About the Conference

Given this background, the current 3-day conference has been designed by the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Healthcare to allow for:

  • Exchange of ideas among students and professionals regarding the psychological applications of an interfacing human mind and behaviour.
  • Understanding of new methodologies in incorporating the study and research of the human mind and human behaviour.
  • Discussion exploring current trends in research of the human mind and behaviour and its relevance in the contemporary world.

This conference encourages both professionals/students of psychology as well as individuals without a background in psychology to explore the symbiotic interactions of the human mind and behaviour and its psychological applications.

Keeping in mind the diversity and dimensionality of the areas that can be considered for the conference we have compiled a list which has been segregated into three overriding themes. The conference will see papers being presented across these segments outlined below

The Psychology of the Brain and Behaviour: Interacting, Interfering and Confounding Factors The Mind and Body Connect: Going Beyond the Theories The Human Mind, Behaviour and the Society: Relevance and Applications in Indian Context
Social Psychology – Unravelling the mysteries of human behaviour Positive Psychology and Health Psychology Understanding Self and Others: The Experience and Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships
Cognitive Neuroscience Perspectives Understanding Human Mind and Behaviour: Addictions and Self-Regulatory Behaviour Environmental and Community Psychology
The Physiology and Genetics of the Brain Self-Awareness, Mental Health and Resilience Application of Behavioural Modification and ABA beyond the Classroom
Human Mind Development, Learning Theories and Behavioural Research Methods The Third Wave: ACT and Mindfulness based Approaches Understanding Workplace Cultures: Building a Psychological Capital
Gender, Culture and Psychosocial Factors influencing Personality Traits The Power of the Human Mind: Consciousness, Spirituality and Well-being Criminality and Antisocial Personality Disorders
Cognitions, Emotions and Decision Making: Behavioural Psychology Role of Intuitive Experiences: Bridging the gap between human mind and behaviour Sports and Athletics: Application of Behavioural Principles

The Bharat Panchal Award for Excellence in Psychological Research

As we continue to honour the life time of work that has been done by Dr. Bharat Panchal, professor and head of the department at the Government Medical College Bhavnagar, with over 30 years of experience, we are inviting submissions for the Bharat Panchal Award for Excellence in Psychological Research. Dr. Panchal has been instrumental in bringing about a psychological bend to the education of psychiatrists first at BJ Medical College in Ahmedabad and now in Government Medical College Bhavnagar. He has been a keen observer, disseminator and teacher of psychology to many students of Psychiatry who have come out of these colleges.

  • 2017: Ms. Aastha Ahuja for her paper entitled “The effect of body image satisfaction through expressive arts therapy in adolescent girls”.
  • 2018: Ms. Rhea Mathews for her paper entitled “Effects of Perceived Social Support & Cultural Self-efficacy on Acculturative Stress”.
  • 2019: Ms. Aishwarya Srinivasan from the University of Oxford, UK, for her submission titled "Imitate or Innovate: An exploration of cumulative cultural evolution across individualistic and collectivistic cultures".

WELCOME NOTE

Dr. Samir Parikh – Conference Chief Patron

We have been having enriching exchanges of ideas, with many thought-provoking discussions and researches being shared in the past years of our Annual Psychology Conferences. This year I look forward to an even more robust conversation about the interface of the human mind and behaviour.

This years’ topic is of great significance and relevance with increasing recognition around the world about the human mind and its significance in every aspect of our lives. I hope that this conference will provide a platform for scholars and practitioners working across the globe to showcase their scholarship and expertise on the interface that defines psychology.

He is the Director, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences and Chairperson of Fortis National Mental Health Council, Fortis Healthcare.

Kamna Chhibber - Conference Chair

This conference looks to bring together both students and professionals within the field of psychology, to share their thoughts, ideas and research on how an integration of the human mind and behaviour form the basic tenets of psychology. Our theme this year is in keeping with research which has long indicated the significant role that an interface between the human mind and behaviour is what is the central tenet of all applications of psychology.

I look forward to welcoming all delegates to be a part of this platform. In keeping with our tradition from the previous years we would be awarding the Best Research Paper the Bharat Panchal Award for Excellence in Psychological Research. We welcome you all to join us to make this a successful, engaging and captivating event!

