3rd Global Conference Of
Biological Psychiatry India 2018
Theme: Translational Neurology and Clinical Psychiatry
23rd - 26th August' 2018, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, India
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The unique logo for GCBP 2018 has been conceptualized from nest of the Red Tailed Hawk which is a bird that flies high making determined efforts towards prey location. This is similar to the dedicated effort of neurobiologists who are highly focused on specific areas of research that serve as building blocks for neurobiology

The Red Tailed Hawk builds its nest painstakingly collecting twig by twig over long periods of time analogues to elementary research carried out for years by basic neuroscience experts that culminate into various neurobiological theories. The Red Tailed Hawk usually lays 3 eggs in her nest. These 3 eggs in our logo are symbolic of how translational neurobiology serves to benefit clinical psychiatry and treatments stemming from biological, genetic and epigenetic, neuroendocrine / neuroinflammatory domains (represented by 3 eggs) that result in the positive culmination of the latest Neurobiological Hypotheses.

Message From Organising Committee
Avinash Sousa

Dr. Avinash De Sousa (MD)

Organizing Secretary GCBP 2018

Dear Seniors, Teachers, Friends, Fellow IABP members and Colleagues,

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome all of you for the 3rd Global Conference of Biological Psychiatry to be held at Mumbai between 23rd and 26th August 2018.

Mumbai is called the ‘city of dreams’ and we have dreamed in this city to create one of the finest scientific and academic extravaganzas in biological psychiatry.

Tireless efforts are being made to have the best faculty deliver exemplary lectures and have clinical relevant workshops in the conference.

Please do attend the conference as your presence shall go a long way in ensuring that it is a rousing success.
Dr. Venu Gopal Jhanwar (MD)

Dr. Venu Gopal Jhanwar (MD)

Organizing Chairman GCBP 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is a pleasure and honour to welcome you to the 3rd Global Conference of Biological Psychiatry to be held at Mumbai between 23rd and 26th August 2018.

It is with great commitment that the Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry presents this conference and have chosen the topic ‘Translational Neurobiology and Clinical Psychiatry’ with the aim of bringing biological psychiatry into your clinic and in your day to day patient care.

The city of Mumbai is the perfect setting for this scientific platform and I wish that all of you attend and be present at the event to add splendour to the occasion.

Chief Patrons

Dr. B.N. Gangadhar
Dr. E. Mohandas


Dr. Anu Kant Mital
Dr. Yusuf Matcheswalla
Dr. Rajesh Nagpal
Dr. M.S. Reddy
Dr. G. Prasad Rao

Organizing Committee

Dr. Gautam Saha
Dr. Parmod Kumar
Dr. Debashish Ray
Dr. Arshad Hussain
Dr. Vishal Indla
Dr. Mahesh Gowda

