Invitation to the sixth Barents Conference on Psychiatry

Invitation to the sixth Barents Conference on Psychiatry

“Integration of psychiatric care in the primary healthcare system.”

October 6-7, 2015                                                                City of Arkhangelsk

The main purpose of the conference is to offer a meeting place for health professionals and health policy makers from the Barents Region where experiences and knowledge mainly related to psychiatry in primary care will be exchanged and discussed.

Main topics
 organization of the psychiatric care with the consideration of the Barents area regional peculiarities;
 cooperation of primary and specialized level of public health service in rendering psychiatric care;
 interagency cooperation in the process of psychiatric care provision;
 medical, social and preventive aspects of destructive behavior (aggression, suicides, psychoactive substance dependence);
 up-to-date aspects of diagnostics and treatment of psychiatric and addiction disorders;
 staff training, results and perspectives of the regional and international scientific research works in the sphere of mental health protection of the Barents region population.

Conference venue: Northern State Medical University (Arkhangelsk, 51 Troitski).
The conference will be held in Russian and English. The conference materials (abstracts) will be published in a conference book which will be free of charge.
All the abstracts must be submitted before September 1, 2015, to the Unit for International Affairs of “Arkhangelsk Centre for Medical Information and Statistics”. E-mail:
The abstracts (up to 2 pages) are to be presented in the file format – Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP, font «Times New Roman», font size 12, through 1 interval, A4, with standard margins (top – 20 mm, bottom – 20 mm, left – 30mm, right – 10mm).

A copy of the detailed program and further information will be sent to the e-mail address provided by you in your registration form.

Cooperating institutions :

 University of Tromsø
 University Hospital of Northern Norway
 Nordland County Hospital
 Arkhangelsk Region Health Ministry
 Northern State Medical University
 Arkhangelsk Clinical Psychiatric Hospital
 Arkhangelsk Psycho-Neurological Dispensary
 The conference is receiving economical support from the the Norwegian Health and Care Ministry


“Integration of psychiatric care in primary healthcare system.”

October, 5 – arrival of participants, accommodation in hotel “Pur-Navolok”

October, 6

Plenary session
Organization of mental health care services. Integration of psychiatric care in primary healthcare system – an international overview

Parallel sessions:
I section session
Models of cooperation between primary and specialized psychiatric care.

II section session
Competence building in psychiatry in primary care. Diagnostics of mental disorders.

III section session
Overcoming of stigma, legal, organizational and professional barriers in rendering care for people with mental disorders. Patient’s rights.

October 7

Parallel sessions:
IV section session
Rendering care for patients with mental disorders in primary healthcare (prevention, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and rehabilitation).

V section session
Prevention of suicides.
Plenary session
Psychiatry on a present stage. Perspectives of development of primary and specialized care cooperation.
Endorsement of resolution.
Conference closing.

Registration form, information letter>>>Barents conference information letter (final version)

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