ICONS V had a total number of 449 delegates from 20 countries , other than India. They were Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Hongkong , India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA
The Plenary speakers were well known researchers who had abundant expertise in their specific areas and had widely published over several decades. These lectures were well received. The speakers included Assen Jablensky, Ashok Malla, Anand Pandurangi, S P Sashidharan, Kim Meuser, Susan McGurke, Craig Morgan, Tanya Luhrmann, Lynn De Lisi, Wolfgang Flieschhacker Bryan Mowry and Bruce Link
The wide range of topics in the symposia included phenomenology, etiology (genetics) outcome, challenges in management, psychosocial intervention, stigma
This conference provided the opportunity for many young researchers to present their research. There were 16 applications for the Young Researcher awards by researchers under the age of 35 years. A transparent assessment process, involving judges from outside the organization was used , to ensure fairness in the selection process.
Eighty five abstracts were received for poster presentation. This year an eposter format was adopted which did not meet with much enthusiasm.
The theme for ICONS V was “Working towards recovery”