The Israel Psychiatric Association was pleased to host Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel, President of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) for a meeting and lecture. Over 200 Israeli psychiatrists attended the meeting that was held at the Leonardo Hotel in Tel Aviv. Prof Gaebel discussed European standards and current facilities in psychiatric beds, psychiatric outpatient treatments, length of stay and manpower that constitute an important guidepost for current efforts to boost funding for psychiatry in Israel. Present at his lecture were the Director General of the Ministry of Health, a large group of journalists, as well as representatives of patients and patient family organizations.
Prof. Belmaker, President of the Israel Psychiatric Association with Prof. Gaebel on a visit to the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth.