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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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