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The “War in Europe” webinar is now available on the WPA Education Portal

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

Part of the World Psychiatric Association Webinar Series, the ‘War in Europe' webinar took place on Friday 1st July 2022 at 2pm CEST

This webinar focuses on the mental health of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

The war between Russia and Ukraine has seen thousands of war refugees, forcibly displaced people leave their country of origin, Ukraine, with many thousands more to follow. Neighbouring countries such as Poland have taken in around 3.7 million people in a very short time, which is a great challenge for the mental health care system as well as for the whole society. Many of the forcibly displaced people from Ukraine have traumatizing life events, which has a huge impact upon their mental health and wellbeing.

The webinar was delivered by 4 highly acclaimed experts in mental health who address this important area from different perspectives:

  • Prof. Levent Küey. Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Prof. Meryam Schouler-Ocak. Professor of Intercultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychiatric University Clinic of Charité at St. Hedwig Hospital in Berlin, Germany

  • Prof. Iryna Frankova. Professor of Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Prof. Marianne C. Kastrup. Specialist in Psychiatry, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

This webinar was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Viatris. The sponsor had no influence on the design and development of the programme or any associated materials.

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.

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

Author: WPA Education Coordinator



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