THE WPA 2020 THEMATIC CONGRESS ON INTERSECTIONAL COLLABORATION PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA: GLOBAL BURDEN ON MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH WILL TAKE PLACE ON 11-13 DECEMBER 2020 IN ATHENS, GREECE.

 

The WPA 2020 Thematic Congress on intersectional collaboration “Psychological Trauma: Global burden on mental and physical health”, will take place on 11-13 December 2020 in Athens, Greece.

The President of the Society of Preventive Psychiatry Professor George Christodoulou is Co-President of the Congress.

The WPA 2020 Thematic Congress aims at:

  • bringing together both the psychiatric and the somatic medicine community.
  • it will be conceptualized as an intersectional meeting as WPA’s scientific Sections will jointly work towards a truly interdisciplinary program cutting across diagnostic entities, methodological approaches, and treatment strategies.
  • it will not only be a meeting of professionals but also a forum bringing true trialogue to the center stage as we will make this meeting a forum where the voices of patients, of highly traumatized fellow human beings and their families will be heard.

With the theme Psychological trauma: Global burden on mental and physical health, this meeting will build on the experiences of WPA’s 2017- 2020 Action Plan and will be at the forefront of science as psychological traumas are now clearly established by several worldwide studies as the single avoidable group of contributors to the occurrence of mental health disorders.

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Afzal Javed, President Elect WPA, President of the Congress.

Professor Helen Herrman, WPA President.

Professor Thomas G. Schulze, WPA Secretary for Scientific Sections, Chair of the Scientific Committee.

Professor Dimitrios Ploumpidis, President Hellenic Psychiatric Association, Chair of the Organizing Committee.

Professor George Christodoulou, President of the Society of Preventive Psychiatry, Honorary President of the Hellenic Psychiatric Association, Co-President of the Congress.