This section provides information about global health events being presented at the RSM as well as other meetings of potential interest elsewhere in the UK and overseas.
Global Health Alerts
This series of events was established in 2011 and is held at the RSM on a bi-monthly basis. Speakers, all of whom are well-respected in their areas of activity, are being asked to address controversial issues and current challenges. Attendees can also share some refreshments and network with colleagues after each lecture.
This Initiative raises healthcare professionals’ awareness of international human rights issues relating to health. It will stimulate debate and, we hope, will inspire to learn more or to get involved.
The third annual RSM Society Global Health Conference was held on 26 and 27 March 2013. Entitled ‘The World in Denial – Global Mental Health matters’, the meeting attracted a packed house of experts, students and enthusiasts for both days. An international faculty covered a wide range of subjects including mental health issues in childhood and adults, the consequences of conflict on mental health and initiatives to deal with mental health and human rights challenges as we approach 2015 and the implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. We were privileged to host some of the most respected authorities from around the world and to learn from their experiences in the plenary sessions and in the well-attended workshops. A concurrent poster exhibition displayed the results of a wide variety of Global Mental Health projects.
The meeting was devised in association with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and we were particularly delighted to welcome their President, Professor Sue Bailey, who elegantly summarised the proceedings in her concluding address.
Next year’s RSM Society Global Health Conference is being planned for 26 and 27 March 2014. Details of the Conference will be available on the website in August 2013.
RSM Training Seminars
The RSM is developing a series of seminars in partnership with a number of global health partners. Established in 2011, these seminars aim to provide core information in various areas of global health for the benefit of colleagues who seek to dedicate time to this initiative.
This Initiative raises healthcare professionals' awareness of international human rights issues relating to health. It will stimulate debate and, we hope, will inspire to learn more or to get involved.