Nov 2nd 2018                     

Hall- A

Hall- B


Registration and Tea


9:00 – 10:30 am

Opening Ceremony

Dias seating:

  1. Chair-Conference Organizing Committee Chair- Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), Director
  2. Chief guest – Director, Coordination Division, Ministry of Health and Population
  3. Guest – Country Representative of WHO
  4. Guest – Country Representative of UNICEF
  5. Co-chair-Conference Organizing Committee

Inauguration proceedings:

  1. Dias call of remaining dignitaries for seating
  2. National Anthem
  3. Welcome speech with Reflection on Conference Objectives by Organizing Member Secretary and consultant psychiatrist, EDCD
  4. Inauguration lamp lighting
  5. Address by Co-chair
  6. Address by Country Representative of UNICEF
  7. Address by Country Representative of WHO
  8. Chief Guest’s Inaugural Speech

Closing remarks by Chair of inauguration ceremony-EDCD Director


10:30 – 11:00 am

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Nepal: Past, Present and Future

-Dr. Arun Raj Kunwar

11:00 – 11:30 am


11:30 – 12:00 pm

Dream a World Cultural Therapy Model: A School Based Resiliency Model

-Dr. Jaswant Guzder

Pre-School Autism Communication Trial (PACT) and Early Intervention for Children with Autism.

-Dr. Ann Lee Couteur, Dr. Eleanor Smith

12:00 -12:30 pm

Emotional and Behavioral Problems among Nepalese School Children: A National Level Epidemiological Study Among Children From Different Ethnic Groups: The Presentation Of The Preliminary Findings

-Dr. Jasmine Ma

Development & Validation Of Parental Report For Assessing Emotional And Behavioral Problems In Nepalese Children

-Suraj Shakya

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Challenges In Community Child And Adolescent Mental Health Care

: Experiences From A Project In India

-Dr. Shekhar Seshadri

Assessing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

-Dr. Jacqui Rodgers

1:00 – 2:00 pm


2:00 – 2:30 pm

Study of Psychological Disturbances in School Going Children and Adolescent

-Dr. Pashupati Mahat

Development and Validation Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Diagnostic Scale For Children in Nepal: Psychometric Properties

-Narmada Devkota

2:30 – 2:50 pm

A Review of Cases of Dissociative [Conversion] Disorders in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry OPD (CAP OPD)

– Dr Jaya Regmi


Emotional Wellbeing and Coping Among Early and Late Adolescents Living in Child Care Homes

-Sujan Shrestha

2:50 – 3:10 pm

Understanding Of Mass Conversion Disorder Among Students, Teachers And Parents

:A Focus Group Discussion

-Isha Bista


Mental Health Problems Among Children And Adults With Disability In Ilam, Nepal

-Deepak Raj Sapkota

3:10 – 3:30 pm

Parental Mental Health, Parenting and Child Mental Health in Families with Young Children in Arghakhanchi, Nepal

-Sirjana Adhikari

Ethical Case Studies for the Role of Biological Psychiatry with Adolescents in Nepal: The Need for a National Dialogue

-Dr. Kamal Gautam

3:30 – 3:50 pm


3:50 – 4:10 pm

Poster presentation

4:10 – 4:40 pm

Calm Mood Disorders: Use of Digital Technology to Empower Adolescents Affected By Mood & Anxiety Issues

­Dr. Aditya Sharma

Mental Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy

-Dr. Bjorgaas Hanne Marit

4:40 – 5:00 pm

Factors Contributing to Non Suicidal Self Injury among Adolescents of Higher Secondary Level of Patan, Lalitpur District

-Rachana Karki

Pattern of child and adolescent psychiatric admission in a tertiary care hospital in Nepal

Dr. Sulochana Joshi

5:00 – 6 :00 pm

Cultural Programme

6: 00 pm onwards




3rd Nov, 2018

Hall A

Hall B

9:00 – 9:40  am

Symposium: Problematic Internet Use: A New Pandemic Worldwide?

-Dr. Rabi Shakya

9:40 – 10:10 am

Cygnet: Development Of A Parent Training Programme

-Dr. David Sims

Maltreatment in early childhood, consequences for mental Health and cost for the society: the need for early intervention.

-Helen Johnsen Christie

10:10 – 10:30 am

A Hospital Based Comparative Study of Specific Reading Disorder (Dyslexia) In Indian Setting

-Dr. Pawan Sharma

Child Helpline Nepal (CHN) 1098

-Sumnima Tuladhar

10:30 – 10: 50 am


10:50 – 11:20 am

Family-Focused Care That Strengthens the Mental Health of Children

Dr.  James Griffith

Study of Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Basic Level School Children of Nepal

-Madhu Bilash Khanal

11:20 – 11:40 am

The Role Of Gender Norms In Driving Mental Ill-Health And Psychosocial Distress Amongst Adolescent Girls In Nepal

-Anita Ghimire

A Narrative Review on Neurobiology of Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: Implications for Prevention and Treatment

-Dr. Bigya Shah

11:40 – 12:00 pm

Feasibility and Acceptability of Passive Data Sensing Technology to Assess Maternal and Child Mental Health and Development in Rural Nepal

-Sujen Man Maharjan

Resource Mapping and Needs Assessment for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Nepal

-Dr. Gunjan Dhonju

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Closing ceremony

1:00 pm onward