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Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Priority
April 13-14, 2016

Mental health issues impose an enormous disease burden on societies across the world. Depression alone affects 350 million people globally and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Despite its enormous social burden, mental disorders continue to be driven into the shadows by stigma, prejudice and fear. The issue is becoming ever more urgent in light of the forced migration and sustained conflict we are seeing in many countries of the world.

A two-day series of events, co-hosted by the World Bank and the World Health Organization during the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, aims to move mental health from the margins to the mainstream of the global development agenda. The events to engage finance ministers, multilateral and bilateral organizations, the business community, technology innovators, and civil society will emphasize the urgent investments needed in mental health services, and the expected returns in terms of health, social and economic benefits.

Highlights include:

Day 1: April 13  (complete agenda)

Innovations Fair: Showcasing affordable ways to improve the mental health and wealth of your nation

Some of the world’s leading mental health experts share feasible, affordable and cost-effective innovations from around the globe.

  • Public showcase of innovative mental service delivery projects from across the world; 
  • showcase of success stories; and 
  • launch of the World Bank’s Disease Control Priorities 3 Volume on Mental Health.

Joint World Bank Group-World Health Organization high level panel: Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority

*Note: this event will be available via livestream

Day 2: April 14 (complete agenda)

A series of panel discussions on various aspects of the global mental health challenge.

For information about the technical content of the event:
Patricio V. Marquez, Lead Health Specialist, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, The World Bank
Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

World Bank Group:
Ramatoulaye George-Alleyne, Communications Officer
Melanie Mayhew, Communications Officer

World Health Organization:
Alison Brunier, Communications Officer

For further information about the Innovations Fair please contact
Agnes Becker, MHIN Communications Manager
Shamaila Usmani, Research Fellow and MHIN Knowledge Exchange Officer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Agenda subject to change ahead of event. Please check back for updates.

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Agenda subject to change ahead of event. Please check back for updates

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

INNOVATIONS FAIR (see attached flyer)

0830-0900

Welcome Remarks:

  • Lynn Goldman, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University (5 minutes)
  • Tim Evans, World Bank Group Senior Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice (5 minutes)
  • Mary De Silva, Head of Population, Environment & Health, Wellcome Trust (5 minutes)
  • Dan Chisholm, Health Economist in the Department of Health System Financing, WHO (5 minutes)
  • Moderators: Shamaila Usmani and Agnes Becker, (MHIN, LSHTM)

0900-1500

Innovation Fair Regional Showcase

Innovation Fair: showcasing affordable ways to improve the mental health and wealth of your nation

Visit the Fair and meet some of the world’s leading mental health experts as they share feasible, affordable and cost-effective innovations from around the globe. The Fair will inspire world financial leaders to adopt and scale up showcased mental health innovations.

Organized by Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN) and supported by Wellcome Trust with contribution from Grand Challenges Canada, US National Institute of Mental Health.

1100-1200 AUDITORIUM
Launching of the Disease Control Priorities 3 Volume on Mental Health.

  • Introduction/Moderator: Carlos Rossel, WBG Publisher
  • The DCP initiative and why MNS is so crucial: Dean Jamison, University of Washington, Editor, Disease Control Priorities (DCP) Series (15 minutes) 
  • Major interventions and economic messages: Daniel Chisholm, WHO (10 minutes)
  • Key Steps in the way forward:  Vikram Patel, co-founder, Sangath and co-director of the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (10 minutes)
  • Q&A   (20 minutes) 

1200-1300   LUNCH (SERVED IN RECEPTION AREA)

AUDITORIUM  

  • “Out of the Shadows” animation video (1 minute)
  • WHO’s video (5 minutes):  writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "Black Dog of Depression."

