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Conflict Management & Resolution

CHAIR: Solomon T. Rataemane
Address: University of Limpopo (MEDUNSA) P.O. Box 32922 Pretoria 0010 South Africa
Phone: +27 125214143
Fax: +27 5213869
E-mail: profsolly1954@gmail.com 
CO-CHAIR: Michael Sadre-Chirazi-Stark, MD
Address: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Asklepios Westklinikum, Hamburg, Suurheid 20, 22559 Hamburg, Germany    
Phone: 49 40 81912865
Fax: 49 40 81912920
E-mail: m.stark@asklepios.com
SECRETARY:

Elsa Gewehr

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E-mail: elsa.gewehr@gmx.de

 

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2010 Activities Update

Symposium

  • XX. World Congress on Social Psychiatry, Marrakech, Morocco, 23 - 27 October 2010
    Symposium: The WPA Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution Section 1990-2010: A Review of Successful Projects and Collaborations (Part I).
    Chairs: M. Sadre-Chirazi-Stark (Germany), A. Okasha (Egypt). Speakers: E. Sorel (USA), P. Chanoit (France), F. Hickling and D. Prelipceanu (Romania), Y. Huang and T. Akyiama. Marrakech, Morocco.

    > Please click here to download the Conflict Management Section Brief History document

    > Please click here to download the 20th Anniversary Symposium document

2010 Activities Planning

Symposium

  • Global Disasters Forum: Lessons Learned from Katrina, Haiti, Chile
    Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. In collaboration with the Pan-American Health Organization, World Health Organization, American Psychiatric Association and the Department of Family Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. May 2010.
  • XX. World Congress for Social Psychiatry
    Symposium: The WPA Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution Section 1990-2010: A Review of Successful Projects and Collaborations (Part I).
    Chairs: M. Sadre-Chirazi-Stark (Germany), A. Okasha (Egypt). Speakers: E. Sorel (USA), P. Chanoit (France), F. Hickling and D. Prelipceanu (Romania), Y. Huang and T. Akyiama. Marrakech, Morocco. Planned for October 2010.

2009 Activities Update

Publication

  • DeSalvo K, Sorel E. Post-Katrina New Orleans: Sustaining multi-disciplinary approaches to primary care through policy reform. Advances in Psychiatry, Volume III. Editors: G.N. Christodoulou, M. Jorge, and J.E. Mezzich. Beta Medical Publishers, 2009, pp 237–247.

    Scientific contributions to Volumes I and II of Advances in Psychiatry by the WPA Section on Conflict Management & Resolution included Violence Prevention and the Healing of Trauma (Sorel 2002) and Populations’ Mental Health in Post-Conflict Contexts (Sorel et al. 2005). For Volume III, our Section focused on global disasters, with an emphasis on lessons learned from post-Katrina New Orleans.  In Post-Katrina New Orleans, the authors suggest that evolving, multi-disciplinary approaches to primary care through policy implemented in New Orleans can be generalized to other regions of the world during post-disaster emergencies.  The development of response models integrating primary health care and public mental health in a global sharing of experiences among health practitioners, researchers, educators and policymakers would enhance populations’ health and mitigate responses to complex emergencies.

Symposia

  • Access to Mental Health Care: Global Perspectives
    At the World Psychiatric Association International Congress in Florence, Italy, the WPA Section on Conflict Management & Resolution jointly sponsored this Symposium with the WPA Section on Psychiatry & Public Policy and the WPA Section on Mental Health Economics. The Symposium was Co-Chaired by Eliot Sorel, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A. and Michaela Amering, M.D. (Secretary of the WPA Section on Psychiatry & Public Policy). Presentations by psychiatrists from nearly every region of the world provided a multi-faceted, comprehensive overview of topics related to the Section’s mission. April 2009.
  • Children & Armed Conflict: Risk, Resilience & Mental Health
    Institute of Medicine of the United States National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. Discussant: Eliot Sorel, MD, DLFAPA (Founder of the WPA Section on Conflict Management & Resolution). December 2009.

    In December 2009 the WPA Section on Conflict Management & Resolution supported an international and multidisciplinary conference addressing the developmental and mental health needs of children in conflict-affected settings.  The Conference was convened in Washington, D.C. at the headquarters of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) – the health care division of the United States’ National Academy of Science.  Since 1970, the IOM has served as an independent, non-governmental to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public regarding a range of issues related to medicine and public health.  Leading clinicians and researchers presented their work concerning war-affected youth. The conference brought light to the complex interaction between risk factors, psychopathology and mental health with resilience as an important moderator.

Conference on Children & Armed Conflict: Risk, Resilience & Mental HealthConference Brochure: Please click here to download

2008 Activities Update

Publication

  • Sorel E. The Marshall Plan: Lessons Learned for the 21st Century.
    Organization for International Cooperation & Development. 5 September 2008.

Symposia

  • Children’s Global Mental Health: Role of International Organizations
    Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Washington, D.C. May 2008.
  • European and American Psychiatry 
    Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Washington, D.C. May 2008.
  • American Psychiatry: Access, Quality, Ethics & Advocacy 
    Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatry Association. Washington, D.C. May 2008.
  • Global Disasters: Lessons Learned from Post Katrina New Orleans 
    XIV World Congress of Psychiatry. World Psychiatric Association. Prague, Czech Republic. September 2008
  • The Person, Populations’ Mental Health, and Health Systems 
    XIV. World Congress of Psychiatry. World Psychiatric Association. Prague, Czech Republic. September 2008.
  • Global Climate Change: Health & Mental Health Consequences
    XIV. World Congress of Psychiatry. World Psychiatric Association.Prague, Czech Republic. September 2008.

Advocacy

  • America's Launch of The Lancet Global Mental Health Series
    Headquarters of the Pan-American Health Organization. Washington, D.C., May 2008.

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