Global Mental Health: Clinical & Research Implications In India, Africa and the Diaspora

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Global Mental Health: Clinical & Research Implications In India, Africa and the Diaspora

Start date: 2017-11-12 18:00:00

Hyatt Regency

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Created on: 2017-04-07 17:28:10 by:evdb

In November 2017, the  Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA) will host the the 38th Transcultural Psychiatry Conference in New Delhi, India as we explore the mental health issues that face India, Africa and the African Diaspora from clinical and research perspectives.  What are the common challenges facing these population groups and how can mental health professionals approach these challenges in effective ways that meet the needs of the population groups that we serve? From a global mental health perspective, what strategies and services have been most effective in service delivery to the patient populations that need them most and what are the unmet needs that continue to plague and impeded adequate service delivery to underserved populations on the African continent, in India and in the African Diaspora.?  There is a need for collaborative research efforts in diagnosis, treatment, policy, and socioeconomic factors that impact the mental health needs of global populations.  Prioritizing mental health for countries and continents is a critical part of health care delivery and analysis of how best to spend limited dollars must become an integral part of the research and treatment realities facing clinicians, academicians and governments. What are the cultural factors as well as health care policies that affect the effectiveness of the delivery of adequate comprehensive and competent mental health  in Africa, India and the African Diaspora? Creating public, policy and professional awarness of the public health implications when there exists an absence of as well as inadequate existing mental health services for these populations will be addressed as well as the strategies for change in attitudes, beliefs and funding will be explored. We invite mental health professionals from India, Africa, and the African Diaspora to join us for this exciting and very relevant exploration of how best to meet the challenges in providing for the mental health needs of the population groups that we serve in the face of dwindling resources, political instability, and health care realities that face psychiatry and behavioral health professionals globally. FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: Daily AM/PM Coffee Breaks, Daily Lunch, Networking Reception, Awards Dinner, Optional Psychiatric Facility Site Visit and CME credits from the National Medical Association SCHEDULE - AT - A - GLANCE November 11, 2017 - Arrivals during the day November 12, 2017 5:00 - pm - Registration Opens 6:00 pm - Welcoming Networking Reception 7:00 pm - Welcome Dinner & Lecture November 13, 2017  7:30 am - Registration Opens 9:00 am - Conference Session 10:30 am - Coffee Break 10:45 am - Conference Session 12:15 pm - Delgado Lecture/ Luncheon 01:45 pm - Luncheon & Lecture Ends 2:00 pm - Conference Session 3:30 pm - Coffee Break 3:45 pm - Conference Session 5:15 pm - Confeerence Session Ends November 14, 2017 7:30 am - Registration  9:00 am - Conference Session 10:30 am - Coffee Break 10:45 am - Conference Session 12:15 pm - Lunch & Lecture 01:45 pm - Lunch Ends 2:00 pm - Conference Session 3:30 pm - Coffee Break 3:45 pm - Conference Session 5:15 pm - Conference Session Ends November 15, 2017 9:00 am - Depart for Psychiatric Hospital Site Visit 12:30 pm - Site Inspection Ends and Return to Hotel Free Afternoon 6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception 7:30 pm - Awards Dinner & Lecture 10:00 pm - Session Ends November 16, 2017 Departures througout the day or begin post conference tours   FAQs  Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? This is an educational conference for health care professionals; children under 12 years of age are not permitted to attend.  Children 12 years of age can be registered as a guest of the paid attendee. Children over 12 years of age in attendance are expected to not create any loud noises or disturbanceus during the conference sessions. Parents are requested to be mindful of the noise levels that their children make and the conference organizers reserve the right to request that the attendee remove their child should noise levels and/or disruptions of any kind that interfere with the conference proceedings occur. What's the refund policy? All refunds must be requested in writing and are subject to individual review by the program committee.  Refunds are typically made less an administrative fee of $50.00 if the request is made 45 days prior to the start of the conference.  Refund requests  made after the 45 day cut off limit are done on a case by case basis.  Refunds are not granted if an attendee comes to the conference and has to leave early for one reason or another. Refunds are typically made within one week of the close of the conference and not prior to the conference opening date. Can I substitute a registrant? If an attendee is unable to attend and wishes to substitute the name of another person in the same registration category then such a request must be made in writing at least two weeks prior to the opening date of the conference.  An additional fee may be charged for the name substitution not to exceed $25.00 US should such a request be made.  Requests for name substitutions made after the deadline of two weeks prior to the conference opening date, may be denied or an additional fee of $75.00 US may be imposed up to 24 hours prior to the conference opening date. Are faculty presenters expected to pay a registration fee? Yes, all attendees pay a registration fee.  However, faculty receive a discounted rate for registering.  Only the invited Delgado Lecturer selected by the BPA President is permitted to have registration waived.  Faculty are expected to have paid their registration fee by the faculty cut off date.  Failure to pay the discounted faculty registration fee by the designated date, may result in the inability of the unpaid faculty to present during the conference.  Will there be a conference day rate if one cannot attend the entire confernce?  Yes, there is a conference day rate but this is generally not available for registration until one week prior to the conference opening date. Is there a discounted rate for local attendees?  Disocunted rates are currently under consideration only for mental health providers that reside in India or other developing nations.  Health care providers that live and/or work in the USA, Canada, Europe must pay the conference registration rate as posted regardless of where their citizenship is. Will there be CME Credits offered?  Yes, the Black Psychiatrists of America has a formal arrangement with the National Medical Association that is the sponsor of BPA CME activities.  The exact number of hours for this conference will be contingent upon the finalized program.  Participants are required to complete pre and post tests, sign in daily for sessions and complete a conference evaluation and CME attendance sheet before CME's can be issued. Attendees are requested to only claim the number of hours attended. Thank You!  

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