She is the Head - Mental Health, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis National Mental Health Program, Fortis Healthcare

2020 SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • MS.ADITI KAUL - Expressive Arts Based Therapist
  • DR.ANURAG MISHRA - Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist
  • DR.BHARAT PANCHAL - Psychiatrist
  • MS.DIVYA JAIN - Sport and Counselling Psychologist
  • DR. KAMLESH DAVE - Psychiatrist
  • MS.KAMNA CHHIBBER - Clinical Psychologist
  • DR. KEDAR TILWE - Psychiatrist
  • MS. KESHAV SHARMA - Psycho-oncologist
  • MS.MIMANSA SINGH TANWAR - Clinical Psychologist
  • MS. ROSHNI SONDHI - Counseling Psychologist
  • DR. SAMIR PARIKH - Psychiatrist
  • DR. SANJAY GARG - Psychiatrist
  • MS. TARA MEHTA - Clinical Psychologist
  • MS.URVASHI PAWAR - Psychanalytical Psychotherapist
  • DR.VENKATESH BABU - Psychiatrist

SPEAKERS

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Word limit : 250 words

Font : 12 point Times New Roman Font

Note : Multiple submissions can be submitted across the sub-themes, but only one single submission can be accepted for each first author

Results of abstract reviews to be returned to authors within one week of deadline for submission

Abstract submission : For submitting your abstracts for the conference please send a mail with the abstract attached in a MS Word document to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com.

Title (specify for oral/poster presentation) : (Not exceeding 25 words)

Authors and Co-Authors : (1) XYZ (2) ABC and (3) PQR (Full names, in order of authorship)

Institutional Affiliations/City : (1) Dept. of Psychology, XYZ University, India (2) Mental Health Care, ABC Hospital, Canada (3) Sydney, Australia

Email of Corresponding Author : xyzpsychology@gmail.com

Abstract

Background : The rationale underlying the research, elaborating on the basic premise(s) and the context for the submission. Objectives : Specify the aims and objectives of the present research. Methods : Describe the methodology, the sample, tools of assessment as well as analysis, etc. Results : Present the findings of the paper within the context of the objectives and background, demonstration the premises hypothesized in the paper. Conclusion : Highlight the implications of the findings, along with any limitations of the present paper. Keywords : (3 to 5 keywords separated by a semi-colon)

Main Conference – 9th to 11th October 2020

Call for Abstracts: Opens on 1st February 2020

Last Day of Submission of Abstracts – 31st August 2020

Last Day of Submission of Full Papers (of accepted abstracts only) –20th September 2020

The poster needs to be in a portrait orientation, with maximum dimensions being 70cm width x 100cm height. The poster could be hand-made or printed and needs to be submitted by the delegates by 9am on the day of their scheduled poster presentation at the conference itself.

E-paper presentation needs to be submitted in the form of a MP4, AVI or FLV format, with a maximum length of 6-8 minutes. The video could include the e-presentation in the form of a 16:9 powerpoint presentation as well as an inset of the presenting author.The e-paper/video needs to be mailed to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com with details of the authors before the last date of submissions.

Inviting full paper submissions to be considered for the Bharat Panchal Award for Excellence in Psychological Research! Manuscript length (including all pages, tables, and figures) should be no longer than 15 pages total adhering to the format of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition). Manuscripts need to be submitted in MS word format, and mailed to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com Present figures and tables in electronic, final format. All manuscripts must include a 250-word abstract, 2 to 5 keywords, and a 50-word (or fewer) biographical statement for each author.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Word limit : 250 words

Font : 12 point Times New Roman Font

Note : Multiple submissions can be submitted across the sub-themes, but only one single submission can be accepted for each first author

Results of abstract reviews to be returned to authors within one week of deadline for submission

Abstract submission : For submitting your abstracts for the conference please send a mail with the abstract attached in a MS Word document to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com.

Title (specify for oral/poster presentation) : (Not exceeding 25 words)

Authors and Co-Authors : (1) XYZ (2) ABC and (3) PQR (Full names, in order of authorship)

Institutional Affiliations/City : (1) Dept. of Psychology, XYZ University, India (2) Mental Health Care, ABC Hospital, Canada (3) Sydney, Australia

Email of Corresponding Author : xyzpsychology@gmail.com

Abstract

Background : The rationale underlying the research, elaborating on the basic premise(s) and the context for the submission. Objectives : Specify the aims and objectives of the present research. Methods : Describe the methodology, the sample, tools of assessment as well as analysis, etc. Results : Present the findings of the paper within the context of the objectives and background, demonstration the premises hypothesized in the paper. Conclusion : Highlight the implications of the findings, along with any limitations of the present paper. Keywords : (3 to 5 keywords separated by a semi-colon)

Main Conference – 9th to 11th October 2020

Call for Abstracts : Opens on 1st February 2020

Last Day of Submission of Abstracts : 31st August 2020

Last day of submission of full paper (of accepted abstracts only) : 20th September 2020

The poster needs to be in a portrait orientation, with maximum dimensions being 70cm width x 100cm height. The poster could be hand-made or printed and needs to be submitted by the delegates by 9am on the day of their scheduled poster presentation at the conference itself.

E-paper presentation needs to be submitted in the form of a MP4, AVI or FLV format, with a maximum length of 6-8 minutes. The video could include the e-presentation in the form of a 16:9 powerpoint presentation as well as an inset of the presenting author. The e-paper/video needs to be mailed to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com with details of the authors before the last date of submissions.

