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The XVII Congress of the World Association of the Dynamic Psychiatry (WADP) was held in Saint-Petersburg

This congress gave the opportunity to its participants to have a really fruitful discussion and to improve mutual understanding and to achieve a new level of integration on this very actual, interesting and practically meaningful topic.

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Mitsumoto SATO is the recipient of the Jean Delay Prize 2014

The WPA announces that Mitsumoto SATO, Professor of Psychiatry at the Tohoku Fukushi University, Sendai, Japan, is the recipient of the Jean Delay Prize 2014.

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Geneva Prize for Human Rights in Psychiatry Foundation

Please click here Cambodian psychiatrist wins the Geneva Prize 2014

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E-Bulletin of EUFAMI - January 2014

Please click here to download the January 2014 issue of the e-bulletin of EUFAMI.

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E-Bulletin of EUFAMI - March 2014

Please click here to download the March 2014 issue of the e-bulletin of EUFAMI.

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Section on Women’s Mental Health

During March13,14 and 15 the V International Conference on Women’s Mental Health“From birth to transcending”, organizedby CES University, through its College of Medicine,was held. The academic event had the participation of nine international speakers, all of them well renowned professionals, coming from United States, Canada, Chile, Peru and Spain. We also had the participation of several Colombian speakers who shared their expertise and academic qualifications.

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French Psychiatric Information Society

The French Psychiatric Information Society - SIP (Societé d’Information psychiat- rique) held its annual conference between 2 and 5 October 2013 in Nantes, Nicole Gar- ret Gloanec, SIP president’s home city. The theme of this year’s conference was Adolescents/young adults.

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Obituary

Eyad El-Sarraj, a Palestinian psychiatrist who pioneered mental health care in Gaza and became an internationally recognized human rights advocate, criticizing both the Israeli and Palestinian authorities, died on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 in a hospital in Israel; the cause was leukemia. He was 70.

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation

The theme of the meeting was “Recent Advances in Rehabilitation, Biological & Social Psychiatry”. The conference was also supported by the World Association for Social Psychiatry (WASP), World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists (PRCP), South Asian Forum on Mental Health & Psychiatry chapters and British Pakistani Psychiatrists Association (BPPA).

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Rural Mental Health

Mental health needs, access and provision in rural areas differs from that in urban settings and can affect health determinants, presentations and treatments in many ways. The WPA recognises that the rural environment is an important and distinctive context for psychiatric practice and the Section strives to promote the highest standards in clinical practice, training and research pertaining to the practice of Psychiatry in rural and remote locations.

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Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry is preparing a Training Course for psychiatric Residents on Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health in clinical practice across cultures. The program is organized into several modules.

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Schizophrenia

At the last meeting of the WPA Executive Committee, held in September 2013 in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, it was decided to update the WPA educational programs published on the website, especially the one on schizophrenia. The WPA Secretary for Education, Prof. Edgard Belfort, has appointed the Chair of the WPA Schizophrenia Section, Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel, to organize together a Review Committee on Schizophrenia program update.

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Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry (PIP) has been very active throughout 2013. We had numerous projects for Istanbul and we have all been very struck by the difficulties that face congress organisers in so many parts of the world today. This gives us a further pretext to endeavour to make the voice of modern psychiatry, presently in action worldwide, heard in our desire to assist everywhere we can and all those who need our help without any discrimination whatsoever.

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Psychiatry in Developing Countries

January 13-14, 4th International IGPI Conference, Bangalore: It was inaugurated by Sri Sri Ravishankar, and was academically enriched by Professors Will Carpenter, Gaebel, Rajiv Tandon, Gyansham Pandey, Matchery Keshavan, Rohan Ganguli, Indla Ramasubbareddy, Ajith Avasthi, Ramakrishnan, and Russell D’Souza. Dr Mohandas representing the Section delivered a talk on ‘Anopheles Mosquito-Thank you very much’.

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Women’s Mental Health

The WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health Symposium topic was “Does Globalization Affect Women’s Mental Health”. Helen Herrman was the Chair, Michaela Amering was the Co-chair, and speakers were Unaiza Niaz, Marta B. Rondon, and Donna Stewart. A heated discussion followed, with  active participation from the audience.

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Evolutionary Psychiatry

Our Section, recently formed, is growing in numbers – at the time of writing (January 2014) we are about 50. We are collating a pertinent bibliography, and our archive, in addition to papers, already has two excellent films (one about the relation of shamanism to schizophrenia, the other about the development of Jungian ideas about the collective unconscious into modern evolutionary psychiatry: both about one hour of viewing). We have a vigorous email dialogue which is currently taking the form of a Yahoo forum and we have applied for a symposium at the forthcoming WPA World Congress in Madrid.

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Preventive Psychiatry

The event was organized under the auspices of the World Psychiatric Association Preventive Psychiatry Section at the Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Tiruvalla, India on 10 December 2013. Dr. Ramachandran Thekkadath (Vice-Chancellor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, India) was the Chief Guest. Prof. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil delivered the Lecture on “Human Rights - Concept and Current Understanding”. The meeting was a grand success with a houseful attendance.

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Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

The first Oxford Summer School on philosophy and psychiatry was held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, in July 2013 on the theme of Mind, Values and Mental Health. Sponsored by the Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry Section of the WPA, the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Philosophy Group and the INPP (International Network for Philoso- phy and Psychiatry), the Summer School was run jointly by the University of Oxford Philosophy Faculty and Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education.

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American Psychiatric Association

In October of 2013, the American Psychiatric Association welcomed Saul Levin, M.D.,M.P.A. as its new CEO and Medical Director. With a background in public health focusing on population health (primary care, mental healt hand substance use disorders) and health disparities,administrative experience in federal and state government, and private-sector experience, Dr. Levin brings tested talent to the challenges of health care reform, integrated care, and membership association leadership.

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WPA 2013 Bucharest Congress

The WPA 2013 Bucharest Congress, with the theme, Integrating Primary Care, Mental Health & Public Health: The Catalytic Role of Information & Communication Technology, was a smashing success. It was a collaborative project between the WPA, the Romanian Psychiatric & Psychotherapy Association, the National Society of Family Medicine and the Romanian Public Health and Health Management Association.

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International Society for Psychological and Social Treatments to Psychosis

The ISPS (the International Society for Psychological and Social Treatments to Psychosis) has long been affiliated with the WPA which has co-sponsored our international conferences.

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German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

The ongoing social change in industrial countries is affecting the expectations and demands related to the diagnosis, treatment and care of mental illnesses. Although increasing life expectancy is associated with a gain in healthy life years, it is also accompanied by an increase in illnesses of older age, such as dementias, age-related depression, age-related psychoses and anxiety disorders. 

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International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists

During the international contest “Golden Orpheus” in Varna (Bulgaria), a monograph by Irina Kupriyanova, Valentin Semke, Bairma Dashieva and Irina Karaush, namely “Mental health of children with special educational needs”, was presented.

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Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was made a Dame in the New Year Honours 2014. She has worked in the field of child psychiatry for over 30 years, and was elected President in 2011. She was awarded an OBE in 2002 for the development and delivery of evidence-based mental health services for young people in the youth justice system.

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

In December 2012, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RAN-ZCP) introduced the new competency based Fellowship Program. The revised program is centered on an outcomes or competency based model that is built upon the CanMEDs framework.

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Brazilian Association of Psychiatry

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am honored to invite you to join us in attending our 32nd Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry – 32nd BPC which will be held on 
15-18 October 2014 at the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center in Brasília, Federal Capital of Brasil. The central theme of the Congress is Advances in Neurosciences: implications for Psychiatry. Promoted and organized by the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry, the Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry has consolidated itself during the past years as the main opportunity for professional update for Psychiatrists in Brazil and Latin America. We are expecting 6,000 participants.

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Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

The 110th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology will take place on June 26-28, 2014 at the PACIFICO Yokohama convention complex. Below is a brief overview of the conference. We look forward to welcoming you at the event.

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Ukraine Scientific Society of Neurologists, Psychiatrists and Narcologists

The Ukraine Scientific Society of Neurologists,Psychiatrists and Narcologists was established in 1934 and it is the oldest and biggest Ukrainian professional association in the fields of psychiatry, neurology, andallied professions. The Society unites both scientists and practical physicians; it has15 regional branches through out Ukraine.Since 1993 the Society has been publishingits quarterly journal “Ukrainian Bulletin of Psychoneurology” (“Ukrayinskyy Visnyk Psykhonevrologiyi”).

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Turkish-German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Health

Since its foundation in November 1994, the Turkish-German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Health (Deutsch-Türkische Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und psychosoziale Gesundheit: DTGPP; Türk Alman Psikiyatri, Psikoterapi ve Psikososyal Sağlık Derneği: TAP-DER) has been organizing regular congresses in Turkey and Germany.

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

The traditional Symposium, fully organized by the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH), named Psychiatric Days of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was held in the City of Mostar on November 15-16, 2013 in the Hotel “ERO”.

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Spanish Society on Dual Disorders

The III International Congress on Dual Disorders (Barcelona, 23-26 October 2013) wel- comed over 2,000 delegates, who actively par- ticipated, from 73 different countries under the patronage of the WPA (World Psychiatric Association), NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), APAL (Latin American Psychiatric Association) and the Spanish Health Ministry.

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WPA Zone 1 (Canada)

The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) held a successful annual meeting in Ottawa on September 26-28, 2013, attended by over 1,100 Canadian and international psychiatrists.

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Dear Friends and Colleagues from around the world,

One again, the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Quarterly Period of October to December 2013 was a very active and successful one for all of us in the WPA, especially me.

