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Early Intervention Webinar 2: Meet the Presenters

WPA Webinars || Early Intervention in Low Resource Settings – Findings from the WIC (Warwick – India - Canada) Project**

10th December 2021, 13:00-15:00 GMT (2 hour webinar) ________________________________________________________________


With the next webinar in the WPA Early Intervention Webinar Series 2021 fast approaching, it is timely to introduce the global experts who will be presenting and sharing their knowledge on this important topic.

The second webinar of the series, titled ‘Early Intervention in Low Resource Settings – Findings from the WIC (Warwick – India - Canada) Project**’ will be opened by Dr. Afzal Javed, President of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), and chaired by Prof. Swaran Singh. The event will focus on the WIC programme of work** and will include presentations by five internationally acclaimed academic researchers and clinicians who will explore the theme from different perspectives. Here is a little more about the Chair and each presenter:

Prof. Swaran Singh (Chair)

Prof Singh is a Professor in Psychiatry at Warwick Medical School, and Director of Centre for Mental Health & Wellbeing Research at University of Warwick. He has an extensive and international track record of delivering high-quality, high impact research in psychotic disorders and youth mental health. His research in the 1990s demonstrated that deinstitutionalisation had not improved early psychosis outcomes as the community teams lacked the necessary specialist skills. He co-led the development of Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services, setting up the first NHS service in London in 2001 which was acclaimed by users, carers and policy makers including the Deputy Prime Minister’s Social Exclusion Unit for improving the functional outcomes in FEP. His work in mental health legislation, specifically ethnicity and detention, community treatment orders and mental capacity provided evidence for the parliamentary debate and the subsequent Mental Health Act 2007. He is the director of the WIC Network.

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

Prof. Rakesh Chadda is a Professor of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi. He is the head of the department of Psychiatry at AIIMS. He is a Past President, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry and Indian Psychiatric Society, North Zone; and Secretary General, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of UK and the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India). With expertise in caregiver burden in schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, pathways to care, preventive psychiatry and psychiatric rehabilitati