Dinesh Bhugra

Dinesh Bhugra

Congress President, WPA President (UK)

Prof. Dinesh Bhugra, the president of the World Psychiatric Association, a well-known authority and commentator on social and public health psychiatry and a prolific author and editor, will discuss his areas of expertise in the Forum on Mental Health Policy in the Lithuanian Parliament, at the Opening Ceremony, and in Plenary Sessions and Symposiums.

Dinesh Bhugra was born in Yamana Nagar in India in 1952, where he won the National Science Talent Search Scholarship to attend medical school at the Armed Forces Medical College at Poona University.

Today Dinesh Bhugra CBE is a professor of mental health and diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London. He is an honorary consultant psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and is former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is currently the president of the World Psychiatric Association.

Prof. Bhugra became chair of the Mental Health Foundation in 2011, and was awarded his CBE in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to psychiatry following three years as the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This same year he became the first ever UK-based psychiatrist to be voted president of the World Psychiatric Association.

His research interests include topics across social and public health psychiatry: cross-cultural psychiatry, migrant mental health, professionalism in psychiatry, depression, psychosexual medicine, service provision and decision-making. He has become an important authority on these issues, having published over 180 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 100 editorials and invited papers, 90 book chapters and authored or edited 30 books.

MEETING MT7: MEET THE WPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Theta Hall

CHAIR Dinesh Bhugra (UK) CO-CHAIR Helen Herrman (Australia) SPEAKERS Dinesh Bhugra (UK) – WPA President. Helen Herrman (Australia) – WPA President-Elect. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (India) – WPA Secretary General. Masatoshi Takeda (Japan) – WPA Secretary for Scientific Meetings. Michelle B. Riba (USA) – WPA Secretary for Scientific Meetings. Afzal Javed (UK / Pakistan) – WPA […]

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PLENARY LECTURES PA9: VYTENIS ANDRIUKAITIS (LITHUANIA), HELEN HERRMAN (AUSTRALIA), ROY ABRAHAM KALLIVAYALIL (INDIA)

Alfa Hall

CHAIR Dinesh Bhugra (UK) CO-CHAIR Vytenis Andriukaitis (Lithuania) Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuania) SPEAKER THEMES Vytenis Andriukaitis (Lithuania): Mental Health in European Union. Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuania): Proposed Measures to Reduce Alcohol Consumption and Their Impact on Mental Health. Helen Herrman (Australia): Humanitarian Emergencies: The Role of Psychiatrists. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (India): Social Psychiatry in the 21st Century. DESCRIPTION To be […]

Plenary Lecture
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MEET THE EXPERT MA10: Dinesh Bhugra (UK)

"Stockholm" Restaurant

CHAIR Paul Summergrad (USA) CO-CHAIR Palmyra Rudalevičienė (Lithuania) SPEAKERS Dinesh Bhugra WPA President, London, UK DESCRIPTION To be confirmed. PLACE “Stockholm” Restaurant (Look on map: Swedbank, Konstitucijos pr. 20)

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SOCIAL EVENT IN PALACE OF THE GRAND DUKES OF LITHUANIA E3: EXHIBITION, CONCERT, GALA DINNER

Vilnius Old Town

SPEAKERS Dinesh Bhugra (UK): Acknowledgements. Helen Herrman (Australia): Acknowledgements. Masatoshi Takeda (Japan): Acknowledgements. Jyrki Korkeila (Finland): Acknowledgements. Alvydas Navickas (Lithuania): Acknowledgements. Sigita Lesinskienė (Lithuania): Acknowledgements. (Look on map: Katedros a. 4, Vilnius) Please note that registration for this social event is mandatory. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER VIEW FULL DESCRIPTION

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SYMPOSIUM SA1: HUMAN RIGHTS

Alfa Hall

CHAIR Dinesh Bhugra (UK) CO-CHAIR Helen Herrman (Australia) SPEAKER THEMES Dinesh Bhugra (UK): Bill of Rights of People with Mental Health. Dainius Pūras (Lithuania): Human Rights, Mental Health and Changes in the Role of Psychiatry. Donna Stewart (Canada): Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Against Women: A New Competency-Based Curriculum for Psychiatrists, Residents and Medical Students by the […]

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PLENARY LECTURES PA2: DINESH BHUGRA (UK), PAUL SUMMERGRAD (USA)

Alfa Hall

CHAIR Norman Sartorius (Switzerland) CO-CHAIR John Oldham (USA) SPEAKER THEMES Dinesh Bhugra (UK): Mind and Body. Paul Summergrad (USA): Integrative Medicine and Psychiatric Care. DESCRIPTION To be confirmed.

