Its pleasure and honour to welcome Mental health professionals to the 69 th ANCIPS conference from 05-08 January at Naya Raipur under the aegis of Chhattisgarh Psychiatric Society. This is a momentous conference as for the first time it is being held in the wonderful lush green state of Chhattisgarh and will be blssed with the invaluable presence of 125 eminent psychiatrists as delegates from overseas countries like US, UK, Canada and Srilanka. Also more than 2500 psychiatrists pan india are joining together with more than 55 psychiatric topics on the various themes in psychiatry.
ANCIP 2017 selected the venue at Chhattisgarh in line with the theme of "Psychiatry-Reaching the unreached". To be precise, the prevalence of mental illness in Chhattisgarh is 11.7 percent according to a recent NIMHANS study. The very objective of ANCIP-2017, is aimed at sensitising all the links viz Patient- family-society- Psychiatrists in this arena. Due to the stigma associated with mental disorders, nearly 80% of those with mental disorders had not received any treatment despite being ill for long durations.