N. Sartorius, Switzerland

Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programs Action for Mental Health
Professor Norman Sartorius, MD, PhD, FRCPsych holds professorial appointments at several universities in Europe, the USA and elsewhere. He was the Director of the Mental Health Programme of the WHO, President of the World Psychiatric Association and of the European Psychiatric Association. He is currently President of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes in Geneva. His main interests at present are problems related to comorbidity of mental and physical disorders, the fight against stigma and the education of stakeholders in mental health care. He has published more than 500 articles in scientific journals and written,- co-authored or edited more than 100 books.

Moderator Of 2 Sessions

Mental Health Policy
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 2
Session Description
COVID 19 pandemic has dramatically changed the lives of people all over the world. In some countries medical system had to adjust to funds relocation and limitations in meeting patients in person. Seeing patients online has started to be a common practice. But does it really change the main principles of mental health care? Are we shifting our core approaches or work on technical adjustment? Two discussants will present their points of view to broaden in the joint discussion our understanding of COVID 19 outbreak implications on mental health care.
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Educational
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 5
Session Description
The Live Q&A of this session will take place in the Live Sessions auditorium. Please refer to the interactive programme for the exact time and channel.

The symposium will present four scenarios for the future of psychiatry – seen by psychiatrists with predominantly national experience at the beginning, middle and  top of their career and by a psychiatrist with nearly fifty years of work on international mental health and psychiatry issues. The perspectives will differ and it is expected that taken jointly they will present a more realistic estimate of psychiatry in the future than those usually forecast. The presentations will address issues of diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders as well as those of training for psychiatry and its role in public health efforts. The presentations will also touch upon matters such as the impact of new digital technology and trends of telemedicine,  advances in the management of comorbidity of mental and physical disorders, and the role of psychiatry in future global crises such as those caused by pandemics and pollution and climate change.

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Presenter Of 9 Presentations

The Less Expected Consequences of the COVID Pandemic (ID 1136) No Topic Needed

The Less Expected Consequences of the COVID Pandemic

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Live, Ask the Expert
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 16:30
Room
Ask the Expert A
Lecture Time
15:30 - 16:30
Symposium: e-Mental Health and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis (ID 262) No Topic Needed

Live Q&A

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A, Section
Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
16:38 - 16:58
Monday, 12 April: Morning Interviews (ID 1181) No Topic Needed

Morning Interviews

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Live TV
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
11:30 - 12:00
Room
EPA TV
Lecture Time
11:30 - 12:00
Symposium: The Four Views of the Future of Psychiatry (ID 335) No Topic Needed

Live Q&A

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Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
09:08 - 09:28
LIVE - ECP Debate: Mental Health Care has Radically Changed with the Pandemic (ID 837) No Topic Needed

Live Q&A

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Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
09:00 - 09:20
LIVE - ECP Workshop: What Should Early Career Psychiatrists Know? (ID 843) No Topic Needed
LIVE - ECP Workshop: What Should Early Career Psychiatrists Know? (ID 843) No Topic Needed

ECP0018 - Starting a Career as a Psychiatrist

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Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
17:30 - 19:00
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
17:47 - 18:04

ABSTRACT

Abstract Body

There are several sets of skills first set of skills which psychiatrists should acquire before or as early as possible after starting their career .THe first of those are communication skills – including those of listening, speaking clearly and convincingly, negotiating and writing scientific and other types of documents. A second set of skills are those that will enable psychiatrists to understand and use legal documents and materials. The third set of skills that is likely to be useful are skills necessary to function as a physician. These sets of skills combined with the knowledge of the subject of psychiatry should help in building a career in any of the areas open to psychiatrists..

Yet, more important than any of the skills or bits of knowledge that a candidate psychiatrist should have to build a career and be happy with it are the motivation to do psychiatry and the acceptance of a style of work marked by empathy, willing acceptance of ethical principles of medicine and if at all possible infectious optimism.

The above array of skills, knowledge style of work are not easily developed and those educating future psychiatrists should be careful in their selection of trainees and resourceful in the provision of training that will create psychiatrists who can advance the health of their patients as well as their discipline and will have a chance to live a rewarding life.

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Symposium: e-Mental Health and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis (ID 262) No Topic Needed

S0037 - The Fate of Psychiatric Diagnosis in a Digitalised World

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Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
15:30 - 15:47

ABSTRACT

Abstract Body

Over the past few decades, psychiatry and mental health sciences have reached several major goals. The importance of mental health and the huge contribution to the burden of disability produced by mental and neurological disorders has been recognized by all and most recently also by the United Nations. Treatment technology has developed and permits the effective management of most mental disorders. Progress has also been made in the recognition of human rights of people with mental illness and those who care for them. More has to be done in these areas but there are also new tasks that are before psychiatry. These include the addition of primary prevention of mental disorders to previous efforts to ensure secondary and tertiary prevention of mental health problems; the development of appropriate ways of work in order to cope with problems of comorbidity of mental and physical disorders; and a fundamental reorientation of training in psychiatry and related sciences.

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Symposium: The Four Views of the Future of Psychiatry (ID 335) No Topic Needed

S0133 - The Future of Psychiatry: Views of a Senior Psychiatrist

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Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
08:00 - 08:17

ABSTRACT

Abstract Body

The future of psychiatry as a discipline (and as the main source of knowledge in the construction and functioning o mental health services) can best be grasped on the basis of an examination of the development of psychiatry over the past century in the light of current options for its functioning. Such an examination demonstrates that psychiatrists will have to expand their field of work to include the management of comorbidity of mental and physical disorders and public health approaches to the primary prevention of mental and other brain disorders. Their engagement in research will have to become restricted to psychopathology and participation in the formulation of hypotheses which will be tested in laboratory and field work;; and their involvement in teaching about mental health and illness will have to undergo a fundamental change in terms of content, methods and evaluation of effects of education which they will organize. The presentation will focus on the future tasks of psychiatrists in these areas

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