The Road to Global Mental Health Conference

29 Oct 2019, 09:00 to 17:00
The Great Hall, Strand, King's College London, WC2R 2LS

The Road to Global Mental Health Conference marks the 10th year anniversary for the Centre for Global Mental Health. It will focus on research projects, education engagements and overall achievements from 2009 to 2019, as well as reflect on the future of global mental health. The Conference will bring together leading researchers and academics working in global mental health in low- and middle-income countries, and it will provide an opportunity for early-career researchers to showcase their work in the form of Lightning Talks and poster presentations.


Key speakers and topics:

Welcome, Prof ‘Funmi Olosinakin (King’s Vice-Principal International)

The journey of global mental health, Prof Vikram Patel and Prof Martin Prince 

Report: 10 years of Centre for Global Mental Health, Prof Ricardo Araya (co-Director CGMH, King's)

Evidence for reducing stigma and discrimination in low- and middle-income countries, Prof Sir Graham Thornicroft

Child and adolescent mental health, Prof Andrea Danese 

Capacity building, Dr Ritsuko Kakuma (co-Director CGMH, LSHTM)

Looking back and looking forward: successes and ongoing challenges in integrating mental health into primary care in low resource settings, Prof Crick Lund and Dr Charlotte Hanlon

Lightning talks by early career researchers, (facilitated by Prof Sarah Byford) Caroline Smartt, Dr Elaine Flores, Dr Georgia Lockwood Estrin, Matthew Aldridge, Nicole Votruba, One Selohilwe, Dr Roxanne Keynejad, Wubalem Fekadu, Prakash BK

Ageing & mental health: an epidemiological insight into older populations,  Dr Matthew Prina

Mental health and the global goal to end AIDS by 2030, Prof Melanie Abas

Psychoses: A Global Perspective, Prof Craig Morgan (Head of Department, HSPR)

Roundtable: Past, present & future: (moderated by Dr Mary de Silva - Wellcome Trust) Prof Martin Prince, Dr Tessa Roberts, Dr Norha Vera, Dr Victor Hugo, Dr Urvita Bhatia (Sangath India), Dr Julian Eaton (LSHTM)