Committees

These committee members have ample
experience in organizing international conferences
and are excited to meeting you in November 2022.

Local organizing committee

LOC

Nienke Hagenbeek

Nienke Hagenbeek (1973) has been active for years in the field of promoting gender equality in the Netherlands. Not only in a general sense, but also especially with regard to addressing the inequality in health care and drawing attention to the differences in research, diagnosis and treatment for men and women. First from her role as Director of Finance, Strategy & Operations at WOMEN Inc, an advocacy organization for women. For example, she was at the cradle of the creation of the Gender & Mental Health Alliance. And now as treasurer of the Foundation of the Alliance for Gender & Mental Health – IAWMH NL.

Since 2021, Nienke has been working as Chief Operations Officer at Stichting Het Potentieel Pakken. Here she is responsible for finance, new business, sponsoring, corporate communication and HR. This Dutch non-profit organization's main mission is to make optimal use of everyone's potential on the Dutch labor market. Especially in the care sector, we see that there are large staff shortages, and that many female care workers work here in small part-time jobs. Research by Het Potentieel Pakken shows that 30 to 40% of employees are open to a more hours contract. If women who are currently working in healthcare would work an extra 1 hour, then all shortages in the Netherlands would be solved.

Through an innovative change approach, Het Potentieel Pakken works together with healthcare institutions and care workers to realize this contract extension. With advantages for the employer and for the female care workers. Those who work more hours also accrue more pension, have more chances of promotion and increase the chances on the labour market. In this way, we contribute to the financial independence of women in the Netherlands and stimulate the optimal use of the available labor potential among women.

Patricia van Wijngaarden - Cremers

Patricia J.M. Van Wijngaarden-Cremers is senior consultant psychiatrist specialized in Gender, Developmental Disorders and Addiction at Dimence a large Mental Health Facility in the Province Overijssel.

Patricia van Wijngaarden was involved from the start, in the country-wide networks for psychiatrist and other mental health professionals treating adults with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She runs a multidisciplinary clinic for developmental disorders in adolescents and adults.

Her teaching activities include modules on gender differences, developmental disorders in adults  and dual diagnosis for students and residents.

She is a senior research fellow with the department of Developmental Psychiatry at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen. Her PhD thesis “Gender, Comorbidity and Autism” (2015) was an eye-opener on the issue of gender sensitive medicine and psychiatry.

She has been active in the International Association for Women’s Mental Health over the past decade. In 2019 she started the Alliance for Gender and Mental Health – IAWMH NL of which she is the chair. The Alliance involves mental health professionals, users / family representatives and organisations for gender equity and women’s rights in the Netherlands.
Patricia J.M. Van Wijngaarden-Cremers is senior consultant psychiatrist specialized in Gender, Developmental Disorders and Addiction at Dimence a large Mental Health Facility in the Province Overijssel.

Patricia van Wijngaarden was involved from the start, in the country-wide networks for psychiatrist and other mental health professionals treating adults with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She runs a multidisciplinary clinic for developmental disorders in adolescents and adults.

Her teaching activities include modules on gender differences, developmental disorders in adults  and dual diagnosis for students and residents.

She is a senior research fellow with the department of Developmental Psychiatry at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen. Her PhD thesis “Gender, Comorbidity and Autism” (2015) was an eye-opener on the issue of gender sensitive medicine and psychiatry.

She has been active in the International Association for Women’s Mental Health over the past decade. In 2019 she started the Alliance for Gender and Mental Health – IAWMH NL of which she is the chair. The Alliance involves mental health professionals, users / family representatives and organisations for gender equity and women’s rights in the Netherlands.
Patricia J.M. Van Wijngaarden-Cremers is senior consultant psychiatrist specialized in Gender, Developmental Disorders and Addiction at Dimence a large Mental Health Facility in the Province Overijssel.

Patricia van Wijngaarden was involved from the start, in the country-wide networks for psychiatrist and other mental health professionals treating adults with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She runs a multidisciplinary clinic for developmental disorders in adolescents and adults.

Her teaching activities include modules on gender differences, developmental disorders in adults  and dual diagnosis for students and residents.

She is a senior research fellow with the department of Developmental Psychiatry at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen. Her PhD thesis “Gender, Comorbidity and Autism” (2015) was an eye-opener on the issue of gender sensitive medicine and psychiatry.

