6th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness


6th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness will take place in Belfast from 16-19 September 2014

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The European Society for Mental Health and Deafness, Queen's University, Belfast and the Royal College of Psychiatrist are pleased to announce that the 6th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness will be co-hosted in Belfast from 16-19 September 2014.

Registration and Call for Abstracts is now open. Please register and login to submit your abstract. The closing dates for Abstracts is Thursday 15 May and for Early Bird Registration is Sunday 1 June 2014. Further information can be found at the website www.wcmhd2014.org

This is the first time that this prestigious Congress has been held in the United Kingdom and Ireland and we are looking forward to showcasing some innovative approaches in the provision of services to deaf people, particularly those with mental health issues. We will all benefit from international expertise in mental health and deafness and the models of good practice delivered in areas all over the World.

This conference will draw together academics, professionals, statutory and voluntary sector organisations and delegates, both deaf and hearing, from all over the World.

This will include keynote presentations from Emeritus Professor Sir David Goldberg, inaugural winner of the RCPsych Life Time Achievement Award, and Dr Liisa Kauppinen, from Finland, and former President of the World Federation of the Deaf. In December Dr Kauppinen won the United Nations Prize for her outstanding work on Human Rights.