Lentesymposium: Global Mental Health, 31 maart 2017

This Global Mental Health symposium is a joint effort by Equator Foundation, War Trauma Foundation and Centrum ’45, partners in Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, and is marked by the departure of Pim Scholte, founder of Equator Foundation, and the 20th anniversary of War Trauma Foundation.
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Global Mental Health in under-resourced countries and in the western world

Trauma-related and other mental health and psychosocial problems are highly prevalent in war-affected populations. The ongoing large influx of refugees into European countries poses a problem not familiar for the western world, namely a relative  lack of available professionals to provide the care needed. One solution seems to be the application of working methods used in Global Mental Health care provision, particularly in low-income and under-resourced countries. In this symposium we will discuss principles and innovative approaches in Global Mental Health, and the applicability of these in Europe and the Netherlands in particular. 

Target group
The symposium is meant for mental health care providers and policy makers, academics, and humanitarian workers affiliated with (I)NGOs.

The morning session will be plenary, with keynote addresses by three international experts highlighting current visions and practices in Global Mental Health. The afternoon session will host an international track geared towards humanitarian work in a global context, and a track geared towards psychological and psychosocial support for refugees in the Netherlands.

Practical information
Date:                              March 31,  2017
Time:                             09.30 – 17.30 hrs
Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam-                                      Zuidoost, Lecture Hall  1
                                      Route description

Entrance fee:              € 175,00
Special price  for humanitarian workers affiliated with (I)NGOs: € 75,00
Special student fee € 100,00. Please bring your student card!

Information:               info@academy.arq.org or call  Arq Academy at +31 20 660 1970 

Registration through  the register button on this website.
Please note: the information for the online registration is in Dutch
In case of any problems, please send an email to info@academy.arq.org or call Arq Academy at +31 20 660 1970. 

The symposium is accredited by NVTG with 5 points. Next to this, accreditation is requested at the FGZP and NVvP.
In case you would like us to request accreditation at other organizations, please send us an e-mail at info@academy.arq.org or call Arq Academy at +31 20 660 1970. 

Symposium Chair: Claudi Bockting 
09.30 - 10.00       Welcome, coffee
10.00 - 10.15       Claudi Bockting & Pim Scholte
10.15 - 10.50       Peter Ventevogel
                              Mental health and refugees: transferring knowledge from low and middle income 

10.50 - 11.25       Low-intensity interventions for common mental disorders after adversities in 
a global context
Marit Sijbrandij
11.25 - 11.45       Coffee break
11.45 - 12.30       Vikram Patel                             
                             Psychological treatments for the world: lessons from the global south
12.30 - 13.30       Lunch break

Workshop Track 1 (International track, English language) 
Global Mental Health - MHPSS application in low resource humanitarian settings 
Moderator:  Leontien Ruttenberg, MMed MBA, Director at War Trauma Foundation

13.30 - 14.10       To be decided

14.10 - 14.50       Multi Family Approach (West Bank project) 
Trudy Mooren
14.50 - 15.10       Break
15.10 - 15.50       mhGAP
Samrad Ghane

Workshop Track 2 (Dutch track, Dutch language) 
Psychosociale zorg voor vluchtelingen in Nederland
Moderator:  Rembrant Aarts, MD, psychiater bij Equator Foundation  

13.30 - 14.10      Mind-Spring 
Paul Sterk
14.10 - 14.50
Joriene van der Kolk & Jetske van Heemstra
14.50 - 15.10      Pauze
15.10 - 15.50      Meergezinsgroepen
                             Monique Haveman

15.50 - 16.20       Concluding remarks by Claudi Bockting, symposium chair
16.20 - 16.30       Final words by Jan Wilke Reerds, Arq Chairman of the Board
16.30 – 17.30      Drinks