She has been active in the International Association for Women’s Mental Health over the past decade. In 2019 she started the Alliance for Gender and Mental Health – IAWMH NL of which she is the chair. The Alliance involves mental health professionals, users / family representatives and organisations for gender equity and women’s rights in the Netherlands.
Patricia J.M. Van Wijngaarden-Cremers is senior consultant psychiatrist specialized in Gender, Developmental Disorders and Addiction at Dimence a large Mental Health Facility in the Province Overijssel.

Patricia van Wijngaarden was involved from the start, in the country-wide networks for psychiatrist and other mental health professionals treating adults with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She runs a multidisciplinary clinic for developmental disorders in adolescents and adults.

Her teaching activities include modules on gender differences, developmental disorders in adults  and dual diagnosis for students and residents.

She is a senior research fellow with the department of Developmental Psychiatry at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen. Her PhD thesis “Gender, Comorbidity and Autism” (2015) was an eye-opener on the issue of gender sensitive medicine and psychiatry.

She has been active in the International Association for Women’s Mental Health over the past decade. In 2019 she started the Alliance for Gender and Mental Health – IAWMH NL of which she is the chair. The Alliance involves mental health professionals, users / family representatives and organisations for gender equity and women’s rights in the Netherlands.

Rutger Jan van der Gaag

Rutger Jan van der Gaag (1950) is emeritus professor of psychiatry (child and adolescent) at the Radboud University Medical Center, where he still practices and acts as ProRector.

He is honorary president of the Netherlands Psychiatric Association and immediate past President of the Royal Dutch Medical Association. He served as Vice-President of the Standing Committee of European Medical doctors CPME.

Currently he holds a variety of positions within the field of (Mental)Health{care} and beyond: he is professor of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at the Stradina University in Riga Latvia, president of the Dutch Association of Healthcare Executives (NVZD), president of the Papageno Foundation for Autism (Amsterdam New York), stakeholder at the European Food Safety Authority EFSA (Parma Italy), Member of the Executive Board of the University of Paris (CA Université de Paris), foreign Associate Member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine (Paris), member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders… etc.

and he is secretary of the Foundation Alliance for Gender and Mental Health / IAWMH.
  • Nienke Hagenbeek
    MSc | Treasurer
  • Patricia J.M. van Wijngaarden-Cremers
    MD PhD | Chair
    Senior Consultant Dimence GGz
  • Rutger Jan van der Gaag
    MD PhD | Secretary
    Proffessor Radboud University Medical Centre & Stradina University RIGA
  • Kawa al Ali
    MSc | President
    Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
  • Tessa Magnee
    PhD | Board Member
    The Dutch – Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
  • Ariette van Reekum
    MD | Board Member
    Netherlands Psychiatric Association
  • Andrea van der Meer
    PhD | President
    The Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP)
  • Monique Rook
    MSc | Managing Director
    The Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP)
  • Ronald Touw
    MSc |Board Member
    The Dutch Association for Nursing Professions
  • Marieke Tetteroo
    MSc | Board Member
    The Dutch Association for Nursing Professions
  • Metty Spelt
    MSc | Senior Staff
    WOMEN INC
  • Xanne Visser
    MSc | Junior Staff
    WOMEN INC
  • Machteld Ploeg
    MSc | Board Member
    The Netherlands Mental Health Organizations
  • Marjan ter Avest
    MSc | Chair
    MIND the Dutch national Association of organizations for people with mental health problems and their relatives
  • Cisca Goedhart
    MSc | Senior Staff
    MIND the Dutch national Association of organizations for people with mental health problems and their relatives
  • Katinka Hellweg
    MSc | Staff
    MIND the Dutch Users Organisation

Core organizing committee

  • Patricia J.M. van Wijngaarden-Cremers
    MD PhD | Chair IAMWH 2022
    The Netherlands
  • Prof. Rutger Jan van der Gaag
    MD PhD | Secretary IAWMH 2022
    The Netherlands
  • Nienke Hagenbeek
    MSc | Treasurer IAWMH 2022
    The Netherlands
  • Prof. Florence Thibaut
    MD PhD| IAWMH, President;
    Dept of Psychiatry/Addictology University Hospital Cochin-Tarnier, University of Paris, INSERM U1266, Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Paris, France
    France
  • Prof. Prabha Chandra
    FRCPE, FRCPsych, FAMS | IAWMH, President-elect;
    Professor of Psychiatry National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, INDIA
    India
  • Debra Tucker
    IAWMH Executive Director
    USA
  • Parul Mathur
    MD, IAWMH Social Media Director, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    India

