We interviewed Dr. Ángeles Roig, coordinator of the Fifth Technical Conference of the Canis Majoris Foundation

On January 17, 2019 at 9:30 am, the Fifth Technical Conference organized by the Canis Majoris Foundation will be held under the title  “Human Rights  and Mental Health: A proposal for the 21st century. ” Dr. Ángeles Roig Moliner, coordinator of the Conference, explains what this year will consist of:

You have known the Foundation for a long time. What would you highlight about its trajectory?

The Canis Majoris Foundation is progressing and delving deeper into the tasks of its various departments. I highly value the opportunity to create a space for debate around the current problems of Mental Health and that these reflections are not lost as they are  published in the Annals Magazine by the Canis Majoris Foundation. In this sense, I believe it is quite important that the abstracts in the Annals Magazine are in English to broaden the dissemination and echo the participants opinions.

What theme has been chosen for the Fifth Technical Conference and why?

The analysis of the document: “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to enjoy the highest possible level of  physical and mental health”, which, to simplify, we call “Mental Health based on Human Rights”. In mental health we are taking steps and dealing with human rights in this field, which is basic and also a very topical issue.

What content will be addressed?

The exact contents have been published on the website www.semanamajoris.es, the specific webpage that was created for  Majoris Week. As a first contribution, the document of Special Rapporteur Dainius Püras will be published and I hope that the people who frequent this website make use of the corresponding link to follow the reflections and debates that we will be contributing.

What are your expectations?

To create a community of opinion around our work and that it be reflected in specific areas: from the most theoretical to the most practical such as clinical healthcare. In this sense, we must emphasize its importance in psychiatric care, given that this year we will be focusing on the problems of Mental Health from the Human Rights perspective, where throughout history there have been some dark chapters in this regard.


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