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5th World Congress on Women's Mental Health
4th World Congress on Women's Mental Health
Upcoming Events
Leadership
Regional Representatives
Cooperating Organizations
Working Committtees

About IAWMH

Established in 2001 to improve the mental health of women throughout the world,  the International Association for Women's Mental Health is a Not for Profit, Non-Governmental Organization.

 

The mission of IAWMH is:

 

-  To improve the mental health of women throughout the world.

 

 -  To expand the fund of knowledge about Women's Mental Health.

 

-  To promote gender-sensitive and autonomy-enhancing mental health

services for women.

 

-  To advance collaboration between Societies and Sections.

 

For more information:  www.iawmh.org  

 

Click here to download

 

IAWMH Consensus Statement on Women's Mental Health and the WPA Statement on Interpersonal Violence Against Women

 

 

These have been approved by all national psychiatric associations (130+) which belong to WPA.

 

 

 

We're looking for good ideas!  Yours!

 

Please submit suggestions for future newsletter items, personal news, or even suggested topics for the next meeting.  

 

Send them to info@iawmh.org

  
 

Fall 2011

Welcome

 

Welcome to the first newsletter of our association.

 

We hope to have quarterly issues of our newsletter, to appraise all the members and interested groups of our association activities worldwide.  The working groups /committees are planning work in their respective fields and the newsletter hopefully, will be a convenient way to inform their activities and progress.

 

Members are invited to send their news, views and brief articles, on the women's mental health issues. Comments or suggestions are most welcome.

 

Unaiza Niaz

Editor

 

Are You Attending the WPA in Buenos Aires?

 

WPADON'T MISS THESE IMPORTANT EVENTS!

 

MONDAY, September 19, 2011 - 13.30-14.30, Rio de la Plata Room

WPA Section on Women's Mental Health's Business Meeting

 

TUESDAY, September 20, 2011 - 10.45-12.15

Symposium - RS31 -

THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS

Chairperson: Donna Stewart (Canada)

RS31.1 - The Rights of Women Psychiatric Patients: A Review

Donna Stewart (Canada)

RS31.2 - The Declaration of Caracas, the Reform of Mental Health Services and the Rights of Women in Latin America

Marta B. Rondon (Peru)

RS31.3 - Rights Issues in Women in Pakistani Psychiatric Hospitals

Unaiza Niaz (Pakistan)

 

WEDNESDAY, September 21, 2011 - 09.00-10.30

Symposium - SS31 -

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH ARE CRITICAL TO WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH (organized by the WPA Section on Women's Mental Health)

Chairpersons: Unaiza Niaz (Pakistan) and Elena Levin (Argentina)

SS31.1  - The Impact of Access to Education on Women's Mental Health

Marta B. Rondon (Peru)

SS31.2  - Violence Against Women and Mental Health

Donna Stewart (Canada)

SS31.3  - Poverty, a Major Social Determinant in Women's Mental Health

Unaiza Niaz (Pakistan)

 

WEDNESDAY, September 21, 2011 - 09.30

The Extraordinary and Ordinary General Assemblies of the World Psychiatric Association will be convened under the chairmanship of the WPA President in Buenos Aires at the Marriot Hotel (to be confirmed).

Save the Date -

5th World Congress on Women's Mental Health

 

Lima 1Save the Date and plan to attend!

5th World Congress on

Women's Mental Health

March 4-7, 2013 - Lima, Peru

 

Updates on abstract submission, program and registration will be available on www.iawmh.org.

 

4th World Congress on Women's Mental Health - March 2011 in Madrid

 

Congress Sign

 

Almost 850 professionals from 68 countries attended the 4th World Congress on Women's Mental Health in Madrid.

 

The following are some links to articles about the Congress.

 

IAWMH Press Release
 

Tryptophan, Tyrosine May Battle Early Postpartum Depression, By: MICHELE G. SULLIVAN, Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network - 03/18/11 - FROM THE WORLD CONGRESS ON WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH - http://www.clinicalpsychiatrynews.com/news/adult-psychiatry/single-article/tryptophan-tyrosine-may-battle-early-postpartum-depression/1d287583c3.html 

 

Treating Mood Disorders in Pregnancy - Not an Easy Decision, By: MICHELE G. SULLIVAN, Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network - 03/21/11 - FROM THE WORLD CONGRESS ON WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH - http://www.clinicalpsychiatrynews.com/index.php?id=2407&cHash=071010&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=53279

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

4th International Congress of Medicine and Women's Mental Health

(IV Congreso Internacional de Medicina y Salud Mental del la Mujer)