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KEYNOTE LECTURES KA5: JOHN OLDHAM (USA), HASSE KARLSSON (FINLAND)

Alfa Hall

CHAIR Dinesh Bhugra (UK) CO-CHAIR Sigita Plioplys (USA) SPEAKER THEMES John Oldham (USA): New Research on Personality Disorders. Hasse Karlsson (Finland): Effects of Prenatal Stress on Child Brain Development – Implications for Later Mental Health. DESCRIPTION To be confirmed.

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SYMPOSIUM SA6: WHAT CAN WE DO FOR THE CURRENT WORLD CRISES AS PSYCHIATRISTS?

Alfa Hall

CHAIR Tsuyoshi Akiyama (Japan) CO-CHAIR Wolfgang Rutz (Sweden) SPEAKER THEMES Levant Küey (Turkey): Forced Displaced People and Mental Health. Wolfgang Rutz (Sweden): ”Not Only the Climate…” – A Plea for Mental Ecology. Tsuyoshi Akiyama (Japan): The Fusion of Psychiatry and Social Science Dinesh Bhugra (UK): WPA’s Role in the Current and Future Crisis. DESCRIPTION Today, environmental ecological experts […]

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SOCIAL EVENT IN VILNIUS CITY HALL E1: CONGRESS RECEPTION, CONCERT AND PARTY

Vilnius Old Town

(Look on map: Didžioji g. 31, Vilnius) SPEAKERS 19:00 – 19:30 Remigijus Šimašius (Major of Vilnius, Lithuania): Welcome Speech. Mykolas Majauskas (LR Parliament, Head of the Suicide Prevention Committee and Members of the Board of Vilnius Municipality, Lithuania): Suicide Prevention Project in Vilnius. Dinesh Bhugra (United Kingdom): Speech. Helen Herrman (Australia): Speech. CONCERT 19:30- 20:00 The Vilnius City Municipality […]

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PRE CONGRESS FORUM: MENTAL HEALTH POLICY. GOVERNMENTAL AND CONGRESS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEDIA SESSION FmM1 (By Invitation)

Parliament Media Room

Address: Parliament of Lithuania (Gedimino pr. 53, Entrance at Building 3, Vilnius) PARTICIPANTS Agnė Širinskienė (Lithuanian Parliament, Chair of the Committee of Health, Lithuania) Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuanian Ministry of Health, Lithuania) Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President, UK) Helen Herrman (WPA President Elect, Australia) Masatoshi Takeda (WFSBP President, Japan) Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (WPA Secretary General, India) Alvydas Navickas […]

Pre Congress Forum Round Table
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PRE CONGRESS FORUM: MENTAL HEALTH POLICY. GOVERNMENTAL AND WPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION RC2 (By Invitation)

Parliament Constitution Hall

Address: Parliament of Lithuania (Gedimino pr. 53, Entrance at Building 3, Vilnius) CHAIRS Agnė Širinskienė (Lithuanian Parliament, Chair of the Committee of Health, Lithuania) Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President, UK) PARTICIPANTS WPA Executive Committee, LR Parliament members, LR Health Ministry members Please note that the entrance is by invitation only.

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PRE CONGRESS FORUM: MENTAL HEALTH POLICY. CONFERENCE FC2 (By Invitation)

Parliament Conference Hall

Address: Parliament of Lithuania (Gedimino pr. 53, Entrance at Building 3, Vilnius) CHAIRS Agnė Širinskienė (Lithuanian Parliament, Chair of the Committee of Health, Lithuania) Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuanian Ministry of Health, Lithuania) Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President, UK) Helen Herrman (WPA President Elect, Australia) Alvydas Navickas (LPA President, Lithuania) SPEAKER THEMES Agnė Širinskienė (Lithuanian Parliament, Chair of […]

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PRE CONGRESS SYMPOSIUM PcA1: PSYCHIATRY AND GENETICS

Alfa Hall

Address: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva Conference and Event Centre (Alfa Hall, Konstitucijos pr. 20, Vilnius) CHAIRS Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President, UK) Vaidutis Kučinskas (Scientific Director of Human Genome Research Center, Lithuania) SPEAKER THEMES Thomas G. Schulze (Professor of Psychiatric Genetics, Germany): Biobanking, Biomarkers and Multi-omics in Psychiatry: a Comprehensive Perspective. Artūras Petronis (Professor of Psychiatry, […]

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CONGRESS OPENING CEREMONY

Alfa Hall

CHAIRS Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuanian Ministry of Health, Lithuania) Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President, UK) Helen Herrman (WPA President Elect, Australia) SPEAKERS Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President, UK) Helen Herrman (WPA President Elect, Australia) Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuanian Ministry of Health, Lithuania) Agnė Širinskienė (Lithuanian Parliament, Chair of the Committee of Health, Lithuania) Norman Sartorius (WPA Former President, Switzerland) […]

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