Scientific Programme

Saturday 2nd June, 2018


9:00 – 9:45 Registration & Coffee
9:45 – 10:00 Introduction & WelcomeDr. Anand Ramakrishnan,President, BIPA

Dr.Subodh Dave
, Assoc Dean, RCPsych.

Lina Toleikyte
I Public Health Manager I Health Equity, national team I Health Improvement Directorate I Public Health England
10:45 – 11:25 Digital Mental Health: New technology and culturally adapted interventions for
mood and anxiety disorders. Prof. Richard Morriss;, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham.
11:25 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:15 Accountable new care models in Forensic service. Dr.Jeremy Kenny Herbert.
12:15 – 12:45 Dr. Ajit Bhide, President, Indian Psychiatric Society
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break & Networking
13:45 – 14:15 New Mental Health Act – Dr. Adrian James, Registrar, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK
14:15 – 15:15 Celebrating Achievement: Rapid Fire session.
Dr.Srinivasan Sudarsan
Dr.Bhanu Chadalavada
Dr Sabarigiri Vasan
Dr. Sabarigirivasan Muthukrishnan
15:15 -15:35 Coffee Break
15:35 -16:15 “Radicalisation and mental illness” Prof.Kamaldeep Bhui CBE, Editor, British Journal of Psychiatry
16:15-17:00 “Update on Neuropsychiatric conundrums”, D. Antony Thomas Vachaparambil, Consultant Neurologist, Coventry and Warwickshire
19.00 for Chair: BIPA Awards & Conference Gala Dinner,



Scientific Programme

Sunday – 3rd June 2018


09:30- 10:00 Dementia in BME Communities– Dr. Hari Subramaniam, Leicester
10:00-10:40 Neurobiology of Violence in Schizophrenia and Antisocial Personality Disorder: The Role of Childhood Abuse: Prof Veenakumari, Kings College, London
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
Parallel Workshops
11:00 – 11:50 Parallel Workshop1
“Trauma and medically unexplained symptoms-a blind spot in understanding suicide prevention”

Dr.Abrar Hussain
Dr. Ananta Dave
Parallel Workshop2

Dr. Arun Chidambaram,
Dy. Medical Director,
Mersey care NHS Fondation Trust.
11:55 –12:00 Vote of Thanks – Dr Venkatesh Muthukrishnan, General Secretary, BIPA
12:00-13:15 Annual General Body Meeting for BIPA members
13:15-14:15 Lunch