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Global Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry Webinar Available on the WPA Education Portal

The 'Global Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry: perspectives, realities, and conversation from the Spanish-speaking world’ is now available on the WPA Education Portal















The ‘Global Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry: perspectives, realities, and conversation from the Spanish-speaking world’ took place in Spanish on Wednesday 9th August, 2023.

Dr Afzal Javed opened the webinar and spoke about WPA’s activities especially in different languages like Spanish and French.


The presenters included:

  • Maria A. Oquendo, MD, PhD

Ruth Meltzer Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Psychiatrist in Chief, University of Pennsylvania Health System

  • Renato Alarcon, MD, MPH

Distinguished Emeritus Professor and Consultant, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Honorio Delgado Chair, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) School of Medicine, Lima, Perú.


And the webinar was moderated by:

Bernardo Ng, MD

President, Mexican Consortium of Neuropsychopharmacology

WPA Zone 2 Representative

Medical Director Sun Valley Behavioral Medical Center


Prof Oquendo and Prof Alarcon discussed the history and development of Global Mental Health and its relationship to Cultural Psychiatry with a special emphasis on its impact on Latin America. They discussed the benefits from and barriers to globalization of access to Mental Health care with concrete examples from various countries with differing policies and funding availability. The importance of multidisciplinary work to better serve large populations and of encouraging political will to focus on this key issue are addressed.


A recording of the webinar is now available for viewing on WPA’s Education Portal here.


Those who view the webinar will be able to download the WPA CPD Certificate and associated CPD points for this webinar via the WPA's Education Portal.


It is also possible to view the webinar here.


For any queries relating to this education module or the WPA Education Portal in general, please contact education@wpanet.org.


Author: WPA Education Coordinator



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