‘Muller PsyCON 2022 – a conference on recent advances in psychiatry opens – 71Bait

“Muller PsyCON 2022 – a conference on recent advances in psychiatry, which opened on Saturday, August 13, 2022 in the Decennial Hall of Father Muller Medical College

Mangalore: As we all know, the field of psychiatry has been constantly evolving, and in the recent past, development has been faster than ever. Mental health concerns are finally taking the driver’s seat in society, making it all the more necessary for us as mental health professionals to keep up with recent advances, and that is what this CME will be about. Throughout this day you will have ample opportunities to discuss and debate the latest developments in the field of psychiatry and to share knowledge and insights about it.”


Father Muller’s Medical College, Mangaluru, hosted the Muller PsyCon – State Level Conference, 2022 on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the Ten Year Memorial Hall. After invoking God’s blessings through a prayer song, the welcome address was given by the organization’s chair, Dr. Supriya Hegde Aroor held. The conference started with the lighting of the lamp by main guest Dr. PK Kiran Kumar, President of IPS-KC, along with FMCI Director Rev Father Ajith Menezes, Organization Chair Dr. Supriya Hegde Aroor and organization secretary Dr. Galina Lisa D’Souza

main guest dr PK Kiran Kumar is the President of the 2021-22 Chapter of the Indian Psychiatric Society Karnataka. With over 22 years of field experience, he is also a Counseling Psychiatrist at his own facility, AK Neuropsychiatry and Counseling Center, Highland and Maryhill. Apart from that, he is known for his community service in the form of various mental health camps in and around Mangalore. As President of IPS-KC, he aims to implement mental health awareness programs and establish helpline facilities to ensure and provide easy accessibility of mental health care in remote areas of all districts of Karnataka State.

In his inaugural speech, main guest Dr. PK Kiran Kumar on removing the stigma associated with psychiatric disorders; awareness programs; Specialty clinics such as child psychiatry, ADHD clinics, autism, learning disabilities, geriatric psychiatry, palliative care and also new treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, METAVERSE and telepsychiatry. His pearls of knowledge gave all participants an insightful start to the day. (TO HEAR MORE OF HIS CLICK THE VIDEO BELOW)

In his address to the President, Rev. Richard Coelho – a person everyone at FMCI looks to for support and guidance, and as a leading example of discipline in the institution – said: “Happy Independence Day to all of you and I am proud of today.” The main guest was a faculty at the FMMC for almost two years. After NIMHANS in Bengaluru, Father Muller is the second to open a psychiatric ward/department in the state. It is sad and also difficult to deal with people with mental disorders. All of you must remove the stigma. We need good counselors and doctors to treat these psychiatric patients. I am delighted that 4th year students are attending the conference, make sure you focus and learn from the sessions by experienced resource professionals.”

Speaking to Team Mangalorean, Dr. Supriya Hegde Aroor that the theme of the conference is recent advances in psychiatry. Psychiatrists need to learn, update and adapt to the changing world of science. She said delegates would certainly learn tremendously from the learned speakers presenting today.

“Gratitude gives meaning to our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow” – the vote of thanks was carried by the organizing secretary for Muller Psycon 2022, Dr. Galina Lisa D’souza, and the program was meticulously and eloquently moderated by Dr. Parinitha Maben (PG in Psychiatry-FMMCH) and Mrs. Sharon Vas (Campus Counselor-FMMCH).

The first theme of the conference highlighted what is new and interesting in the 11th revision of the ICD and the session was moderated by Drs. Srinivas Bhat U, Professor and HOD of Psychiatry at KS Hegde Medical Academy, NITTE Deemed to be University, Derelakatte, Mangaluru. This session will be led by Dr. Keshava Pai, Professor and HOD of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manga. The second session was a presentation on the “Role of Psychiatrists in Palliative Care” by Dr. Seema Rao – Associate Director (Education & Research), Bangalore Hospice Trust, and a session chaired by Dr. Anil Kakunje, HOD of Psychiatry, Yenepoya Medical College, Derelakatte, Mangalore.

The third session featured the topic “Transgender Community – How Psychiatrists Can Help” by speaker Dr , followed by a PG debating competition. After the lunch break, poster and paper presentations took place.

The next lecture was on “Telepsychiatry” by Dr. Aravind ST, a consulting psychiatrist, motivational speaker, writer, expert trainer and executive director of Positive Mind Hospital, Shivamogga, and the session was facilitated by Dr. Ravindra Munoli, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, KMC Manipal, Udupi. The session on “Latest Trends in RTMS” was moderated by speaker Dr. Senior Resident in the Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, and Co-Principal Investigator in the Neuromodulation in Psychiatry Clinical Research Center at Kasturba Medical College (joint venture of NIMHANS, CIP and KMC).

After the tea break, the panel discussion was ‘The Metaverse and Mental Health – Implications for the Future’, covered by the panelists: 1. Dr. Vasudha Rao: is a renowned psychiatrist working mainly as adult psychiatrist and psychotherapist for Eunoia Mind Virtual Clinic and Viveka Clinic in Mysore; 2. dr Aparna Ramakrishnan: is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Counselor at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute; 3. dr Ananth Prabhu G: is a renowned author, TV host, cyber legal and security expert and motivational speaker. He is Professor and Principal Investigator at the Digital Forensics and Cyber ​​Security Center of Excellence at Sahyadri and Director of SUREPASS.

The moderator of the panel discussion was Dr. Charan Teja Koganti: a renowned neuropsychiatrist from Hyderabad. Worked as a consultant at KIMS Hospitals, Kondapur and as an Associate Professor at VRK Institute of Medical Sciences. Organization Secretary Dr. Galina Lisa D’souza announced the winners of the PG Debate Competition and the Poster and Presentation Awards, and Dr. Safeekh AT presented the prizes to the winners. which marked the fertile end of the PsyCON 2022 conference.

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