Preliminary Detailed Program

*Speakers’ presentation titles will be available soon.

Wednesday • May 2, 2018
Main Hall
11:30-12:30 Registration
 12:30-13:00 Opening Session

Welcome Addresses

Elie Karam, WPA Epidemiology and Public Health Section President
Katherine Keyes, Local Host

Michele Tansella Award Ceremony
13:00-13:45 PLENARY SESSION 1
Speaker: Ron Kessler (USA)
13:45-15:45 LOCAL SYMPOSIUM: Mental health in New York City: policy and intervention meet public health
Chairs: Katherine Keyes (USA), Silvia Martins (USA)

Magdalena Cerda (USA)
Denise Paone (USA)
Zinzi Bailey (USA)
Sumie Okazaki (USA)
15:45-16:10 Coffee Break
16:10-18:10 SYMPOSIUM 1: Variation in incidence of psychiatric disorders over time and place
Chairs: Ruben Alvarado (Chile), Ezra Susser (USA), Devora Kestel (PAHO)

Katherine Keyes (USA)
Viviane Kovess (France)
Craig Morgan (UK)
Michael Phillips (China)

Devora Kestel (PAHO)
18:10 Welcome Reception
Thursday • May 3, 2018
Main Hall
09:15-10:00 PLENARY SESSION 2
Speaker: Robin Murray (UK)
10:00-12:00 SYMPOSIUM 2: Sixty years after WHO meetings on psychiatric epidemiology: perspectives of impact
Chairs: Jim Anthony (USA), Linda Cottler (USA), Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)

Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)
Will Carpenter (USA)
Linda Cottler (USA)
Darrell Regier (USA)
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break & Posters Viewing
& Careers in psychiatric epidemiology (roundtable lunch for students and senior investigators to discuss)
13:00-13:45 PLENARY SESSION 3
Speaker: Vickram Patel (USA/UK)
13:45-15:45 SYMPOSIUM 3: Interventions in a global mental health setting: successes and challenges
Chairs: Oye Gureje (Nigeria), Myrna Weissman (USA)

Paula Ravitz (Canada)
Khalid Saeed (Pakistan)
Bibilola Oladeji (Nigeria)
Graciela Rojas (Chile)

Lena Verdeli, Milton Wainberg
15:45-16:10 Coffee Break
Friday • May 4, 2018
Main Hall
09:15-10:00 PLENARY SESSION 4
Speaker: Corinne Benjet (Mexico)
10:00-12:00 SYMPOSIUM 4: Translation and Back Translation of Basic and Clinical Research to Public Health
Chairs: Kathleen Merikangas (USA), Thomas Schulze (Germany)

Josh Gordon (USA)
Jill Goldstein (USA)
Neil Risch (USA)
Peter Szatmari (Canada)

Discussant: Ian Hickie
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break & Posters Viewing
13:00-13:45 PLENARY SESSION 5
Speaker: Lukoye Atwoli (Kenya)
13:45-15:45 SYMPOSIUM 5: Causality and psychopathology: novel study design, measurement and methods for causal inference
Chairs: John Jackson (USA), George Patton (Australia)

John Horwood (New Zealand)
Elizabeth Spry (Australia)
Linda Valeri (USA)
Elizabeth Stuart (USA)
15:45-16:10  Coffee Break
16:10-18:10 SYMPOSIUM 6: Trauma and mental health in a global setting: research on refugees and displaced persons around the globe
Chairs: Evelyn Bromet (USA), Elie Karam (Lebanon)

Richard Mollica (USA)
Jodi Lee Nelson (USA)
Paul Bolton (USA)
John Fayyad (Lebanon)
Elie Karam (Lebanon)
18:10-18:30 Closing Ceremony