S. Sabesh and A.J. John were elected as president and secretary at the 46th annual conference of India Psychiatric Society (IPS), South Zone Branch, which concluded at Kumarakom on Sunday. The newly elected office-bearers include Swaminath (vice-president), N. Dinesh (treasurer) and M.S. Reddy (editor). Kerala University of Health Sciences Dean (Research) Praveenlal Kuttichira inaugurated the conference. R. Raguram, Head of the Psychiatry Department, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, received the Visakha Oration Award, instituted by the South Zone Branch of the IPS.