AIMS OF THE CONGRESS

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (WHO definitition of Health)
Like the rest of the population, the mental health of people with intellectual disabilities is best understood in a much wider context of their general well-being, their supports and networks, their family and social setting and the broader aspects of the society that have significant impacts on their health and health inequalities. The Congress will bring together current knowledge and expertise in this wider context, looking at how people with intellectual disabilities, their families and their social and professional networks all have important experience and skills to contribute and share in creating and developing effective, collaborative and co-productive models of service provision.

Through the range of symposia, poster sessions and workshops we will stimulate dialogue between different approaches on the same subject with speakers from different countries, cultures, and theoretical perspectives.
Another challenge will be a first attempt to involve service users and families in dedicated sessions. Inclusive workshops will be provided for this purpose at the 2017 Congress in Luxembourg

KEYWORDS

Abuse
Accessibility
Adaptive Skills
Addiction
Ageing Assessment
Anthropology
Attachment
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autonomy
Behavioural Phenotype
Behaviour therapy
Body-mind connection
Borderline Intellectual Functioning
Cancer
Challenging Behaviour
Classification
Cognition
Coproduction
Dementia
Development
Deinstitutionalisation
Developmental Disorders
Diagnosis
Disrup25tive behaviors
Dual Diagnosis
Education
Empowerment
Epidemiology
Epilepsy
Ethics & Human Rights
Ethnopsychiatry
Family
Forensic issues
Genetics
Gender-related issues
History & Mental Health
Inclusive community living
Integrated Care
Intervention
Legal capacity
Life span
Life Events
Mental Health Promotion
Multiprofessional approach
Networking
Neural sciences
Neurobiology
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Neuroelectrophysiology
Neuro-imaging
Neuropsychology
Obesity
Outcome
Participation
Person-centred approach
Personal Development Plan
Philosophy and Humanities
Policy
Powerful voices
Practice
Prevention
Problem Behaviours
Psychiatric Disorders
Psychopathology
Psychopharmacology
Psychotherapy
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Quality of Life
Rehabilitation
Research
Resilience
Rights of people with ID
Self determination
Social Inclusion
Social & Environmental issues
Services
Sexuality
Social networks (Facebook, Twitter)
Specific Learning Disorders
Spirituality
Sport & Exercise
Staff
Stress
Suicide
Support
Technology & Mental Health
Therapies
Training
Vulnerability
Wellbeing
Wellness Recovery Action Plan