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16th INPP Conference - Abstract submission deadline postponed

Dear colleagues, you may want to learn that the deadline for submission of abstracts to the 16th International Conference of Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology was postponed to April 10th.

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17th. World Congress of the World Association for Dynamic Psychiatry

www.wadp2014spb.com

1. Invitation letter
2. Second announcement

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WPA Section on Epidemiology and Public Health

WPA Section on Epidemiology and Public Health is organizing a scientific meeting, titled, “WPA Section on Epidemiology and Public Health 2014 Meeting: Trauma and Mental Health”...

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9th Congress of European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability (EAMH-ID)

The 9th EAMH-ID international congress, entitled "New horizons for Mental Health in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities", was organized with the sponsorship of World Psychiatric Association and in collaboration with the WPA section Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability. The event was held in Estoril (Lisbon) from September 12th to 14th 2013.

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20 Years EUFAMI: a brief history

Please click here to download the brief history of EUFAMI.

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Preventive Psychiatry

WPA President Pedro Ruiz was awarded the First “WASP Yves Pelicier Prize” for Science and Humanism during the 21st World Congress of Social Psychiatry at Lisbon on June 29- July 3, 2013. 

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Immunology and Psychiatry

Antipsychotic and antidepressant effects of anti-inflammatory: Evidences based on the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor studies – Mueller N, Germany

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History of Psychiatry

The History of Psychiatry Section of the WPA, under the chairmanship of Prof. German Berrios has been active in terms of symposia organized,Journal activity, and a general fostering of interest in the history of the discipline. 

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Forensic Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Forensic Psychiatry organized two Section Symposia (“Prison Psychiatry” and “Domestic violence and sexual abuse”) and one workshop during the WPA Regional CongressinBucharest, 10-13 April 2013. 

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

ESCAP (European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) includes child and adolescent psychiatrist members from 32 countries. ESCAP’s biannual meeting is the main European meeting for child and adolescent psychiatrists and allied health professionals.

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Oversight Committee of the Trans-disciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities

Professor Eliot SOREL, MD, of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and of the School of Public Health and Health Services, was recently appointed as a member of the Oversight Committee of the Trans-disciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities.

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Quality Assurance in Psychiatry

At the WPA Thematic Conference “Mental Health and Mental Illness:Focusing on Eurasia” held on August 29-31, 2013 in Yerevan, Armenia, Prof. Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan, Secretary of the WPA Section on Quality Assurance in Psychiatry presented a paper entitled“Informed Consent: Who is Responsible and What has Culture to do with it?” in Oral Communications Psychiatry - Roots, Identity and Context chaired by Henrik Wahlberg (Sweden) and Ann Faerden (Norway).

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Old Age Psychiatry

The mental health and well-being of older people was chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health as theme for the World Mental Health Day 2013. This is a very good occasion to reflect about the global situation of older people with mental disorders around the globe.

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Exercise, Psychiatry and Sport

The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sport will be presenting a short film on concussion in youth sports entitled Next Weeks Gameat the Vienna WPA International Congress in October 2013.

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International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches for Psychosis

The ISPS (International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches for Psychosis) recently held its eighteenth international conference in Warsaw with 400 participants from more than 30 countries.

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International Society for Bipolar Disorders

The 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders will be held in Seoul, South Korea from 18-21 March 2014 at the Seoul COEX.

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Schizophrenia and Quality Assurance in Psychiatry

The ECSR, a WPA co-sponsored meeting that is jointly organized by the European Scientific Association on Schizophrenia and other Psychoses (ESAS) and the Competence Network on Schizophrenia, again was a great success.

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Serbian Psychiatric Association

The V Forum of the Institute of Mental Health “Comorbidity of Mental and Somatic Disorders” was held on11-12 April 2013 at Serbian Academy of Sciences and ArtsinBelgrade, Serbia. The Forum was organized in coordination with the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Department for Medical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Serbian Psychiatric Association.

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New President of the World Federation for Mental Health

The World Congress of Mental Health was held this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 25-28 with great success and great attendance (more than 5.000 attendants, 22 simultaneous sessions in three congress sites, active participation of patients and families).

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Italian Psychiatric Association

The Italian Association of Psychiatry (SIP) proposes, on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day (October 10, 2013), an innovative initiative in collaboration with the National Observatory on Women Health (ONDA – Italia)to open the doors of about 100 General Hospitals and Mental Health Departments (DSM) to offer free visits, counseling and information points to the wider population. 

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Society of Flemish Neurologists and Psychiatrists (Belgium)

During the last couple of years, the number of forced admissions in psychiatry is growing fast. In order to put a stop to this, Flemish psychiatrists advocate a radical new approach. Jo Vandeurzen, Secretary of health in Flanders wants more patients to be cared for in the community itself, instead of (in) hospitals.

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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is very pleased to announce Dr. Murray Patton as the new RANZCP President. Dr Patton takes on the role of President of the College after serving two years as President-Elect; his term will end in mid-2015.

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was the host of the First Symposium of Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey which was held on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 in thebeautiful centrally located hotel “Europe”.

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Medical Psychologic Society (France)

In 2013, the Société Médico-Psychologique(SMP)(Medical Psychologic Society)celebrates the 170th anniversary of its official bulletin, the Annales Médico-Psychologiques, the oldest journal of psychiatry in the world still published today.

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Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

Almost 1,500 psychiatrists – including 294 speakers– convened in Edinburgh from 2-5 July for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress 2013. The theme of this year’s Congress wasPsychiatry in Ascent. Delegates enjoyed a packed programme of new science, overviews, workshops and training on important areas in the science, policy and practice of psychiatry.

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Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists

The Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists (BAP) is the premier platform of psychiatrists working in Bangladesh which has been playing a pivotal role in activities related to mental health and psychiatry in the country.

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Armenian Psychiatric Association

The World Psychiatric Association’s Thematic Conference on “Mental Health and Mental Illness: Focusing on Eurasia” convened in Yerevan from August 29-31, 2013.

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WPA Zone 12 (Middle East)

The two-day workshop attended by 130 psychiatrists focused on schizophrenia, PTSD, and DSM5 accredited by WPA, 6 WPA educational credits, was organized by the Jordanian Association of Psychiatrists and the venue was the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.

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WPA Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)

According to the decision of the 2nd Meeting of the Heads of WPA Zone 10psychiatric societies (October 2012, Kharkov), a database for East European magazines in Russian has been created. It was also decided for an intensive magazine articles exchange within this database. In order to improve the quality of the material...

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Pakistan Psychiatric Society

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad,organized the“5thNational Symposium on Depression” a single topic symposium on Saturday 31 August 2013 at Pearl Continental Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The theme of the symposiumwas ‘Across the poles from Depression to Elation’.

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The WPA website: with a new face and infrastructure

The WPA website is reconstructed and redesigned lately with a higher quality content and aesthetics based on a well developed infrastructure.

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From the editor

In line with the WPA Action Plan 2008-2011, WPA has been is in the process of improving its organizational image and identity, and the WPA Media Channels had played an important role in this process.

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Facts about the WPA website (www.wpanet.org)*

The WPA website, currently hosting more than 3500 items, reflects and reconstructs the activities of all the WPA components. All these material are freely downloadable.

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Family Research and Intervention

On the occasion of the 166th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco, Prof. Ira Glick coordinated a meeting between the WPA Section on Family Research and Intervention headed by Co-chair Prof. Akram Wilson and the delegation of the American Association of Family Therapists

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Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health

The religious, philosophical and spiritual dimensions of Compassion and Caring virtues are getting squeezed out in the health care systems.Prof. Srinivasa Murthy and his group started the compilation of NARRATIVES of spirituality being part of the care giving...

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Women’s Mental Health

Panamanian Psychiatric Society, May 9-10,2013 “Globalization and Women’s Right to (Mental) Health and Psychobiology of Violence”

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Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

The Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care is conducting a worldwide survey of attitudes of primary care physicians of psychiatrists and psychiatric patients. Embedded in the survey is an analysis of perceived need of mental health services in primary care.

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Dual Disorders/Pathology

Following the success in previous editions of this monographic Scientific Meeting organized by the Sociedad Española de Patología Dual, focussing on Dual Pathology and Gender, 2007 (Cocaine), 2008 (Alcohol), 2009 (Cannabis), 2010 (Hypnosedatives), 2011 (Opioids) and 2012 (Nicotine) it encouraged us to organize this seventh edition on Adolescence, Dual Pathology and Gender.

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Report from the President

Once again, I am writing to brief you aboutthe main activities that were effectively implementedby the World Psychiatric Association(WPA) during the period April 1 throughJune 30, 2013. During this period, we continueto fully implement our 2011-2014 WPA ActionPlan; actually, all the planned activitiesof the Action Plan were satisfactory implementedduring this period.

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Report from the President

Dear friends and colleagues from around the world, The quarterly period of January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013 was a very successful and busy one for all of us in the WPA, especially me.

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Report from the President

On October 6, 2012, as President of the WPA, I received from the American Association of Psychiatric Administrators (AAPA) in New York City, during the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) 64th Institute of Psychiatric Service, the APA’s Administrative Psychiatry Award. I also delivered a lecture on this occasion.

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Dear Colleagues and Friends from all regions of the world,

Once more, I am writing to all of you to report on all of the main WPA activities effectively implemented during the last trimester of 2012; that is, from July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012. During this period, we continue to effectively implement our 2011-2014 WPA Action Plan.

