IPS hosted its 69th Annual National Conference (ANCIPS 2017) in Raipur from January 5-8, 2017 organized by the IPS Chattisgarh State Branch, under the able leadership of PN Shukla as Organizing Chairperson and Manoj Sahu as Organizing Secretary. The conference was a great success with around 2500 participants including international delegates. The conference was inaugurated by Shri. Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chattisgarh. The pre-conference EC meeting was held on 4th January and annual general body meeting on 7th January 2017. The new office bearers resumed the office of IPS are:
Brig M.S.V.K. Raju- President; Ajit Bhide - President-Elect; Gautam Saha- General Secretary; Mukesh Jagiwala - Treasurer and TSS Rao -Editor.
This year the list of Awardees is as:
|DLN Murthy Rao Oration Award||Karri Rama Reddy|
|Tilak Venkoba Rao Oration Award||Yatan Pal Singh Bulhara|
|Marfatia Award||Nimesh G. Desai|
|Bhagwat Award||Ananya Mahapatra|
|Young Psychiatrist Award||Abhishek Ghosh|
|Poona Psychiatrists Association Award I||Vikas Menon|
|Poona Psychiatrists Association Award II||S. Umesh|
|KC Dubey Poster Session I Award||Nivedita Selvakumar|
|M Murugappan Poster Session II Award||Soumitra Das|
|JK Trivedi Lifetime Achievement Award||S. Nambi|
Overall, the ANCIPS 2017 Annual Meeting was a great success with a high number of abstract submissions and over 2000 attendees representing different countries. The next annual national conference (ANCIPS 2018) will take place in Ranchi, Jharkhand amidst the celebration for the centenary year of Centre of Excellence – Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP), Kanke Ranchi in the month of January 2018. We look forward to seeing you there!
President Brig MSVK Raju speaks at ANCIPS 2017, Raipur, India. Also seen are (from left to right) PN Shukla, Manoj Sahu, Gautam Saha (Gen Secretary), Ajit Bhide (President-Elect) and TSS Rao (editor).