WPA NEWS Ofﬁcial Quarterly News Bulletin of WPA
WWW.WPANET.ORG June 2010
The WPA News: voice of The new impact factor of
the WPA Components World Psychiatry
The WPA News had established itself as a compre-
hensive and balanced voice of all of the components Mario Maj
of our organization. As the previous issues of the World Psychiatric Association
last couple years, this issue also reﬂects many prom-
ising activities in the ﬁeld of psychiatry and mental >>
World Psychiatry just received its new impact international psychi-
most, possibly all, othermore events see page 11
health across the world.
factor, 4.375. It ranks now in the top ten of in- atric journals. The ﬁrst objective is to reach as
ternational journals of general psychiatry and many psychiatrists of the various countries of
No doubt, you will be pleased to read the outstand-
in the top twenty of all journals of clinical psy- the world as possible, disseminating informa-
ing success of the ofﬁcial journal of WPA, World
chiatry, biological psychiatry and psychophar- tion on recent signiﬁcant clinical, service and
Psychiatry, and the Research Fellowships Pro-
macology. research developments in a language that can
gramme for Early Career Psychiatrists. New calls
be assimilated by the vast majority of them.
for applications, results of previous applications
The journal is now published in ﬁve languag- Relevance to everyday clinical practice of the
and exciting report from Pittsburgh; all mirror the
es: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and average psychiatrist and usefulness to foster
impact of this programme in improving world wide
French. Selected articles or abstracts are also his/her professional growth are the two main
relations in our professional ﬁeld. The report from
translated in other languages, such as Japanese, criteria by which an article submitted to World
Haiti is another concrete example of how WPA
could mobilize human recourses, this time in the Czech, Polish and Romanian, and posted on Psychiatry is evaluated. In addition to this, the
case of a saddening natural disaster. the website of the WPA and/or relevant WPA style of the paper must be simple and clear.
Member Societies. All issues of the journal can The second objective is to give voice to psychi-
We are delighted to see the increasing interest of be freely downloaded from PubMed Central atrists of all regions of the world, encouraging
our Member Societies, Zonal Representatives and (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/297) submission of research papers, commentaries
Afﬁliated Associations in sending us news on their and the WPA website (www.wpanet.org). The and reports on innovative service modalities.
latest activities. You could read some of them on paper version of the journal reaches more than
these limited pages of the WPA News and more on 33,000 psychiatrists in 121 countries, being for Given these two objectives, it is understand-
our lately renewed website. Similarly, remarkable many thousands of them the only accessible able that the ingredients and the overall ﬂavor
activities of our scientiﬁc sections are conveyed both international psychiatric journal. of each issue of World Psychiatry are different
here and on the WPA website (www.wpanet.org). from those of other international psychiatric
In compliance with a decision made by the journals. An important ingredient is repre-
WPA Scientiﬁc Meetings and WPA Publications WPA Executive Committee in 2001, the jour- sented by the forums, which are particularly
play a crucial role in improving the level of the nal does not contain advertisements. appreciated by our readership and usually at-
quality of the psychiatric practice and training tract several quotations in the international lit-
across the world. Hence, the latest updated infor- The publication of World Psychiatry has two erature. Among the most successful forums we
mation is covered here for your convenience. main objectives, which make it different from published in the past few years are those on the
concept of mental disorder (Wakeﬁeld, 2007),
I am especially grateful to the WPA EC Members on the steps and challenges in the development
and our Deputy Administrator, Pamela Atiase of community mental health care (Thornicroft
for their support in expanding the richness et al., 2008), on the role of functional impair-
of the content of the WPA News. Our graphic ment in the diagnosis of mental disorders
designer Damla Süar is highly appreciated for (Üstün & Kennedy, 2009), on conﬂicts of in-
her skillful efforts. terests in psychiatry (Fava, 2007), on early in-
tervention in psychosis (McGorry et al., 2008),
I am sure you will continue to assist us in reﬂecting and on advantages and disadvantages of the
the activities of all of the WPA components by send- dichotomous classiﬁcation of psychosis (Crad-
ing your contributions and comments. dock & Owen, 2007). Each of these forums
included participants from all continents. An-
Levent Küey other special ingredient is represented by the
Editor, WPA News Continued on page 2
WPA NEWS June 2010
Continued from page 1 the world. This is certainly related to our dif- Effectiveness and speciﬁcity of a classroom-
ﬁculty to convey the new image of psychiatry: based group intervention in children and ado-
mental health policy papers, providing infor-
the image of an integrative discipline, which lescents exposed to war in Lebanon. World
mation on innovative experiences in mental
deals with a broad range of disorders, includ- Psychiatry 7, 103-109.