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Dear Colleagues and Friends from all regions of the world,

I am writing to report on the main WPA activities entertained during the last semester; that is, from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012. During this period we effectively continue to implement our 2011-2014 WPA Action Plan. This plan as you all know about, primarily focuses on “education”.

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Message from the WPA President

During the last six months, our World Psychiatric Association Executive Committee has been very active with respect to the pursuing of our goals and objectives for the 2011-2014 triennium. Needless-to-say, we are very satisfied with the outcomes of our efforts in this regard.

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Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

The University Center for Philosophy and Mental Health and the Balkan Academy for Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, member association of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP) will be hosting the 16th Conference of INPP in Bulgaria on June 26-29, 2014.

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Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports

The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports presented two papers at the recent APA meeting in San Francisco on Depression in Sports and Neuropsychiatric Effects of Multiple Mild Concussion in Athletes. It also saw the release of the new book, endorsed by the WPA Executive Committee and published by Wiley, edited by Prof. Baron

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Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) is now accepting applications for the JSPN Fellowship Award, given to early-career psychiatrists from Asia and around the world.

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International Society for Bipolar Disorders

The 10th International Conference on Bipolar Disorders was the first ICBD to be held under the auspices of the ISBD and the first to be held outside of Pittsburgh. In addition to a new location and new organizer, the meeting also featured a new format for the scientific program. Given all these changes, it would be reasonable to ask if the 10th ICBD could...

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Society of Psychiatry of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

The XI Jornada de Psiquiatria da APRS will be held in the city of Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 5th to 7th September 2013. The theme of this meeting is “Pathways of Psychopathology” within research, clinical psychiatry and psychotherapy. The 2013 meeting in Gramado is going to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the work of Jaspers and the 75th

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Italian Psychiatric Association

In response to the new regulations concerning the systemic shift beyond criminal mental hospitals in Italy, the Italian Psychiatric Association has been deeply involved in an information and lobbying campaign with the aim of smoothing the transition of inpatients from criminal mental hospitals to “Mental Health Departments”,

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Organized by the Association for Biological Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ABPPFBH), in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Sarajevo Clinical Center and co-organized by the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH), was held the Seventh Symposium of Biological...

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International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists

The Mental Health Research Institute of SB RAMSci (headquarters of The International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists, Tomsk, Russia) is a big research institution solving problems of mental health care in the Siberian Region of Russia.

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Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

On 19 June, the UK’s Minister of State for Care and Support attended a ‘Parity in Action’ event at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The event was organised by College President Prof. Sue Bailey following publication of the Whole-Person Care...

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International Psycho-Oncology Society

The 15th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy will bring together professionals in diverse fields from around the globe who dialogue about improving cancer care on an international level and developing strategies to add psychosocial issues to all aspects of cancer control.

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European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT)

The concern for migration of highly skilled health professionals from developing countries is widely referred to as “brain drain”, signifying this loss of human resources as a barrier to the improvement of mental health services1.

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Spanish Scientific Society for Research on Alcohol, Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions

The Spanish Scientific Society for Research on Alcohol, Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions (SOCIDROGALCOHOL), an Affiliated Association of the WPA, is developing its XLI National Conference to be held from 3 to 5 April 2014 in the city of Seville (Spain).

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Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry presented on Friday the 8th a symposium titled “Beyond chaos, establishing an on-going therapeutic alliance. A psychoanalytic View” for which the chairs Prof. Florence Quartier from Geneva (Switzerland) and Prof. M. Botbol from Brest (France) chose a panel of examples

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Education in Psychiatry

There are several scientific activities at various international meetings, some completed successfully European Congress of Social Psychiatry (July 2012, Geneva), WPA International Congress (September 2012, Prague), WFMH (March, Athens); others accepted or submitted for acceptance in the upcoming WPA meetings April (Bucharest)...

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Women’s Mental Health

Marta B. Rondon, President of the International Association for Women’s Mental Health (IAWMH), sent a detailed report of the 5th IAWMH World Congress in Lima, Peru, March 2013. Several of the IAWMH members are also members of the WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health; 458 delegates from 57 countries participated in the Congress.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

Jasper has ADHD and would like to explain how his life with ADHD really is to his girlfriend, his family, his boss, and better to the whole world. He is a nice and creative young man, but somehow he repeatedly screws up with keys, things he needs, with time. Actually he even screws things up with everyone around…

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Transcultural Psychiatry

The activities of the Section in the beginning of this year have been very focused on the preparation of a new website which will be completed soon, and also the organization of conferences.

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Genetics in Psychiatry

At the WPA Congress in Buenos Aires in 2011, the members of the WPA Section on Genetics in Psychiatry elected a new leadership. The Section is now headed by Thomas G. Schulze (Chair; Göttingen, Germany), Vishwajit Nimgaonkar (Co-chair; Pittsburgh, PA, USA), and James B. Potash (Secretary; Iowa City, IA, USA). Furthermore...

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Immunology and Psychiatry

As our Section deals with the issues related to abnormalities in immunological parameters and their consequences in terms of neuropsychiatric disorders, the neurotoxicity induced by some inflammatory related molecules such as cytokines or metabolites in the brain during early life is also an issue to be considered.

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HIV/AIDS Psychiatry

It is an honor and pleasure to introduce the new WPA Section on HIV/AIDS Psychiatry. Our members are deeply appreciative of the enthusiastic support of Prof. Pedro Ruiz, WPA President and that of Prof. Afzal Javed, WPA Secretary for Sections. The goal of our section is to raise awareness about HIV psychiatry as a global priority

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

The TAP representatives have indicated their professional and scientific capabilities and offered education of our psychiatrists through diferent activities (conferences, symposia and numerous interesting courses from various fields of psychiatry and psychopharmacology) which can be organized in English.

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Portuguese Association of Dual Pathology

The Portuguese Association of Dual Pathology (APPD) and the Dual Pathology Unit (UPD) of Psychiatric Service of Hospital and University Center of Coimbra (CHUC), Portugal, organized the III National and I International Congress on Dual Pathology and Addictive Behaviors, on 21-22 February 2013, in Coimbra, Portugal, with the subject...

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Preventive Psychiatry

News from the Section Our Section organized a WPA Preventive Psychiatry Section Symposium on 11 January 2013 during the 65th Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society in Bangalore. The subject was “The Essential Role of Preventive Psychiatry in the World”...

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Hellenic Psychiatric Association

On the occasion of the International Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health and the Hellenic Psychiatric Association “Crises and Disasters – Psychosocial Consequences” (March 2013) the World Federation for Mental Health jointly with the Hellenic Psychiatric Association...

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Institute of Australasian Psychiatrists Inc.

The Nitte University in southern rural India recently hosted a second international conference which was organized in collaboration with the University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine and the Institute of Australasian Psychiatrists Inc.

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European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees

The European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT) is an independent, nongovernmental umbrella organization for European national trainee associations in both psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. The organization currently represents psychiatric trainees from thirty European countries and convenes annually in different cities all over Europe.

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Brazilian Association of Psychiatry

The 31st Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry will be held on 23-26 October next at the Expotrade Convention Center in Curitiba and it is the main psychiatric conference in Latin America. For the forthcoming event, we are expecting in 2013 6,000 participants. The central theme of this year’s Congress is Contributions of Psychiatry for the Development of Medicine.

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International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists (IAEE)

Under the heading “Biological research”, papers of famous Russian and foreign researchers in the field of biological psychiatry carried out within two basictopics of the conference “Current Problems of Biological psychiatry” and “Addiction Psychiatry”: 1) questions of clinical and experimental psychoneuroimmunology...

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Lithuanian Cultural Psychiatry Association

The Lithuanian Cultural Psychiatry Association (LCPA), inaugurated in 2004, is an Affiliated Association of the WPA, as well as of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry. The LCPA was a sponsoring organization of the World Congresses of Cultural Psychiatry, held in Beijing in September 2006, and in Italy in 2009.

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Indonesian Psychiatric Association

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.

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Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

Over the last few years, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has worked with Members of House of Commons and House of Lords to steer the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act through Parliament. The original Bill, introduced independently to the government’s legislative programme, received Royal Assent on 28 February 2013 and is now law. The new Act will:

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European Federation of Associations of Families of Persons with Mental Illness (EUFAMI)

EUFAMI is hosting a major European conference in Dublin on Friday, 24th May 2013. It will be co-hosted by Shine. The conference will take place in Ireland at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport.

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Latin American Psychiatric Association (APAL)

On behalf of APAL Executive Committee, we wish to express our deepest grief, sorrow, and solidarity to the people from Brazil, particularly to our beloved colleagues and brothers from the Brazilian Psychiatric Association (ABP), for the tragedy that occurred in a discotheque at Santa María, in Río Grande do Sul, where 238 young people lost their lives and hundreds were injured.

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Netherlands Psychiatric Association

On 1 January 2013, Professor Aartjan T. F. Beekman was appointed president of the Netherlands Psychiatric Association. He succeeds Professor Rutger Jan van der Gaag whoin turn has been appointed President of the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG), the federation of all medical associations in the Netherlands.

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Egyptian Psychiatric Association

The Early Career Psychiatrists section of the Egyptian Psychiatric Association organized the first international congress targeting early career psychiatrists as the main audience. It was an initiative aiming to allow early career psychiatrists (ECPs) from all over the world to share their experiences and knowledge, and to establish new networks and friendships.

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Indian Psychiatric Society

The 65th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society held at NIMHANS Bangalore on 10-13 January 2013 was a grand success. With over 3,700 registrations, it has set a new record. More than 225 posters, 225 free papers, 80 symposia/workshops and 25 lectures provided a rich academic feast, justifying the theme “Psycho-social adversity and Mental Health”.

