J.M. Caldas De Almeida

J.M. Caldas De Almeida is Dean and Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the New University of Lisbon Medical School. He was Chief of the Mental Health Unit at the Panamerican Health Organization, the WHO Regional Office for the Americas, from 2000 to 2005, where he coordinated the support provided to countries in the implementation of mental health policy and services.

Prof. Caldas De Almeida was a key person in the development of mental health legislation in Portugal and currently is Coordinator of the mental health plan implementation in Portugal.