The MAP’s 5th Annual Conference on Improving the Health of the Nation: May 2020
The Maltese Association of Psychiatry (MAP) is proud to present its 5th Annual Conference on Improving the Health of a Nation taking place on the 28th and 29th of May 2020 at Radisson Blu Golden Sands, Mellieha.
What makes this Conference relevant for you?
Mental disorders affect 1 in 4 people in our lifetime and they do not discriminate. This means that either you or one of your loved ones will probably be affected at one point in your lives. Mental disorders affect quality and length of life and affect the response rate to treatment for physical illness and vice versa leading to premature morbidity and mortality.
It stands to reason that Access to Mental Health Services should be a Public Health Priority. However despite this, the budget for Mental Health Services is significantly lower when compared to other Health Services. This results in many people in Malta not being able to access appropriate Mental Health Services. This is not right and has to improve. The MAP strongly advocates that there must be a step-change in the Government’s approach to ensure we move beyond just ‘parity of esteem’ for physical and mental health.
This Conference aims to provide the information needed to empower professionals to provide a holistic, patient-centred, integrated health service for everyone who needs treatment and thus encourage an effective outcome.
Who should attend the Conference?
It is time to stop working in silos and improve our collaborative multidisciplinary team approach. The associations between mental and physical health are clear. Poor mental health is a risk factor for chronic physical conditions, and vice versa; any serious health difficulties places us at greater risk of emotional and physical disability.
It is an interesting and frequently unexpected relationship and discovering the intersection is an important first step in Improving the Health of our Nation. Furthermore the MAP advocates tirelessly for parity in health, and against stigma. So if you work in any area of health or service provision then this is the conference for your continued professional development.
Join us on the 28 & 29 May 2020, for an innovative approach to improving the health status of Maltese people, families, communities and hospitals.
Each day will contribute to 7 CME points. Prices start from 65€, click here for more information. Book your place at the Conference now by applying through our website here. Booking deadline: 23 May 2020
If you have any research related to mental health you can present at our Conference. Call for Abstracts is now open. Deadline: 20 February 2020. Click here for instructions on abstract submission.