1 Month Left: Register for Oct 11-13 5th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry

5th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry
World Association of Cultural Psychiatry
October 11-13, 2018, Pre-Congress October 10
Columbia University, New York City, USA

Dear Colleague:

There are only 4 weeks left before the 5th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry!  Our scientific program includes over 340 presenters from 40 countries.


Our Plenaries include outstanding presenters from around the world:

Keynote Lecture on Mexican foundational myths from WACP President Sergio Villaseñor-Bayardo (Mexico)

Keynote Panel on culturally grounded, municipal initiatives to overcome mental health disparities, led by:

Gary Belkin, Exec. Deputy Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (USA)
Palmira Fortunato dos Santos, Ministry of Health (Mozambique)
Graciela Rojas Castillo, Prof. of Psychiatry, attached to the Ministry of Health (Chile)
Jacqui Dyer, Vice-Chair, Mental Health Task Force, NHS, and Thrive London (UK)

A Dialogue between Laurence Kirmayer (Canada) and Vikram Patel (India) on the Global-Local Tension in Global Mental Health

A Plenary Panel on the Future of Cultural Psychiatry, led by:

Neil Krishan Aggarwal, Columbia University, NYS Psychiatric Institute (USA)
Christine Musyimi, Africa Mental Health Foundation (Kenya)
Rahul Shidhaye, Public Health Foundation of India (India)
Ingrid Vargas Huicochea, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Jianzhong Yang, 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University (China)

To view the entire program, click here or follow this link: http://wacp2018.org/program-tab-style/

We also want to tell you more about the PRE-CONGRESS: It will be held on October 10, 8:30–4:00pm at the New York Institute of Technology Auditorium on Broadway, located at 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023. 

There will be two plenary panels, presented by 17 international and New York-based speakers:

Dimensions of religion and spirituality in mental health
Case presentations by psychiatry residents and child fellows discussed by clinicians from Italy, Kenya, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Come share in a more intimate gathering with colleagues from around the world working in culture and mental health!

The State of New York Office of Mental Health SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0227. Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) who attend the Pre-Congress Day in its entirety will receive 5 contact hours toward renewal of their social work license.

Cost: $50 for physicians from the United States and other High-Income Countries (HIC); $30 for non-MD participants from the United States and other HIC’s; $30 for physicians from World Bank Band B countries; free for trainees and all other categories.

To register, please follow this link: http://wacp2018.org/registration/#pre-congress

As of September 2nd, regular registration rates are in effect. We are happy to announce that the organizing committee has lowered these rates to make the Congress more affordable.

Click here to learn more about the New Rates or follow the link below. http://wacp2018.org/registration/

The 5th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry has organized several events on Friday evening, October 12, that provide Congress participants with an opportunity to explore the city in the company of other attendees.

Activities Include:
9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM + FREEDOM TOWER (One World Observatory)
HUDSON RIVER AND HARBOR CRUISE (Harbor Lights - Circle Line tours)

Click here or follow the link below to learn more:

Looking forward to seeing you in New York City in October!

Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD                  
President, 5th WCCP
President-Elect, WACP       

Daniel C. Chen, MD
Co-President, 5th WCCP

Bonnie Kaiser, PhD
Chair, Program Committee, 5th WCCP

Oscar Jiménez-Solomon, MPH
Chair, Local Organizing Committee, 5th WCCP

For more information or if you have any questions about the Congress, please contact us at: info@wacp2018.org