I am writing to let you know of an exciting project being led by the WPA. In collaboration with Lancet Psychiatry we have set upWPA-Lancet Commission on Psychiatry which aims to look at the role of psychiatry and the psychiatrist in the first quarter of the 21st century. The commission will explore these ideas in two stages. In the first stage we would like to explore these aspects in an interview with you either by yourself or along with other colleagues. Following on from this the next step will be to create a quantitative survey which will go around the globe. This is a unique opportunity to influence the future direction of psychiatry. If you are attending Bucharest Congress please let me know. Dr Alex Langford is the lead researcher and he will be contacting you to fix a time for the interview during your stay in Bucharest. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am most grateful to you for your help,
Dinesh Bhugra CBE
President, World Psychiatric Association