The WPA сo-sponsored meeting “Clinical Challenges in Psychosomatic Medicine” organized by the International Society of Quality Medicine and the Russian Society of Psychiatrists was held in Moscow, Russia from the 5th to the 7th of July 2012. This international conference brought together more than 150 psychiatrists from Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, and Stavropol), USA, Greece, Ukraine, and Georgia at the Mental Health Research Center of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
The meeting was opened by Prof. Petr Morozov, WPA Zonal Representative for Zone 10, who on behalf of the WPA welcomed the speakers and participants. Prof. A. Vidalis (Greece) and Prof. A. Smulevich (Russia) were the co-chairmen of the conference; among the distinguished speakers was Prof. N. Neznanov, President of the Russian Society of Psychiatrists. The conference included lectures, symposia and workshops. The simultaneous translation for guests was provided during all scientific sessions. Foreign participants also had the opportunity to visit clinical departments and were highly impressed by the RAMS Mental Health Research Center.
Participants also had a social and cultural program.
The next conference is planned to be organized in June 2013 in Greece.
WPA Zonal Representative for Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)