6th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness
Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast

16-19 September 2014
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WCMHD Awards: Life Achievement & Nick Kitson Memorial Poster Prize

Life Achievement Award

The above will be awarded in honour of Dr John Denmark in recognition of his time, significant contribution to development of mental health services for Deaf people and for support to Deaf people with mental health issues.

In relation to Dr Denmark, he was a founder member of ESMHD:

  • Established first Psychiatric Service for Deaf people in the UK
  • He oversaw initial research into the needs of Deaf people with mental health issues in NI;
  • He played a major role in initiating the development of services for Deaf people in NI
  • The Denmark family are associated with the development of services for Deaf people in NI – Jordanstown school for Deaf and Visually Impaired Children

Nick Kitson Memorial Poster Prize 2014. 

This Prize will be awarded to the Presenter of the best Poster at the 2014 World Congress in memory of Dr Nick Kitson and his academic legacy.

Organising Committee

Brian Symington, MBE. President.

Dr. Ines Sleeboom-van Raaij.  Co-President/ESMHD President.

Dr. Margaret du Feu,  OBE. Chair of Scientific Committee.

Renata Sarmento. Manager.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Margaret du Feu, Ireland, Chair
Dr. Ines Sleeboom-van Raaij, The Netherlands
Dr. María Gascón-Ramos, UK
Dr. Tiejo van Gent, The Netherlands
Dr. Johannes Fellinger, Austria
Dr. Otilia Rodrigues, Australia
Ana García García, Spain
Dr. Cathy Chovaz, Canadá
Dr. Benito Estrada, México
Dr. Lauri Rush, USA
Dr. Robert Pollard, USA
Professor Marleen Jansen, The Netherlands
Dr. Maria Cecilia Moura, Brazil
Dr. Katherine Rogers, UK
Dr. Joanna Kobosko, Poland

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