Spirituality/Religion (S/R) is relevant to most of human beings, 84% of world's population reports a religious affiliation. Systematic reviews of the academic literature have identified literally thousands of empirical studies showing the relationship (usually positive but also negative) between S/R and health. However, there has been world wide a huge gap between knowledge available about the impact of S/R to health and the translation of this knowledge to the actual clinical practice and public health policies. Given this, the WPA recently published a Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry emphasizing the importance of integrating S/R in clinical practice, research and education in Psychiatry. This Congress will focus on practical implications, on how to sensibly and effectively integrate S/R in mental health care and public policies.
Physician: USD 650.0,
Post doc/Fellow/Resident: USD 425.0,
Religious leaders, allied health professionals: USD 400.0
Speakers: Avdesh Sharma, India, Peter Verhagen, The Netherlands, Alan Fung, Canada, Haim Belmaker, Israel, Pesach Lichtenberg, Israel, Rael Strous, Israel, Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Brazil, Bernard Rensburg, South Africa, Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, India, Robert Cloninger, USA, Christopher Cook, UK, Anahy Fonseca, Brazil, Alison Gray, UK, Helen Herrman, Australia
Category: Community | Religion and Spirituality | Religion