Annual Conference of the Ukrainian Medical Association of the UK (UMAUK)

co-organised with BUkrA

Saturday 12th March 2016
Institute of Neurology, 
33 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG



9:30 – 10:15 Registration and coffee 
10:15 - 10:30 Welcome and Introduction by Dr Roman Cregg
Special address from HE Natalia Galibarenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Session 1
Chairs: Dr Roman Cregg, UMAUK & Dr Tetyana Vovnyanko (Managing Director), BUkrA
10:30 – 10:50 Healthcare Reforms in Ukraine: General Trends Ihor Perehinets, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health of Ukraine. (by Skype) 
10:50 – 11:00 Q&A 
11:00 – 11:20 The Role of the Civil Society in Withstanding Healthcare Challenges during Military Conflict and Growing Human Migration Andriy Huk, MD., PhD., Committee Member of the National Medical Association of Ukraine, Member of the Civil Society Council of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (by Skype)

11:20-11:30 Q&A 

11:30 - 11:40  Refreshment

11:40 – 12:00 Can Changes be Implemented in Ukraine? Myths and Truth about Ukrainian Reality. Iryna Rybinkina, Anesthesiologist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, UK

12:00 – 12:30 Access to Healthcare and Human Rights of Ukrainian Soldiers post Deployment in the War Zone  Semyon Gluzman,, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatry Association (1980), Honorary Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1980), President and founder of the Ukrainian Psychiatric Association, Geneva Prize for Human Rights in Psychiatry (2008) (by Skype)
12:30-12:45 Q&A 

12:45 – 13:00 The Impact of War on Children Poetry presentation. Ashanti O'Connell, MS.c. CAMH programme student, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King's College, UK

13:00  – 14:00 Lunch, poster presentation and photo exhibition. Video Presentation details: Challenging the Stigma of Mental Health Problems in the Military Mark Neville, official war artist with 16 Air Assault Brigade, Helmand, Afghanistan (2011), The Pulitzer Prize nominee (2012), solo show at the Imperial War Museum London (2014)


Session 2
14.00 - 15.00  Workshop. Working with PTSD in Children Affected by War. Professor Bill Yule, Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
15:00 – 15:10 Refreshment
Session 3
Chair: Katya Belaia (BUkrA events co-ordinator); easel paintings conservator-restorer, National Portrait Gallery, London. 
15:10 – 15:30 Training the workforce to deliver therapeutic devices and prostheses in post-conflict situations Sandra Sexton, PORT-ER charity & Rehabskills Ltd Director, UK.
15:30 – 15:50 Upper Limb  Prosthetic Components for Individuals with Amputations Bruce Rattray, RSL Steeper, UK.
15:50 - 16:10 Prosthetic Rehabilitation and Care Serhii Tovstyk, IT specialist and ex-combatant, the first patient to receive a bionic prosthetic with British-Ukrainian Aid’s assistance and Olexander Stetsenko, “Orthotex-Service” Director, Ukraine.
16:10 – 16:20 Q&A
16:20 – 16:30  Refreshment
Session 4
Chair:  Dr Dennis Ougrin (UMAUK); MBBS, MRCPsych, PGDip(Oxon), PhD, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Course Leader, MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London 
16:30 – 16:50 Co-ordination of Psychological Crisis Services for the Military in Ukraine Anna Stativka, consultant psychologist, co-ordinator of the Ukrainian Society of Overcoming the Consequences of Traumatic Events (UASOPTE); works alongside Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence.
16:50 – 16:55 Q&A
16:55-17:15 Early Intervention Services for War- Affected Population Dr Nino Makhashvili, Head of Mental Health Resource Centre at Ilia State University (Georgia), Co-ordinator of the Public Monitoring Council of Human Rights Practices in Psychiatric and Social Care Institutions and Chair of the Psycho-trauma Society, Georgia.
17:15 – 17:20 Q&A

17:20 – 18:00 Networking and wine reception




COST:  £30 (£20 for students) 
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian and English
Please note that the number of places are limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment  
When booking please specify which workshop you would like to attend. 
If you have any questions please contact us on




NEW RESEARCH POSTER session will be 1 hour in duration. Posters should include data tables, data graphs, and suitable statistical tests. In addition to offering an opportunity for clear and detailed presentation of the data, there is a greater opportunity for interaction and discussion between the author and interested attendees.
When preparing the poster submission, please indicate the method of subject diagnostic ascertainment, description of the sample frame the subject was drawn from, and a description of the recruitment methods. Ethics Committee approval is required if human subjects are involved. The deadline for New Research Poster submissions is the 29th of February 2016, 17:00 UK time. 
The final decision on whether your poster is accepted or rejected will be communicated by the 7th of March 2016. All submissions should be done electronically in a Word document format and should be forwarded to 
All accepted posters must display all disclosures for all authors (financial conflicts of interest, honoraria, travel grants, etc.) in the top right hand corner of the poster in at least 12 point font. Failure to disclose will result in eviction from the poster session. 
Questions regarding Posters can be directed to 
The following information is required: 
•The title of the submission 
•The primary author's contact information and email address 
•Ethics Committee review status
•Educational learning objectives 
•One Review Abstract that includes data ("Review Abstract" is the term used by the Program Committee for the 8,000 character (approximately 1,000 words) document each presenter must include with his or her submission. It is your chance as a presenter to explain your ideas in detail to the Program Committee so that they can fully evaluate the merit of the submission.) 
•Each author's name, affiliation, contact information, email address, and disclosure of affiliations
To prepare the Review Abstract, follow these instructions: 
•Limit each Review Abstract to 8,000 characters. 
•The Review Abstract must include a bibliography of at least 1 and no more than 5 references. 
•Organize the Review Abstract around objective, methods, results, and conclusions, and use those headings. 
•Give the background of the specific hypothesis (or hypotheses). 
•State methods, data, and data analyses used.
•Include clinical implications, when appropriate. 
•State measures used and provide information regarding reliability and validity. 
•Tables, diagrams, and images are permitted. 

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