Simultaneous translation in Spanish and English for keynotes and solicited lectures in plenary session.

Working Together: the mental wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in their communities



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Marco Bertelli

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist, scientific director of the Research and Clinical Centre (CREA) of San Sebastiano Foundation, Florence, Italy. Past President of the Section Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability of the World Psychiatric Association, and of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability. Current President of the Italian Society for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and of the Italian Association for the study of Quality of Life.




Pere Bonet

Director Ejecutivo de la Cátedra de Salud Mental de la UVic-UCC. Presidente Consejo Asesor de Salud Mental y Adicciones del Departamento de Salud. Presidente del Cluster Salud Mental de Cataluña. Miembro del Board del EAMHID.




Mary Busk (UK)

Mary Busk is a Family Carer Adviser in the Improving Health and Quality Team, part of the Learning Disability and Autism Programme in NHS England. She is involved with the Children and Young People team and also leads on the #AskListenDo project helping organisations and practitioners in education, health and social care ensure they have the skills and confidence to listen to and hear the voices of children and adults with a learning disability, autism or both and their families. She has also developed resources to ensure families are more empowered to have their voices heard through feedback, concerns and complaints systems within health, education and social care. Mary is closely engaged in work with colleagues on promoting and coordinating research, particularly that which is related to the wellbeing of young people and family carers. Mary previously co-founded the National Network of Parent Carer Forums and was the Steering Group member for London.




Jeanne Farr (US)

Chief executive officer, NADD, an association for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health needs




Brenda Frederiks (NL)

Brenda Frederiks ha participado desde 1998 en los derechos de las personas vulnerables con discapacidad intelectual y las personas con demencia. Ella tiene una amplia experiencia en el área de restricción de libertad y cuidado a largo plazo. Brenda establece la conexión entre la ciencia y la práctica y le gusta pensar junto con los proveedores de atención médica acerca de cómo tratan los derechos de las personas vulnerables con el mayor cuidado posible.




Richard Hastings (UK)

Experto en discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo (incluido el autismo), especialmente salud mental, investigación familiar, trastorno del comportamiento, necesidades educativas especiales, estudios de intervención / tratamiento, intervención temprana.




Bo Hejlskov Elvén (SE)

is a clinical psychologist based in Sweden. His work with guidance and lecturing concern managing challenging behavior. Bo’s field is care and special education, mainly concerning children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, Asperger´s syndrome, ADHD or intellectual disabilities. Bo also works in the psychiatric field and in juvenile correction facilities. The basis of Bo’s methods is developmental neuropsychology, stress and affect theory. The methods are part of an increasing knowledge base in the tradition often named the Low Arousal Approach




Andrew Jahoda (UK)

Professor Jahoda was appointed as Chair of Learning Disabilities in October 2007, as part of the Glasgow UCEDD. He also works as an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Glasgow Learning Disability Partnership. He carried out research for his doctorate at Stirling University and completed his clinical training at Edinburgh University. Professor Jahoda’s research interests include the mental health and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities, and the contribution made by a range of psychological and social factors. He is also interested in adapting psychotherapeutic approaches, particularly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, for people with intellectual disabilities. Recent and current research projects have been funded by the Chief Scientist’s Office, the Baily Thomas Trust and NHS R&D.




Melita Murko (BiH)

Technical Officer, Mental Health Programme, WHO Regional Office for Europe Melita is a psychologist from Bosnia and Herzegovina with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health at the national, regional and international level. Some of the largest projects she worked on include the Mental Health Project for South-eastern Europe, implemented under the Stability Pact’s Social Cohesion Initiative from 2002-2008, and the WHO Declaration Better health, better lives: children and young people with intellectual disabilities and their families, endorsed by the Regional Committee in Azerbaijan in 2011. As of June 2016 Melita has been working as Technical Officer with the Mental Health Programme, WHO Regional Office for Europe. Her primary responsibility is to coordinate the WHO Project on adults with mental disabilities living in institutions in the European Region.




J. Antoni Ramos-Quiroga

Head of Department of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, CIBERSAM, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron. President of  Innovation Commission, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron. Group of Psychiatry, Mental Health and Addiction, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR). Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.




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Simultaneous translation in Spanish and English for keynotes and solicited lectures in plenary session.


Working Together: the mental wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in their communities