BAPH - Workshop 2015

"Public Mental Health and Suicide"

 

 

Meeting Programme

The detailed final programme is listed below; you can also download it in PDF format.

Morning session: Mental health, a public health priority

08h30 Registration
09h00 Introduction
09h15 Mental health, an important public health topic.
Jutta Lindert, President section Public Mental Health of the European Public Health Association (Department of Public Health, University of Emden, Germany, and Brandeis University, Waltham, USA)
[keynote speaker]
10h15 Coffee break and poster display
10h45 Mental Health: Organisation and policy plans for Flanders, Wallonia, and Brussels Capital Region
Marjolijn van den Berg (Flanders)
Sophie Vilain XIIII (Wallonia)
Luc Detavernier (Brussels Capital Region)
11h45 Mental health reform in Belgium: research
Vincent Lorant (Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherche Santé et Société)
Mark Leys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, OPIH)
12h30 Network lunch / poster display

Afternoon session: Suicide, an important public health problem

13h30 Suicide: figures and facts
Kees Van Heeringen (Unit for Suicide Research, University Department of Psychiatry, Ghent University)
14h20 Suicide: prevention strategies in Belgium
Gwendolyn Portzky (Flemish Expertise Center for Suicide Prevention, Ghent University)
15h00 Intermezzo: campaign Te Gek!?
15h30 Suicide: research on prevention
Guillaume Vaiva (Département Universitaire de Psychiatrie & Pole de l'Urgence, Lille University Hospital, Lille, France)
[keynote speaker]
16h10 Concluding remarks
Johan Bilsen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Group)
16h30 Network reception

 

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