1600-1730 HIGH-LEVEL PANEL: Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority
*Note: this event will be available via livestream

  • Opening Statement:  Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
  • Arthur Kleinman, Harvard University
  • William Francis Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada
  • Alan Bollard, Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)/Former Governor of the Reserve Bank and Secretary to the Treasury, of New Zealand
  • Mustapha Kaloko, Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission
  • Jen Hyatt, Founder and CEO, Big White Wall
  • Moderator: John Prideaux, U.S. Editor, The Economist
  • Rapporteur: Takashi Izutsu, School of Public Health, University of Tokyo

1730-1930
Venue: Jim Wolfensohn Atrium, World Bank Main Complex, Washington D.C.

Reception hosted by Matthew McGuire, US Government Executive Director to the WBG

  • Lara Logan is the chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News and for the last decade a correspondent for 60 Minutes. A native of South Africa, Logan has received numerous awards, including an Emmy, DuPont, Murrow, and Overseas Press Club Award for her reporting

Testimony: The Voices of the Youth: Jack.org

 

 

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2016

Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

0730-0800 BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

0800-0930 Convening Center - Opening Session Day II

  • Patricio V. Marquez

0800-0810 
Welcome Remarks:

  • Dean Lynn Goldman, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.  
  • Tim Evans, Senior Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, The World Bank Group
  • Shekhar Saxena, Director, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department, WHO.

0810-0825
Virtual Reality documentary: "Francis: Global Faces of Mental Health" (7 minute Virtual Reality Film)

  • Prof. Arthur Kleinman, Harvard University
  • Zoe Adams, Producer

0825-0910
Keynote Presentation:

  • Matthew McGuire, U.S. Executive Director for the World Bank Group
  • Patrick Kennedy, former member of U.S. House of Representatives, lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of the United States
  • Commentary: How to achieve mental health parity globally? Bernice Dahn, Minister of Health of Liberia, and Jagannath Lamichhane, Principal Coordinator, Movement for Global Mental Health, Nepal.
  • Take Away Messages:  Melanie Walker, Senior Advisor to the President of the WBG.  

0900-0930
Book signing by Congressman Patrick Kennedy of his book “A Common Struggle.  A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction,” a New York Times bestseller. 

0930-1100 PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSION Mental Health in the Global Development Agenda: Challenges and Options

  • Vikram Patel, co-founder, Sangath and co-director of the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor, O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University
  • Shekhar Saxena, Director, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Dep.,
  • Kay Redfield Jamison, Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Oleg Kucheryavenko, Former Head of Health Policy and Influencing, ECSN Program, Oxfam and HNP Consultant, World Bank
  • Murali Doraiswamy, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, and Chair, World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Brain Research
  • Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus, Open Society Foundation
  • Akmal Taher, Special Adviser, Ministry of Health of Indonesia: The Role of Government in Providing Mental Health Services
  • Francesca Colombo, Head, OECD Health Division, Mental Health in the OECD
  • Moderator: Philip Campbell, Editor in Chief, Nature
  • Rapporteur: Daniel Vigo, Harvard University

1100-1300 CONVENING CENTER

*PARALLEL PANEL DISCUSSION 1: Innovations in Mental Health Promotion, Protection, Care and Funding

  • Eliot Sorel, Senior Scholar in the Office of Clinical Practice Innovations, Clinical Professor, Department of Global Health, Health Policy & Management, and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University
  • Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of Health of Ethiopia 
  • Melvyn Freeman, Manager NCD Cluster, National Department of Health, South Africa
  • Chhum Vannarith, Under Secretariat of State, Ministry of Health of Cambodia: Scaling up Mental Health at the Community Level in Ethiopia, South Africa and Cambodia
  • Juan Pablo Uribe, Director General, Foundation Santa Fe, Bogota, Colombia
  • Somsak Chunharas, Vice President, National Health Foundation, Thailand
  • Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman, Nippon Foundation, WHO Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination
  • Victoria Matiso, Africa Mental Health Foundation
  • Stan Kutcher, Teenmentalhealth.org
  • Julian Eaton, Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, CBM International
  • Moderator: Karlee Silver, VP Programs, Grand Challenges, Canada
  • Rapporteur: Margarita Puerto Gomez, World Bank Group

1100-1300 AUDITORIUM

*PARALLEL PANEL DISCUSSION 2: Addressing the mental health needs of vulnerable populations across sectors

