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January 2014
Forensic Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Forensic Psychiatry organized two Section Symposia (“Prison Psychiatry” and “Domestic violence and sexual abuse”) and one workshop during the WPA Regional CongressinBucharest, 10-13 April 2013. 

Single presentations were given at the WPA Thematic Conference in Yerevan (N. Tataru)and the WPA International Congress in Vienna (N. Konrad). 

Our Section will organize a symposium on “International perspectives on prison psychiatry”during the next Annual Congress of the German Association of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) on November 28, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The symposium will be chaired by Norbert Konrad and Nicoleta Tataru. Presenters will be:

-          Norbert Konrad, Berlin, Germany:“Prison Psychiatry in Germany – recent developments”

-          Adrian Mundt, Santiago, Chile: “Mental health problems in Chilean prison populations as compared to the general population”

-          Vicente Tort Herrando, Barcelona, Spain: “Spanish Prison Psychiatry”

-          Nicoleta Tataru: “Forensic Psychiatry in Romania and other Balkan countries” 

Regarding the WPA 16th World Congress of Psychiatry we are planning to offer a symposium on “International Perspectives on Forensic Psychiatry” as well as two symposia on Prison Psychiatry covering recent developments including. 

Three Section members (Norbert Konrad, Birgit Völlm and David Weisstub) published the first book focussing ethical issues in Prison Psychiatry in many countries of the world with contributions from several Section members (Konrad N, Völlm B, Weisstub DN (2013) Ethical issues in Prison Psychiatry. International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine 46, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-0086-4_17,© Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht). 

Norbert Konrad

Co-chair, WPA Section on Forensic Psychiatry 

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