Call for Panelists: AMHIG Inaugural Conference

Dear Friends,

AMHIG’s inaugural meting will take place on December 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. If you would like to attend and/or submit a roundtable abstract, please click on the CFP below:

CFP- Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group Conference 2014

We look forward to seeing you in DC!


AMHIG Logo and Conference Assistance

Dear Folks,

The SMA has asked each of its Special Interest Groups (SIG) to develop a logo. For those of you are artistically inclined, we would really appreciate your assistance in developing an interesting and compelling logo for our organization. Please contact me if you are able to help.

By now you have probably heard that AMHIG will be holding a conference prior to the AAAs. To my knowledge, we are the first SMA SIG to have done this, so hurray for us! At this point, the conference planning has fallen to a very small group of us (Mahri Irvine, Shir Lerman, and myself). However, we would greatly welcome other members to work with us between now and December to make the conference a success.

Many thanks!




AMHIG’s inaugural conference in December 2014!

SAVE THE DATE for AMHIG’s inaugural conference at American University in December 2014!

We are very pleased to announce that AMHIG will be holding its inaugural conference at American University in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, directly before the American Anthropological Association Annual Conference. American University is conveniently located close to the AAA conference hotels.

The theme for AHMHIG’s inaugural conference will be new directions in mental health research and practice. Please save the date in your calendars, and keep an eye out for the Call for Papers.

If you are interested in being a part of the AMHIG Conference Committee, please send us an email at

Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture Annual Meeting

Only Six Weeks Away !!!

Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture
Annual Meeting

May 15-17, 2014

At the University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

The theme of this 3-day meeting is “Trauma, Recovery and Culture” with plenary sessions on Discovering Resilience and Wisdom in the Context of Adversity and What History and Historians Can Contribute to the Study of Trauma.
Symposia include the following:

  • Conducting Research in US Torture Rehabilitation Centers
  • Trauma, Resilience and Successful Aging: Cultural Perspectives
  • Conceptualizing Trauma:  Anthropological Approaches to Lived Experience and Structural Violence
  • Cultural Trauma, Resilience and Prevention of Demoralization
  • Cultural Discourses on Womanhood, Trauma, and Healing;
  • Policy Implications Affecting Survivors of Politically Motivated Torture
  • Culturally Competent Care of Refugees
  • Resident Training and Supervision in Cultural Competence

In addition, there will be award lectures by outstanding trainees in psychiatry and the social sciences, a symposium featuring trainees on the meeting theme, two award-winning films, and a robust poster session, plenty of opportunities to network and see friends, and lots of CMEs.

Don’t miss this one. Register today!

To learn more about SSPC, view the complete program, and register for the meeting, please visit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture.  The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

survey reminder

Dear Folks,

This is just a brief reminder to please take a minute to complete our meeting attendance survey, The survey will only remain open through Friday.
Many thanks.