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WPA Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)

The traditional RSP Educational Program “The 11th School for Early Career Psychiatrists” regularly takes place in Suzdal (Central Russia) since 1979. The 11th School, organized by the RSP, for the first time was held under the aegis of the WPA, and brought together an unprecedented number of young psy-chiatrists 400 from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine...

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WPA Zone 12 (Middle East)

About 64 lectures and 31 workshops were presented by prominent speakers worldwide; a good number of participants of more than 1,800, including psychiatrists and psychologists from nearly all the universities and hos- pitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and many other countries in the region and world- wide attended the conference.

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WPA Zone 2 (United States of America)

Now that the United States Presidential election is over and the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, is indeed constitutional, the focus has shifted to the implementation of ACA. The law is very favorable toward the treatment of mental illness...

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WPA Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)

A WPA co-sponsored meeting (Zone 10) entitled “Actual problems of Psychosomatics and Affective disorders” took place in Moscow, Russia on March 14-17, 2013. The conference was organized by the efforts of the Russian Society...

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WPA Zone 4 (Northern South America)

On February 22 and 23 took place an educa tive activity of the Secretary for Education of the WPA in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This activ ity included the visit to the Neurosciences Institute of the Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil, a local welfare...

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WPA Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)

The Second Meeting of the Presidents of the WPA Zone 10 Psychiatric Societies took place in Kharkov, Ukraine on October 4, 2012. The Meeting was attended by the Presidents of most Psychiatric Societies of the East European WPA Region...

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SCHIZOPHRENIA and QUALITY ASSURANCE

Joint WPA Workshop of the Schizophrenia Section and the Section on Quality Assurance at the “4th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research – Together for better treatment and care”, 26 – 28 September 2013, Berlin, Germany

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WPA Guidance Papers

As part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, the WPA has produced four guidance papers on "Steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care", "How to combat stigmatization of psychiatry and...

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E-Bulletin of EUFAMI - March 2013

Please click here to download the March 2013 issue of the e-bulletin of EUFAMI.

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Greetings from Pedro Ruiz, new WPA President

Dear Colleagues and Friends from around the world:
I am deeply honored and pleased for the confidence deposited on me by the WPA General Assembly...

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A course for young psychiatrists: Singapore, 25-28 February, 2009

This course was organized by the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health  (a Geneva based not-for-profit organization) and designed by Professor N. Sartorius. It was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore.

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A course for young psychiatrists in Africa: Nigeria, 24-26 October 2009

Abuja, the serene and beautiful capital city of Nigeria, hosted this course, which was designed by Professor Norman Sartorius, under the auspices of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health (AIMH), a Geneva-based, not-for-profit organization. This course, co-sponsored by the World Psychiatric Association, took place towards the end of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) regional meeting in Abuja (22- 24 October, 2009) and it was the third of its kind.

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Course on the Leadership and Professional Skills of Early Career Psychiatrists Istanbul, Turkey, 1-4 October 2010

If somebody was to ask the participants of the Course on the Leadership and Professional Skills of Early Career Psychiatrists after having spent four days on Heybeliada, the best one of the princess islands off the coast of Istanbul, “What three things would you take to a desert island?”, I believe the answer would be a team of professors to learn from, a group of peers to interact with and a challenging agenda to work on.

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The Section “Genetics in Psychiatry”: a new push for educational activities

At the WPA-congress in Buenos Aires in 2011, the members of the WPA-Genetics in Psychiatry Section elected a new leadership. The Section is now headed Thomas G. Schulze (Chair; Göttingen, Germany), Vishwajit Nimgaonkar...

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Immunology and Psychiatry Section: Activity on Early Life Events and Mental Illnesses

As our section deals with the issues related to abnormalities in immunological parameters and their consequences in terms of neuropsychiatric disorders, the neurotoxicity induced by some inflammatory related molecules such as cytokines...

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The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) Fellowship Award: Fostering International Collaboration Among Young Psychiatrists (in English, German, Japanese and Russian)

The 108th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) was held May 24-26, 2012 in Sapporo, the capital of the northern island of Hokkaido. This historic city is famous for its Snow Festival, Sapporo Brewery...

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Latin American Psychiatric Association

On behalf of APAL Executive Committee, we wish to express our deepest grief, sorrow, and solidarity to the people from Brazil, particularly to our beloved colleagues and brothers from the Brazilian Psychiatric Association-ABP...

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Armenian Psychiatric Association

Given the current model of Armenian healthcare system that lacks a comprehensive mental health program approved by the government, a working group has been created in 2012 to develop a mental health strategy for the Republic of Armenia...

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Egyptian Psychiatric Association

Report on the WPA co-sponsored “1st International Congress of Early Career Psychiatrists” with the theme “Towards Professionalism in Psychiatry”, held in Cairo, Egypt on 9-11 January 2013...

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CROATIAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION

The Croatian Psychiatric Association (CPA) was founded in 1992, and is a member of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) since June 1993. The CPA organizes a psychiatric congress every four years (five have been organized so far - Split 1994...

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Indian Psychiatric Society

The 65th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society held at NIMHANS Bangalore on 10-13 January 2013 was a grand success. With over 3,700 registrations, it has set a new record. More than 225 Posters, 225 free papers...

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German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

The Congress of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) is one of the annual highlights for scientists, doctors and therapists. Each year more than 9,000 participants and 1,600 speakers meet...

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French Psychiatric Information Society

The French Psychiatric Information Society (SIP) produces scientific data, information and articles in collaboration with the Union of Hospital Psychiatrists (SPH) and the Journal of Psychiatric Information (Information psychiatrique)...

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry co-sponsored a range of events at this meeting...

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Immunology and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Immunology and Psychiatry has been actively participating in the WPA activities and other activities related to the relationship between immunology and psychiatry...

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Clinical Psychopathology

The WPA Section on Clinical Psychopathology has participated in the Third (III) Congress of Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The congress, organized by the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH)...

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Dual Disorders/Pathology

The National Annual Meeting (SEPD) on Dual Pathology in its 14th edition took place in Madrid on 25-27 October 2012, with over 900 registered participants...

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Sudanese Psychiatric Association

On 10 October 2012, the Sudanese Psychiatric Association celebrated the World Mental Health Day. The celebration was held in Abel Al Al Idrissi Hospital. This is the state hospital for treating the criminally insane and patients who are dangerous...

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South African Society of Psychiatrists

The 17th biennial national SASOP Congress was held on 7-11 September 2012 in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, with the theme: “Pride, prejudice and promise – from origins to outcomes”...

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Transcultural Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Transcultural Psychiatry has developed an intense and fruitful activity during the second part of the year 2012, discussing the most relevant topics of the specialty. The Section participated actively in the International Congress

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Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry has succeeded in presenting the Section’s activities in several symposia and workshops entitled as...

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Psychological Consequences of Torture and Persecution

It was our good fortune and privilege to be able to participate in this very exciting World Congress last October in Prague. The Congress was organized without a flaw and with much local flexibility and resourcefulness under the theme of Focusing on Access...

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Preventive Psychiatry

Our Section organized a WPA Preventive Psychiatry Section Symposium on 11 January 2013 during the 65th Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society in Bangalore...

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WPA Section on Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry is pleased to let you know of its new project and requests your valuable contribution. A book is being planned in which the application of the principles of Values-Based Practice will be presented...

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International Society for Bipolar Disorders

The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) held its most successful meeting to date in Istanbul, Turkey on 14-17 March 2012.  With over 900 in attendance, the meeting offered engaging keynote presentations...

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Neuroimaging in Psychiatry

The 2013 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, 17-21 October 2013, is taking place at an exciting time in the field of mental health research when an increasing number of genetic risk factors for psychiatric disorders are being identified

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Military Psychiatry

The International Congress of the WPA in Prague in October 2012 has been an important stage in the development of the WPA Section on Military Psychiatry. During the Congress, a Section symposium and a Section business meeting were held...

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Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports and Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

The WPA Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports is publishing a book with Wiley Press May 2013 on Current Issues in Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective...

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Education in Psychiatry

Our members face certain challenges: we are committed experts regarding “education in psychiatry” but we each have a wide range of obligations and responsibilities in our daily routines. Nevertheless, we still manage to find time and energy to carry out...

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Women’s Mental Health

Our Section is co-sponsoring the International Association for Women's Mental Health (IAWMH) in organizing the 5th World Congress on Women's Mental Health in Lima, Peru, on 4-7 March 2013. Prof. Anita Riecher-Rössler is the President of the IAWMH...

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WPA Section Chairs meet at Prague

A meeting of WPA Scientific Section chairs took place during the Prague International Congress (October 2012). This was attended by 50 participants representing more than 30 Sections. The main objective of this meeting was...

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OBITUARIES

Antoine BESSE left us suddenly on Monday, 8th of October 2012, struck by a massive heart attack at the end of a French Federation of Psychiatry business meeting which he was participating in as the President of the Section on Therapeutics...

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

As previously announced, the III Congress of Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 12-14 October 2012, as the first national congress of our Association after its reorganization in 2008...

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Pakistan Psychiatric Society

A primary care in mental health workshop was organized for LHVs, Paramedics, GPs and health professionals from all over AJK; over 30 participants were trained...

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Netherlands Psychiatric Association

On 1 January 2013 Professor Aartjan T. F. Beekman was appointed president of the Netherlands Psychiatric Association. He succeeds Professor Rutger Jan van der Gaag who in turn has been appointed President of the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG)...

