Norman Sartorius

Norman Sartorius

Expert of Psychiatry, Former WPA and EPA President (Switzerland)

Prof. Norman Sartorius, one of the most prominent and influential psychiatrists of his generation, will discuss about his areas of expertise in Congress Press Conference, as well as the Meeting with Early Career Psychiatrists and Symposiums.

Prof. Norman Sartorius obtained his Masters Degree in Zagreb (Croatia). He specialised in neurology and psychiatry and subsequently obtained a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in psychology (Ph.D.). He carried out clinical work and research and taught at graduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Zagreb, at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, at the University of Geneva and elsewhere. 

Dr Sartorius joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1967 and soon assumed charge of the programme of epidemiology and in social psychiatry. He was also principal investigator of several major international studies on schizophrenia, on depression and on health service delivery. In 1977, he was appointed Director of the Division of Mental Health of WHO, a position which he held until mid-1993. In June 1993 Professor Sartorius was elected President of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) and served as President-elect and then President until August 1999. In January 1999, Professor Sartorius took up his functions as President of the Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP) and is now the President of the International Association for the Promotion of Mental Health Programmes and a member of the Geneva Prize Foundation having previously been its President. He holds professorial appointments at the Universities of London, Prague and Zagreb and at several other universities in the USA and China. He is also a Senior Associate of the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. 

He has published more than 400 articles in scientific journals, authored or co-authored several books and edited a number of others and is the co-editor of three scientific journals and a member of editorial and advisory boards of many scientific journals.  Major themes in his work and public activity are rights of mental patients, struggle against stigma and prejudices associated with mental illness, and improvement of mental health services.

PLENARY LECTURES PA2: DINESH BHUGRA (UK), PAUL SUMMERGRAD (USA)

Alfa Hall

CHAIR Norman Sartorius (Switzerland) CO-CHAIR John Oldham (USA) SPEAKER THEMES Dinesh Bhugra (UK): Mind and Body. Paul Summergrad (USA): Integrative Medicine and Psychiatric Care. DESCRIPTION To be confirmed.

Plenary Lecture
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MEET THE EXPERT MA4: NORMAN SARTORIUS (SWITZERLAND)

"Stockholm" Restaurant

CHAIR Andres Lehtmets (Estonia) CO-CHAIR Elmārs Rancāns (Latvia) SPEAKER Norman Sartorius (Switzerland) DESCRIPTION Early Career psychiatrists and other participants are welcome to meet and discuss with Prof. Norman Sartorius, one of the most prominent and influential psychiatrists of his generation. PLACE “Stockholm” Restaurant (Look on map: Swedbank, Konstitucijos pr. 20)

Meet the Expert
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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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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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