Scientific program committee

  • Patricia J.M. van Wijngaarden-Cremers
    MD PhD | Senior Consultant Dimence GGz
    The Netherlands
  • Prof. Rutger Jan van der Gaag
    MD PhD | Professor Radboud University Medical Centre
    The Netherlands
  • Prof Toine Lagro Jansen
    MD Phd | Emeritus Professor
    The Netherlands
  • Tessa Magnee
    PhD | Staff
    Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
    The Netherlands
  • Floortje Scheepers
    MD PhD | Professor
    University Medical Centre Utrecht
    The Netherlands
  • Ariette van Reekum
    MD | Board Member
    Netherlands Psychiatric Association
    The Netherlands
  • Cynthia L. Battle
    PhD | "Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
    Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Assistant Director, Butler Hospital Psychosocial Research
    Women & Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island
    Division of Women's Behavioral Health
    Providence, RI
    USA
  • Alessandra Bramante
    PsyD, PhD
    Cognitive Psychotherapist, Clinical Criminologist and PhD in Neuroscience
    PolicentroDonna ambulatory Milan
    Italy
  • Dr Gihan ELNahas
    MD | Prof of Mental Health
    Member of International Assoc Women Mental Health
    Member of APA
    Institute of Psychiatry-Ain Shams University Cairo
    Egypt
  • Silvia Gaviria Arbelaez
    MD |  Physician, specialist in psychiatry, Magister in Higher Education in Health
    Professor and researcher at the CES University and Antioquia University, Medellin Colombia
    Advisor in perinatal mental health of NACER, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Antioquia University
    Former IAWMH Secretary
    Former WPA Zonal Representative
    Colombia
  • Professor Jayashri Kulkarni
    AM, MBBS MPM FRANZCP PhD FAHMS
    Director, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)
    Head, Central Clinical School Department of Psychiatry Melbourne
    Australia
  • Prof. em. Dr. med. Anita Riecher-Rössler
    Medical Faculty, University of Basel
    Switzerland
  • Dr. Marta B. Rondon
    MD, MSc | Consultant in Psychiatry, Instituto Nacional Materno Parinatal
    Lima
    Peru
  • Susan Kornstein
  • Prof Florence Thibaut
    MD | IAWMH, President; Psychiatry/Addictology
    University Hospital Cochin-Tarnier, University of Paris
    France
  • Prabha Chandra
    FRCPE, FRCPsych, FAMS | IAWMH, President-elect; Professor of Psychiatry National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, INDIA
    India
  • Veena Satyanarayna
    Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bangalore
    India
  • Florence Gressier
  • Simone Vigod
    MD, MSc, FRCPC
    Chief of the Department of Psychiatry, and Shirley A. Brown Memorial Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research, Women’s College Hospital
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
    Canada
  • Judith Usall i Rodié
    MD, PhD
    Senior Psychiatrist and Research Coordinator for the Severe Mental Disorders Group (MERITT) in the Research and Development Unit at Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (Sant Boi, Barcelona)
    Spain
  • Anne-Laure Sutter-Dallay
    MD, PhD
    Perinatal Psychiatrist, Head of the Perinatal Psychiatry Network, University Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Charles Perrens Hospital and Bordeaux University, BPRHC INSERM 1219
    France
  • Professor Helen Herrman
    AO, MD, MBBS, BMedSc, FRANZCP, FFPH, FAFPHM
    Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Center for Youth Mental Health
    The University of Melbourne
    Strategic Advisor, Orygen Global
    Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Melbourne
    Australia
  • Josyan Madi-Skaff
    MD | Chair - Women's Mental Health Section - World Psychiatric Association
    Commissioner - National Human Rights Commission - Lebanon
    Head - Psychiatry Department - The Lebanese Hospital Geitawi -
    Beirut, Lebanon
  • Maria Muzik
    MD, MSc | Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Co-Director, Zero To Thrive & Women and Infant Mental Health Program
    Medical Director, Perinatal Psychiatry Service
    Medical Director, MC3 Perinatal Psychiatry Assess Program Michigan
    President, NASPOG
    Ann Arbor, MI
    USA
  • Dr. Jodi Pawluski
    PhD, HDR, RPC-C
    Neuroscientist / Therapist Universitie de Rennes 1
    France
  • Aicha Hind Rifai
    MD | Assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q)
    Consultant, Division of Perinatal Mental Health
    Sidra Medicine-Doha
    Qatar
  • Victoria Valdez

Communication committee

  • Dr. Parul Mathur
    Chair Social Media IAWMH 2022
    Senior Resident in Psychiatry
    National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore
    India