Wolfgang Rutz

Wolfgang Rutz

Professor of Social Psychiatry (Sweden)

Wolfgang Rutz, most prominent professor of social psychiatry from Sweden, expert of suicide prevention, affective disorders, will discuss about his areas of expertise in Congress Symposiums.

Wolfgang Rutz is Professor of Social Psychiatry at the University for Applied Sciences of Coburg (Germany) as well as Senior Advisor for Public and International Mental Health, based in Stockholm and linked to the Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University.

Prof. Wolfgang Rutz received his medical degree from the University of Würzburg and made his specialist education at the University of Uppsala.

He was chairman of the International Advisory Committee of the German Network on Suicide Prevention and Vice Chairman of the World Psychiatric Organisations (WPA) Section for Psychiatry and Policy. Prof. Rutz is Member of the Board of the Swedish Social Psychiatric Forum and its international secretary as well as member of the board of the Swedish Family Association of Suicide Prevention and its scientific advisor.

From 1976 to 1998 he was the director of the Mental Health and Psychiatric Services in the County of Gotland, Sweden. During this time Prof. Rutz headed the professional and structural development of the mental health services on Gotland towards deinstitutionalisation, professionalisation and community based mental health to become one of the model organisations both in Sweden and internationally. He acquired his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Linköping, Sweden, with a dissertation about the “Gotland Study” on suicide prevention by the involvement and education of General Practitioners.

During the 90s he became Vice Chairman of the Swedish Psychiatric Association and President of the Swedish Society for Biological Psychiatry.

From 1998 to 2005 Prof. Wolfgang Rutz was recruited as WHO European Regional Advisor for Mental Health and Director of WHO’s European Program for Mental Health at its European office in Copenhagen.

After his retirement from WHO and United Nations he was Head of the Department for Psychiatry and Health Promotion at the Academic University Clinic of Uppsala from 2005 to 2009.

His special interests include suicide prevention, affective disorders, development of the mental health services and ethics of psychiatry.

MEET THE EXPERT MA16: MARIANNE KASTRUP (Denmark)

Alfa Hall

CHAIR Wolfgang Rutz (Sweden) CO-CHAIR Emilis Subata (Lithuania) SPEAKER Marianne Kastrup (Denmark) DESCRIPTION To be confirmed. PLACE “PJazz” Restaurant (Look on map: “Europa”, Konstitucijos pr. 7A)

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SYMPOSIUM SZ8: PSYCHIATRY IN A CHANGING WORLD: ETHICAL CHALLENGES

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CHAIR Marianne Kastrup (Denmark) CO-CHAIR Wolfgang Rutz (Sweden) SPEAKER THEMES Michael von Cranach (Germany): The Role of Historical Arguments in Present Ethical Discussions in Germany. Andres Lehtmets (Estonia): CPT on Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Care. Marianne Kastrup (Denmark): Ethical Challenges in the Use of Coercion in Psychiatry. Wolfgang Rutz (Sweden): Most Urgent Ethical Problems in […]

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SYMPOSIUM SA6: WHAT CAN WE DO FOR THE CURRENT WORLD CRISES AS PSYCHIATRISTS?

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CHAIR Tsuyoshi Akiyama (Japan) CO-CHAIR Wolfgang Rutz (Sweden) SPEAKER THEMES Levant Küey (Turkey): Forced Displaced People and Mental Health. Wolfgang Rutz (Sweden): ”Not Only the Climate…” – A Plea for Mental Ecology. Tsuyoshi Akiyama (Japan): The Fusion of Psychiatry and Social Science Dinesh Bhugra (UK): WPA’s Role in the Current and Future Crisis. DESCRIPTION Today, environmental ecological experts […]

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