BIPA Annual Conference 2020

The NCC , Birmingham



Dear BIPA members & Colleagues, 

1. Due to corona virus pandemic we are postponing BIPA Annual conference which was scheduled to take place on 6&7 June 2020( Details of the event given below).We are planning to reschedule it later in the year and will keep you informed when the dates are finalised.

2. We have extended the deadline for accepting nominations for the Post of BIPA Vice-President and BIPA Executive Committee (EC) posts (5vacancies) until 31.3.2020. All complete nominations received until 31.3.2020 by 17:00 hrs will be accepted. Dr Ashok Patel, is the Returning Officer in case of elections for these posts.


Dr Santosh Mudholkar

President, BIPA on behalf of BIPA EC




BIPA Trustees and BIPA Executive Committee are delighted to invite you to the 25th Annual Conference of the British Indian Psychiatric Association (BIPA).



Arts, Culture and Neuroscience



Tickets for the event and Gala Dinner are now on Eventbrite and can be accessed by this link

Any further queries on the tickets please contact us on


Conference Guest Speaker 

Prof Joan Chiao, Prof of Psychology, North western University of  Illinois, U.S.A. Lead Author of The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience


Invited Speakers:

Prof Kam Bhui, Professor of Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London, U.K.

Prof Femi Oyebode, University of Birmingham, U.K.

Dr Ramya Mohan, Consultnat in CAMHS, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust

Prof Sagnik Bhattacharya, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IOPPN)

Prof Mala Rao, Professor of Public Health, Imperial College, London, U.K.

Dr Adrian James, President Elect, The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)

Dr Derek Tracey, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Oxleas Mental Health Trust

Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), East London NHS Foundation Trust 

Dr Subodh Dave, Associate Dean (Trainee support), Royal College of Psychiatrists, London & Consultant Psychiatrist, Derbyshire Health Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Rajesh Mohan, Consultant Psychiatrist in Rehabilitation Psychiatry, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Sri Kalidindi, Consultant Psychiatrist & AMD, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)

Dr Anantha Dave, Medical Director, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust

Dr Jonathon Hurlow, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Birmingham and Solihull NHS Trust


Guest Speakers from India:

Prof P.K. Dalal, President, Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) & Professor of Psychiatry, King George Medical College, Lucknow, India.

Dr Prasad Rao, President, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP), Director, Asha Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Other Conference highlights:

Interactive workshops for:

* SAS doctors

* International medical Graduates (IMGs)

* CASC exam preparation workshop for psychiatry trainees

* Poster competition for Medical students 

The conference is open to any mental health professional working in  UK and India.  Please attend with your multidisciplinary teams.


CONFERENCE GALA DINNER at THE NCC BIRMINGHAM on SAT 6 JUNE 2020 from 19:30 Hrs onwards. Dinner tickets can be booked separately on Eventbrite.  

Please visit BIPA website for details of conference registrations. Conference registration fee is inclusive of lunch.

For any other enquiries, please contact Ms Jane Ptolomey, Administrative Secretary BIPA

Email: or

Please note that there is no telephone contact and all queries will be answered by email within 48 hrs.

Further information about the venue and directions can be found at



Dr Santosh Mudholkar, Dr Ramneesh Puri, Dr Ananta Dave, Dr Ashwani Kapila, Dr Donna Arya, Dr Anand Ramakrishnan, Prof Kam Bhui, Dr Ranga Rao, Dr Mithilesh Jha, Dr Abrar Hussain, Dr Arun Kishore, Dr Sri Kalidindi, Dr Harinder Bains, Dr Kiran Purandare, Dr Hari Subramaniam, Dr Venkatesh Malipatil


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