Inviting full paper submissions to be considered for the Bharat Panchal Award for Excellence in Psychological Research! Manuscript length (including all pages, tables, and figures) should be no longer than 15 pages total adhering to the format of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition). Manuscripts need to be submitted in MS word format, and mailed to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com Present figures and tables in electronic, final format. All manuscripts must include a 250-word abstract, 2 to 5 keywords, and a 50-word (or fewer) biographical statement for each author.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Registration
09.00am Onwards
DAY 1 9th October , 2020 DAY 2 10th October , 2020 DAY 3 11th October , 2020
10.00am to 11.00am
Keynote Addresses
To be updated To be updated To be updated
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Dr. Bharat Panchal (via video-conferencing) “Bharat Panchal Award for Excellence in Psychological Research”
11.00am to 11.30am TEA - BREAK
Plenary Sessions Subtheme - The Psychology of the Brain and Behaviour: Interacting, Interfering and Confounding Factors Subtheme - The Mind and Body Connect: Going Beyond the Theories Subtheme - The Human Mind, Behaviour and the Society: Relevance and Applications in Indian Context
11.30am to 12.30pm To be updated To be updated To be updated
12.30pm to 01.30pm To be updated To be updated To be updated
01.30pm to 02.30pm POSTERS AND LUNCH
02.30pm to 03.45pm E-paper and Oral Presentations
03.45pm to 04.00pm TEA BREAK
04.00pm to 05.30pm
Special Segments
Exploring Psychological Perspectives:
A Panel discussion
Exploring the Senses of the Mind and the Body: Using Modalities of Creative and Expressive Arts Based Therapy Examining the Social Impact: A Glance at the Truly Holistic Picture
      Closing Ceremony (05.00pm to 05.30pm)

A scientific committee comprising of both internal and external members for each theme would make a selection from the submitted abstracts for the papers to be presented for oral presentation and those for a poster presentation.

SCHEDULE FOR ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • To be Uploaded post 31st August 2020

For Oral Presentations

  • Each presenting author shall be given 6-8 minutes* to present their paper (*Subject to change in case of more registrations received from accepted submissions by the deadline)
  • The presentations shall be made in the order mentioned herewith, between 2.30 pm to 3.45 pm. Any presenter not present at the expected time shall not be able to be accommodated in other slots.
  • All presenting authors shall be awarded with certificates of presentation at the end of the conference proceedings of the day i.e. 5.30 pm only.
  • Co-authors who shall be attending the conference shall be provided with certificates of co-authorship at the end of the conference proceedings of the day i.e. 5.30 pm only.
  • All presenting authors are required to carry their presentation in a pen drive in Microsoft PowerPoint format, with full compatibility. Any audio/video media should also be carried as a separate file, if required. These pen drives are to be shared with the organising committee prior to the schedule for presentations.

For Poster Presentations

  • The poster needs to be in a portrait orientation, 70cm width x 100cm height.
  • The poster could be hand-made or printed and needs to be submitted by the delegates by 9am on the day of the presentation at the conference.
  • The posters shall be displayed throughout the day of the conference proceedings. However, the presenting authors shall be expected to be available between 1.30pm - 2.30pm (during the lunch break), when the delegates/invited speakers and dignitaries shall be interacting and discussing the posters, respective to their interests.
  • All presenting authors shall be awarded with certificates of presentation at the end of the conference proceedings of the day i.e. 5.30 pm only.
  • Co-authors who shall be attending the conference shall be provided with certificates of co-authorship at the end of the conference proceedings of the day i.e. 5.30 pm only.
   

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION TYPES AND DETAILS
Categories Early Registration Fees
(Last Date 15th September 2020)
Late Registration Fees
(From 16th September 2020 to 5th October 2020)
Onsite Registration Fees
(On 11th October 2020 - cash only)
Students* INR 2000 INR 3000 INR 3500
Non Students INR 3000 INR 4000 INR 4500

**The registration fee is non-refundable. Please refer to the NEFT details mentioned on the website.

  • Group discount of Rs. 500/- per person would be available to those registering in groups of 5 or more.
  • On-site registrations would have to be done by cash payment only.
  • Group registrations would not be applicable on the day of the conference. Please pre-register to avail the group discounts.
  • *Individuals registering as students need to carry their ID cards on the days of the conference. In case an individual does not have an ID card the charges for registration would be revised to those applicable for non-students. If registration has been done previously the additional amount would need to be furnished on the day of the conference.

CONTACT

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

Ms. Roshni Sondhi – Counselling Psychologist and Conference Secretary +91 9999436059

or write to us at: mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com

ACCOMMODATION

Individuals travelling for the conference can seek accomodation at Taj Vivanta, Sector 44, Gurgaon (adjacent to Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon) at special discounted rates.

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SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION

We extend our warm invitation to all those interesting in being a part of the Conference by extending their support through sponsorship and exhibitions. Kindly mail your details to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com >.

Highlights of the Previous Years