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Early Intervention Webinar 1 Now Available online - Registration for Webinar 2 Now Open

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

The first webinar for new World Psychiatric Association's (WPA) online learning series: ‘Early Intervention’ is now available online!

The first webinar in the "Early Intervention" series, titled: “Early Intervention in Psychosis – A Global Perspective” took place on Friday the 5th of November and was a great success. The well-attended event was chaired by Prof Nikos Stefanis MD FRANZCP and included presentations by three internationally acclaimed academic researchers and clinicians (Nikolaos Koutsouleris, Swaran P. Singh and Sinan Guloksuz), who explored the theme from different perspectives.

A recording of the webinar is now available for viewing on WPA’s Education Portal here.

For the nominal fee of USD $15, it is also possible to purchase the WPA CPD Certificate and associated CPD points for attending this webinar via the WPA's Education Portal. More information of how to access the certificate can be read at the end of this article*.

Registration is now open for the next webinar in the WPA Early Intervention Webinar Series

Funded by WPA and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the second webinar of this series, titled: "Early Intervention in Low Resource Settings – Findings from the WIC (Warwick – India - Canada) Project" will take place on the 10th of December 2021 at 13:00 GMT. Our global experts will provide an overview of the WIC project's work and initial findings. The faculty includes renowned global mental health experts who have been leading mental health programmes in Low and Middle Income Country (LMIC) settings.

Chaired by Swaran P. Singh MBBS MD FRCPsych DM, this webinar is designed for mental health professionals, with a primary aim of increasing knowledge and understanding of evidence-based clinical management of people with early psychosis in LMICs.

Webinar Presentations include:

Prof Rakesh K Chadda (AIIMS, New Delhi, India) - ‘Protocol-based care for first episode psychosis’

Dr R Thara (SCARF, Chennai, India) - ‘Early detection of mental illness through school-based screening’

Prof Jason Madan (University of Warwick, UK) - 'Health Economics of Early Intervention Services'

Prof Graeme Currie (University of Warwick, UK) - 'Implementation Science in LMICs'

Dr Srividya Iyer (McGill University, Canada) - 'Early Intervention Services in global context: new frontiers'


Registration for Webinar 2 is now open and you can register here.

Places are strictly limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

WPA together with the NIHR is pleased to offer this webinar free to join. Attendees can receive a WPA CPD Certificate on completion of the webinar for a fee of USD $15.

Further Information:

Further details regarding the webinar can be found here.

For any queries relating to the Early Intervention Webinar Series please contact

We hope to see you at future WPA online events. To view our upcoming events please visit the WPA website.

For more information on the Education Portal, visit the page or contact

Author: WPA Education Coordinator

*To access the certificate, login to the Portal (you will need to sign up if you have not logged in previously). From the Portal home page select 'Paid CPD Certificate Courses’, then 'CPD Early Intervention' and here you will be prompted for payment via PayPal. Once payment has been made the webinar page will open, scroll to the bottom of this page and here you can access your CPD certificate and download.



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