.


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