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Swapna Kamal Verma

2024-05-10 @ 10:30 - 11:30 EDT

Join us on Friday, May 10, 2024, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., for a seminar given by Dr. Swapna Kamal Verma.
The lecture will be in English, and the Q&A session will be bilingual.


Swapna Kamal Verma
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist and Chairman Medical Board
Institute of Mental Health, Singapore


Youth mental health and early intervention in psychosis.

Speaker biography

Dr. Swapna completed her residency training in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, USA and is a board-certified psychiatrist.

She started her academic career with the Singapore Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) in 2001 when EPIP was first established and thus has been closely involved in the development and establishment of its clinical, research and training initiatives. EPIP has won prestigious awards including the WHO award for research in health promotion in 2004 as well as the inaugural National Medical Excellence Team award in 2008. Later, she became the Chief of Department of Psychosis looking at developing innovative care models for Schizophrenia and driving research in the field of Psychotic Disorders, as well as the East Region where she led an inter-disciplinary team in providing patient-centred, integrated care to patients in the East region of Singapore. She is the Programme Director of CHAT, a national youth mental health initiative funded by MOH.

Since December 2020, she has been appointed as the Chairman Medical Board of IMH, which is the national mental health centre and tertiary institute in Singapore.

She is also a National Examiner for the Singapore Board Exams in Psychiatry. She is the recipient of the Duke-NUS Outstanding Educator award in 2009, the NHG Outstanding Leader in Education award in 2012 and the IMH Clinical Mentorship award in 2016.

How to participate

The event will be held at Pavillion PERRY Room E-3517 (3rd floor, next to the cafeteria) and will be rebroadcast by Zoom.


10:30 - 11:30 EDT
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