health care from various regions, or address-
ing some that are very common in the popu- Katschnig H. (2010). Are psychiatrists an
ing issues, such as psychiatric brain drain
lation, using interventions that are at least endangered species? Observation of internal
(Gureje et al., 2009) or burnout in psychia-
as effective as those available to most other and external challenges to the profession.
trists (Kumar, 2007), which are rarely covered
branches of medicine. However, it would World Psychiatry 9, 21-28.
in international psychiatric journals.
not be fair to state that psychiatry has just a Kessler R.C., Angermeyer M., Anthony J.C.,
Among research reports, we give priority to problem with promoting more successfully de Graaf R., Demyttenaere K. et al. (2007).
international and national multicenter stud- its new image. It has to be acknowledged that Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distribu-
ies providing data on epidemiology of mental our profession also has a problem, in several tion of mental disorders in the World Health
disorders in various countries or testing in- contexts in many countries, with making the Organization’s World Mental Health Survey
novative modalities of mental health service reality of its practice, research and training Initiative. World Psychiatry 6, 168-176.
delivery or psychosocial interventions. In the match up to this new image. Kumar S. (2007). Burnout in psychiatrists.
past few years, we hosted for instance two of World Psychiatry 6, 186-189.
Our hope is that the dissemination of World
the main reports on the World Mental Health McGorry P.D., Killackey E., Yung A. (2008).
Psychiatry will contribute to upgrade the im-
Survey Initiative (Kessler et al., 2007; Wang Early intervention in psychosis: concepts, evi-
age and the reality of psychiatry in as many
et al., 2007); the ﬁrst community study of the dence, and future directions. World Psychia-
countries of the world as possible.
prevalence and correlates of mental disorders try 7, 148-156.
in Iraq (Alhasnawi et al., 2009), which attract- Thornicroft G., Tansella M., Law A. (2008).
ed the attention of the International Herald Steps, challenges and lessons in developing
Tribune, the Washington Post and the New Alhasnawi S., Sadik S., Rasheed M., Baban
community mental health care. World Psy-
York Times; and the ﬁrst controlled trial of A., Al-Alak M.M. et al. (2009). The preva-
chiatry 7, 87-92.
a classroom-based intervention for children lence and correlates of DSM-IV disorders
Üstün B., Kennedy C. (2009). What is “func-
and adolescents exposed to war experiences in the Iraq Mental Health Survey (IMHS).
tional impairment”? Disentangling disability
in the Middle East (Karam et al., 2008). World Psychiatry 8, 97-109.
from clinical signiﬁcance. World Psychiatry 8,
Craddock N., Owen M.J. (2007). Rethinking
Among the articles published in World Psy- psychosis: the disadvantage of a dichotomous
Wakeﬁeld J.C. (2007). The concept of mental
chiatry in the last two years, 25 (21%) had at classiﬁcation now outweigh the advantages.
disorder: diagnostic implications of the harm-
least one author from a low or middle income World Psychiatry 6, 84-91.
country, including seven with at least one au- Fava G.A. (2007). Financial conﬂicts of inter- ful dysfunction analysis. World Psychiatry 6,
thor from Africa. est in psychiatry. World Psychiatry 6, 19-24. 149-156.
Gureje O., Hollins S., Botbol M., Javed A., Wang P.S., Angermeyer M., Borges G., Bruf-
The forum of one of the latest issues of World Jorge M. et al. (2009). Report of the WPA faerts R., Wai Tat Chiu et al (2007). Delay
Psychiatry, introduced by a paper by Katschnig Task Force on Brain Drain. World Psychiatry 8, and failure in treatment seeking after ﬁrst on-
(2010), was entitled “Are psychiatrists an en- 115-118. set of mental disorders in the World Health
dangered species?”. Indeed, we and our pro- Karam E.G., Fayyad J., Nasser Karam A., Organization’s World Mental Health Survey
fession are stigmatized in many countries of Cordahi Tabet C., Melhem N. et al. (2008). Initiative. World Psychiatry 6, 177-185.
