4th IGPI Conference – 13th And 14th Jan, Bangalore India

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13th & 14th January 2013 – St. Marks Hotel, Bangalore, India.

We invite you to be part of this outstanding and stimulating conference that goes beyond the conventional psychiatry programs.The 4th IGPI promises to be another outstanding meeting taking place following the ANCIPS in Bangalore India.

The highlights include: His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar the founder of the world wide Art of Living opens the Conference and will be speaking and participating in the Spirituality, Psychiatry & Positive Mental Health Symposium with Professors Matcheri Keshavan – USA, George Valliant – USA, Fahri Saatcioglu – Norway, Russell D’Souza – Australia, B.N. Gangadar – India, Shiv Gautam – India and others speakingatthissymposiumtomarktheSpirituality&Mental health & wellbeing series of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal receiving indexing in MEDLINE / PubMed using the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) within 4 years of its Launch.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar sponsors a Pre Congress Scientific Activities, Dinner and Workshop on Advanced Art of Breathing- Yogic Breathing Exercises for Health and Well-being presented by Professor Fahri Saatcioglu Oslo University Norway. These activities will be held at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ashram on the outskirts of Bangalore.

Distinguished Speakers include Professors: William Carpenter – USA, Gary Sachs – USA, Ghanshyam Pandey – USA, Rohan Ganguli – Canada, Lakshmi Yatham – Canada, Valsa Eapen – Australia, Uma Rao- USA, Ajit Avasthi – India, Dinesh Bhugra – UK, Rajiv Tandon – USA, MP Deva – Malaysia, Mohandas – India, Mathias Berger-Germany,AnandRamakrishnan-UKand manymore.

CME points approved for eligible participants of the scientific activity

Sponsored by: Elsevier & Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Indo Australia & New Zealand Psychiatry Association, Indo Canadian Psychiatry Association, British Indian Psychiatry Association, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry,IndoIrishPsychiatryAssociation. CoSponsoredby:WorldPsychiatricAssociation

Sunday January 13, 2013

10.00 am to 12.30 am

Pre Congress Workshop

Advanced Art of Breathing – Yogic Health and Well being

Breathing Exercises for

Monday January 14, 2013

09.00 am to 01.00 pm

Psychopathology and Psychiatric Classification Chairs: Natarajan and Rajesh Nagpal

Rajiv Tandon: DSM-5: An Overview

William T. Carpenter: Psychotic Disorders in DSM-5 Wolfgang Gaebel: Psychotic Disorders in ICD-11

Ajit Avasthi: Classification of Psychotic Disorders in DSM-5

and ICD-11: The Indian Perspective

Valsa Eapen: Neurodevelopmental disorders: Focus on

boundaries and overlaps

01.00 pm to 02.00 pm


02.00 pm to 06.00 pm

Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutics Chairs: Anukant Mittal and Sab Bhaumik

Ghanshyam Pandey: Neuroimmune function in depression and suicide: Role of cytokines and toll-like receptors

Gary Sachs: Lesson from tandem ratings and implications for interpreting clinical trial results

Mathias Berger: Advances in Cognitive Behavior Therapy Mohandas: Anopheles Mosquito Thank you

Uma Rao: Adolescent Depression: Developmental Issues Anand Ramakrishnan: “End of life issues in older people with mental health problems”

Rohan Ganguli: The Science of Healthy Behavior Change: Possible, but neither quick, nor easy

06.00 pm to .7.00 pm

Closing Ceremony

IGPI Executive:

Russell D’Souza, Australia, President

Dhanapal Natrajan, Canada, Secretray

Anand Ramakrishnan, UK, Treasurer & Chair Finance Dinesh Arya, Australia, Chair, Governance

Organizing and Scientific Committee:

Rajesh Nagpal, India Organizing Co-Chair Anu Kant Mittal, India, Organizing Co-Chair Rajiv Tandon, USA

Matcheri S. Keshavan, USA

Dilip Jeste, USA

Dinesh Bhugra, UK

Satish Shrikhande, Canada Shailesh Kumar, New Zealand Leena Naughton, Ireland

Prof. Fahri Saatcioglu, University of Oslo, Norway 02.00 pm to 06.00 pm

Opening of the Congress by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spirituality and Psychiatry: History and Science Chairs: Avdesh Sharma and S. Nambi

MS Keshavan: The Couch and the Chariot

Shiv Gautam: Spirituality and Psychotherapy

Russell D’Souza: Positive emotions, Well-being & Psychiatry BN Gangadhar: Yoga and Psychotherapy

Fahri Saatcioglu: Regulation of gene expression by yoga,

meditation and related practices


06.30 pm to 08.00 pm

Inauguration: Sri Sri Ravishankar

Chairs: Dinesh Arya and Savalai V. Manohar

Russell D’Souza, Parmeshvara Deva, Natarajan, Anand Ramakrishnan, Rajesh Nagpal, Leena Naughton, Shailesh Kumar, Sab Bhaumik

Sri Sri Ravishankar: The Art and Science of a Healthy Mind 08.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Conference Dinner


International delegates: US$190

regular registration US$225 Includes attendance to Pre conference Workshop (numbers limited)

Local Indian delegates: Rs.2500

Includes Pre Conference Activities and Dinner at Sri Sri Ravi

Shanker’s Ashram, on Saturday 12th January 2013

13th & 14th January 2013 Conference Scientific sessions, morning and afternoon Teas, Lunches and Conference Dinner on Sunday 13th January 2013 Registration are open on www.indianglobalpsychiatricinitiative.org


Accommodation at conference venue St Marks 4 Star Boutique Hotel exclusive IGPI conference rate of Rs.5500 + Tax D/room that includes Complimentary Buffet Breakfast, Broadband Internet connection, Complimentary cookie platter on the day of arrival, Two Bottles of packaged drinking water daily, In room safe deposit locker, Tea/coffee maker in the room, Usage ofIn-housegym. Contact:sales@stmarkshotel.com


Start Time
08:00 AM
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Finish Time
04:00 PM
Monday, January 14, 2013
St. Marks Hotel, Bangalore, India
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