Upgrading the ICPCM institutional website and interactions with related ones (IJPCM and GLADP websites)

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Roger Montenegro


The First Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine, held in May 2008, was intended to present and discuss what had been learnt up to that time about person-centered principles and the work which was being progressed on the conceptual basis of person-centered medicine. The aim was to engage major international medical and health organizations in order to identify promising organizational steps for the further development of person-centered medicine and healthcare. The challenge to be faced was to develop specific concepts, competencies, procedures and resources to facilitate the application of a truly person-centered approach in everyday clinical practice [1]. The conference demonstrated the importance of collaboration in this venture among different medical specialists and across health professions, so that science and humanism could be articulated together in order to work respectfully with our patients towards every person's greater health and life project's fulfilment.

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Roger Montenegro, World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH); World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR).

Prof Montenegro is a Member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), acting as Corporate Secretary and Regional Vice-President for South America. Besides, he is Regional Vice-President for the Americas of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR). He also holds honorary appointments at some Latin American psychiatric associations. From 1989 Prof Montenegro became actively involved in the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), where he held the following positions: WPA Zone Representative for Latin America, WPA Secretary for the Board of Regional Representatives, WPA Secretary for Education, first Chair and afterwards Consultant to the WPA Committee on Education, Webmaster of WPA Online, and WPA Council Member. Since 1996 he was Honorary Member, which was then upgraded to Honorary Fellow and in 2005 he was granted the Presidential Commendation Award. In 1996 he became President of the Latin American Psychiatric Association (APAL) and is now a Council Member, as well as webmaster of its website.


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