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Global Mental Health in the Era of Sustainable Development: Research and Policy Priorities

30.05.2019 to 31.05.2019
Start 09:00, End 17:00

Mental health is described by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a state of well-being in which the individual is aware of his or her own abilities, can tolerate normal stress levels, function productively in the place of work and is able to contribute to their community. Mental disorders comprise a wide range of mental and behavioural disorders such as depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and dementia.

The Leopoldina and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) will organize the symposium “Global Mental Health in the Era of Sustainable Development: Research and Policy Priorities” from 30 to 31 May 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa, in order to discuss recent advances in mental health research. The participants will explore topics ranging from neuroscience and genetics to public mental health and epidemiology as well as intervention research.

The scientific coordinators of the symposium are Professor Frank Rösler ML, University of Hamburg, on the side of Leopoldina, and Professor Crick Lund, University of Cape Town, on the side of ASSAf.

The event is open for everyone interested. Admission is free of charge. Registration is mandatory. Please register until 27 May 2019.




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Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
Dr. Jan Nissen
Telefon: +49 345 47239 - 834


58 Goede Hoop Ave, Doornkloof,
St George Hotel and Conference Centre
0132 Pretoria
South Africa

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