Dean's Grand Rounds

What is a Grand Round? 

  • A Faculty will pair up with a Division or Devolved Nation to examine a question relevant to their area, and deliver a free webinar 
  • The session will start with a problem/question/opportunity for change (this could be presented through a patient story) and followed by evidence and current practice
  • The webinar will discuss how we bridge that evidence-practice gap using a quality improvement approach
  • Trainees come forward and present in the Grand Rounds on behalf of their division/faculty and lead a change project focusing on this problem 


The Grand Rounds aim to:

  • narrow the gap between education and practice
  • empower clinicians to explore datasets that inform the impact of the evidence-practice gap on their communities of practice
  • embed lived experience in clinical education
  • learn how QI methodologies can be used to narrow gap between evidence and practice.

Each webinar will feature a person or community organisation (named individual) with lived experience; Academic or Clinician presenting evidence; Medical Manager- CD/MD/Public Health professional presenting contextual data and ensuring that attendees are signposted to appropriate datasets; and, QI Lead who will help in adopting a systematic QI approach to addressing this problem and offer QI support for a maximum of six months.


Mental health services for the elderly are not readily available in many developing countries, and there is a shortage of geriatric psychiatrists. This is a growing concern as the number of ageing people in these countries is increasing, and non-communicable risk factors associated with dementia, such as diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, and obesity, are on the rise. Although general psychiatrists, neurologists and family physicians are available, their numbers are small, and they cannot provide comprehensive care for patients with dementia. In this regard, primary care services are better placed to deliver dementia services in low- and middle-income countries. The primary care workforce, including general practitioners and nurses, can be trained to offer holistic care for dementia patients and refer them to psychiatrists. This task-shifting is necessary to triage, treat, and address co-morbid medical and psychiatric disorders among patients with dementia. Moreover, it can provide links to community public health services to reduce risk factors, raise awareness and help communities to take care of patients with dementia.

In collaboration with the World Network of Psychiatric Trainees.


  • Dr Djibril Moussa MD Msc, Atlantic fellow in global brain health, memory and aging center, department of neurology, UCSF, San Francisco, USA Department of psychiatry, Borama Hospital, Borama, Somaliland.
  • Dr Chandrima Naskar, Associate Specialist, Psychiatry, Tata Main Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Manipal Tata Medical College, Jamshedpur, India.
  • Dr Margaret Isioma, Consultant Psychiatrist, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau State, Nigeria.
  • Co-chair - Dr Victor Pereira-Sanchez, MD, PhD, Director of Global Fellowships, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Global Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the Child Mind Institute.
  • Co-chair - Dr Sanya Virani, Assistant Professor, Associate Programme Director- Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, Department d Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts, USA.

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