RESULT OF CALL FOR with internationally recognized Centers of
Excellence in Psychiatry.
The successful candidate will spend one year
attending two short course modules (mental
APPLICATION FOR A health services research and international
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP Within this programme, the World mental health), followed by a research intern-
Psychiatric Association is funding a one-year ship based in the Institute of Psychiatry’s
World Psychiatric Association international mental health research fellow- Health Service and Population Research
ship in collaboration with the Institute of Department. In addition to attending depart-
In collaboration with the Psychiatry, King’s College London. mental and Institute of Psychiatry educa-
Institute of Psychiatry, King‘s tional programs (journal club, case confer-
College London, UK The Institute of Psychiatry’s program in ences, grand rounds, Maudsley debates,
international mental health focuses upon the epidemiology interest group, Health Service
The World Psychiatric Association, as part interface between mental health and many and Population Research Department semi-
of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched acknowledged priorities in global health, nars), the fellow is expected, with supervi-
a programme of research fellowships for such as maternal and child health, HIV and sion and support, to either develop a detailed
early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower- other infectious diseases, suicide, migration research protocol to be implemented in
middle income countries, in collaboration and chronic diseases. his/her country, or to analyse and write up
WPA NEWS JUNE 2010
research data that he/she has previously col- Forty-one applications were received by the
lected, or to conduct a secondary analysis of deadline of November 30. The selection was
epidemiological data available to supervisors. made by Profs. Martin Prince, Shitij Kapur,
and Mario Maj.
The selected fellow is Dr. Abiodun
Adewuya from Nigeria. His fellowship will
start in April 2010.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR USA is funding a one-year research fellowship
in the therapeutics of bipolar disorder.
than ﬁve years elapsed since completion
of residency training. The list of eligible
A RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP countries (low- or lower-middle income
The main purpose of this fellowship is to pro- countries) is available on the World Bank
World Psychiatric Association vide an opportunity for the recipient to get website (http://www. worldbank.org).
training in research methodology focusing on
Case Western Reserve School
the phenomenology and therapeutics of bi- The fellowship holder will receive a subsidy of
polar disorder. The primary focus of research 30,000 Euros plus coverage of travel expenses
University Hospitals Case
conducted at this research center is the short- (economy class). He/she will commit him-
and long-term treatment of bipolar disorder self/herself to report to the World Psychiatric
Cleveland, OH, USA
Association about the results of his/her activ-
with special emphasis on bipolar depression,
ity, and to apply in his/her country of origin
The World Psychiatric Association, as part rapid cycling pattern of presentation, and co-
what he/she has learnt.
of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a occurring Axis I disorders. The training direc-
programme of research fellowships for early- tor, Dr. Joseph Calabrese, holds the Bipolar
Applicants should submit by e-mail their
career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle Disorders Research Chair and is Professor of
curriculum vitae to the WPA Secretariat
income countries, in collaboration with inter- Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve Univer-
(email@example.com). The deadline
nationally recognized Centers of Excellence sity. For further information on the center,
for applications is September 30, 2010.
in Psychiatry. please visit the website http://case.edu/mdp.
Within this programme, the Case Western Applications are invited from psychia-
Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, trists less than 40 years of age or with less
MY EXPERIENCE IN HAITI: Mario Maj responded quickly, asking for my
full resume. I was then contacted by Drs.
psychiatry, we focused on interrupting stress,
anxiety, phobic and depression-based symp-
A BRIEF REPORT Lynn Jones and Peter Hughes of the Inter- toms interfering with normal grieving and
national Medical Corp., who interviewed me self-righting so essential after mass trauma.
Kent Ravenscroft and arranged my deployment. With scarce resources, limited personnel, lit-
tle time, and often one chance to help people,
In 1961-1962 I had spent a year in Haiti as We were one of the ﬁrst commercial ﬂights
we had to be practical, and to link and lever-
a Yale undergraduate anthropologist near into Port-au-Prince, and I was one of the ﬁrst
age the work through using and strengthening
Leogane, living with a Vodun priest and his outside child psychiatrists to set foot on Haiti
connection with family, friends and commu-
family. I was studying the relationship be- soil. The chaos on the ground as we emerged
nity. We also tried to institute and use brief
tween child rearing practices, psychosocial from the airport was not so beautiful. The few
development, and spirit possession, trying to working streetlights revealed collapsed build-
understand the dynamics and content of Voo- ings along both sides as far as the eye could
We also taught a basic psychiatric pharmacy.
