Prof Narendranath N Wig lecture

As President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, I am delighted to announce that the College will be co-hosting a lecture with the British Indian Psychiatric Association (BIPA) to celebrate the life and work of the late Prof Narendranath N Wig who passed away in July 2018 in India.

The lecture will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday 13 February 2019 at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescott Street, London E1 8BB.

To reserve your place, please email Thomas Kennedy at thomas.kennedy@rcpsych.ac.uk by Monday 11 February 2019.

Lecture Synopsis

To celebrate the life and work of the late Prof Narendranath N Wig. Prof Wig trained at the Maudsley Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry, London in the early 1960s. He was a true giant of Indian psychiatry who founded the Department of Psychiatry at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India in 1963.

He had an illustrious national and International academic career and played a crucial role in the growth of psychiatry in India over the next 5 decades. Prof Wig’s work in community psychiatry played a central role in the development of the National Mental Health Programme in India.

Prof Wig also worked as a Regional Advisor for mental health, World Health Organisation (WHO) in East Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO), Alexandria, Egypt. Prof Wig was the first Indian to receive Honorary Fellowship of Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Speaker

The lecture will be delivered by Prof R Srinivasa Murthy, Professor of Psychiatry (Retired), Bengaluru, India.

Prof Murthy was previously Professor of Community Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India and worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Refreshments will be provided. Please note there is no charge for the event and places are limited and will be allocated on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.

To reserve your place, please email Thomas Kennedy at thomas.kennedy@rcpsych.ac.uk by Monday 11 February 2019.

Yours sincerely

Professor Wendy Burn
President, The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr Santosh Mudholkar
President, British Indian Psychiatric Association (BIPA)

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