Grand Rounds: Vikram Patel on Reimagining Patient-Centered Care for Chronic Conditions: Lessons from My Mother

Event Date: November 5th, 2019

Vikram Patel, MD

Grand Rounds: Vikram Patel on Reimagining Patient-Centered Care for Chronic Conditions: Lessons from My Mother

The Osher Center and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH are honored to be co-hosting Dr. Vikram Patel, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at our November 5th, 2019 Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds. Dr. Patel will be sharing research findings on his work regarding patient-centered care for chronic conditions. Based on his paper published in The Lancet, Dr. Patel will be exploring the following themes:

What does the evidence show? Quite simply, that the key
to personalised medicine for chronic diseases is to put the
patient at the heart of the treatment programme. This will
require reconsidering four major assumptions that underlie
personalised medicine: what comprises the intervention;
who provides it; where is it provided; and who is the target
of the intervention. Public health approaches to chronic
diseases have innovative approaches for re-engineering
each of these assumptions.

Read the full Lancet article here.

Vikram Patel is a professor of global health and social medicine and psychiatrist whose work over the past two decades has focused on reducing the treatment gap for mental disorders in low resource countries. His work has addressed four major themes:

(1) generating policy relevant evidence on the burden and impact of mental disorders;
(2) developing and evaluating mental health interventions for delivery by non-specialist and lay health workers;
(3) developing training programs to build research capacity and leadership in global mental health; and
(4) communicating research to diverse audiences to act on this evidence.


Speaker Bio

Vikram Patel, MBBS, PhD, is The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. His work has focused on the burden of mental disorders, their association with social disadvantage, and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment.

He holds Honorary Professorships at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, the Public Health Foundation of India, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (where he co-founded the Centre for Global Mental Health in 2008), and is a co-founder of Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2008 and the WHO Public Health Champion of India award in 2016. He is a co-founder of the Movement for Global Mental Health. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences and has served on several WHO expert and Government of India committees, including the WHO High Level Independent Commission for Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health.

He has been awarded the Chalmers Medal (Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK), the Sarnat Medal (US National Academy of Medicine), an Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown University, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize (the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation), an Honorary OBE from the UK Government and the John Dirk Canada Gairdner Award in Global Health in 2019. He was listed in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential persons of the year in 2015.

Event Details

Date/Time: Tuesday,  November 5, | 8:00am – 9:00am (followed by coffee hour, 9:00am – 10:00am)
Venue: Bornstein Family Amphitheater, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 45 Francis St. Boston, MA
Cost: Free. CME credit available (for in-person and virtual attendance).
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Live Stream

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