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Italian Psychiatric Association

The 46th National Conference of the Italian Psychiatric Association (SIP) took place last October in Milan, Italy, and was attended by WPA’s President, Prof. Pedro Ruiz, President-Elect, Prof. Dinesh Bhugra, and Past-President, Prof. Mario Maj...

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WPA Zone 12 (Middle East)

The Conference was held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) on 29 November-1 December 2012. It was organized by the Emirates medical association under the umbrella of the Arab Fedration of Psychiarists, and was co-sponsored by the WPA...

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Institute of Australasian Psychiatrists

The town of Alice Springs is at the very centre of Australia. Its indigenous name is Mparnpwe, the literal meaning of which is "meeting place" as it was a traditional place of coming together for various regional indigenous groups at times of ceremonies...

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Indian Psychiatric Society

The second most important Conference of our Society - the National Mid-term CME (Continuing Medical Education) - which was held at Bodhgaya (the birthplace of Lord Buddha) on September 1-2, 2012 was a grand success...

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Belarusian Psychiatric Association

The Young Psychiatrists’ Network (YPN) is a rapidly growing movement of young and active psychiatrists from all over the world, eager to reunite psychiatric theory and practice and ensure transfer of knowledge between different psychiatric traditions...

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Lithuanian Psychiatric Association

The Lithuanian Psychiatric Association is the largest organization in Lithuania for mental health professionals whose mission is to ensure the care of community mental health. Established in 1990, it currently has been joined by the majority of Lithuanian psychiatrists...

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European Federation of Associations of Families of Persons with Mental Illness (EUFAMI)

Save the date: Friday, 24th May 2013. Put it in your diary/agenda NOW...

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WPA Zones 12, 15 and 16

The Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre (PPRC) and Fountain House, Lahore organised their 7th International Conference in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) on 6-8 July 2012...

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WPA Zone 8 (Southern Europe)

A WPA Symposium on Educational Perspectives was held in September 2012 in Bilbao (Spain) within the framework of the Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Psychiatry and the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry...

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WPA Zone 11 (Middle East)

The conference took place in Ramallah (co-sponsored by the WPA) on 11-12 October 2012 with local, regional and international speakers on various psychiatric topics...

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WPA Zone 1 (Canada)

The vibrant city of Montreal played host to this year’s Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) on September 27-29. It was a lively event with 1,270 registrants in attendance taking in everything from workshops and courses to symposia and paper sessions...

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HIV/AIDS Psychiatry

It is an honor and pleasure to introduce the new WPA Section on HIV/AIDS Psychiatry. Our members are deeply appreciative of the enthusiastic support of Prof. Pedro Ruiz, WPA President and that of Prof. Afzal Javed, WPA Secretary for Sections...

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Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports

The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports presented at the Olympic Sports Medicine Congress in Glasgow, Scotland and Cambridge, England. Profs. Baron and Zhu gave a symposium on ADHD in Athletes...

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Evolutionary Psychiatry

During the past year we have been happy to contribute to the following: Wilson, DR and Price, JS (2011) Male philopatry, female entrapment, and sex difference in the incidence of depressive illness...

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Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature

One of the main activities of the Section in the last months has been the promotion of the Revision of the Latin American Guide for Psychiatric Diagnosis (GLADP-VR) to be published in the near future...

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Report from the WPA Regional Meeting
“Mental Health and Disaster: Beyond Emergency Response”
 Bali, Indonesia,
 September 13-15, 201...

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WPA Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)

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...

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Women’s Mental Health

The following are the list of activities of the members of the WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health. Dr. Anita Riecher-Rössler is a Board member of our Section. She is also active as the president of the International Association for Women's Mental Health (IAWMH)...

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Urban Mental Health

We are selecting 50 foreign graduate or post graduate students with research projects in the area of prevention of mental health to participate in the Y-Mind Sao Paulo Advanced Science School...

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Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry

The Section organised a one-day conference in March 2012 at the Belle Idée psychiatric clinic on the theme: Why, how and for whom is inpatient psychoanalysis intended?  There was a good turnout and the atmosphere was very convivial...

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Suicidology

Depression: the facts, published by the Oxford University Press in 2011 (2nd edition, ISBN: 978-0-19-960293-3), has won the BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science on September 13, 2012...

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Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry

The Section organised a one-day conference in March 2012 at the Belle Idée psychiatric clinic on the theme: Why, how and for whom is inpatient psychoanalysis intended?  There was a good turnout and the atmosphere was very convivial...

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Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

The Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care will be presenting a symposium at the upcoming WPA International Congress in Prague on Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Primary Care in collaboration with the Section on Education in Psychiatry...

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation

During the recently concluded WPA Regional Meeting held in Bali, Indonesia on September 13-15, 2012, the WPA Section on Psychiatric Rehabilitation organized a Symposium and also conducted a workshop.

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Education in Psychiatry

Our members face certain challenges: we are committed experts regarding “education in psychiatry” but we each have a wide range of obligations and responsibilities in our daily routines...

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WORLD PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (WPA) EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON SCHIZOPHRENIA IN CAIRO, EGYPT

The WPA action plan for the triennium 2011 – 2014 set by WPA President Prof. Pedro Ruiz and approved by the WPA General Assembly included an emphasis on training and education especially for middle and low income countries around the world. Several programs were held in the form of “Educational Seminars”...

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News from the Czech Psychiatric Association

President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus awarded on the occasion of Czechoslovakia Foundation Day on October 28, 2012 the Medal of Merit to Professor Jiri Raboch stating "... is a excellent Czech psychiatrist, head of the Psychiatric Department...

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Italian Psychiatric Society

During the 46th National Congress of the Italian Psychiatric Society held in Milan, Italy, on October 7-11, 2012, Dr. Francesca Brambilla was recognized with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for her scientific contributions on behalf of the World Psychiatric Association’s Section on Psychoneuroendocrinology...

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E-Bulletin of EUFAMI - October 2012

Please click here to download the October 2012 issue of the e-bulletin of EUFAMI.

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E-Bulletin of EUFAMI - September 2012

Please click here to download the September 2012 issue of the e-bulletin of EUFAMI.

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WPA Zone 12 (Middle East)

Report on activities of the region

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WPA Zone 7 (Northern Europe) and the WPA Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)

The initiative to strengthen the Finnish-Russian collaboration was discussed by the Board members of the Finnish Psychiatric Association (FPA) (Profs. J. Korkeila, T. Svirskis, and N. Lindberg), and the Russian Society of Psychiatrists (RSP) (Profs. N. Neznanov, V. Krasnov, A. Bobrov, Z. Kekelidze, O. Limankin, and M. Kulygina) during a meeting held on 12 December 2011 within the 4th Congress on Social and Forensic Psychiatry in Moscow, Russia.

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WPA Zone 9 (Central Europe)

The Annual Congress of the Czech Psychiatric Association took place in Spindleruv Mlyn, Krkonose mountain region in the northern part of Bohemia with the participation of more than 600 Czech, Moravian and Slovak psychiatrists, nurses and consumers. 

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WPA Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)

A new web-portal of the Russian Society of Psychiatrists (www.psychiatr.ru) has been updated in June 2012. 

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Over 1,040 delegates attended The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ 47th annual Congress in Hobart from 20 to 24 May 2012.

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Swedish Psychiatric Association

The Swedish Psychiatric Association managed this year to gather 620 of its members at the annual Congress. 

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Indian Psychiatric Society

The new Executive Council (EC) of the Indian Psychiatric Society assumed office during the 64th Annual Conference of the Society at Kochi on January 19-22, 2012.

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Hellenic Psychiatric Association

Crises and Disasters occur very frequently in our world. Some of them are natural, others are human-made. 

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

This Symposium was organized by the Association for Biological Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ABPPFBH) and the Department of Psychiatry of University Clinical Center Sarajevo.

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Transcultural Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Transcultural Psychiatry (WPA-TPS) has succeeded in joining Northern and Southern Europe by holding a joint conference with the DTPPP.

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Stigma and Mental Health

On June 4-6, the Section on Stigma and Mental Health of the World Psychiatric Association co-hosted the 5th InternationalTogether Against Stigma Conference with the Mental Health Commission of Canada through their Opening Minds anti-stigma initiative.

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Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The board of the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry worked hard to introduce a new Religion Survey developed by our team.

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Perinatal Psychiatry and Infant Mental Health

The WPA Section on Perinatal Psychiatry and Infant Mental Health is focused both on parental and infant mental health without one or the other being predominant.

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Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

The Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care is working with members of the Section on Education in Psychiatry on developing a training program for non-psychiatrists to work in Primary Care settings to provide mental health care. 

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Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

Philosophy of Psychiatry Summer School: Mind, Value and Mental Health

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Dual Disorders/Pathology

Nowadays every public or private psychiatric service should manage challenging Dual Disorders Patients (DDP). 

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Pharmacopsychiatry

The WPA Section on Pharmacopsychiatry was very productive in the past years and published altogether five position papers that were published in the European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences as well as in Schizophrenia Research

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Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports

The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports is completing a new book with Wiley, which has been endorsed by the WPA Executive Committee.

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

With the growing knowledge that the vast majority of psychiatric disorders have their onset in childhood and adolescence, the WPA Section on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry represents a broad and vitally important element of world psychiatry. 

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International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

The membership of the ISPS has voted to drop 'schizophrenia' from its name, on the basis that the label schizophrenia covers diverse disorders with diverse outcomes requiring diverse approaches, and because of the stigma and lack of hope often associated with the diagnosis.

