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Inaugural IOL Bicentennial Lectureship Debuts in January 2023

January 12, 2023

Each year, the Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living (IOL) commemorates its history by recognizing the lifetime leadership of an esteemed psychiatrist with its Burlingame Award. Beginning this year as part of its the 200th anniversary, the IOL is building upon this tradition with the launch of a new Bicentennial Lectureship initiative.

The new Bicentennial Lectureship will be awarded annually to a junior psychiatrist who is early in their career and has demonstrated innovation, advocacy, and patient-centeredness in mental health service design and delivery and their approach to care.

Planned to take place over two days, the celebration will consist of an on-site visit at the Institute of Living where the recipient is invited to present a grand rounds presentation on a topic of their choosing and a workshop focusing on skill-building for our community. The itinerary will be co-developed with the IOL community and the lecturer who will spend the second day visiting with learners and staff.

Dr. Ahmed Hankir chosen as first bicentennial lectureship recipient

The IOL is pleased to announce the first lectureship recipient is Ahmed Hankir, MD, who will present on stigma and bias in healthcare as well as the role of the arts and music in healing at the Hartford campus January 19th, 2023.

Dr. Hankir, an internationally known speaker, author and thought leader who has personally experienced mental health challenges, is best known for his anti-stigma presentation “The Wounded Healer.” Dr. Hankir works as an academic and clinical psychiatrist for South London and Maudsley National Health Service Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom. He brings his personal experience as an immigrant, a Muslim and someone who has overcome personal mental health challenges to his unique approach to healing and thriving.

“We are so grateful to welcome Dr. Hankir as our first recipient to continue our longstanding history and tradition of thought leadership and innovation. From its founding over 200 years ago to today, the IOL has been at the forefront of approaching healthcare in a dignified and humanistic way,” said Javeed Sukhera, MD, Chair of Psychiatry, Institute of Living, and Hartford Hospital Chief of Psychiatry.

International innovator to present on mental health stigma at IOL

Dr. Ahmed Hankir will be hosting a morning grand rounds presentation and an afternoon workshop on January 19th as part of the new lectureship series. Guests are welcome.

Grand Rounds Presentation (virtual on zoom)

  • “Experts by Personal and Professional Experience (EPPE): An innovative intervention to reduce mental health stigma”
  • January 19th, 8-9:30 a.m.
  • Visit: https://hartfordhealthcare.zoom.us/j/92988272040

WORKSHOP (in person)

  • “Harnessing the power of the performing arts and storytelling to reduce mental health related stigma”
  • 2:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Hartford Hospital Heublein Hall, Hartford, CT
  • To register contact Paula Rego at Paula.Rego&hhchealth.org

For more information about Dr. Hankir and his work visit: ahmedhankir.com