Lunchtime Talk 1

Road to Recovery from Schizophrenia: It is Possible!
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
1.00pm – 1.45pm

This talk is sponsored by Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
(Session is opened to healthcare clinicians only)

Prof Nagesh Pai will discuss the role of resilience in sustaining recovery from schizophrenia, the importance of relapse prevention through treatment adherence, and recent evidence on long-acting atypical antipsychotics to improve adherence and patient outcomes.


Prof Nagesh Pai, Professor and Academic Leader of Psychiatry, University of Wollongong Australia

After completing his MBBS at Manipal University in India, Prof Nagesh Pai went on to complete his residency in Psychiatry in NIMHANS, Bangalore. He later obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Medicine and Doctor of Medicine where he was awarded a Silver Jubilee Award for the Best Outgoing Student of the Year.

Subsequently, he completed his Diplomate of National Board in Psychiatry and received the Certificate of Completion of Training from Specialist Training Authority (STA) of the Medical Royal Colleges (UK) in General Adult Psychiatry. He accomplished his post graduate training in Medical Education and in Health Service Research and Development at the University of Wollongong.

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Lunchtime Talk 2

Psychobiotics - How Gut Influences the Mind
Thursday, 31 January 2019
1.00pm – 1.45pm

This talk is sponsored by Activhealth.

According to the WHO, one in four people in the world is affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Among these disorders, anxiety and depression are the most widespread. With regard to physical aspects, in developed countries, cholesterol and fat accumulation are omnipresent.

In this context, probiotics (good bacteria) has been claimed as new tools to retrieve a better physical and mental health. With thousands of published papers and hundreds of clinical studies, positive effects offered by probiotics are now ascertained.

Dr Alain Delpy will discuss how probiotics could lead the way to a new approach to relieving the population from the burden of the most widespread psychological and physical conditions.


Dr Alain Delpy, International Business Development Manager, Bened Biomedical Co., Ltd

Dr Alain Delpy graduated from the University of Bordeaux, France, and possesses a MBA and a doctorate degree in Neuroscience. After the graduation, for years, he had been working in a governmental incubation center to support transfer of academic innovations to market. He moved to Asia about 10 years ago to manage the international development of top innovative food supplements manufacturers. His sphere of expertise is dedicated to probiotics, living bacteria providing health benefits.

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Disclaimer: Information presented at the lunchtime talks should not, in any way, be taken as an endorsement by the organisers of the Singapore Mental Health Conference.