Aurelijus Veryga

Aurelijus Veryga

Professor of Psychiatry, Minister of Health of Lithuania (Lithuania)

Aurelijus Veryga, professor of psychiatry and Minister of Health of Lithuania, will discuss about his areas of expertise in Pre Congress Forum and Opening Ceremony.

Prof. Aurelijus Veryga joined Kaunas Medical Academy (today – Lithuanian University of Health Sciences) in 1994, he gained the profession of medical doctor in 2000. Same year, together with colleagues he initiated and founded the Kaunas Youth Narcological Aid Centre. In 2004 he completed residency and gained the qualification of psychiatrist. Gained a PhD in Biomedical Sciences the same year.

He was the Head of the Health Research Institute (World Health Organization cooperation centre) under the Faculty of Public Health of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (2011).

He was freelance expert of the Committee on Health Affairs of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania in 2008. From 2009 to 2012 Prof. A. Veryga was a public adviser for the Prime Minister on the prevention of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. He is a Board member of NORDAN (The Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network) (since 2009) and Board member of ENSP (European Network for Smoking Prevention) (since 2008).

In 2004 he was Lithuanian expert in the preparation of ASPECT Consortium document for the European Commission on control of tobacco in the enlarged European Union. Same year, together with colleagues Prof. A. Veryga founded the National Tobacco Control Coalition, became its president. He also began the practice of psychiatrist same year.

Aurelijus Veryga became Associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine (later – Department of Health Psychology) of Kaunas Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in 2009 and since 2015 – Professor in the Department of Health Psychology of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Prof. A. Veryga is Minister of Health of Lithuania since 14th of December, 2016.

PLENARY LECTURES PA9: VYTENIS ANDRIUKAITIS (LITHUANIA), HELEN HERRMAN (AUSTRALIA), ROY ABRAHAM KALLIVAYALIL (INDIA)

Alfa Hall

CHAIR Dinesh Bhugra (UK) CO-CHAIR Vytenis Andriukaitis (Lithuania) Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuania) SPEAKER THEMES Vytenis Andriukaitis (Lithuania): Mental Health in European Union. Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuania): Proposed Measures to Reduce Alcohol Consumption and Their Impact on Mental Health. Helen Herrman (Australia): Humanitarian Emergencies: The Role of Psychiatrists. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (India): Social Psychiatry in the 21st Century. DESCRIPTION To be […]

Plenary Lecture
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PRE CONGRESS FORUM: MENTAL HEALTH POLICY. GOVERNMENTAL AND CONGRESS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEDIA SESSION FmM1 (By Invitation)

Parliament Media Room

Address: Parliament of Lithuania (Gedimino pr. 53, Entrance at Building 3, Vilnius) PARTICIPANTS Agnė Širinskienė (Lithuanian Parliament, Chair of the Committee of Health, Lithuania) Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuanian Ministry of Health, Lithuania) Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President, UK) Helen Herrman (WPA President Elect, Australia) Masatoshi Takeda (WFSBP President, Japan) Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (WPA Secretary General, India) Alvydas Navickas […]

Pre Congress Forum Round Table
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PRE CONGRESS FORUM: MENTAL HEALTH POLICY. CONFERENCE FC2 (By Invitation)

Parliament Conference Hall

Address: Parliament of Lithuania (Gedimino pr. 53, Entrance at Building 3, Vilnius) CHAIRS Agnė Širinskienė (Lithuanian Parliament, Chair of the Committee of Health, Lithuania) Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuanian Ministry of Health, Lithuania) Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President, UK) Helen Herrman (WPA President Elect, Australia) Alvydas Navickas (LPA President, Lithuania) SPEAKER THEMES Agnė Širinskienė (Lithuanian Parliament, Chair of […]

Pre Congress Symposium
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CONGRESS OPENING CEREMONY

Alfa Hall

CHAIRS Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuanian Ministry of Health, Lithuania) Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President, UK) Helen Herrman (WPA President Elect, Australia) SPEAKERS Dinesh Bhugra (WPA President, UK) Helen Herrman (WPA President Elect, Australia) Aurelijus Veryga (Lithuanian Ministry of Health, Lithuania) Agnė Širinskienė (Lithuanian Parliament, Chair of the Committee of Health, Lithuania) Norman Sartorius (WPA Former President, Switzerland) […]

Opening / Closing Ceremony
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