"The 2010 World Psychiatric Association International Congress" was held in China National Convention Center (CNCC) from the 1st to 5th September, 2010. It is organized by the World Psychiatric Association, the Chinese Society of Psychiatry, Capital Medical University, and Beijing Anding Hospital. It is the first WPA International Congress held in Asia, its theme is “Global psychiatry at the frontier: sharing the future”. Mr. Wang Wen-yuan, the former vise-president of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative, Mr. Yin Li, the vise-minister of Health Department of China, Prof. Wang Xiao-min, the vise-president of Capital Medical University, Prof. Zhao Jing-ping, President of the Chinese Society of Psychiatry, and Prof. Ma Xin, President of Beijing Anding Hospital gave their speeches at the opening ceremony. Mr. Han Qi-de, the vise-president of the Standing Committee of the NPC, sent his ebullient congratulatory letter to wish a great success of the congress.
2200 people have joined this congress; about 700 among them are foreign participants from 60 countries and regions in the world. The academic activities included 7 keynote lectures, 100 symposia, more than 500 speeches and about 600 pieces of posters, covering the fundamental research, clinical practices and experiences, the development of psychiatry, etc. The congress has not only had the domestic and overseas top experts in psychiatry having their speeches, but also a valuable exchanging platform for a large number of participants, in the 5 days of the congress, it had extensive communications on the hot issues in psychiatry and social mental health in recent years. The purpose of the congress is to enhance the communication and cooperation of the psychiatry peers, and to promote the integrated development of psychiatry research and practice in China and the whole world.
The congress had its closing ceremony in CNCC. Prof. Mario Maj showed his appreciation of the committee and the efforts of all the staff, thanking for the great contribution that China had made in Psychiatry field, it has its innumerable great achievements of the congress, it left over a deep impression to all the participants. He hopes that World Psychiatric Association and China could keep on strengthen their cooperation to push forward the psychiatry health work in China and even the whole Asia.