doo possession states. see, with tent cities interspersed with make-
shift lean-tos around standing structures for It had to be very basic, not just because of the
fear of aftershocks. The streets were thronged experience level of the people we were teach-
When the earthquake struck, and I ﬁnally
with people, some nursing, others hawking ing, but because of the very limited supplies
reached some of my still living friends, the
goods, many on crutches, several with am- we had. But it was adequate and had the vir-
devastation and death stunned me, my tears tue of simplifying the treatment options and
putations. We passed the collapsed nursing
leading to determination to go to Haiti to teaching requirements. Keeping “stress psy-
school where 200 souls had perished in sec-
help. I contacted the Washington Psychiatric chophysiology” in mind, we taught patients
onds, and then the presidential palace, col-
Society, and they, in turn, put me in touch portable self-help intervention techniques,
lapsed and lopsided.
with the World Psychiatric Association efforts like rebreathing in a sac for hyperventilation
around Haiti. I sent a brief resume, including After several days I was sent to Petit Goave, to and palpitation, along with the Valsalva or
my past experience in Haiti and rusty Creole. form a mental health team. Like in military the childbirth “bearing down” maneuver.
We looked for cycles of stress symptoms, During the ﬁrst weeks, we saw more acute tal medical staff at the Notre Dame Hospital
and emphasized intervening just as the cycle cases, and more cases having to do directly to begin to refer some cases, ﬁrst by teaching
began, using the above maneuvers, or posi- with the trauma of the earthquake. But as time some of their residents invited to our seminar,
tive imaging or progressive relaxation tech- went on, there were fewer of the acute cases, and then responding quickly to a pair of very
niques to break the cycle. We used behavior and more of the chronic or severe cases. Part psychotic patients that were quite upsetting
and cognitive-behavioral and desensitization of this was just a matter of the time course of to the staff. From this we developed a good
techniques to interrupt anxiety and phobic such conditions as the earthquake receded into mutual relationship. But rising expectations
avoidance states. We used journaling and as- the past. Some of the change was just natural in a situation short of psychiatric manpower is
signed homework, including re-establishing resolution of acute stress and trauma reactions, always a problem, which is why it is important
family connections through assigned group some reﬂected the good work of the clinic, both to emphasize training the front line Haitian
discussions of loss, or things blocking griev- medical and psychosocial. In effect, possibly we personnel to do the work. They will be stay-
ing. If certain priests refused to give funerals were draining the acute cases from the “catch- ing and we will eventually go home. Finally,
because the loved one’s body could not be ment area”; at the same time, the presence and though it may seem cost-efﬁcient to centralize
found for burial, we recommended ﬁnding reputation of the clinic was spreading into the these kinds of mental health teaching clinics,
other more enlightened priests for this impor- mountains and surrounding sugar plains, draw- and they seem to be a luxury with low patient
tant family-unifying, arrested-grief unblock- ing in more long-standing chronic cases. I’m yield, it is always extremely important to do
ing ritual. And we used brief follow-up clinics sure there are other explanations also. this kind of work on the front line where the
to provide the continuity and support of the teacher as well as the doctors being taught can
clinic itself, and its nurses, and doctors to re- Once our mental health clinics began to func- feel the same pressure and pain, see what the
ward and insure that these things were done tion, we went from just a few cases at ﬁrst, to realities are, and where the most staff of all
and that medicines were taken. We only used the word spreading and lots of cases being re- disciplines can see the work being done and
a “short medication leash”, doling meds out a ferred. We were not primarily doing a service the results happening. It supports everyone in
week at a time to get people back, and to help mission, since our aim was to train the doctors the effort.
the Haitian doctors see the value of continuity and the nurses to do more of the work, and
and supportive follow-up. This also allowed to get them interested and comfortable with
them to see if their diagnosis was correct, and it. To this end, I gave all-day Saturday psycho-
to learn to adjust the medications and see if social seminars and workshops. I also suc-
and how they worked. ceeded in getting an initially reluctant hospi-
REPORT ON ACTIVITIES OF WPA MOOD DISORDER FELLOWSHIP
University of Pittsburgh master’s levels clinicians with experienced 2. Women’s behavioural health Care
January – June 2010 child and adolescent psychiatrists. I did a four week rotation at a clinical re-
search program for Women’s behavioural
B) Ongoing weekly research supervision: I am health. This program focuses on mood dis-
I started my Fellowship on January 4, 2010.
