WPA World Congress 2017

Psychiatry of the 21st Century: Context, Controversies and Commitment

You can look forward to an excellent scientific programme with renowned speakers from all over the world. Under the theme “Psychiatry of the 21st Century: Context, Controversies and Commitment” the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY will consider all relevant mental disorders and take a close look at current developments in prevention, diagnostics, therapy and rehabilitation.

This World Congress offers an ideal opportunity to take stock of the state of psychiatry in the early part of the 21st century and share the vision and future direction of exciting developments in the field. In addition to focussing on new developments in research and clinical practice the congress will consider the human rights of people with mental illnesses and the German tradition of psychopathology.

The scientific programme will appeal to both national and international professional audiences by offering numerous events in German in addition to its many English language offerings. The language of each event is indicated in the programme.

Main topics

  • Comorbidity of mental and physical diseases
  • Psychiatry and society
  • Prevention of mental illnesses and promotion of mental health
  • German tradition of psychopathology, psychopathology of new diseases worldwide, classification

Opening Ceremony
8 October 2017 | 17:30–18:30
followed by a Networking Reception

Closing Ceremony
12 October 2017 | 12:00–13:00

WPA Position Statement in Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry: practical implications

Chair

Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Juiz de Fora, Brazil

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Co-Chair

Peter J. Verhagen, Harderwijk, Netherlands

Speaker

Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Juiz de Fora, Brazil

–Presentation of the Position Statement and its Practical Implications for Research, education and Clinical Practice

Speaker

Peter J. Verhagen, Harderwijk, Netherlands

–Position Statement on Spirituality And Religion In Psychiatry: A Matter of Attitude

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Speaker

Christopher Cook, Durham, United Kingdom

–Impact of the WPA Position Statement on Spirituality & Religion in Psychiatry

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Speaker

Driss Moussaoui, Casablanca, Morocco

–Religious interpretation: a blessing or a curse in mental health. A practical application of the Position Statement

 

Positive Psychiatry and Spirituality: pathways to well being

Chair

Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Juiz de Fora, Brazil

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Co-Chair

Dilip Jeste, La Jolla, USA

Speaker

Dilip Jeste, La Jolla, USA

–Positive Psychiatry: More Than Just Treating Mental Disorders

Speaker

Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Juiz de Fora, Brazil

–Spirituality and positive psychiatry

Speaker

Alison J. Gray, Hereford, United Kingdom

Resilience, compassion, empathy and spirituality

Speaker

Avdesh Kumar Sharma, New Delhi, India

–Focusing on well-being: reducing burden on the community

 

Interprofessional collaborations and education between mental health and spiritual care professionals as a pathway for achieving high quality, person-centred care

Chair

Wai Lun Alan Fung, Toronto, Canada

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Co-Chair

Avdesh Kumar Sharma, New Delhi, India

Speaker

Wai Lun Alan Fung, Toronto, Canada

–Interprofessional collaborations and education between mental health and spiritual care professionals – Why, What, When and How?

Speaker

Avdesh Kumar Sharma, New Delhi, India

–Interfaith mental health alliance for Holistic, Cost effective, Culturally Sensitive Health Care delivery

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Sujatha Devanathan Sharma, New Delhi, India

–Practical spirituality for mental health issues: some key concepts & principles of Brahmakumaris Rajyoga Lifestyle

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Alison J. Gray, Hereford, United Kingdom

–Stigma and Stigmata; the intersection of spirituality, stigma and mental health discrimination

 

What Happens if We Solve our World’s Crises with Amygdala Driven Reactions?

Chair

Michael Sadre-Chirazi-Stark, Hamburg

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Co-Chair

Peter J. Verhagen, Harderwijk, Netherlands

Speaker

Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Kerala, India

–What happens if we solve our world’s crises with amygdala driven reactions – Social Psychiatry perspectives.

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Sabine Koenig, Valluhn

–How does the juridical system respond to world’s crisis – a diagnosis

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Peter J. Verhagen, Harderwijk, Netherlands

–Religion and Conflict. What Can We Learn from Comparative Religion?

