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Recap of the Cultural Psychiatry and Global Mental Health Conference May 31st 2013

Last Friday, May 31th, I attended this one day conference, which was organized to mark the farewell of Joop de Jong as Professor at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Europe.
I hope the VU will publish the full text of the lecture of prof de Jong (‘Soul searching, a journey into global mental health’) online, but I can’t find it yet. So, here below are a few points he made in this farewell lecture.
Abstracts and bio’s of the other keynote speakers (Stevan Hobfoll, Devon Hinton and Vikram Patel), few forum speakers and chair (Daniel Botha, Mark van Ommeren), and the 21 symposium presenters are available online (26 pages pdf), together with the bio of prof de Jong. In the symposia a lot of qualitative/quantitative research and reports from all over the world. Continue reading