I am very pleased to invite you to the 19th National Congress of the South African Society of Psychiatrists, this time with the theme “Professional Psychiatric Practice: Medical, Socio-Economic and Cultural Perspectives.” The meeting will therefore be another opportunity to focus on promoting professional specialist practice in both the public and private care environments, as part of South African Psychiatry's ongoing social contract.
The meeting will also reflect on the recent increased efforts and profile of psychiatrists and other mental health care professionals to take up their role as mental health care advocates for acceptable standards of care and for the protection of the human rights of people living with mental illness. The three tracks of the congress: “Medical”, “Socio-economic” and “Cultural” aim at re-emphasizing neuropsychiatry and consultation-liaison as the core business of clinical Psychiatry, at identifying practical approaches to ensure adequate service programs are implemented despite limited resources, as well as at incorporating the importance of the specific cultural-religious context in which psychiatric problems present on a daily basis. In addition, an active early career program will also be integrated in all the activities of the meeting.
We trust therefore that this program will provide a sufficiently broad agenda to address all the issues currently facing South African Psychiatry. We are looking forward to meeting up with you for this purpose during the 2018 Heritage Day long-weekend in September in Pretoria/Tswane.
With best regards,
Prof Bernard Janse van Rensburg
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