December 2013
Transcultural Psychiatry

The activities of the Section in the beginning of this year have been very focused on the preparation of a new website which will be completed soon, and also the organization of conferences.

It should be noted the success of the Hamm conference (Germany, 9-10 February 2013) with some 100 participants. Solmaz Golsabahi, president of the conference, proposed to have another conference under the sponsorship of the Section in April 2014 in Gdansk, Poland.During this year 2013, the Section is participating in the organization of the following conferences:

-Istanbul, Turkey, June 19-23, 2013 (WPA international congress).

-Lisbon, Portugal, June 29-July 3, 2013 (conference of World Association of Social Psychiatry). See:

-Vienna, Austria, October 27-30, 2013 (WPA international congress). See:

Also the Section is working in the organization of a conference about religion, culture and psychiatry in Madrid (September 2014).

Joseba Achotegui

Secretary, WPA Section on Transcultural Psychiatry




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