  • Akiko Ito, Chief, Secretariat for the UN Convention On the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Florence Baingana, Makerere University School of Public Health
  • Rodrigo Guerrero, Mayor of Cali, Colombia
  • Eric Windeler, Founder & Executive Director, Jack.org
  • Prakash Goossens, International Advocate, Brothers of Charity (Francarita International)
  • Kathryn Goetzke, Founder and Interim Executive Director, iFred
  • Thomas H. Bornemann, Director, Mental Health Program, The Carter Center
  • Elizabeth Hoff, WHO Representative in Syria
  • Yoshiharu Kim, Director, Japan National Institute of Mental Health
  • Ryotaro Oda, JICA
  • Moderator:  Saroj Kumar Jha, Senior Director, WBG Fragility, Conflict and Violence CCS Group
  • Rapporteur: Alys M. Willman, World Bank Group

1300-1330 LUNCH - RECEPTION AREA 

  • Second showing of virtual documentary documentary: "Global Faces of Mental Health"
  • Documentary “Global Mental Health Challenges” (6 minutes), produced by Harvard Global Mental Health Coalition

1330-1500 CONVENING CENTER

*PARALLEL PANEL DISCUSSION 3:  Wellness and Mental Health in the Workplace

  • Kelly O’Brien, President & Founder, Ideaction Corps and Director, The Kennedy Forum Illinois
  • Arnaud Bernaert, World Economic Forum
  • Norito Kawakami, Head, School of Public Health, University of Tokyo
  • Derek Yach, Executive Director, Vitality Health
  • Paul Litchfield, British Telecom, Chief Medical Officer / Director Wellbeing, Inclusion, Safety & Health, and Chair of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing
  • Brian Davey, Director, WBG Health Services Department
  • Bill Wilkerson, Executive Chairman, Mental Health International
  • Virginia Carcedo, Fundacion ONCE, General Director FSC Inserta, Spain
  • Moderator: Tessie San Martin, President and CEO, Plan International USA
  • Rapporteur: Beverly Pringle, US National Institute of Mental Health

1330-1500 AUDITORIUM

*PARALLEL PANEL DISCUSSION 4: Engaging Communities, Engaging Governments: Taking Action for Mental Health

  • Judy Kuriansky, Columbia University
  • Gabriel Ivbijaro, President, World Federation for Mental Health
  • Rafael Alvarez Espinoza, Mayor, Carabayllo Municipal District, Peru
  • Sarah Harrison, Technical Advisor, Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, Coordinator, Coordinator-IASC MHPSS Reference Group, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Kaz de Jong, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Chris Underhill, Founder & President, Basic Needs, Senior Ashoka Fellow | Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneur | Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur
  • Sean Mayberry, Founder & Executive Director, StrongMindsDealing with Mental Health Challenges in Africa
  • Elizabeth Carll, Elizabeth Carll, UN Representative, International Council of Women & Focal Point for Health/Mental Health and Non-Communicable Diseases, New York
  • Inka Weissbecker, Global Mental Health and Psychosocial Advisor, International Medical Corps: Call to Action “Mental Health for Sustainable Development
  • Moderator: Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council
  • Rapporteur: Alison Brunier, WHO

1500-1630 CONVENING CENTER

* PARALLEL PANEL DISCUSSION 5: Leveraging new Technologies for Improving Access to Care and Designing New Interventions

  • Niraj Singh, Executive VP, International Public Sector, Vodafone Global Enterprise
  • Jyoti Mishra, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry & Global Health Sciences, University of California San Francisco
  • Anmol Madan, CEO, Founder of Ginger.io
  • A. Krishnakumar, Leader Emerging Businesses, Royal Philipps
  • Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO
  • Raymond W. Lam, Executive Director of the APEC Digital Hub:  Connecting APEC countries to advance the mental health agenda
  • Thomas Lethenborg, Monsenso
  • Raymond W. Lam, Executive Director of the APEC Digital Hub
  • Moderator: Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Ecuador, and Chair of the Board of Directors of G3ICT
  • Rapporteur: Joshua Chauvin, University of Oxford