Speaker

Solomon Rataemane, Pretoria, South Africa

–Amygdala Anxieties Post Apartheid in South Africa: Analysis of Stressors and Fears Generating Social Instability

 

 

Terrorism, religion and culture from a psychiatric perspective

Chair

Hussien Elkholy, Cairo, Egypt

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Co-Chair

Nahla Nagy, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

Speaker

Nahla Nagy, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

–Psychological aspects of religious terrorism

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Norbert Konrad, Berlin

–Forensic psychiatric aspects of terrorism in Germany

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Thomas Stompe, Vienna, Austria

–Socialization, radicalisation, terrorism

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Ekin Sönmez, Istanbul, Turkey

–Training in and for psychiatry – When times are bitter

 

Religion, spirituality and clinical psychiatry: Empirical studies

Chair

Arjan Braam, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Co-Chair

Simon L. Dean, London, United Kingdom

Speaker

Joke C. van Nieuw Amerongen – Meeuse, Utrecht, Netherlands

–‘Just nurses you know’: Patients’ needs of religion/spirituality (R/S) integration in complex mental health care

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Matthias Jongkind, Amersfoort, Netherlands

–Which dimensions of religion/spirituality are protective in suicidality? The association between suicidality and religion in depressed, religiously affiliated patients

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Angelien Steen, Utrecht / Amersfoort, Netherlands

–Meaning in life as a facet of personality functioning: A comparative quantitative approach employing Livesley’s adaptive failure model

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Annemarie Noort, Hei-en-Boeicop, Netherlands

–Religious delusions in late life affective and non-affective psychosis: the association with (a strict) religious background and orthodoxy

 

Culture, religion and spirituality in the promotion of mental health and management of mental illnesses

Chair

Avdesh Kumar Sharma, New Delhi, India

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Co-Chair

Norman Sartorius, Geneve, Switzerland

Speaker

Avdesh Kumar Sharma, New Delhi, India

–Role of religion and spirituality in the promotion of mental health

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Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Juiz de Fora, Brazil

–Religion/spirituality as resource in the prevention and management of mental illnesses

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Paul Summergrad, Boston, MA, USA

–Intersection of spirituality and psychopharmacology – The new research on psychedelics

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Jair de Jesus Mari, Sao-Paulo, Brazil

–Culture, commonly held beliefs and Cannabis use in Adolescence

 

Cultural variations in the expression of symptoms

Chair

Cornelis Laban, Beilen, Netherlands

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Co-Chair

Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, New York, USA

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Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, New York, USA

–Cultural concepts of distress and psychiatric disorders: A rose by any other name?

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Simon Groen, Beilen, Netherlands

–The impact of trauma and acculturation on personal lives of asylum seekers and refugees

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Geert Smid, Diemen, Netherlands

–Towards cultural assessment of grief and grief-related psychopathology

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Simon Dein, London, United Kingdom

–The role of religion in the experience and expression of symptoms

 

Spiritus contra Spiritum? – Die Rolle der Spiritualität bei Suchterkrankungen

Chair

Jürgen Hoß, Gottfrieding

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Co-Chair

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Graz, Austria

Speaker

Frithjof Sahnwaldt,

–Spiritualität bei den Anonymen Alkoholikern aus der Sicht eines evangelischen Christen

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Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Graz, Austria

–Die Rolle der Spiritualität in der Behandlung von Suchterkrankungen

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Andrew,

–Spiritualität und Religion aus der Sicht eines AA-Mitglieds – ein Erfahrungsbericht

 

 

CAREIF Symposium 2: Putting psychiatric care into context: intercultural models and clinical practice

Chair

Shanaya Rathod, Southampton, United Kingdom

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Co-Chair

Diana Bass, London, United Kingdom

Speaker

Shanaya Rathod, Southampton, United Kingdom

–Cultural Adaptation of Interventions: Possibilities and Challenges

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Jenny Willis, New Malden, United Kingdom

–Wellbeing: A personal and social responsibility

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Diana Bass, London, United Kingdom

–Pride or Prejudice? : The Role of Ethnicity and Culture in the Mental Health and Professional Development of Medical Students.

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Simon Dein, London, United Kingdom

–Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatric Practice

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– Business Meeting of the Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry 

9th October 2017 at 13h00-14h00 in Room Weimar 4 of the Messe Berlin

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