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Pakistan Psychiatric Society

Report on activities

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Insecurity of care of mentally ill patients in rural communities in Ghana

Mental illness has the highest burden in Ghana, more particularly in our rural communities/remote areas. An estimated 25% of the youth and adult population are suffering from mental illnesses, mainly due to high intake of alcohol, smoking, drug abuse, stress arising out of poverty, and extensive domestic activities on the part of women/housewives. These are serious health challenges in our rural communities.

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Sociedad Española de Patologia Dual

VI National Course on Dual Pathology and Gender, 21 June 2012, Bilbao, Spain, NICOTINE, DUAL PATHOLOGY AND FEMALE GENDER

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International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists (IAEE)

Influence of ethnos on formation of alcohol dependency and level of social functioning of indigenous population of Siberia

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Latin American Psychiatric Association (APAL)

The 27th APAL Congress will be held at the Sheraton Libertador Hotel in the city of Buenos Aires on 16-19 November 2012. APSA (Argentinean Psychiatrists Association) will be in charge of its organization.

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Mental Health Foundation (Nigeria)

On 23 June 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria, the MHF Team paid an advocacy visit to a Children’s Home (SOS). The SOS care givers were lectured on DEPRESSION.

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Argentinean Psychiatrists Association (APSA)

The Argentinean Congresses of Psychiatry organized by the Argentinean Psychiatrists Association (APSA) have become a traditional event all around the Latin American Southern Cone Region.

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Brazilian Association of Psychiatry

Early this year, thousands of passengers arriving daily at JFK Airport in New York City were greeted by a billboard without a welcome message or the usual scenic photo of the Big Apple. 

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African Association of Psychiatrists and Allied Professions meets in Lagos, Nigeria

The annual conference of the African Association of Psychiatrists and Allied Professions (AAPAP) will hold in Lagos, Nigeria on November 22 – 24, 2012. The theme of this year’s conference, Mental Health Challenges for Africa in the 21st Century, captures the current efforts of various stakeholders on the continent to get governments to attend to the large unmet need for mental health service that exists across the region.

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News from The Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) awards Honorary Fellowships to Professor Dinesh Bhugra and Professor Mario Maj. An edited version of the citations that accompanied this honour are reproduced below.

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Doha Undergraduate Psychiatry Education Workshop

A select group of experts in the field of psychiatric education and cultural psychiatry were invited by Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar to hold a workshop addressing the undergraduate psychiatry curriculum in developing countries and its relevance to the needs of the local population.  

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E-Bulletin of EUFAMI - April 2012

Please click here to download the April 2012 issue of the e-bulletin of EUFAMI.

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Sociedad Española de Patología Dual

The 2nd National Congress of Dual Pathology and Addictive Behaviors was held at Coimbra, Portugal on 8-10 February 2012, getting together 290 professionals who work with dual pathology patients, including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, social workers and rehabilitation professionals.

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Section on Dual Disorders/Pathology

Nowadays every public or private psychiatric service should manage challenging Dual Disorders Patients (DDP). DDP became a standard patient and not the exception. Therefore, services should deliver comprehensive solutions to outgrowing patient necessities.

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News from the Serbian Psychiatric Association (SPA) and Psychiatric Association of Eastern Europe and The Balkans (PAEEB)

WPA Co-sponsored XIV National congress of the Serbian Psychiatric Association and the III Eastern European Psychiatric Congress will be held from 18-21 April 2012 in Sava Centre, Belgrade (Serbia), under the auspices of President of Republic of Serbia.

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E-Bulletin of EUFAMI - March 2012

Please click here to download the March 2012 issue of the e-bulletin of EUFAMI.

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The International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists (IAEE)

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E-Bulletin of EUFAMI - February 2012

Please click here to download the February 2012 issue of the e-bulletin of EUFAMI.

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Section on Women’s Mental Health

Activities in 2011-2012: Presentations by Profs. Donna Stewart and Marta Rondon in the Women’s Health Congress, March 2011, Medellin, Columbia. Participation in the 2012 Neuroscience International Symposium of the Medical School, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Peru. Prof. Marta Rondon was one of the organizers and presenter of a scientific paper. ...

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Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The Board of the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry, Chair Dr. Peter Verhagen, Co-chair Prof. John Cox, Secretary Prof. Nahla Nagy, and Editor Advisors Prof. Alexander Moreira-Almeida and Simon Dein have worked hard over the past few months to finish the first issue of the Section’s Newsletter “Psyche and Spirit”

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Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports

The Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports recently got the approval of the WPA Executive Committee (EC) to publish a book with Wiley Press on Recent Advances in Sports Psychiatry: A Global Perspective.

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Section on Transcultural Psychiatry

Since the changes brought about after the elections in Buenos Aires, I am pleased to present the new officers of the WPA Section on Transcultural Psychiatry:

Chair:         Rachid Bennegadi

Co-Chair:   Marianne Kastrup 

Secretary:  Hans Rohlof

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Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

The Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care is beginning work on a project to develop a program to train non physician, mid-level mental health providers in LMIC. 

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Tunisian Society of Psychiatry

Determining the socio-demographic and clinical profile of psychiatric outpatients is crucial to identify the needs but also to optimize screening procedures.

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Spanish Society of Psychiatry

The Spanish Society of Psychiatry (SEP), together with the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry (SEPB), hosted the Third Conference on Journals with Impact Factor in Psychiatry, which was held on 17-18 February 2012 in Palma, Mallorca.

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News from the French Psychiatric Information Society

The French “Société of Information Psychiatrique (SIP)”, whose President, Nicole Garret Gloanec is also the current president of the French Federation for Psychiatry, is holding its annual meeting on 3-6 October 2012 in Lyon (co-sponsored by the WPA).

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Sudanese Association of Psychiatrists

The Sudanese Association of Psychiatrists pays its compliments and thanks to the WPA Executive Committee and member associations for their continued support extended to our Association.

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Pakistan Psychiatric Society

A workshop for media persons on the theme “Mind” and Health - An awareness programme for media, was organized in Lahore, Punjab on 13 December 2011 in which 60 senior journalists from print media and electronic media participated.

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Swedish Psychiatric Association

The Swedish Psychiatric Association's (SPF) participation in the Swedish Annual General Meeting for Medical Doctors on 30 November-2 December 2011 with distinguished international and Swedish lecturers was a success. The great hall at the Stockholm International Fairs was packed at the psychiatric section of the program in the afternoon of 1 December.

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Indonesian Psychiatric Association

The Indonesian Psychiatric Association has developed some sections in the association to fulfill the need of members of the association who come from many backgrounds and interests.

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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has a busy annual conference schedule that promises something for everyone. WPA members are warmly invited to attend our events.

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Hungarian Psychiatric Association

The Hungarian Psychiatric Association (HPA) held its 17th Annual Conference on 26-28 January 2012. The venue was in Debrecen, the north-eastern Hungarian university town, and one of the cultural hubs of Hungary. This year’s theme was “Body-Soul-Family-Community: The Borders of Developing Psychiatry”.

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Regional network for qualifications frameworks for Asia

We present the report on the WPA Regional Meeting which was held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 3-5 November 2011. The main theme of the meeting was “Asian mental health: Current and future prospective”. It was a good opportunity for us to share the mental health promotion in Asia with different experts from all over the world.

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Cyprus Psychiatric Association

The Cyprus Psychiatric Association organized a Symposium on “Medical Ethics, Group Psychotherapy and Person Centered Medicine”, on 13-14 January 2012 at the University of Nicosia.

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WPA Zone 16 (Southern Asia)

The Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS 2012) was held in Kochi, Kerala on 19-22 January 2012. It was attended by more than 3,000 delegates including accompanying persons.

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WPA Zone 12 (Middle East)

This Conference is funded by the NIMH and sponsored by the University of Rochester, the University of Jordan, MGH Harvard University and International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), and the Jordanian Psychiatrists Association.

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WPA Zone 7 (Northern Europe) and the WPA Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)

The psychiatric associations in the neighbouring countries, Finland and Russia, have a long tradition of educational and scientific co-operation. The co-operation has been on hold for the last years. The Finnish Psychiatric Association and the Russian Society of Psychiatrists met in Moscow on 12 December 2011 to discuss bi-lateral measures to revitalise the co-operation.

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WPA Zone I (Canada)

The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) held a highly successful 61st Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 13-15, 2011. One of the highlights of the Conference was the launch of the CPA Position Paper on Stigma and Discrimination. The paper was published in the October 2011 Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and attracted significant media attention.

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Section on Psychiatry in Developing Countries

The Asian Federation of Early Career Psychiatrists of the AFPA headed by Dr. Smirnova and generously organised by the Indo Global Psychiatric Initiative (IGPI) under the President Prof. Russell D'Souza and with the very hard work of Prof. Dinesh Narayanan, Dr. E. Mohandas, Chair of the WPA Section on Psychiatry in Developing Countries and colleagues in Kochi, Kerala held a very successful two-day training conference.

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Section on Perinatal Psychiatry and Infant Mental Health

The WPA Section on Perinatal Psychiatry and Infant Mental Health is focused both on parental and infant mental health without one or the other being predominant.

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News from the French Psychiatric Information Society

The French “Société of Information Psychiatrique (SIP)”, whose President, Nicole Garret Gloanec is also the current president of the French Federation for Psychiatry, is holding its annual meeting on 3-6 October 2012 in Lyon (co-sponsored by the WPA).

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News from the Armenian Psychiatric Association

A working group has been created to develop a Mental Health Policy for the Republic of Armenia within the framework of a signed Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia and Open Society Foundations - Armenia.

