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December 2013
Portuguese Association of Dual Pathology

III National Congress on Dual Pathology and Addictive Behaviors I International Congress on Dual Pathology and Addictive Behaviors

TREAT DUAL PATIENT: CHALLENGES FOR PSYCHIATRY OF XXI CENTURY 21-22 February 2013, Portugal, Coimbra 

The Portuguese Association of Dual Pathology (APPD) and the Dual Pathology Unit (UPD) of Psychiatric Service of Hospital and University Center of Coimbra (CHUC), Portugal, organized the III National and I International Congress on Dual Pathology and Addictive Behaviors, on 21-22 February 2013, in Coimbra, Portugal, with the subject Treat dual patient: challenges for psychiatry of XXI Century.

During two days, international and national specialists discussed different subjects about neuropsychology, clinic, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with dual pathology.

This congress counted about 400 participants, psychiatrists, general medical doctors, psychologists, nurses, and social workers from different parts of Portugal.

At same time, the Executive Committee of the Section on Dual Disorders/Pathology of the WPA held in Coimbra its first meeting by videoconference, in order to discuss and debate the basic issues that underlie this subject. It was chaired by Dr. Nestor Szerman, Chair of the WPA Section on Dual Disorders/ Pathology, and was attended by Célia Franco A section of the participants who attended the congresses in Februar y 2013 in Coimbra, Portugal. MD (Portugal), Icro Maremmani MD (Italy), Medhi Paes MD (Morocco), Carlos Roncero MD (Spain), Maria Dolores Braquehais MD (Spain), Gabriele Fischer MD (Austria), Kumar Rajendra MD (UK), Arturo Lerner MD (Israel), Annett Fleishman MD (Israel), and Elvia Velasquez MD (Colombia).

Célia Franco

President, Portuguese Association of

Dual Pathology

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