Towards modern standards of care in psychiatry

11th International Conference of the SAARC Psychiatric Federation 16th Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists Colombo - Sri Lanka

Speakers

International faculty

Prof Dinesh Bhugra 
Prof Mohan Isaac
Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
Dr Rupert McShane
Prof Nirmal Lamichhane
Prof Gautam Saha
Prof Raju
Prof  OP Singh
Prof Seena Fazel
Dr Sandeep Grover
Dr Rajeev Tandon
Dr E Mohandas
Dr Russel D Souza
Dr Reddy
Dr John P John
Brigadier Prof Rana 
Prof Arun Ravindran
Prof T iS S Rao
Dr Avinash D Souza
Dr Anukant Mittal
Prof Nimesh Deshai
Dr Henal  Sha
 

Prof Dinesh Bhugra

Emeritus Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London and and honorary consultant at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
He is the President Elect of the British Medical Association and was the past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and past President of the World Psychiatric Association for a three year term. He also sits on the Education Committee of the European Psychiatric Association, and is the recipient of over 10 honorary degrees. He has authored/co-authored over 400 scientific papers and 32 books. He is also the Editor of three journals (International Journal of Social Psychiatry, International Review of Psychiatry and International Journal of Culture and Mental Health). 

 

 

 
 

 

Prof Russell Dsouza

 
Professor Russell Dsouza is the current Head and Chair of the Asia Pacific Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Directorate of the Asia Pacific Division, Melbourne Australia. Prof Dsouza is the current Director of Education of the International Program
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics University of Haifa. Based at the Directorate of the Asia Pacific Division in Melbourne Australia
Professor Dr. Russell D’Souza is currently the Dean and Executive Director Global and Professor of Organisational Psychological Medicine of the International Institute of Organizational Psychological Medicine (IIOPM) based at Port Melbourne Australia,
Melbourne Florida USA and Doncaster South Yorkshire UK.  

 

 

 

Dr Indla Reddi

Dr Reddi pursued MBBS From Kurnool Medical College(1976) and   M.D(1982) and D.P.M from NIMHANS Bangalore. He is a Consultant psychiatrist for last 36 years and Director of Vijayawada Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (VIMHANS). Served as National President Indian Psychiatric Society 2007) and President SAARC Psychiatric Federation (2007)He has Published many articles in National and international     journals and also edited a book “Career Planning for Young Psychiatrists.” He has been a Guest speaker at many National and International conferences.

 

 

Professor Seena Fazel

 

 

Dr. Seena Fazel is Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, and honorary consultant forensic psychiatrist for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. He works clinically in a local prison. His main research interests are on suicidal behaviour in prisoners, mental health of prisoners, and risk assessment in criminal justice and mental health.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Rupert McShane

 
 

Dr. Rupert McShane leads the ECT and ketamine service at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and is the chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists special committee on ECT and related treatments. His work on ECT includes creation of internet resource of 140 video clips of people talking about their experience of ECT on HealthTalk.  He ran the first international conference on ketamine treatments for psychiatric disorders in March 2018 (www.ketamineconference.org) and he is previously the coordinating editor of Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group.

 

 

 

Dr. Gautam Saha 

 

Dr. Gautam Saha is the director, Clinic Brain Neuropsychiatric Institution and Research Centre , Barasat. He is also the immediate past Honorary General Secretary (2016-18) of the Indian Psychiatric Society. He is the editor  of the  Indian Association of Private Psychiatry and is the chairperson of the CME Committee , Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health. Dr Saha has several publications and has contributed to several books.

 

 

Prof. Om Prakash Singh

 

Dr. Singh, former professor and head of NRS Medical College is the current editor of  Indian Journal of  Psychiatry and is the Honorary General Secretary of Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health. He has held many positions in the Indian Psychiatric Society. 

 

 

 
 

Dr. R. K. Mahendru

                                                                                                                                                                                           

Dr. Mahendru is a former Professor and Head Psychiatric Division, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. He was the first to obtain MD in Psychiatry in 1971 from K.G’s Medical College Lucknow. He has won Indian Psychiatric Society, Central Zone Oration Award in 1986 and has been the President and Secretary of Central Zone Branch of Indian Psychiatric Society. He has published nearly 35 scientific papers in various national and international journals and written several articles on psychiatry and mental health in various magazines and news papers. 

 

 

 

Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil 

 

Prof Kallivayalil is the President of the World Association of Social Psychiatry. He is also the Secretary General, World Psychiatric Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Russell D’Souza

 
 

Dr D’Souza is the Executive Director, Dean and Professor of Psychological Medicine at International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine. He is also the Head and Chair Asia Pacific Division of UNESCO.

 

 

 

Dr Philip John

Dr. Philip John is a Senior Consultant in psychiatry in Kochi, Kerala, India for the past 35 years and also has regular consultations at Child Guidance Clinic (CGC), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(UAE). Graduated in Medicine from Medical College, Trivandrum and holds MD in Psychiatry from the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), the premier institute for neurosciences in Asia. Dr. Philip John is a Senior Consultant in psychiatry in Kochi, Kerala, India for the past 35 years and also has regular consultations at Child Guidance Clinic (CGC), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Graduated in Medicine from Medical College, Trivandrum and holds MD in Psychiatry from the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), the premier institute for neurosciences in Asia.