Winter school on psychiatric epidemiology, Wengen, Switzerland

Sign up now for the  Winter school on psychiatric epidemiology, Wengen, Switzerland, from 21 to 23 January, 2016.

The Global Mental Health Movement has come to age and its rapidly acquired scientific maturity is underpinned by sound, cross-culturally valid epidemiological methods. The importance of mental health in the global health agenda is now widely recognized, and there is a legitimate growing interest in epidemiologic studies that focus on or encompass mental ill-health. However, the study of the distribution, impact and of determinants of mental disorders in populations, and of the complex interplay between physical and mental health poses a number of methodological challenges. This course aims to provide an overview of the concepts, principles and methods of cross-cultural, practical psychiatric epidemiology, the cornerstone of public global mental health. Participants will acquire practical skills in the design, conduction and interpretation of psychiatric epidemiological studies, and will learn advanced statistical methods in psychometrics used to establish the validity and reliability of relevant measures.

Sign up by 30th of November, only few places are still available!

Faculty
Prof. Martin Prince, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry, Head of the Department of Health
Service and Population Research (HSPR), Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College
London, UK

Prof. Emiliano Albanese, MD, PhD, MPH,
Assistant professor of Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, WHO
Collaborative Center, University of Geneva, Switzerland

All info can be found here: www.epi-winterschool.org/courses/course9/

For further information please contact:
Esther Maurer (winterschool@ispm.unibe.ch) or directly
Emiliano Albanese (Emiliano.albanese@unige.ch)