Conference Highlights

Day 1

Time Event/Speaker
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Opening Ceremony
Welcome Address by Associate Professor John Wong Chee Meng

Opening Address by Prof Chong Yap Seng

Launch World Book on Mental Health by Prof Kua Ee Heok

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Symposium 1: Ageing & Preventative Psychiatry
Chair: Prof Kua Ee Heok

Keynote Lecture: Global Mental Health
Prof Norman Sartorius

Jurong Ageing Study for Dementia Prevention
Associate Professor Rathi Mahendran

Tea Break

Cognitive Training and Aerobic Exercise for Community Elderly in Shanghai
Prof Li Chunbo

Therapeutic Horticulture and Mental Health of the Elderly
Associate Professor Roger Ho

Choral Singing to Prevent Cognitive Decline
Dr Feng Lei

Panel Discussion on Ageing & Preventative Psychiatry

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Symposium 2: Public Health & Epidemiology

Chair: Associate Professor Ng Tze Pin

Plenary Lecture: Resilience in Adversity
Prof Robert Ursano

Building Resilient Communities: Psycho-social Intervention for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Prof Chang Weining

Tea Break

Resilience in Old Age and Promoting Successful Ageing
Associate Professor Angelique Chan

Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing
Ms Janhavi Vaingankar

Panel Discussion on Resilience in Public Health & Epidemiology

REAP Symposium (1)

Chair: Associate Professor Tan Chay Hoon & Prof Kua Ee Heok

Do findings of research influence practice? Polypharmacy and prescribing high doses of psychotropic drugs are on decline in Japan
Prof Naotaka Shinfuku

Mood Stabiliser Prescription and Clinical Correlates: Perspective from REAP
Associate Professor Sim Kang

Treatment of bipolar depression
Prof Shigenobu Kanba

REAP-Antipsychotics: From AP1 to AP4
Associate Professor Chee Kok Yoon

End of Day 1

Day 2

Time Event/Speaker
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Symposium 3: e-Mental Health

Chair: Dr Teng Jia Ying

Plenary Lecture: Overview of e-Mental Health
Dr Becky Inkster

Optimizing Decisions to Build Resilient Healthcare Systems
Dr Harry Nguyen

Tea Break

BeyondNow Suicide Prevention
Associate Professor Glenn Melvin

Wysa – your 4am friend and AI life coach
Mr Ramakant Vempati

Panel Discussion on Resilience and e-Mental Health

Free Paper Session

Chair: (TBC)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Symposium 4: Resilience Round Table Summary

Chair: Associate Professor John Wong

Resilience Roundtable Summary
Professor Frank Verhulst
Professor Robert Ursano

Panel Discussion on Resilience Roundtable Summary

End of Day 2 (3:00 PM)

REAP Symposium (2)

Chair: Professor Naotaka Shinfuku & Professor Norman Sartorius

REAP: What have we achieved?
Professor Chong Mian-Yoon

REAP survey using case vignettes: REAP CV
Associate Professor Takahiro Kato

Assessment tool to evaluate motor side effects
Professor Toshiya Inada

How are we doing in antipsychotic drug use in Asia? – Evidence of ADRs in REAP
Associate Professor Tan Chay Hoon

REAP Roundtable Discussion