1st International Congress of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health in the American Continent

September 25th to 28th Mexico City

Get to know the different techniques of Physiotherapy in Mental Health and the psychosomatic and social issues that the population faces nowadays

Participate in the master lectures, plenary sessions, round tables and simultaneous workshops. All this in a 32 hours Congress endorsed by UNAM.

Submit your abstracts for oral or poster presentation
before July 31st

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Program 2018

Tuesday 25
17:00 hrs. Magistral conference Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Psychiatry. Past, present and future by Michel Probst
17:45 hrs. Conference The importance of physiotherapy in depressive states by Gerhard Heinze
18:30 hrs. Opening
19:00 hrs. Welcome cocktail
Wednesday 26
08:30 hrs. Conference Changing the goal: the change of culture as a central component to improve physical health outcomes in people living with mental illness by Philip Ward
09:30 hrs. Conference Implementation of exercise programs for people with Mental Illness through primary care by Simon Rosenbaum
10:30 a 11:00 hrs. Coffee break
11:00 hrs. Conference Introduction to Basic Body Awareness Therapy by Daniel Catalán
12:00 a 13:30 hrs. Plenary session
13:30 a 15:00 hrs. Lunch break
15:00 a 19:00 hrs. Simultaneous workshops 1. Introduction to Basic Body Awareness Therapy by Daniel Catalán 2. Physiotherapy in Eating Disorders and in problems related to emotional traumas by Michel Probst 3. Physiotherapy in Severe Mental Disorders: from theory to practice by Davy Vancampfort 4. Norwegian Psychomotor Physiotherapy by Merete Tonder
Thursday 27
08:30 a 12:30 hrs. Simultaneous workshops 1. Psychomotricity in Elderly with cognitive impairment by Elvira Sarre 2. Physiotherapy in Eating Disorders and in problems related to emotional traumas. Michel Probst 3. Physiotherapy in Sever Mental Disorders: from theory to practice by Davy Vancampfort 4. Physiotherapy in psychosomatic disorders by Linda Slootweg
12:30 a 13:30 hrs. Conference Norwegian Psychomotor Physiotherapy Conference by Merete Tonder
13:30 a 15:00 hrs. Lunch break
15:00 hrs. Conference Motivation people with mental illness towards an active lifestyle by Davy Vancampfort
16:00 hrs. Conference Psychosomatic Physiotherapy Conference by Linda Slootweg
17:00 a 17:30 hrs. Coffee break
17:00 a 19:00 hrs. Round table Discussion of clinical cases with the professors
Friday 28
08:30 a 12:30 hrs. Simultaneous workshops 1. Introduction to Basic Body Awareness Therapy 2. Psychomotricity in Elderly with cognitive impairment 3. Physiotherapy in psychosomatic disorders 4. Norwegian psychomotor physiotherapy
12:30 a 13:30 hrs. Plenary session
13:30 a 15:00 hrs. Lunch break
15:00 hrs. Sesión Poster session
16:00 hrs. Conference Communication in Physiotherapy in Mental Health by Daniel Catalán
16:45 a 17:10 hrs. Coffee break
17:10 a 18:30 hrs. Round table Questions from the speakers
18:30 a 19:00 hrs. Conclusions and closure
20:30 hrs. Closing dinner

Invited professors and lecturers

  • Dr. Michel Probst Presidente de la IOPTMH Dr. en Fisioterapia por la Universidad de Lovaina, Bélgica
  • Dr. Gerhard Heinze Martin Head of the Medical Specializations Division of Graduate Studies, School of Medicine UNAM, Former General Director of National Institute of Psychiatry, Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz, México
  • Dr. Davy Vancampfort Investigador, miembro de diferentes consejos editoriales Dr. en Fisioterapia por la Universidad de Lovaina, Bélgica
  • MsC Linda Slootweg Coordinadora del programa de Fisioterapia en Salud Mental en la Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas de Utrecht. Master en Ciencias por la Universidad de Utrecht, Países Bajos.
  • Dr. Daniel Catalán Matamoros Presidente de la Asociación Española de FSM Dr. en Fisioterapia por la Universidad de Málaga, España
  • Dr. Simon Rosenbaum Director nacional de Exercise and Sports Science Australia e investigador científico de la UNSW Licenciado en Ciencias (Salud y Ejercicio) Australia
  • Dr. Philip B. Ward Director de la unidad de investigación del Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research Australia
  • MsC Merete Tønder Coordinadora del grupo de fisioterapia psicomotora Noruega Especialista en salud mental, Oslo University Hospital, Noruega
  • Mtra. Elvira Sarre Iguiniz Certificado Internacional en Ciencias y Técnicas del Cuerpo, Paris, Francia Mtra. en Desarrollo Humano y Educativo por la Universidad Popular del Estado de Puebla, México

Be part of this unique event in America

  • Nationals From 6,000 MXN
  • Foreigns From 300 USD

Registration and payment details

Event venue

Postgraduate Unit UNAM Address: Circuito de Posgrado (without number)
Coyoacán, Ciudad Universitaria,
04510, Mexico City, México
Date: September 25th to 28th, 2018
The congress is organized by the Mexican Association of Physiotherapy in Mental Health, subsidiary of the Mexican College of Physiotherapy.

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Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Daniel Catalán Matamoros
    España
    Doctor en Fisioterapia. Universidad de Málaga, España
  • Mtra. Ma. Patricia Castro Nieto
    Colombia
    Fisioterapeuta. Maestría en Educación.
  • Dr. Daniel Ciudad Antognini
    Chile
    Doctor en Fisiología. Universidad de Granada, España.
  • TF Dannie Corner
    Canadá
    Fisioterapeuta. Especialista en BBAT
  • TF Mónica J. Herrera Chicaiza
    Ecuador
    Fisioterapeuta. Especialización Gerencia en salud para personas adultas mayores.
  • Mtra. Olga Montoya Hurtado
    Colombia
    Fisioterapeuta. Especialista en Neurorrehabilitación y Magister en Creatividad e innovación en las organizaciones.
  • Mtra. Carla Oda
    Brasil
    Fisioterapeuta. Maestría en Psicología.
  • Mtra. Gabriela Bailon Velasco
    México
    Fisioterapeuta. Maestría en Osteopatia.

Organizing comittee

  • IOPTMH
  • Mtra. Norma Elisa Gálvez Olvera
  • Dr. Michel Probst
  • Mtra. Susana J. Aburto Hernández
  • LTF Moisés Magos
  • LTF Patricia Ramírez

Write us

Mexican Association of Physiotherapy in Mental Health A.C. E-mail contacto@fisioterapiasm.org

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