The world in denial? Global mental health matters

Tuesday - Wednesday  26 - 27 March 2013

Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

**This meeting is FULLY BOOKED. We will not be accepting any on the day bookings**

This event makes the case for increasing the profile and funding of mental health globally and discusses the challenges and opportunities for this. The evidence to support this is extensive and compelling, so why do political leaders and policy makers fail to act? Simply put, the World is in denial and this event is a reality check.

The meeting is organised in association with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, for more information please visit http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk

Aims:
* Understand the global prevalence of mental health problems and its percentage of the total health burden in lower-income countries.
* Learn about the impact of untreated mental illness on morbidity and mortality in lower income countries.
* Examine the impact of untreated mental illness on the course and prognosis of physical illnesses.
* Understand the socio-economic cost of untreated mental illness.
* Explore the reasons why mental health is neglected in terms of specialists and treatment despite being a major disease area.
* Consider the challenges to global mental health arising from conflict including the impact on UK Society.
* Discuss what is being done to tackle the global mental health burden and what more needs to be done.

Who should attend:
Anyone working within the field of Global Mental Health or with an interest in this area.

Call for abstracts for posters
There will be a session at which participants can present their work and ideas in the form of a poster
Submission deadline for abstracts: Thursday 28 February 2013
The organising committee welcomes abstracts for posters for presentation on any topics of interest in the field of Global Health. Abstracts for posters should relate to original unpublished work.
These should be no more than 500 words in length. Abstracts should be sent to globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk and should be clearly marked 'Global health - abstract submission'. Please ensure that the author's postal address, telephone and fax numbers are included in this message as well as an email address for correspondence.

**This meeting is FULLY BOOKED. We will not be accepting any on the day bookings**

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DAY ONE: TUESDAY 26 MARCH 2013

9.00 am

Registration with tea and coffee

9.30 am

Introduction and welcome note
Mr B Sethia, Lead for Global Health, Royal Society of Medicine
Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Session 1: Keynote address

9.35 am

Disregarding mental health and wasting resources is unacceptable
Professor Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

10.00 am

Discussion

Session 2: Global mental health from the cradle to the grave
Chair: Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK

10.10 am

Young people
Professor Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health & Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, Sangath Centre, Goa, India

10.30 am

Adult mental health and dementia
Professor Martin Prince, Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry & Co-Director KHP/ LSHTM Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College Hospital

10.50 am

Panel discussion
Professor Vikram Patel; Professor Martin Prince; Professor Alistair Burns, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre; Professor Martin Rossor, National Hospital for Neurology

11.10 am

Coffee Break

Session 3: Global initiatives in mental health - what people are doing to solve it
Chair: Professor Louis Appleby, National Director for Health & Criminal Justice and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester, UK

11.40 am

International action on addictions
Professor Mohammed Abou-Saleh, St George's, University of London

12.00 pm

International action on mental health
Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director for the Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

12.20 pm

Panel discussion
Session speakers

12.45 pm

Lunch and poster exhibition

Session 4: Keynote address
Chair: Ms Helen Miller,
The Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK

2.00 pm

Against 'global mental health'
Dr Derek Summerfield
Consultant Psychiatrist, Honorary Senior Lecturer Institute of Psychiatrists

2.25 pm

Urban mental health, gender and poverty - a local not a global issue
Dr Bhargavi Darva
Director, Centre for Advocacy in Mental health, Pune, India

2.50 pm

Discussion

Session 5: Parallel workshops

3.00 pm

Delegates to choose to attend two from the following 5 workshops. Sessions will take place at 3pm and 3.45pm

Workshop A:
Mental health in infectious diseases
Facilitator: Dr Thomas Gilberthorpe, Maudsley Hospital, London

Workshop B:
Discrimination and stigma
Facilitator: Professor Graham Thornicroft
Professor of Community Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Workshop C:
Implementing the global mental health agenda: What NGOs can do
Facilitator: Ms Rachel Arrundale,
Policy and Advocacy Manager, International Medical Corps, UK

Workshop D:
Training the trainer; developing a local skills base in assessing and treating mental illness
Facilitator: Professor Rachel Jenkins
Director WHO Collaborating Centre, Head of Section Mental Health Policy, Vising Professor London School of Hygiene

Workshop E:
Perinatal mortality
Facilitator: Professor Lesley Regan, Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Dr Liz MacDonald,

3.45 pm

Tea break

Session 6: Workshops repeated

4.15 pm

Delegates to attend the second of their chosen workshops
As above

5.00 pm

Close of day one

5.10 pm

Premier film screening
Hidden Pictures: The Underexposed World of Global Mental Health
Q&A with the Director and Physician Dr Delaney Ruston

7.00 pm

Conference dinner for those who have pre-booked

DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH 2013

9.00 am

Registration with tea and coffee

9.30 am

Introduction and welcome note
Mr B Sethia, Lead for Global Health, Royal Society of Medicine

Session 1: Keynote address

9.35 am

Recognising mental health human rights - the way forward
Professor Norman Sartorius, Former Director, Division of Mental Health, World Health Organization (WHO); President of the World Psychiatric Association and of the European Psychiatric Association, Geneva, Switzerland

10.00 am

Discussion

Session 2: Global approaches to human rights
Chair: Dr Sab Bhaumik, Medical Director of Leicester Frith Hospital

10.10 am

Human rights
Gunilla Backman, Health adviser for conflict countries, Sida

10.30 am

Vulnerable groups and issues with mental health
Mr Chris Underhill, Founder Director, BasicNeeds

10.50 am

Panel discussion
Session speakers

11.10 am

Coffee break

Session 3: The impact of conflict on global mental health
Chair: Professor Sir Simon Wessely
Vice Dean, Institute of Psychiatry
Head, Department of Psychological Medicine
Director, King's Centre for Military Health Research
King's College London

11.40 am

Volunteering role in reconstruction of society post conflict
Dr Mohammed Al-Uzri
Consultant Psychiatrist, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
& Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester

12.00 pm

Mental health needs of asylum seekers and refugees
Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, Professor of Cultural Psychiatry & Epidemiology, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry

12.20 pm

Lessons from military medicine
Professor Richard Williams, Professor of Mental Health Strategy, University of Glamorgan and Honorary Professor, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester

12.40 pm

Panel discussion
Discussant: Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, Professor Matthew Freedman, John Gale, CEO, Community Housing and Therapy, London

1.00 pm

Lunch break

Session 4: From denial to affirmation; No global health without mental health
Chair: Mr B Sethia, Lead for Global Health, Royal Society of Medicine

2.00 pm

Campaigning for Change: The Great Push for Mental Health and the People's Charter
Professor John Copeland, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Liverpool

2.20 pm

The role of UN in global mental health
Dr Matthew Muijen, Programme Manager for Mental Health with WHO Regional Office for Europe

2.40 pm

Panel discussion
Session speaker, Dr Shekhar Saxena, Dr Derek Summerfield and Professor Neil Greenberg, Consultant Psychiatrist, Duchess of Kent's Psychiatric Hospital

3.00 pm

Final thoughts: How should global mental health issues be represented with SDG?

3.30 pm

Closing remarks
Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

3.45 pm

Close of meeting

Meeting ref: GHD01

CPD: 5 credits


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