Chesmal Siriwardhana Memorial Lecture: Mental health in post-conflict and post-natural disaster populations

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Chesmal Siriwardhana Memorial Lecture: Mental health in post-conflict and post-natural disaster populations

DATE: Thursday 10 October 2019
TIME: 17.30-18.30
VENUE: John Snow Lecture Theatre B, Keppel Street, LSHTM

This year’s memorial lecture will focus on the mental health of post-humanitarian crisis migrants forced into displacement, in alignment with Dr Siriwardhana’s expertise in armed conflict, migration and mental health. 

The world is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in which one in 70 people worldwide is caught up in a crisis that requires urgent humanitarian assistance. Political upheaval, famine and natural disasters have resulted in the largest movement of displaced individuals in history, and with it, some of the most significant public health challenges of our time.

Speakers include Professor Bayard Roberts, Dr Elaine Flores and Dr Shannon Doherty who will address trans-diagnostic mental health services in conflict-affected populations, he psychosocial effects of El Niño in the northern coast of Peru and the mental health prevalence and treatment pathways for primary care attendees in post- conflict Northern Sri Lanka.

About the memorial lecture

The Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) at King’s College London host an annual lecture to commemorate Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana who was an Associate Professor at LSHTM. He died in an accident in 2017.

The annual lectures are broadly themed around humanitarian crisis and mental health, in alignment with Dr Siriwardhana’s expertise in armed conflict, migration and mental health. To find out more about Dr Siriwardhana, please click here.

Further information about the schedule and the speakers can be accessed here

ALL WELCOME