12-14 April 2012 - Convention & Exposition Center, Medellin, Colombia

Presented by Universidad CES

Contact: comunicaciones@eventosperfectos.com.co

 

2012 NASPOG Annual Meeting

April 22-24, 2012

Renaissance Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island

www.naspog.org

 

International Biennial Congress of The Marce Society

October 3-5, 2012

Paris, France

www.marcesociety.org

IAWMH Leadership

 

President - Prof. Dr. med. Anita Riecher-Rossler- president@iawmh.org

Head of the Psychiatric University Outpatient Department, Psychiatric University Clinics, Basel, Switzerland

 

Immediate Past President - Susan G. Kornstein, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology; Executive Director, Institute for Women's Health; Executive Director, Mood Disorders Institute; Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, Virginia, USA

 

Vice President - Marta B. Rondon, MD

Vice Decana, Colegio Medico del Peru; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia - Lima, Peru

 

Secretary - Unaiza Niaz, MD

The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Pakistan

 

Treasurer - Teri Pearlstein, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Medicine Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director, Women's Behavioral Medicine, Women's Medicine Collaborative, a Lifespan partner , Providence, Rhode Island, USA

 

Journal Editor - Meir Steiner, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology, McMaster University; Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto; Adjunct Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Founding Director, Women's Health Concerns Clinic; Founding Member, Brain-Body Institute, St. Joseph's Healthcare - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Regional Representatives to the Board

IAWMH strives to have regional representation from all geographic areas:

 

Anne Buist -
University of Melbourne, Austin Health/Northpark, Australia
Prabha S. Chandra, MD, FRCPsych -
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

Silvia Lucia Gaviria, MD -

CES University, Medellin, Colombia

Jayashri Kulkarni, MBBS, MPM, PhD -

Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Australia

Josyan Madi-Skaff, MD -
Psychiatry Department, The Lebanese Hospital, Lebanon
Sara Murillo Antunez, MD -
Honduras

Inga Neumann, PhD -

Universityof Regensburg, Germany

Olayinka Omigbodun, MBBS, MPH, FWACP, FMCPsych -
University of Ibadan & Head, Department of Child & Adolescent, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Eva Palova, MD -
Kosice, Slovak Republic

Cooperating Organizations & Representatives

 

EUFAMI (European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness) - www.eufami.org

Sigrid Steffen, President, EUFAMI

 

International Marce Society -www.marcesociety.com

Nine Glangeaud-Freudenthal, Ph.D., President-Elect, Marce Society, INSERM, Villejuif, France

 

International Menopause Society - www.imsociety.org

David Sturdee, MD, President, International Menopause Society, United Kingdom

 

ISPOG (International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology) - www.ispog.org

Prof. PhD Beate Wimmer-Puchinger, Executive Director for Women`s Health /City of Vienna, Austria

 

NASPOG (North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology) - www.naspog.org

Teri Pearlstein, MD, President, NASPOG, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

 

World Psychiatric Association - www.wpanet.org

Prof. Helen Herrman, Professor of Psychiatry , University of Melbourne, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Working Committees

 

Education:

 

Elena Berger

WFMH

Gemma Garcia-Pares

Head of the Psychiatric Hospitalization Area, Coporacio Pacc Tauli, Sabadell, Spain

Silvia Lucia Gaviria

Head of Department of Psychiatry, Universidad CES de Medellin, Colombia

Elena Levin

University Professor, APSA, Universidad Favaloro. Buenos Aires. Argentina

Unaiza Niaz

The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Pakistan

Judith Usall

Parc Sanitari Sant Joan De Déu, Barcelona, Spain

 

Policy and Ethics:

 

Gisele Apter

EPS Erasme, France

Anne Buist

University of Melbourne, Austin Health/Northpark, Australia

Nine Glangeaud-Freudenthal

President-Elect, Marce Society, INSERM, Villejuif, France

Josyan Madi-Skaff

Psychiatry Department, The Lebanese Hospital, Lebanon

Unaiza Niaz

The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Pakistan

 

Research and Scientific Program:

 

Anne Buist

University of Melbourne, Austin Health/Northpark, Australia

Marina Díaz-Marsá

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Monica Flores

Gemma Garcia-Pares

Head of the Psychiatric Hospitalization Area, Coporacio Pacc Tauli, Sabadell, Spain

Nine Glangeaud-Freudenthal

President-Elect, Marce Society, INSERM, Villejuif, France

Judith Usall

Parc Sanitari Sant Joan De Déu, Barcelona, Spain

Beate Wimmer-Puchinger

Executive Director for Women`s Health /City of Vienna, Austria

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