The year 2013 is the year of the rise of the Indonesian Psychiatric Association (IPA). New sections formed between 2010 and 2012 held several national meetings in 2013. I myself as president of this organization feel proud of the progress made by colleagues who are eager to contribute in the development of psychiatry in Indonesia. Some of the activities had been performed by section of the IPA such as Asian Congress of Schizophrenia Research by Biology Psychiatry Section on February 14-16, 2013 in Bali. Upcoming events will be in Yogyakarta, which is well known by its traditional culture and the Borobudur, the biggest Buddhist Temple in the world. The CLP Section will hold its first national congress on March 8-10, 2013. This event will be followed by several national congresses and workshops such as workshop about Visum et Repertum Psychiatricum and legal mental health examination by Forensic Psychiatry Section, National Symposium of Anxiety Disorder in Medan, Psychogeriatric Section national congress in conjunction with Child and Adolescent national congress, both in Jakarta. This busy year will be closed by the National Congress of Indonesian Psychiatric Association from October 31st to November 2nd, 2013 in Surabaya. There will be an election of the new president of IPA and meeting of Sections of IPA.
Tun Kurniasih Bastaman
President, Indonesian Psychiatric