Special lecture

Chesmal Siriwardhana Memorial Lecture

Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine would like to invite you to the first annual lecture in memory of Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana.

"Mental Health in Complex Emergencies, with a Focus on Sri Lanka "

Dr. Siriwardhana was a leading academic in the field of global mental health, migration and ethics and a highly respected colleague at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and previously Anglia Ruskin University and King’s College London.

To pay tribute to Chesmal’s work, the Centre for Global Mental Health will be hosting an annual lecture on topics related to his research interests, to be alternately hosted by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

The first lecture will be given by Dr. Barbara Lopes-Cardozo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who leads CDC's mental health and psychosocial program in humanitarian emergencies. Dr. Lopes-Cardozo will provide an overview of the burden of mental health problems in complex humanitarian emergencies, including the mental health work that Chesmal had been undertaking in Sri Lanka in collaboration with CDC.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception for friends and colleagues of Dr. Siriwardhana, who will be invited to share a few words on his life and legacy. 

Please register on Eventbrite so that we can keep track of numbers, but it is not essential to have a ticket to attend.

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Caroline Strickson