Future International Conferences in Cultural Psychiatry

In 2010:
International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry: Cultural Diversity, Social Change and Mental Health in China; Shanghai, China; April 18 – 20
International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry: Migration, Next Generations and the Future of Psychiatry; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; June 13 – 16
1st International Conference on Cultural Psychiatry in Southern Africa; Durban, South Africa; September 26 – 29
1st International Conference on Cultural Psychiatry in the Spanish-speaking World; Barcelona, Spain; October 30 – November 1
4th International Conference on Cultural Psychiatry in the German-speaking World; Dusseldorf, Germany; December 9 – 11

In 2011:
1st International Conference on Cultural Psychiatry in the French-speaking World; Paris, France; April 16 – 19

John P. Spiegel Memorial Fellowship

The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture announces its 19th annual call for papers for the Spiegel Fellowship, an annual award presented to a resident or fellow who has an interest in and commitment to cultural psychiatry. Residents or Fellows who are interested in competing for this award should submit an original scholarly paper on a topic in cultural psychiatry, along with a CV and a letter of recommendation from their department chair or director of residency/fellowship training, to:

James K. Boehnlein, MD
Department of Psychiatry UHN 80T
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239 USA
Email all 3 documents to: boehnlei@ohsu.edu

The deadline is February 1, 2010. The Society will waive registration fees and pay partial travel costs for the awardee to present the paper at its annual meeting which will be held on April 29 thru May 2, 2010 in Montreal.

Charles Hughes Fellowship in Cultural Psychiatry

The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture announces its 9th annual call for papers for the Charles Hughes Fellowship in Cultural Psychiatry, an annual award presented to a graduate student who has an interest in and commitment to cultural psychiatry and mental health. Graduate students in the social sciences who are interested in competing for this award should submit an original scholarly paper on a topic in cultural psychiatry, along with a CV and a letter of recommendation from  their department or committee chair, to:

Joan D. Koss-Chioino, Ph.D.
2753 Bon Haven Lane
Annapolis, MD 21401
Email all 3 documents to: idjdk@asu.edu

The deadline is February 11, 2010. The Society will pay partial travel costs for the awardee to present his or her paper at its annual meeting which will be held on April 29 thru May 2, 2010 in Montreal.

Call for Award Nominations

The SSPC gives two awards to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of cultural psychiatry.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a person who has made “outstanding and enduring contributions to the field of cultural psychiatry.”

The Creative Scholarship Award is presented to a person who has made a “significant creative contribution to the field of cultural psychiatry.”

We would like to request nominations from all of you for this year’s recipients.

Please submit your nominations for consideration by completing the Award Nominations form, which can be downloaded from our website http://www.psychiatryandculture.org and submitting it to Michael Hollifield at mhollifield@bhrcs.org no later than March 15, 2010.