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News from Royal College of Psychiatrists UK

Professor Dinesh Bhugra, Past-President of the Royal College of psychiatrists and President-Elect of the WPA was awarded CBE (the second highest civilian honour) by H.M. The Queen for services to psychiatry in the 2012 New Years Honours List

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German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

The German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) invites you to the upcoming DGPPN Congress on 21-24 November 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

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News from Indian Psychiatric Society

The 64th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS 2012) was held at the beautiful city of Kochi, Kerala, India, January 19-22, 2012. It was a hugely successful event with the participation of more than 3500 delegates, along with representatives from 30 countries from around the globe.

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WPA Preventive Psychiatry Section News: Feb 29, 2012

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Migration, Violence and Cultural Psychiatry

The Organizing Committee of GLADET’s Third International Congress welcomes you to our most important event. The first GLADET Congress took place in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in April 2008, with the theme “Psychiatry, Nature, and Culture: from the individual to the universal”, and featured contributions by distinguished colleagues from five continents.

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The first Meeting of the Presidents of the WPA Zone 10 Psychiatric Societies

The first Meeting of the Presidents of the WPA Zone 10 Psychiatric Societies took place in Moscow, on December 14, 2011. The Meeting was attended by the Presidents of most Psychiatric Societies of the East European WPA Region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Russia (RSP and IPA).

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News from the Jordan Association of Psychiatrists

The Arab Board of Psychiatry Exam was held in Amman, Jordan, on December 8-11, 2011, at the Al Rashid Hospital.

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News from Section on Epidemiology and Public Health

Dear colleagues, mental health professionals and students, I am pleased to announce that the World Association of Psychiatry Section on Epidemiology and Public Health biannual meeting will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, on March 14-17, 2012.

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News from the Serbian Psychiatric Association (SPA) and Psychiatric Association of Eastern Europe and The Balkans (PAEEB)

WPA Co-sponsored XIV National congress of the Serbian Psychiatric Association and the III Eastern European Psychiatric Congress will be held from 18-21 April 2012 in Sava Centre, Belgrade (Serbia), under the auspices of President of Republic of Serbia.

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Obituary for Dr. Dalsaev Moussa

Dalsaev Moussa was born on January 9 in 1947. He joined school in 1959 and has finished his study with silver medal. In 1964 he had entered Northern Ossetian Medical University. During his study he had shown enormous interests in scientific research.

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Current Issues for WPA Zone 2 (United States)

In Zone 2 (United States) one of the major developments for all of medicine has been health care reform. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (PPACA), became law in November 2010, if and when fully implemented, will significantly change the health care delivery system in the United States.

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News from WPA Zone 15 (Central and Western Asia) - Activities in Pakistan 2011

Two workshops on Integration of Mental Health in Primary Care were conducted by the Department of Psychiatry, PIMS in collaboration with King’s College London, British Council and THET. The duration of the workshop was five days for each group.

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World Congress of Psychiatry, Buenos Aires

The WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry has been active at the 15th World Congress of Psychiatry (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18-22 September 2011).

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News from the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry has been actively participating in different international and national psychiatric meetings in the past six months.

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News from WPA Zone 10 - Eastern Europe - The 10th School for ECPs in Souzdal

The traditional School for young psychiatrists regularly takes place as an educational and scientific event in Souzdal (Central Russia) since 1979. The 10th School was organized by the Russian Society of Psychiatrists (RSP) and brought together...

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News from the International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists

On September 6-7, 2011 in Tomsk, Mental Health Research Institute, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences celebrated its 30th anniversary. International status of the event was evident by participants from Germany, Sweden and Kazakhstan.

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EUFAMI Congress - Delegates affirm the right of Families to choose

Almost 200 delegates from 30 countries attended the Fifth EUFAMI European Congress, which was held in Basel, Switzerland on the 24th and 25th September 2011.

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News from the WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health - Report of October 2011

The members of the WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health have been actively promoting women’s mental health in their respective countries and internationally.

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News from the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry has been actively participating in different international and national psychiatric meetings in the past six months.

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News from the WPA Section on Psychological Consequences of Torture and Persecution - Report on the Section’s meeting held during the World Congress of Psychiatry 2011

As with any preparation of an international meeting of the WPA our Section’s executive spared no time or energy in collaborating with the Scientific Program Committee and supporting our members and colleagues in Buenos Aires.

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Report of activities at the World Congress of Psychiatry 2011

During the WPA World Congress of Psychiatry recently held in Buenos Aires, the Section on Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry was pleased to offer two symposia to the participants.

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News from the WPA Section on Immunology and Psychiatry

The meeting of the WPA Section on Immunology and Psychiatry was held on 19th of September at the WPA World Congress of Psychiatry in Buenos Aires.

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50th Annual Congress of the Colombian Psychiatric Association

Pedro Ruiz, M.D., WPA President attended the 50th Annual Congress of the Colombian Psychiatric Association, held in Cartagena, Colombia...

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News from WPA Section on Psychophysiology in Psychiatry

After six years of decisive leadership leading the Section to be one of the larger ones in the WPA, Dr. Silvana Galderisi’s term ended. The new set of officers reflects the expanding scope of this discipline.

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News from the Jamaica Psychiatric Association

"Mental Health in Jamaica: The Way Forward" was the theme of this year's Jamaica Psychiatric Association's Annual Conference organized by the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry (Section of Psychiatry), UWI, Mona.

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News form the Indonesian Psychiatric Association - Latest activities of 2011

In the first semester in 2011, the Indonesian Psychiatric Association (IPA) has held some meetings for developing and continuing medical education for psychiatrists in Indonesia.

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Indian Psychiatric Society observed World Mental Health Day in a befitting manner on October 10, 2011

There was a panel discussion on the mental health day theme “The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health- Making Mental Health, a Global Priority” in which Beena Bhasan, Fazal Mohammed, Rev AC Kurian and KM Abdulla presented papers.

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Papua New Guinea Psychiatric Association's President recognised and awarded the Order of British Empire by the Queen

"Dr. Ambi" as she is affectionately known to the people of Papua New Guinea (PNG), has laboured with determination in creating innovative methods in delivering quality Mental Health Services in our nation.

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The Third General Assembly of Psychiatric Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In conjunction with the 5th Symposium of Biological Psychiatry in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Konjic, "Garden City Hotel & Spa"), the 3rd General Assembly of the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH) was held on 10 October 2011.

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5th Symposium of Biological Psychiatry in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organized by the Association for Biological Psychiatry / Psychopharmacology in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ABPPFBH) and the Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Center Sarajevo and co-organized by the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH), the 5th Symposium of Biological Psychiatry/Psycopharmacology in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held on 10-11 October 2011 in Konjic ("Garden City Hotel & Spa").

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The 8th Psychiatric Saturday in Mostar

The traditional Symposium Mostar’s Psychiatric Saturday was held this year for the eighth time. The theme of symposia “Ethics and Morality Disorders in a Modern Medicine and Society” brought together over 200 mental health (and related disciplines) professionals from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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New RANZCP position statements and media releases

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) regularly develops and updates position statements and issues media releases delineating policy on key topics to inform and influence mental health outcomes, and to enhance public perception and understanding of psychiatrists and psychiatric practice.

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News from the South African Society of Psychiatrists - Latest activities of 2011

The Biological Psychiatry Interest Group of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) successfully hosted a Biological Psychiatry Congress in Stellenbosch on 22-24 September 2011.

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News from the Guatemalan Psychiatric Association

The Guatemalan Psychiatric Association is made up of 60 specialists in psychiatry.  It holds monthly meetings where expository conferences aim to promote continued medical education for the specialists.

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Psychiatry under National Socialism: Remembrance and Responsibility

During its 2010 Congress, the German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) held a special event to commemorate the victims of psychiatry under National Socialism.

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News from the Danish Psychiatric Association - Latest activities of 2011

The financing of somatic specialities has been increased by 10 % during the last decade in Denmark, while the financing of mental health has only been increased by 2 %, this despite the fact that the need for psychiatric treatment has not decreased, and that the treatment costs are more expensive.

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Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists 2011 Conference

The Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists (BAP), an active WPA Member Society from the South Asian Region organised its 6th International Conference on 16-18 October 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Brief news and activities of the Czech Psychiatric Association of the Czech Medical Association

News and activities from the Czech Psichiatric Association of the Czech Medical Association including activities in the website, regular monthly scientific workshops and organization of the Psychiatric Congress 2011.

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"Anthology of Greek Psychiatric Texts" is published

A new WPA book of the series “Anthologies of International Psychiatric Texts” has just appeared and will be launched at the Greek Embassy in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, 20th September at 7.00 p.m.

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Mental Health in Fiji undergoes a Paradigm Shift in 2011 to Stress Management, after 127 years

The Island Republic of Fiji in the Western Pacific with 850,000 people has had a mental hospital since 1884, a medical school since 1885 and a Nursing School since 1893 and its largest general hospital the Colonial war Memorial Hospital (CWMH) was opened in 1923.

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5th SAARC Psychiatric Federation (SPF) Conference, 25-27 March 2011, Lahore, Pakistan

The SAARC Psychiatric Federation (SPF) organized its 5th Conference at Lahore on 25‐27 March 2011. SPF was launched in Lahore in 2004 and it was a great privilege for Pakistani psychiatrists to host this meeting again in the city of Lahore that was attended by more than 250 delegates from all over the country along with representatives from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, UK and Australia.

