The XIIth Slovak Psychiatric Convention was held in Košice, Slovakia 23.-25 June 2016. The event was organized by the Slovak Psychiatric Association. As the biggest event in the Slovak mental health society with a long tradition, it was attended by 474 delegates, mainly from all over Slovakia, as well as invited guests from Czech Republic and other countries. Dr Afzal Javed, WPA Secretary for Scientific Sections delivered a plenary talk on “Recovery & Psychosocial rehabilitation: Current updates”. The main theme “Psychiatry and Medicine Nowadays” was communicated in more than 100 oral presentations, 20 posters and 6 workshops. Social activities gave an opportunity for delegates to spend a pleasant time in this lovely Slovakia’s second largest city.
In Slovakia we are also looking forward for the 17th Czech and Slovak Psychiatric Convention with the main topic Together for Changes in Psychiatry, organized by Slovak Psychiatric Association in October 2017. The event will be held in Bratislava. We hope that this topic will open not only current scientific topics but also the dialogue about active cooperation of Slovak and Czech mental health professionals. It is our great pleasure that our event is WPA co-sponsored. We welcome you to join us. All the information is available at websites: www.psychiatry.sk.
Lubomira Izakova, M.D., PhD., President
Dr. Maria Kralova(Secretary General of SPA), Dr. Lubomira Izakova (President of SPA), Dr Afzal Javed (Secretary for Sections, WPA) and Dr. Dagmar Breznoscakova(Vice-President of SPA) are seen.