April 2015
Global Meeting in Spirituality and Mental Health

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Contact: Secretary bernard.sasop@mweb.co.za • Web site: www.religionandpsychiatry.com

Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to attend the 1st Global Meeting in Spirituality and Mental Health (4th-5th November 2015, Florianópolis – SC, Brazil). http://www.cbpabp.org.br/english/.  [Click here to view Program detail]

The main goal of this Global Meeting is to present the state of the art in the field of spirituality and mental health, by putting together international leaders in the subject, and to foster exchanges and enable networking between clinicians, researchers and educators interested in spirituality and mental health.

Confirmed speakers from the Americas, Europe, and Africa:

  • Chris Cook, MD, PhD, FRCPsych – Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion Durham University. Former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Special Interest Group in Spirituality & Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists from 2009-2013 –UK
  • Lionel Corbett, MD – Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute – USA. Founder of The Psyche and the Sacred Program.
  • Quirino Cordeiro MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo (FCMSCSP). Committee member of the Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry of the Brazilian Psychiatric Association (ABP) – Brazil
  • Anahy Fonseca MD – NUPE – APRS. Committee member of the Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry of the Brazilian Psychiatric Association (ABP) – Brazil
  • Alessandra Lucchetti MD, MSc – Assistant Professor of Geriatrics, School of Medicine, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) – Brazil
  • Giancarlo Lucchetti MD, PhD–Associate Professor of Geriatrics, School of Medicine, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) – Brazil
  • Alexander Moreira-Almeida MD, PhD -  Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). Chair of the Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) and of the Brazilian Psychiatric Association (ABP) – Brazil
  • Kenneth Pargament, PhD – Professor of clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University, editor-in-chief of the two-volume APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality – USA
  • John Peteet, MD – Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Chair of the Caucus on Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatry of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) – USA.
  • Bernard Janse van Rensburg MD, PhD– President-elect of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP), founder and director of SASOP's Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group (S&P SIG) - South Africa.  Secretary of the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry.
  • Homero Vallada MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Psychiatry – Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Committee member of the Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry of the Brazilian Psychiatric Association (ABP) – Brazil

The Global Meeting will take part in the Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry, the third largest psychiatric convention in the world, gathering more than 6,000 attendees.

We hope you will be able to be with us in November 2015, as your presence will be very important for the success of the meeting.Please help us spread the word, making the meeting more and more Global! Florianópolis is a very beautiful city with wonderful beaches. Please see attached some tourist information about Florianopolis. If you have any questions, please just let us know.

We look forward to having you among us in this exciting meeting.

Sincerely,

Organizing Committee

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Alexander Moreira-Almeida, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil
Director of the Research Center in Spirituality and Health (NUPES) at UFJF, Brazil

Chair of the Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association
www.ufjf.br/nupes-eng

  

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