13th Annual National Conference of
Indian Association of
Biological Psychiatry

ANCIABP2017 - Venue Changed!! Conference will now be hosted at The Lalit, Chandigarh!

August 19th-20th,2017

The Lalit, Chandigarh, India



Dr. E. Mohandas

  • Chief Consultant in Psychological Medicine working at Sun Medical and Research Centre, Thrissur, Kerala, India
  • Chairperson, WPA Section on Psychiatry in Developing Countries & Director Skills and Training UNESCO Bioethics Asia Pacific.
  • Served Indian Psychiatric Society as President, Chairperson of Biological Psychiatry Section, CME Chairperson and Chairman-Awards.
  • 1st Chairperson of Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry, Past President of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry & Past President of Society of Bipolar Disorders, India

Dr. B.S. Chavan

  • Dr. BS Chavan is the Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry of Government Medical College, Chandigarh.

Dr. Atul Ambekar

  • Dr. Atul Ambekar is Additional Professor of Psychiatry at NDDTC, AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Ambekar is a member of various expert bodies including United Nations Strategic Advisory Group on Injecting Drug Use and Technical Resource Group of NACO on IDUs.
  • He has been instrumental in developing the OST capacity building programme in the country and has been providing training to staff from India as well as other countries.
  • He has authored a number of practice guidelines and training manuals.

Dr. Deepak Gupta

  • Dr. Deepak Gupta (MD Psychiatry, DCAP King College London), Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, associated with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (New Delhi) holds the privilege of being one of the few qualified child and adolescent psychiatrists in India.
  • He is the founder of the Centre for Child and Adolescent Well Being (CCAW), New Delhi.
  • . Dr. Deepak has been elected as the President of Delhi Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Ajit Awasthi

  • Professor of Psychiatry at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research , Chandigarh, Past President of Indian Psychiatric Society (2010).
  • Presently, Chairperson Research & Education Foundation of Indian Psychiatric Society.
  • Published approx. 250 research papers in peer reviewed journals.
  • Contributed 50 book chapters and edited 15 books on Psychiatry. Areas of interest: clinical research on Schizophrenia, affective disorders, consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosexual disorders.

Dr. Pradeep Mahajan

  • Dr. Pradeep Mahajan is a general surgeon with a lot of additional qualifications extending beyond his subject & adding additional experties over two decades.
  • His skills of surgery are incomparable & innovative, proved over a period of time.
  • He is trying to bring advances of 21st century medicine & technology into realms of today's clinical medicine & provide promising alternative to traditional solutions of typical surgery, multiple drugs with treatment protocols of regenerative medicine- cellular biology (stem cells).

Dr. Avinash De'Sousa

  • Dr. Avinash De Sousa is a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist with a private practice in Mumbai.
  • He has over 300 publications in national and international journals. He is one of the few psychiatrists who in addition to a psychiatry degree has an MBA in Human Resource Development, a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counseling and an MPhil in Psychology.
  • He is also the editor of a journal called Indian Journal of Mental Health.