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DGPPN Congress 2011: “Personalized psychiatry and psychotherapy” - Increasingly international attraction / International Track in English language offered

The German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) invites you to the upcoming DGPPN Congress 2011 from 23 to 26 November 2011 at the International Congress Center (ICC) in Berlin, Germany. The DGPPN congress is no longer just a national meeting place, but increasingly attracts international attention.

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WPA Zone 16 Activities - January to June 2011

The Indo-Global Psychiatric Initiative (IGPI) was organized on 14-15 January 2011 at New Delhi. The two day scientific deliberations were excellent thanks to the scholarly presentations by Matcheri Keshavan (Harvard), Rohan Ganguly (Canada), Gyansham Pandey (USA), Meera Narasimhan (USA), Dinesh Bhugra (Royal College of Psychiatrists), Russel D’Souza (Australia), E Mohandas (India), Carol Bernstein (APA President), Shiv Hatti, and Rudraprakash (Indoamerican Psychiatric Association) and other luminaries around the world.

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International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and other Psychoses (ISPS)

The ISPS is an affiliate association of the WPA. ISPS stands for the International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and other Psychoses.

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International Psycho-Oncology Society’s (IPOS) - Statement on Standards and Clinical Practice Guidelines in Cancer Care, July 2010

Over the past several years, the health care organisations in a number of countries including Australia, Canada, the European Union, and the United States of America have recognized the importance of incorporating psychosocial care into national cancer treatment plans.

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Media Announcement from the Section on Psychiatry & Sleep Wakefulness Disorders - "Insomnia: The Extent of the Problem and Its Consequences"

Chronic insomnia represents a major public health problem. It is characterised by prolonged sleep onset latency, problems in maintaining sleep, early morning awakenings or the feeling of non-restorative sleep, coupled with significant daytime impairments.

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WPA in collaboration with the
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK

The World Psychiatric Association, as part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a programme of research fellowships for early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle income countries, in collaboration with internationally recognized Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry. Within this programme, the World Psychiatric Association is funding a one-year international mental health research fellowship in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

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WPA in collaboration with the
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

The World Psychiatric Association, as part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a programme of research fellowships for early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle income countries, in collaboration with internationally recognized Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry. Within this programme, the World Psychiatric Association is funding a research fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

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WPA in Collaboration with the
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

The World Psychiatric Association, as part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a programme of research fellowships for early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle income countries, in collaboration with internationally recognized Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry. Within this programme, the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA is funding a one-year research fellowship in the therapeutics of bipolar disorder.

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WPA in collaboration with the
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA

The World Psychiatric Association, as part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a programme of research fellowships for early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle income countries, in collaboration with internationally recognized Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry. Within this programme, the World Psychiatric Association is funding a research fellowship at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, USA.

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Partnerships for better mental health worldwide: WPA recommendations on best practices in working with service users and family carers

WPA President M. Maj established the Task Force on Best Practice in Working with Service Users and Carers in 2008, chaired by H. Herrman. The Task Force had the remit to create recommendations for the international mental health community on how to develop successful partnership working. The work began with a review of literature on service user and carer involvement and partnership. This set out a range of considerations for good practice, including choice of appropriate terminology, clarifying the partnership process and identifying and reducing barriers to partnership working.

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Candidates for the Elections to be held at the WPA General Assembly

The next WPA General Assembly will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 21, 2011. The list of candidates (i.e., individuals who received at least one valid nomination) for the positions open for election...

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Iraq Mental Health Survey in World Psychiatry

The first survey on the prevalence and correlates of mental disorders in the Iraq population, carried out by the Iraq Ministries of Health and Planning in collaboration with the World Health Organization, has been accepted to be published in World Psychiatry, the WPA official journal.

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WHO - mhGAP News

mhGAP Newsletter will be published by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO, twice a year.

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WPA Workshop – Humanistic Treatment in Psychiatry, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2010

The workshop will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia in June 2010. The course director is Michael Musalek of the Anton Proksch Institute.

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5th SAARC Psychiatric Federation (SPF) Conference, Lahore - Pakistan, 25-27, March 2011

SAARC Psychiatric Federation (SPF) organized its 5th Conference at Lahore from 25‐27 March 2011 & was attended by more than 250 delegates from all over the country along with representatives from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, UK and Australia.

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News from Tomsk, Russia

Science Day in our country is traditionally observed on 8 February according to the Presidential Decree “About Establishment of Russian Science Day”. This dates back 11 years, since 1999

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News from the Institute of Australasian Psychiatrists

Members of the Institute of Australasian Psychiatrists attended and contributed at the recent stimulating PRCP meeting in Brisbane in 2010.

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News from the Lithuanian Cultural Psychiatry Association

The Lithuanian Cultural Psychiatry Association (LCPA), inaugurated in 2004, is an Affiliated Association of the WPA, as well as of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry.

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E-Bulletin of EUFAMI - April 2011

Please click here to download the April 2011 issue of the e-bulletin of EUFAMI.

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EUFAMI’s 5th European Congress, Basel, Switzerland, 24-25 September 2011

Please click here to download the flyer of EUFAMI's 5th European Congress, Basel, Switzerland, 24-25 September 2011.

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EUFAMI Congress Newsletter Number 2 - March 2011

Please click here to download the EUFAMI Congress Newsletter Number 2 - March 2011.

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WPA guidance on mental health and mental health care in migrants

The purpose of this guidance is to review currently available evidence on mental health problems in migrants and to present advice to clinicians and policy makers on how to provide migrants with appropriate and accessible mental health services.

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E-Bulletin of EUFAMI - November 2010

Please click here to download the November 2010 issue of the e-bulletin of EUFAMI.

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EUFAMI launches the "Friends of the Forgotten Children"

EUFAMI recently launched its virtual Action Network at a Mental Health event in the EU Parliament in Brussels. The event, Toward Europe 2020: The role of Mental Capital and Well-Being, was hosted by Nessa Childers, MEP from Ireland.

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Activities of WPA Zone 16 - Southern Asia

Apart from the regular annual state conferences, there were five Zonal Conferences in Psychiatry. The focus was on research methodology, psychosocial rehabilitation, physical health of mentally ill, consultation liaison psychiatry, and women’s mental health.

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Report of WPA Zone 12 – Central and Western Africa, 2009-2010

This is the Report for the period 2009-2010 for the WPA Zone 12.

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News from WPA Zone 10 - Eastern Europe

On 25 September 2010, the Armenian and Georgian Psychiatric Associations held a meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Armenian attendees were Armen Soghoyan, President of the Armenian Psychiatric Association (ArPA) and WPA Zonal Representative, Armen Melik-Pashayan, ArPA Secretary for Education, Vahan Simonyan, ArPA Secretary for Reforms, Aram Hovsepyan, ArPA Technical Secretary and Arthur Potosyan, Secretary General of the Armenian Medical Association.

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Report of WPA Zone 2 - United States of America

We are most appreciative of the support and encouragement of our WPA President Mario Maj, M.D., Ph.D. and the Executive Committee in helping us with our educational, research, and clinical missions and projects. Below are some of the accomplishments from Zone 2.

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Report of WPA Zone 4 – Northern South America, 2009-2010

Since the beginning of my appointment, I have been actively working in the development of the main objectives of my action plan.

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Bridging the gap among French-speaking colleagues: Psy-Cause, a talk journal gaining momentum

It was brought to my attention that a group of French colleagues started in 1995 at a psychiatric hospital, near Avignon, France, a journal they named Psy-Cause1. This journal was geared as a vehicle to bring information and professional development to the hospital staff.

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WPA guidance on how to combat stigmatization of psychiatry and psychiatrists

In 2009 the WPA President established a Task Force that was to examine available evidence about the stigmatization of psychiatry and psychiatrists and to make recommendations about action that national psychiatric societies and psychiatrists as professionals could do to reduce or prevent the stigmatization of their discipline as well as to prevent its nefarious consequences.

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WPA guidance on steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care

This paper provides guidance on the steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care. The document is intended to be of practical use and interest to psychiatrists worldwide regarding the development of community mental health care for adults with mental illness.

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Report of the WPA Board Meeting of Zonal Representatives, 31 March 2009, Florence, Italy

Minutes of the WPA Board Meeting, Prague September 20, 2008 were reviewed and approved with the inclusion of Professors Henrik Wahlberg, Dusica Lecic- Tosevksi, Naotaka Shinfuku and Armen Soghoyan being in attendance; highlights of the zonal reports were presented by the representatives. Copies of the zonal plans from zones 11 and 12 were distributed...

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Tunisian Society of Psychiatry

Determining the socio-demographic and clinical profile of psychiatric outpatients is crucial to identify the needs but also to optimize screening procedures.

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Stigma and Mental Health

On June 4-6, the Section on Stigma and Mental Health of the World Psychiatric Association co-hosted the 5th InternationalTogether Against Stigma Conference with the Mental Health Commission of Canada through their Opening Minds anti-stigma initiative.

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Hellenic Psychiatric Association

Crises and Disasters occur very frequently in our world. Some of them are natural, others are human-made. 

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WPA Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)

The Second Meeting of the Presidents of the WPA Zone 10 Psychiatric Societies took place in Kharkov, Ukraine on October 4, 2012. The Meeting was attended by the Presidents of most Psychiatric Societies of the East European WPA Region...

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

As previously announced, the III Congress of Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 12-14 October 2012, as the first national congress of our Association after its reorganization in 2008...

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Egyptian Psychiatric Association

Report on the WPA co-sponsored “1st International Congress of Early Career Psychiatrists” with the theme “Towards Professionalism in Psychiatry”, held in Cairo, Egypt on 9-11 January 2013...

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