The 26th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Kerala State branch was held at Kottayam, India on September 17-19, 2010. It was inaugurated by Hon Chief Justice J Chalameswar, High Court of Kerala. Prof. KV Thomas, Union Minister of State for Agriculture was the Guest of Honour. Dr. AJ John was installed as the new President by the outgoing President Dr. Sivaramakrishan. Dr. Biji Paul was the Org Chairman and Dr. Varghese Punnoose was the Org Secretary.
In the Scientific sessions, Dr. E. Mohandas (WPA Zonal Representative for Zone 16) and others spoke. Dr. Roy Kallivayalil (Co-chair, WPA Section on Preventive Psychiatry) and Dr. Philip John chaired the session on childhood psychiatric disorders.
The conference was a huge success and was attended by more than 200 delegates.
Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
President-Elect, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry