Year : 2019  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 351-

Message from President, Indian Psychiatric Society

Ajit Bhide 
 President, Indian Psychiatric Society (2018-19)

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A Happy new year 2019 & season's greetings from Indian Psychiatric Society to all of you.

It gives me immense pleasure to invite all the delegates, faculty members, accompanying persons in ANCIPS Lucknow.

My tenure as the President of Indian Psychiatric Society has been memorable; I will cherish my association with my office bearers: the alert and ever enthusiastic Dr Mrugesh Vaishnav, Vice President; the poet, diplomat and the indefatigable Dr Vinay Kumar, Hony General Secretary, the warm hearted and meticulous Dr Mukesh Jaggiwala, Honorary Treasurer, and the innovative, accommodativeDr Om Prakash Singh, Honorary Editor. Brig Dr MSVK Raju, my predecessor has been a guiding and exemplary force, & the jolly ajatashatru Dr Gautam Saha, Immediate past Hony General Secretary has been full of wise advice. To all the elected and appointed EC members. I am indebted for a remarkably active year with meetings, seminars, symposia and conferences organised by various task forces and committees and I express my sincere gratitude to all the members and fellows of our society who lent a perfect mix of youth and experience. It was a symphonic year like a well orchestrated raag-malika.

The year has brought considerable satisfaction that work done by IPS has been recognised by the different section of the society. Our stance on homosexuality was quoted by the country's supreme court and featured in APA news. MCI has accepted the IPS guidelines on sexual boundary violations as an important part of its code on medical ethics. Much work remains to be done and I am confident that the new President with his team will take us to further glory.

The journal team and organizing team have undertaken a stupendous task in putting together all the abstracts of the CME, workshop, symposia, free papers and posters submitted for ANCIPS 2019 here. The scientific programs by eminent speakers from across the nation and overseas will enrich our knowledge and the interactions will be meaningful. Cumulative and updated information, with also some wisdom, will be great credit points for the delegates.

I am sure the organizing committee of ANCIPS 2019 at Lucknow led by Prof P. K. Dalal Organizing Chairman, Dr Hemant Naidu Organizing Secretary and Dr Adarsh Tripathi, Scientific Chair have left no stone unturned to make this a memorable feast with a grand Nawabi welcome.

I wish ANCIPS 2019 a grand success, and am sure this conference will be an added feather in the IPS's cap.