13th April, 2019 → Day 2






Chair: Dr. Mrugesh Vaishav
Dr. Poorna Chandrika

9.00 am - 9.30 am

Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention

Prof. Helen Herman

President, World Psychiatric Association, Australia


Suicide a Global Public Health Challenge

Prof. Pamela Collins

University of Washington, USA


Global Suicide Rates - Changes and Trends

Prof. Michael Philips

Shanghai Mental Health Center, China

10.30 am - 11.00 am



11.00 am - 1.00 pm


Chair: Dr. Gautam Saha Dr. R. Thara


Mental Health and Wellbeing of Medical Students and Doctors

Prof. Dinesh Bhugra

President, British Medical Association, UK


Suicide Prevention in Young People

Prof. Gil Zalsman

Hebrew University, Israel


Why We Cannot Ignore Maternal Suicide

Prof. Prabha Chandra

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India


Suicide in Schizophrenia

Prof. Merete Nordentoft

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Lunch & Poster Viewing


2.00 pm - 3.30 pm


Chair: Dr. MS Reddy

Dr. R. Sathianathan


Suicide and Mood Disorders

Prof. Keith Hawton

Oxford University, UK


Suicide and Personality

Prof. Kees Van Heeringen

University of Ghent, Belgium


Suicide And Socio Cultural Factors

Prof. Brian Mishara

Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

3.30pm - 4.00 pm  



4.00 pm - 4.45 pm


Chair: Dr. Suresh Kumar M


Assessment and Management of a Suicidal Patient

Prof. Diego De Leo

Primorska University, Italy

4.45 pm - 6.30 pm

Suicide in India


Suicide in India an Overview

Dr. Prasad Rao

President - IAPP, Hyderabad


SPIRIT- Community Suicide Intervention - RCT in India

Dr. Soumitra Pathare

Center for MH Law and Policy, Pune


Non-Suicidal Self-injury: An Indian Perspective

Dr. Sujit Sarkhel

Institute of Psychiatry IPGME&R, Kolkatta


Understanding and Management of Suicide in Homeless Mentally ill Women.

Dr. Venu Jhanwar

Deva Inst. of Health Care & Research, Varanasi


Community Based Care Contributes to Suicide Reduction- Evidence from the JAN MAN SWASTH PROGRAM in India

Dr. Sudipto Chatterjee

NIAS, Bengaluru


Suicide Studies in India

Dr. Anish Cherian

NIMHANS, Bengaluru

07.00 pm

Gala Dinner