involved in weekly clinical research meetings orders among women in the puerperium. I
Since then, I have been doing clinical as well
with an expert group of MD’s, PhD’s, Masters was introduced to planning and recruitment
as research rotations within the Department level clinicians and statisticians. This has ena- procedures for research participants, screen-
of Child Psychiatry at the Western Psychiat- bled me to gain a better understanding of the ing of post partum women for Depression
ric Institute and Clinic, University of Pitts- stages involved in recruitment of patients and using the Edinburgh Post Natal Depression
burgh Medical Centre as follows: controls, applying double blind procedures, Scale and full assessments for women who
data storage and analysis. I am currently had positive screens using the Structured
1. Child and Adolescent Bipolar (CABS) Clinic Clinical Interview for DSM IV (SCID). I was
analyzing and writing up data from the BIOS
A) Clinical Research Studies: I was intro- exposed to another study which involved
study under supervision. This study will deter-
duced to two clinic research studies being monitoring and follow up of mothers with Bi-
mine the psychosocial functioning of children
conducted at the clinic – the Pittsburgh polar disorder who had been on anti-manic
of parents with bipolar disorder as compared
Bipolar Offspring Study (BIOS) and the agents during pregnancy with the aim of de-
with children of community control parents.
Course and Outcome of Bipolar Youth Study termining the course and outcome of the dis-
(COBY). I observed intake and longitudinal order. I was also exposed to a third study - a
C) Evidence based treatments: I observed
follow up assessments of both studies using randomized double blind clinical trial of Se-
clinical assessments and treatments of bipolar
traline vs. Estrogen and placebo for women
instruments like the Structured Clinical In- patients using the latest evidence based treat-
with post partum depression. I was involved
terview for DSM IV (SCID), Kiddie Schedule ments (pharmacotherapy, cognitive behavior
in weekly monitoring of the study which in-
for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and fam- cluded assessing mothers’ symptoms and in-
Present and Lifetime (KSADS–PL), Mania ily therapy. I have become familiar with the fant developmental outcomes. On the side, I
Rating Scale (MRS) and the Longitudinal clinical and research diagnosis of BP spectrum also had a brief introduction to bright light
Interval Follow Up Evaluation (LIFE). I also disorders especially BP NOS which is still a con- therapy for depressed post partum women. I
observed validation of assessments made by troversial diagnosis in many parts of the world. submitted an abstract for the annual Marcé
WPA NEWS June 2010
Society Meeting, titled “Perinatal Mental B) Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit: On included a workshop on suicidal spectrum
Health Research: Harvesting the Potential” this unit I had the opportunity be involved in behaviours which are commonly associated
to be held in October 2010. This abstract the acute stabilization of patients who were with mood disorders, and treatment strategies
looks at cross cultural differences in risk fac- in need of a higher level of care, and to work for emotion regulation and distress tolerance
tors and presentations of puerperal disorders with a multidisciplinary treatment team to among emotionally dysregulated youth.
in a resource poor setting. facilitate this.
These six months have been challenging and
3. Rotations at other units rewarding with a broad range of clinical and
C) Partial Hospitalization program: This is
I obtained an institutional medical practice research exposure and I look forward to more
an intermediate level of care within the com-
license for the state of Pennsylvania. This challenges in the next half of the year.
munity which is currently not available in
enabled me to rotate through the following
Nigeria and most of the developing world.
I have gained invaluable experience on the
A) Consultation Liaison unit at the Chil- structure and workings of this type of service
dren’s Hospital Pittsburgh: This service is and how this can be modeled for the develop-
involved in the psychological management ing world setting.
of patients with acute and chronic medical
problems within a Medical hospital setting. 4. Other activities
My role included acute assessment of pa- I have had opportunities to participate in resi-
tients, formulating a treatment plan, com- dent’s grand rounds, didactics, Journal clubs,
municating with families and primary physi- as well as conferences on the latest evidence Tolulope Bella
cians, and arranging follow up mental health based treatments for mood disorders. These Research Fellow
care when indicated.
