Welcome to the IRCT's 10th International Scientific Symposium: Delivering on the promise of the right to rehabilitation

     Scientific Symposium 5-7 December 2016              General Assembly 8-9 December


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Application made for CME accreditation for the Symposium

19-09-2016

An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of the IRCT Scientific Symposium. Please note that the EACCME have mutual recognition agreements with the American Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information on the EACCME, click here. For any questions please contact symposium-ga@irct.org.

A unique opportunity to have direct access to global research

01-09-2016

The IRCT Scientific Symposium will bring together the global rehabilitation movement for the first time in 10 years, and it is clear that members are keen to share their knowledge and learn from other members, as well as from other experts within and external to the sector. Carlos Jibaja, Director of Mental Health at IRCT member centre Center of Psychosocial Attention (CAPS) Peru and member of the Scientific Committee for the Symposium says the event is, "a unique opportunity to have direct access to so much global research that studies long-standing experiences of care and rehabilitation with torture survivors." Continue reading

Four days left to save 100 euro on early bird registration

28-07-2016 

There are only four days left to get early bird registration for the IRCT Scientific Symposium and save 100 Euro on the fee. Early bird registration will close on 31 July, after which the regular fee for international participants will be 480 euro, while local participants based in Mexico will pay 320 euro. Continue reading

Symposium programme taking shape as early bird deadline approaches

14-07-2017

With just over two weeks until early bird registration closes on 31 July, the Scientific Symposium programme is taking shape. Over 100 abstracts from authors from around the world have been accepted to feature on the final programme with several themes emerging, including responding to the specific needs of torture survivors across all identities, such as the elderly, asylum seekers, resettled refugees and internally displaced persons. Continue reading

Opportunity to apply for travel grants for the Symposium

13-07-2016

AuthorAid, a free international research community has released travel grants which some participants may be entitled to apply to cover their travel costs for the IRCT Scientific Symposium. The deadline for applications is 17 July 2016 and there are six travel grants worth $1500 each available for researchers who have an accepted abstract or proposal to present at a conference. Continue reading

Early bird registration for the Symposium extended to 31 July

27-06-2016

The IRCT has extended the deadline for the early bird registration for the Scientific Symposium, giving participants the opportunity to save 100 Euro on the registration fee throughout the month of July. The new deadline is 31 July and participants are encouraged to register before then to take advantage of the rate. Continue reading

With just six months to go to the Symposium - learn more about co-host CCTI

10-06-2016

With just under six months to go until the IRCT Scientific Symposium kicks off on 5 December 2016, it's time to learn a little more about Mexican co-host, Colectivo Contra la Tortura y la Impunidad (CCTI). CCTI is a member of the IRCT and it will join the organisation in welcoming more than 450 Symposium participants to its city, including the IRCT General Assembly delegates. Continue reading

Early bird registration now open

27-05-2016

Registration is now open for the IRCT'S tenth Scientific Symposium. Whether you are working directly with torture survivors, carrying out research or planning policy, the Symposium is a unique opportunity for you to share your knowledge, learn and be inspired by colleagues around the world. Continue reading

Scientific Committee impressed by high quality of abstracts submitted

11-05-2016

Members of the Scientific Committee, an international group of experts selected for their leadership in health and human rights, are extremely impressed with the diversity and quality of the abstracts they have reviewed for the Symposium. More than 240 abstracts were submitted, which will form a unique and exciting programme that will take the torture rehabilitation sector to the next stage in its development in Mexico City in December 2016. Continue reading

Additional call for abstracts now closed

01-03-2016

The call for additional abstracts for the IRCT Scientific Symposium has now closed. We have received many great abstracts, which will form the basis of a very strong and interesting programme. The IRCT would like to thank all the authors who submitted an abstract, poster or workshop proposal, to both the initial and the additional calls. Continue reading

Q&A with Scientific Committee member Megan Berthold

22-02-2016

Megan Berthold is a member of the Scientific Committee, which plays a key role in ensuring the IRCT Scientific Symposium is global, interdisciplinary and of the highest standard. As the additional call for abstracts comes to a close, Megan gives her impressions of the abstracts she has already reviewed, explains why an event like the Symposium is needed and gives an insight into how she got involved in the torture rehabilitation movement. Continue reading

Twelve days left to submit abstracts

17-02-2016

There are now just 12 days left until the deadline for the submission of additional abstracts for the IRCT Scientific Symposium. Given the impressive response to the initial call for abstracts for this landmark Symposium, an additional call was opened and will close on 29 February 2016. All rehabilitation centres, survivors, researchers and academics can submit an abstract, poster or workshop proposal and contribute to making the Symposium as diverse, relevant and cross-disciplinary as possible. Continue reading

 

About the Symposium

The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) and Mexican rehabilitation centre Colectivo Contra la Tortura (CCTI) are hosting a global interdisciplinary scientific symposium from 5 to 7 December, 2016 in Mexico City. The IRCT International Scientific Symposium, which is the 10th of its kind, is a unique opportunity for the global torture rehabilitation sector to come together to exchange experiences and research on developments in the rehabilitation of survivors of torture.

It is the first global event to look in detail across disciplines at how to deliver on the promise of the right to rehabilitation as set out in the Convention against Torture and elaborated in General Comment 3 of the United Nations Committee against Torture.

The Symposium is being held prior to the IRCT General Assembly (8-9 December) at which time the global movement of over 140 IRCT member centres from over 70 countries will gather.

The Symposium is an excellent opportunity to learn from those within the movement and from the broader research community and service providers working with survivors of torture.

 

To explore the draft symposium programme, click here.

 

The Symposium is supported by a prominent, diverse and interdisciplinary Scientific Committee, a full list of the Committee members is available here.

 

 

 

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