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Agenda - Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health

Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health

May 8-9, 2017

Sponsored by:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Grand Challenges Canada

May 8, 2017

Time Event
7:30-9:00 am

SECURITY CLEARANCE AND REGISTRATION

9:00–9:20 am

WELCOME

Joshua Gordon, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), USA
Karlee Silver, Grand Challenges Canada
Pamela Y. Collins, NIMH, USA
Beverly Pringle, NIMH, USA

9:20–9:50 am

PLENARY 1: Meeting Global Mental Health Priorities: Research, Policy & Practice

Speaker:
Shekhar Saxena, World Health Organization, Switzerland

9:50–11:10 am
Convening Center Corridor

PLENARY 2: The Complexity of Getting to Root Causes in a Global Context

Moderator:
Vikram Patel, Harvard University, USA

Speakers:
Karestan Koenen, Harvard University, USA
Atif Rahman, University of Liverpool, UK
Theresa Betancourt, Harvard University, USA
Emily Mendenhall, Georgetown University, USA

11:10–11:30 am

BREAK

11:30 am–1:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 

Platforms for Prevention and Mental Health Promotion – School-based interventions

Moderator:
Eve Reider, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, USA

Speakers: 
Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Keng-Yen Huang, New York University, USA
Bahr Weiss, Vanderbilt University, USA
Larry Wissow, Johns Hopkins University, USA

11:30 am–1:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 

Intervening in Psychosis - What have we learned? What comes next?

Moderator: Bob Heinssen, NIMH, USA

Speakers:
Ashok Malla, McGill University, Canada
Daniel Mamah, Washington University, USA
Ezra Susser, Columbia University, USA
Charlene Sunkel, South African Federation of Mental Health, South Africa

1:00–2:15 pm

LUNCHTIME: Roundtables for Early Career Investigators

2:15–2:45 pm PLENARY 3: Dimensions, Diagnoses, and Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) – Implications for Global Mental Health Research

Speaker:
Sarah Morris, NIMH, USA

2:45–3:45 pm

Measuring Clinical Outcomes for Prevention and Care

Moderator:
Atalay Alem, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Speakers:
Crick Lund, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Laura Murray, Johns Hopkins University, USA

3:45–4:00 pm

BREAK

4:00–5:00 pm

Capitalizing on Digital Intervention Platforms for Promotion, Prevention, & Care

Moderator:
Makeda Williams, NIMH, USA

Speakers:
Lisa Marsch, Dartmouth College, USA
Jeff Olivet, Center for Social Innovation, USA
Paulo Menezes, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

5:00 pm

ADJOURN

May 9, 2017

Time Event
8:00 am

REGISTRATION

9:00–10:00 am

Neuroscience in the Global Mental Health Context:  A Conversation

Moderator:
Ishmael Amarreh, NIMH, USA

Speaker:
Maria Oquendo, University of Pennsylvania and American Psychiatric Association, USA

Discussants:
Brandon Kohrt, Duke University, USA Joan Chiao, Northwestern University, USA

10:00–11:10 am

Achieving Public Health Impact: The Promise of Implementation Science for Mental Health Care Integration

Moderator:
Susan Meffert, University of California San Francisco, USA

Speaker:
Kathryn Whetten, Duke University, USA
Dixon Chibanda, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Inge Petersen, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

11:10–11:30 am NETWORKING BREAK
11:30 am–1:00 pm

Generating and Sustaining Global Mental Health Researchers Worldwide

Moderator:
Judy Bass, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Speaker:
Walter Mangezi, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Muthoni Mathai, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Elliot Sorel, George Washington University, USA
Bibiola Oladeji, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Lauren Ng, Boston University, USA
Beverly Pringle, NIMH, USA

1:00–2:30 pm MENTORING LUNCH
2:30–3:30 pm

Answering Pressing Questions with Large-Scale Population Cohorts & Data Integration

Moderator:
Greg Farber, NIMH, USA

Speaker:
Greg Farber, NIMH, USA
Kathleen Pike, Columbia University, USA
Angela Parcesepe, Columbia University, USA

3:30–3:50 pm BREAK
3:50– 4:55 pm

Beyond Research: Global Mental Health Practice

Moderator:
Karlee Silver, Grand Challenges Canada

Speaker:
Claudina Cayetano, Pan American Health Organization, USA
Kari Frame, StrongMinds, USA
Stephen Alderman, Peter C. Alderman Foundation, USA
Erin Michalak, University of British Columbia, Canada

4:55 pm

Closing Remarks