Healthcare and Military Conflict: Challenges and Solutions 


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