Culture and Global Mental Health

2015 SSPC Annual Meeting

April 23-25, 2015
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Early Bird Registration ends March 23, 2015.

FINAL 2015 Conference Program  


Annual Meeting Hotel

Omni Providence Hotel
1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting attendees are encouraged to stay at the Annual Meeting hotel. A block of rooms is being held at the special rate of $149.00 plus tax, single or double occupancy.  This rate in guaranteed until March 23rd, and if you want to come a few days early or stay a few days after the meeting you can do so at the same rate.  To reserve a room call 1-800-843-6664.  This is an international number and there are agents on duty 24/7.


Questions about the Annual Meeting?
Contact Liz Kramer, SSPC Executive Director.

Omni Providence Hotel
1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903

Learn about Culture and Global Mental Health among friends.

Engage in enlightening talks on clinical activities, teaching, and research.

Connect with professionals enthusiastic about the relationship between cultural psychiatry and global mental health.


Early Bird Conference Fees
Effective until March 23, 2015

SSPC Members

Non-Members (Join)

Single Day Admission





Non-physician Professionals*








Accompanying Persons




Above fees include daily breakfast, all lunches, break refreshments, syllabus and opening night reception.

*Please add $50 for CME credit.

As first-time attendees of the SSPC meeting, it was a unique and invigorating experience. Larger conferences can feel overwhelming, and are often hard to navigate for trainees.

A highlight of the conference was a half-day workshop specifically for residents that included a panel discussion of transference and countertransference issues in crosscultural settings, and case supervision with leaders in cultural psychiatry training. The participation of both case supervisors and residents was outstanding, with many sharing very touching and vulnerable cultural experiences.

Shaneel Shah, Karen Mu, and Shivana Naidoo

Overall, [the Annual Meeting] was a great cultural summit experience for all attendees…. The meeting had good international participation, the staff kept things moving smoothly, the presentations were high caliber, the audience was keenly involved in all discussions; and their discussions contributed a lot to the success of this meeting. Of note was the creativity, enthusiasm and scholarliness of the trainees at the conference, which bodes well for the field of cultural psychiatry and the vitality of the SSPC!

Ramaswamy Viswanathan

Division Chief, Consultation-Liaison Services, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

During the Annual Meeting, a session on Developing and Maintaining a Refugee Cultural Consultation Clinic inspired me to create a cultural psychiatry elective at my institution.

I enjoyed having breakfast and lunch together each day as this facilitated networking between attendees and dramatically increased the value of this meeting.  I found everyone from trainees at other institutions to members of the Board of Directors very approachable.

I had a positive experience through the many opportunities to learn, network and bond over meals and social gatherings. I’ll definitely attend the meeting in 2015 in Providence. I hope to meet more trainees (and experts) there!

Artha Gillis

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, UCLA

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Accreditation Information

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: The Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University maintains responsibility for the program. The program is approved for 19.5 Category 1 CE Credits. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.)