ISHHR Conference 2017

It is our pleasure to announce that the International Society for Health and Human Rights (ISHHR) will be hosting its 10th International Conference in the city of Novi Sad in Serbia, on the 26th-29th September 2017.

The title of the 2017 ISHHR Conference is Mental health, mass people displacement and ethnic minorities and it will focus on the displacement of communities as a result of conflict, the phenomenon of mass-traumatisation and the response of the European neighbourhood (particularly Central Europe) to the mass influx from the Middle East and North Africa (particularly as a result of the Syrian crisis). However, we will also welcome contributions from experts and speakers in Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, as mass people displacement and migration is a global challenge.

While the event is targeted at psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other support workers, the conference also aims to build the capacity of medical doctors, researchers, advocates, journalists, students and individuals working in the field of refugee support, civil society and community development.

The first two days of the event will consist of Capacity Building Workshops which allow participants to attend sessions that best suit their area of practice and interest; these workshops will be tailored to the needs of both clinical and non-clinical participants. Days three and four of the event will involve an International Conference which will address broader policy issues of interest to all participants.