Call for Papers: Oct 2018 5th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry to Explore Unjust MH Disparities

NYAPRS Note: The following comes from our friend Dr. Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, director of New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence at Columbia University, seeking full stakeholder participation in the World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry’s efforts to address “unjust mental health disparities in developing and developed countries.

As you may have heard, the 5th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry will be held at Columbia University in New York City on October 10-13, 2018. This World Congress is sponsored by the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP), Columbia University, New York Institute of Technology – College of Osteopathic Medicine, and several partner organizations.

With the theme Achieving Global Mental Health Equity: Making Cultural Psychiatry Count, this multi-disciplinary conference will bring together hundreds of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and others inmental health, anthropology,and social scientists from around the world. At a time of increasing awareness about the unjust mental health disparities in developing and developed countries, researchers, practitioners, and advocates will come together to exchange experiences on how best to implement culture-focused interventions and policies to overcome health and healthcare disparities and promote global mental health equity in access, engagement, and quality of care for diverse populations.

Below and attached are the Call for Papers and links to the World Congress website, and the Abstract submission and registration pages. We would really appreciate if you could help us disseminate these materials throughout your networks.

Please note that the deadline for all abstract submissions isJanuary15, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you in New York City next year,

Prof. Roberto Lewis-Fernández
President of the Congress
President-Elect, World Association of Cultural Psychiatry

Prof. Daniel C. Chen
Co-President of the Congress


Achieving Global Mental Health Equity: 
Making Cultrual Psychiatry Count