Welcome to the Congress
DEAR COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS!
On behalf of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, I warmly welcome the participants and guests of the Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century, held on the eve of World Mental Health Day.
Mental health is an integral part and, without exaggeration, one of the most crucial components of every person's well-being. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of the citizens' mental health state-wide; mental stability, consistency and emotional comfort lay the foundation of sustainable development of society, political stability, economic prosperity of any country.
Effective prevention in the field of mental health, the development of advanced methods of treatment of diseases, scientific breakthroughs in this field are only possible under the condition of constant professional dialogue at the international level, exchange of views and getting acquainted with the best practices that have been successfully tested and implemented in different countries of the world.
The Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century, opening today, is to become exactly such an authoritative platform for an intensive multilateral, interdisciplinary dialogue. The Congress will be hosting the leading Russian and foreign experts in the field of mental health from 30 countries, represented by specialists in the system of healthcare and social protection, science and education, art and culture, sports and physical education, economics and law, information and press.
I am sure that the scientific program of the Congress will be in great demand and will consolidate the international expert community to form a consensus on the prevention, treatment and preservation of mental health; lay the bases for moving forward in terms of mental well-being of millions of people.
I wish all the Congress participants fruitful work and, of course, good health, happiness and good!
Minster of Health of the Russian Federation
Minster of Health of the Russian Federation
Dr. Oleg P. Chestnov
Assistant Director–General on Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health of the World Health Organization
Prof. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
Secretary General of the World Psychiatric Association (2014-2020), President Elect of the World Association of Social Psychiatry
Mr. Hans-Horst Konkolewsky
The Secretary General of the International Social Security Association (ISSA)
Vitaliy V. Rubtsov
Rector of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE), President of the Federation of Russian Educational Psychologists, Ph.D. in Psychology
Zurab I. Kekelidze
Director General of the V. Serbsky Federal Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, anesthesiologist, psychologist, Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Honored Doctor
Dr. Bonnie Kirsh
Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (University of Toronto)
Dr. Judy Kuriansky
Clinical Psychologist, Professor at Columbia University Teachers College, United Nations Representative of the World Council of Psychologists (WCP), author and journalist
Nikita S. Mikhalkov
President of the Russian Cultural Fund, Chairman of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, People's Artist of RSFSR, Honorary Member of Russian Academy of Arts
Russian rapper, composer, TV and radio presenter, actor, scriptwriter, film director and producer
Dr. Gordana Milavic
MD., F.R.C.Psych., Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Co-Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section of the WPA
Natalia V. Parshikova
State Secretary-Deputy Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Education, Professor
Alexey S. Akindinov
Regional General Manager of AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow & AZIMUT Hotel Tulskaya Moscow
Vladimir D. Mendelevich
Director of Institute for Research of Problems of Mental Health, WHO-expert, MD, Professor
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gaebel
President of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), M.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Nikolay G. Neznanov
President of the Russian Society of Psychiatrists, Director St.Petersburg V.M. Bekhterev Psychoneurological Research Institute, President World Association for Dynamic Psychiatry (WADP), MD, Professor
Dr. Mohammad Khodayarifard., Ph. D.
Vice-president of the World Council for Psychotherapy, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, The University of Tehran
Dr. Edward Chan
President of the Asian Federation of Psychotherapy (AFP), President of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP)
Darlyne G. Nemeth
Co-Secretary General of the World Council for Psychotherapy, Member of the American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives, Ph.D., M.P., M.P.A.P.
President of Brazilian Association of Psychotherapy – ABRAP, President of Latin-American Federation of Psychotherapy - FLAPSI
Prof. Dr. Ganesh Shankar
President of the World Council for psychotherapy (Asian Chapter), Founder President of the Asian Federation for Psychotherapy (AFP), Hon. Gen. Secretary of Yoga&Psychotherapy Association of India, Ph.D , D.Litt. (Yoga Psychotherapy)
Prof. Alfred Pritz
President of the World Council for Psychotherapy, General secretary of the European Association for Psychotherapy, Ph.D in Psychopathology and Pedagogics, Rector of the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna
Professor psychoanalyst, Rector of the Sigmund Freud University Paris, Executive member of the World Council for Psychotherapy and the European Association for Psychotherapy, Vice President of European Confederation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Yuri P. Zinchenko
President of the Russian Psychological Society, Dean of the Department of Psychology at Moscow State University, Psy.D., Professor
Viktor V. Makarov
President of the Russian professional psychotherapeutic league of Russia, Vice-President of the World Council for Psychotherapy, MD, Professor