Cooperating Organisations

Both the International board and the local organising committee would like to thank all the organisations and associations listed below for their support of the 2017 Congress. apotheek online



The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies aimed to increase knowledge and skills necessary for work in the field of mental health and the care for the mentally ill. Its member societies are presently 138, spanning 118 different countries and representing more than 200,000 psychiatrists.
The WPA organizes the World Congress of Psychiatry every three years. It also organizes international and regional congresses and meetings, and thematic conferences. It has 65 scientific sections, aimed to disseminate information and promote collaborative work in specific domains of psychiatry. It has produced several educational programmes and series of books. It has developed ethical guidelines for psychiatric practice, including the Madrid Declaration (1996).
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ISPOG is a lively world-wide organization, where professionals of different disciplines working in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology meet each other. It is a platform for mutual understanding, science, and education. Our identity based in the respect the different cultures and subjectivities. At the moment, 19 National Societies are members of ISPOG and we are helping professionals of several countries that are working on raising their own National Society, in order to join in.

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MRCI operates a Resource Centre and has a national remit. Current priorities include rights for undocumented migrants; identification and protection of victims of trafficking for forced labour; employment rights and protections for vulnerable workers in hidden or precarious sectors, including migrants in diplomatic households, au pairs, carers, domestic workers, and restaurant workers; ethnic profiling and access to education.

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The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment

The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment is a growing alliance of over 80 organisations including feminist, pro-choice and human rights organisations, trade unions, health organisations, NGOs, student and youth organisations, community organisations and many others.  We are working together under the Coalition banner to raise awareness of the urgent need for a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment.  Our membership represents over 1.5 million people, making the Coalition the largest ever civil society grouping in Ireland working for social and constitutional change on this issue

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Irish Family Planning Association

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is Ireland’s leading sexual health provider. The organisation provides sexual and reproductive health, family planning, pregnancy counselling and education services.
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European Institute of Women’s Health

Founded in 1996, the European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that promotes gender equity in public health, research and social policies across Europe. In striving to achieve the highest standard of health for all, our society’s health policies must recognise that women and men, due to their biological differences, their access to resources and their gender roles, have different needs and are faced with different obstacles and opportunities.

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Pavee Point

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre was established in 1985 as the Dublin Travellers Education and Development Group, aiming to provide training and leadership opportunities for Travellers.

Pavee Point is a national non-governmental organisation committed to the attainment of human rights for Irish Travellers and Roma. The organisation is comprised of Travellers, Roma and members of the majority settled population working in partnership to address the needs of Travellers and Roma as minority ethnic groups experiencing exclusion and marginalisation.

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The Marcé Society

The principal aim of the Society is to promote, facilitate and communicate about research into all aspects of the mental health of women, their infants and partners around the time of childbirth. This involves a broad range of research activities ranging from basic science through to health services research.

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European Women’s Lobby

The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) brings together the women’s movement in Europe to influence the general public and European Institutions in support of women’s human rights and equality between women and men.
We are the largest European umbrella network of women’s associations representing a total of more than 2000 organisations in all EU Member States and Candidate Countries, as well as 19 European-wide organisations representing the diversity of women and girls in Europe. EWL envisions a society in which women’s contribution to all aspects of life is recognised, rewarded and celebrated – in leadership, in care and in production; all women have self-confidence, freedom of choice, and freedom from violence and exploitation; and no woman or girl is left behind.

More information available at: @EuropeanWomen

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Attend AAAP’s Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium and the Addictions and Their Treatment course at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida!

The Annual Meeting, held December 8-11, 2016, provides the latest scientific developments in Addiction Psychiatry for physicians and allied health professionals who treat patients with substance use and mental health disorders. The meeting encourages interaction among clinicians from various disciplines, approaches, and settings. The Addictions and Their Treatment course is recommended for all clinicians and faculty in primary care and allied health professionals and takes place from December 6-8, 2016.


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Health and personal social services are delivered by the Health Service Executive (HSE), through medical professionals and hospitals and through a network of Local Health Offices, health centres and clinics at community level.

Health services can be broadly defined as those services that are concerned with the

  • promotion of good health
  • prevention of illness (for example, food safety services, immunisation and vaccinations services, health screening, infant and child health services)
  • the diagnosis and treatment of illness (for example, family doctor (GP) services, hospital services)

Community care and personal social services can be broadly defined as those that are designed to enable people to remain living in their communities, especially when they have difficulties doing so because of illness, disability or age. Examples include home nursing services, home helps, occupational therapy and social work services.


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HI Healthy Ireland

Healthy Ireland is a Government-led initiative which aims to create an Irish society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society

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