1500-1630 CONVENING CENTER

*PARALLEL PANEL DISCUSSION 6: The Science of Implementation: Measuring Results for Policy Formulation, Program Design, Scaling Up Care, Monitoring and Evaluating Impact

  • Gustavo Roman, Jack S. Blanton Distinguished Endowed Chair, Director, National Center, Methodist Neurological Institute, USA
  • Glenda Wrenn, Director, Division of Behavioral Health at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine: Quality of mental health care and patient outcomes measurement
  • Robert Heinssen, Director, Division of Services and Intervention Research, U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Jing Wu, and Huang Yueqin, China CDC
  • Giuseppe Raviola, Partners in Health
  • Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary to the Gov. of India/Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Alain Beaudet, President of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) & Chair of Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)
  • Moderator: Pamela Collins, Director, Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health/ Director, Office of Rural Mental Health Research, US National Institute of Mental Health/NIH
  • Rapporteur: Devora Kestel, PAHO/WHO

COFFEE WILL BE SERVED IN RECEPTION AREA THROUGHOUT THE EVENT

1630-1800 CONVENING CENTER

*PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSION: Financing for Development Action Agenda and Private Sector Asset Development: How to support scaling mental health innovations across sectors?

  • Jorge Familiar, WBG LAC Regional Vice President/or Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist, WBG Lac Region
  • Michael Myers, Rockefeller Foundation: A perspective from the Rockefeller Foundation 
  • Jeremias Paul, Under Secretary of Finance of the Philippines
  • Jeanette Vega, CEO, Chile National Health Insurance Fund
  • Nat Otoo, CEO, Ghana National Health Insurance Authority
  • Amanda Glassman, Center for Global Development
  • Lourdes Marquez de la Calleja, Head, Social Relations and Strategic Planning, Foundacion ONCE, Spain
  • Jodi Butts, RISE Asset Development, Canada
  • Moderator: Peter Singer, CEO Grand Challenges
  • Rapporteur: Dan Chisholm, WHO

1800-1830 CLOSING

Mainstreaming Mental Health in the International Development Agenda

Commentary

  • Norman Ornstein, author, contributing editor and columnist for National Journal and The Atlantic, and Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.:  The Political Economy of Mental Health.  How to Move This Agenda Forward?  
  • Amb. Olawale I. Maiyegun, Director, Social, Affairs, African Union Commission
  • Thea Emmerling, Minister Counselor and Head of the Health, Food Safety, and Consumer Affairs Section in the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

The Way Forward

  • International Perspective:  Shekhar Saxena, WHO, Timothy Evans, WBG, Prof. Arthur Kleinman on behalf of the organizing Working Group.
  • Moderator:  Maureen M. Goodenow, Senior Advisor and Acting Director Office of Research and Science, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State.
The organizers of the event also appreciate all the support provided by the Office of the United States Executive Director for the World Bank Group.

Agenda subject to change ahead of event. Please check back for updates.

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2016

Accompanying Event
(organized by Partner Organizations)

Agenda [pdf]

Friday, April 15
Venue:  Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C.

0800-1800   Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Maintaining Momentum on the Road to Scale Up

Organized by: Grand Challenges Canada and US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Contact: Pamela Collins, Director, Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health/ Director, Office of Rural Mental Health Research, US National Institute of Mental Health/NIH 

Beverly Pringle, Chief, Global Mental Health Research

Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health

Office of the Director

National Institute of Mental Health

E-mail: bpringle@mail.nih.gov

Accompanying Event
(organized by Partner Organizations)

Agenda [pdf]

Sunday April 17 
0800-1800
Venue: Gaston Hall at Georgetown University

Global Mental Health: Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Supported by the Global Futures Initiative and the Graduate School at Georgetown University

Contact:  Emily Mendenhall, Assistant Professor of Global Health

Science, Technology, and International Affairs Program

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Georgetown University

em1061@georgetown.edu