Three Digital Hub-affiliated symposia have been accepted to the to the World Psychiatric Association's (WPA) 20th World Congress of Psychiatry, scheduled to take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-17 October 2020.
The first symposium, entitled Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care: Promoting Best Practices in APEC Economies, is based on the APEC Digital Hub-WONCA Collaborative Framework on Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care in the Asia Pacific project and will be Co-Chaired by Dr. Chee Ng (Australia), Co-Lead of the Digital Hub's Integration with Primary Care and Community Settings Working Group, and Dr. Raymond Lam, Executive Director of the Digital Hub. Speakers will include Dr. Garth Manning, CEO of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) (Thailand); Hazli Zakaria, President of the Psychiatric Association of Malaysia (Malaysia); Dr. Jill Murphy, Strategic Initiatives Director for the Digital Hub and Postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia (Canada); and Dr. Irmansyah, Director of Mental Health, Ministry of Health, Indonesia.
The second symposium, entitled Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Implementation of Mental Health Interventions: Lessons from Canada-China Partnerships, focuses on the Digital Hub-affiliated Enhanced Measurement-Based care Effectiveness for Depression (EMBED) project and will be Co-Chaired by Dr. Raymond Lam and Dr. Chen Jun (China), Professor of Psychiatry at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Director of the Clinical Research Center at the Shanghai Mental Health Centre. Speakers will include Dr. Chee Ng, Dr. Shiqui Meng (China), Assistant Professor, Peking University Health Sciences Centre, and Dr. Jill Murphy.
The third symposium, entitled Ketamine and Analogs: From Research to Clinical Practice, will be Co-Chaired by Dr. Arun Ravindran (Canada), a member of the Digital Hub Executive Team, and Dr. Raymond Lam. Additional speakers will include Dr. Shehan William, Professor in Psychiatry and Head, Department of Psychiatry, University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka); and Dr. Luke Woon, Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) (Malaysia).
For more information about the Congress, please visit the event website.