Symposium Programme released


The programme for the tenth IRCT International Scientific Symposium is now available and features more than 100 abstracts from authors from around the world. Prof. Derrick Silove, Mexican torture survivors and human rights activists the Women of Atenco and Prof. Carlos Martin Beristain will give keynote addresses to up to 450 participants from across professions and countries.

The plenary sessions will explore topics such as, challenges facing the sector to evidence survivors' rehabilitation needs, resourcing to meet survivor needs, a comparison of rehabilitation responses in contexts of widespread torture, survivor participation in research and treatment planning and challenges of mass influx and aligning service delivery.

The plenary sessions will be complemented by a range of concurrent sessions, which will feature presentations from a number of IRCT member centres, as well as eminent professionals from both within the field of torture rehabilitation and those working in complimentary fields such as mental health.

Places are filling up quickly for the event, which is the largest gathering of torture rehabilitation experts in a decade and will bring together clinicians, researchers, lawyers, funders and policy-makers among others. Up to 100 posters will also be presented at the event, while a diverse cultural programme will give participants an opportunity to network at events such as a film screening and art exhibition.

Whether you are working directly with torture survivors, carrying out research, planning policy for the delivery of services or advocating for the right to rehabilitation, the Symposium is a unique opportunity for you to share your knowledge, learn and be inspired by colleagues around the world.

The Symposium runs from 5 to 9 December in Mexico City and is co-hosted by IRCT member Colectivo Contra la Tortura y la Impunidad. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available toall participants.

To explore the Symposium programme and secure your place at the event, click here.