Scientic Committee

Dr. Ajit Avasthi
Dr. Ajit Bhide
Dr. Aleem Siddiqui
Dr. Alka Subramanyam
Dr. G. Venkatasubramanian
Dr. I.R.S. Reddy
Dr. Jayanta Das
Dr. Nilesh Shah
Dr. Nitin Gupta
Dr. O.P. Singh
Dr. Russell D'Souza
Dr. Sandeep Grover
Dr. Shashi Rai
Dr. Shubhangi Parkar
Dr. Smita Deshpande
Dr. Srikanth Nimmagadda
Dr. Vidyadhar Watve
Dr. Vikas Thanvi
Dr. Shanti Nambi
Dr. Laxman Dutt
Dr. Siva Nambi
Dr. V. Palaniappan
Tentative Speakers
Dr. Afzal Javed (UK)
Dr. Rajiv Tandon (USA)
Dr. Florence Thibaut (France)
Dr. Koen Luyckx (Belgium)
Dr. Laurence Claes (Belgium)
Dr. Daria Smirnova (Russia)
Dr. Santosh Mudholkar (UK)
Dr. Subodh Dave (UK)
Dr. Kato Takahiro (Japan)
Dr. Michael Berk (Australia)
Dr. Russell D’Sousa (Australia)
Dr. Srikanth Nimmagada (UK)
Dr. Hans Peter Mofors (Sweden)
Dr. Shabbir Amanullah (Canada)
Dr. Lakshmi Yatham (Canada)
Dr. Vikram Patel (UK)
Dr. Ajit Awasthi (India)
Dr. Sandeep Grover (India)
Dr. Anu Kant Mital (India)
Dr. Atul Ambekar (India)
Dr. Chittaranjan Andrade (India)
Dr. E. Mohandas (India)
Dr. Kersi Chavda (India)
Dr. Naren Rao (India)
Dr. Janardhan Reddy (India)
Dr. B.N. Gangadhar (India)
Dr. Priya Satalkar (India)
Dr. Vidita Vaidya (India)
Dr. Nilesh Shah (India)
Dr. Shefali Batra (India)
Dr. Venu Gopal Jhanwar (India)
Dr. Suresh Bada Math (India)
Dr. Biju Vishwanath (India)
Dr. Adarsh Tripathi (India)
Dr. Debashish Ray (India)
Dr. Parmod Kumar (India)
Dr. Arshad Hussain (India)
Dr. Vishal Indla (India)
Dr. O.P. Singh (India)
Dr. Aleem Siddiqui (India)
Dr. Nitin Gupta (India)
Dr. G. Venkatasubramanian (India)
Tentative Topics
  1. Neurobiology of risks for bipolar disorder
  2. Neurobiology of doctor patient relationship in psychiatry
  3. Amyloid, APOE & Alzheimer's - Recent advances in translational neurobiology
  4. Neurobiology of alcohol dependence - A neuro circuitry analysis
  5. Neurobiology of adolescent substance use and how it differs from adult substance use
  6. Neurobiology & treatment of Methamphetamine dependence
  7. Neurobiology of sleep deprived brains - Translating into clinical practice
  8. Neurocognitive biomarkers for bipolar disorder
  9. Gender differences in the neurobiology of Schizophrenia - Clinical relevance
  10. Neurobiological effects of IVF on pediatric brain development
  11. tDCS: Newer avenues and applications
  12. Newer indications and their biological basis for rTMS in Psychiatry
  13. Mitochondrial dysfunction in schizophrenia
  14. Role of glial cells in psychiatric disorders - Translational issues
  15. What neuroscience can inform parenting - Relevance in daily life
  16. Recent advances in the neurobiology of ADHD
  17. Autism spectrum disorders: Newer perspectives in translational neurobiology
  18. What Pornography does to your brain?
  19. Neurobiology of motivation and its decits in depression
  20. Neuroscience and mindfulness: Are there any connections?
  21. Non suicidal self-injury and its effects on the brain - Why it matters?
  22. Atypical neurotransmitters and depression - What clinicians must know?
  23. Understanding adult ADHD neuroscience, clinical & treatment issues
  24. Neurobiological implications of child sexual abuse - Translating into clinical practice
  25. What poverty does to the brain: Neurobiology of economic disadvantage
  26. Neurobiology and road rage: Are there any connections?
  27. Neuroscience of chronic insomnia
  28. The brain and psychopathy: New directions in translational neurobiology
  29. Oxidative stress and psychiatric disorders
  30. Role of cerebellum in psychiatric disorders - translational neurobiology
  31. Current trends in neurobiology of learning disabilities
  32. Is there an overlap in the neurobiology of aggression, mood disorders & internet addiction?
  33. What cognitive rehabilitation does to your brain?
  34. Adenosine receptors in psychiatry
  35. Translational neurobiology of rst episode psychosis
  36. Translational Neurobiology of sexual disorders: What progress has been made?
  37. What dieting does to your brain?
  38. Facebook and neuroscience: Are there any links?
  39. Neurobiology of perinatal brain injury and its implications for psychiatric disorders
  40. Corticotrophin Releasing Factor (CRF) & psychiatry
  41. Neuroscience & wisdom
  42. Exercise and the Brain - Clinical Issues
  43. Translational neurobiology of aging
  44. Fastfood / junk food and our brain
  45. Neurobiology and diabetes: What psychiatrist should know?
  46. Neuroscience and Emotions - The road travelled so far and the journey ahead
  47. What the menstrual cycle does to the female brain - New insights
  48. Preventive Neurobiology - Is there a new domain waiting in the wings?
  49. Vitamin D & Psychiatry - Are there any connections?
  50. Pain & Brain - Divergent pathways in translational neurobiology


1. Basic understanding of neuroscience and neurotransmitters
2. ECT
3. Neurostimulation in clinical practice
4. Neuroscience for non - psychiatrists
5. Neurobiology research -interaction with experts
6. Polypharmacy in psychiatric practice
  • Biologicall Psychiatry Quiz for Al
  • Late Professor. Dr. Alan De Sousa Oration Lecture in Biological Psychiatry
Dates to Remember
Early bird registration valid upto
31st Mar 2018
Deadline for submission of symposia
31st Mar 2018
Deadline for submission of free papers / poster
30st May 2018
Opening Ceremony of 3 GCBP 2018
23st Aug 2018
1st GCBP, India, 2014
1st Global Conference of
Biological Psychiatry, India, 2014
Delegates 500 +
2nd GCBP, India, 2016
2nd Global Conference of
Biological Psychiatry, India, 2016
Delegates 700 +
Dr. Constantin R. Soldatos
WFSBP President
The 1st GCBP was an outstanding scientific event which has been taken excellent care by all our Indian colleagues who were involved in its organization. Please, convey to them my warmest congratulations. All EC members of the WFSBP are very appreciative for the kind hospitality extended to us by IABP. I relay greetings and appreciation to Dr Rajesh Nagpal, Anu Kant Mital, Dr Reddy, Dr Venu and E.Mohan Das , very special friends of ours.
Dr Radhika.M.Sangam
Hyderabad, Telangana
I have attended the global biological conference from 25th to 28th September 2014 and it was a rich experience and a visual treat.
Prof. Thomas G. Schulze
Thanks for organizing such a great meeting. I have very much enjoyed myself.
Dr. Janardhanan Narayanaswamy
It was a pleasure to attend and to be a part of the conference. Congratulations on the wonderful and smooth conduct of the meeting.
Dr. Indu PV
Thank you for the wonderful conference. It was a great experience.
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