Welcome to the Congress
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century is a unique moment where people can meet together, from different cultures, from countries with different resources, but all much involved in mental health. Unformal and free discussions are the necessary cement that put together the bricks that comes from scientific research. This congress will be the occasion to find both: friends open for discussion, and up to date scientific knowledge presented in a clear and synthetic way.
“Youth Mental Health and Well-being: Policy, Best Practices and Partnerships Worldwide”: what an important topic at a period of our history where the future of our planet is raising more and more questions. Indeed, we have to focus our attention on the new generations, to prepare them at best to live in a world changing at an incredible speed. The International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Profession (IACAPAP) is enthusiast in participating to these days, in helping to provide a comprehensive picture of a so complex issue.
Past-President of International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP)
President of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Honorable Chairman of the International Organizing Committee (Germany)
Juan E. Mezzich MD PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York Hipolito Unanue Professor of Person Centered Medicine, San Marcos National University, Lima Founding President and current Secretary General, International College of Person Centered Medicine Former President, World Psychiatric Association