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10th International Symposium on Global Mental Health


Date: 27.10.2018

Location: Munich, Germany

We are happy to announce the 10th anniversary of the International Symposium on Global Mental Health.

This year’s symposium will focus on Mental Health in Developing Countries: The Past - The Present - The Future.

As early as 1993, the World Development Report - Investing in Health (WHO/World Bank) estimated that neuropsychiatric disorders contributed 10.5% of the global burden of disease (DALYs) and suggested that this could rise to 15% in 2020. Despite this striking prediction, mental disorders are still neglected.

The vast majority of people suffering from depression, dementia, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and substance abuse are living in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Most patients do not receive appropriate treatment - many are stigmatized with prejudice and social exclusion. This leads to serious psychological, physical, social, and economic damage for the individual, families and societies. Strengthening care and services for people with mental disorders is a global priority and demands additional investment alongside the political will to implement measures.

The symposium is open to all health professionals, medical anthropologists and students interested in the topic.

Call for Posters

We are planning a poster session. If you want to present a poster which fits the topic of the symposium, please submit your proposal by the 28th of September, 2018 by sending an email to

The scientific committee will inform you if your poster is chosen. Those selected are exempt from the symposium fee.


For registration, please fill in the Registration Form.
The registration deadline is October 19, 2018

Registration Fee:
80€ General audience
20€ Students

Please note that your registration will be completed once we have received your payment.

Organized by
Dr. Wolfgang Krahl, i.nez - International Network for Cooperation in Mental Health e.V.
Dr. med. Andrea Jobst, Coordinator of the mental health activities at CIHLMU
Dr. med. Kristina Adorjan, Deputy coordinator of the mental health activities at CIHLMU
Prof. Dr. Matthias Siebeck, CIHLMU - Center for International Health

Ms. Maeve Cook-Deegan
Phone: +49-(0)89-4400- 57610