A COURSE IN HEYBELIADA, ISTANBUL: LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL
SKILLS OF EARLY CAREER PSYCHIATRISTS
a course on “Leadership and Professional participants to develop skills of presentation
Development of Early Career Psychiatrists”, of scientiﬁc material in spoken and written
organized by the Association for the Improve- form as well as skills of conducting meetings,
ment of Mental Health Programmes (AIMHP, of producing proposals for programs, those
Geneva) in collaboration with the WPA, will for time management and for the assessment
be held with the participation of early career of priorities.
psychiatrists from Turkey, in Heybeliada, Is-
tanbul from 1st to 4th October 2010. The faculty of the course will be composed
of Norman Sartorius (Director of the Course,
From the boat to Heybeliada. This course aims to provide early career psy- Switzerland), Sir David Goldberg (UK),
chiatrists skills and knowledge necessary for Levent Küey (Turkey), and Ömer Aydemir
In line with the WPA Action Plan 2008-2011 their professional development and to facili- (Turkey).
(Goal 4: “To promote the professional devel- tate the creation of networks of collaboration
opment of young psychiatrists worldwide”), among them. Among others it will help the
“MUBARAK STATE PRIZE FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES 2010”
GOES TO A PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY: AHMED OKASHA
The Egyptian Academy of Science has psychiatry is no more marginalized in Egypt recognition of an exemplary career, showing
bestowed upon Professor Ahmed Okasha on and the Arab world, hoping that it will spread at the highest level how a psychiatrist can
the 21st of June 2010 the “MUBARAK State to other countries world wide. be at the same time a ﬁrst-class clinician,
Prize for Medical Sciences 2010” named Currently, Prof. Ahmed Okasha is the an internationally recognized scientist and
after the Egyptian President. It is considered Director of the WHO Collaborating Center a person who tangibly contributes to the
to be the highest national prize for Medicine. for Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain progress of his country”.
This award comes after Prof. A. Okasha had Shams University, President of the Egyptian
received the state merit prize for medical Psychiatric Association, President of the Arab
science in 2009. Federation of Psychiatrists, Past President
of the World Psychiatric Association and a
Top academics and physicians from different member of the WPA Council.
medical specialities were nominated, but
psychiatry prevailed. The mass media Professor Mario Maj, WPA President, stated
commented that after this prestigious award, that: “This prestigious prize is a well-deserved Prof. Ahmed Okasha
News from Member Societies, Zonal Representatives,
and Afﬁliated Associations
Contact: WPA Secretary General, Levent Küey, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS FROM THE PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION OF BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
that covered all actual aspects of anxiety and ticipants recieved a Certiﬁcate of Attendance
its comorbidity as a very common disorder with CME Credits.
in our country – during very difﬁcult times
after the war and in times of transition. The During the Symposium, the guests, lecturers,
lecturers were from Bosnia and Hercegovina and participants had enough time to enjoy
Universities, Clinics and Community Mental the natural beauties of Vrućica Spa and also
10th Psychiatry Days of Bosnia
Health Centres along with invited Profes- the great atmosphere of the newly renovated
sors from the Republic of Croatia and the Congress Hotel “Kardial”, which has a long
Republic of Serbia, signifying the Psychiat- tradition in organizing Congresses.
The Annual Meeting of the Psychiatric As- ric Days. Welcome speeches were made by
sociation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, entitled the The Gala Dinner ofﬁcially promoted the
Tenth Psychiatry Days Teslić 2010 was held existence of the Psychiatric Association of
on 26-27 March 2010 in Banja Vrućica Spa, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the participants en-
near the City Teslić with the main topic being joyed in a relaxed atmosphere the food and
“Anxiety Disorders”. It was organised by the pleasant music programme.
Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovi-
na and the Psychiatric Clinic of Banja Luka After Psychiatry Days Teslić 2010 the organ-
Clinical Centre. isers concluded that Psychiatric Days was in-
deed succesful and that such a Symposium
As with the one held last year in Banja Luka, will continue to be held in the future.
A section of the participants at the Psychiatry Days meeting.
this year‘s Symposium in Teslić was very suc-
cessful. During the two days over 140 profes- ofﬁcials from the Ministry of Health and Marija Burgić-Radmanović, President
sionals in the ﬁeld of mental health from all Social Affairs of the Republic of Srpska and Alma Džubur-Kulenović and
over Bosnia and Herzegovina attended 16 Banja Luka Clinical Centre, which indicated Dr. Goran Račetović, Secretaries General
lectures and ﬁve sponsored mini Symposia the importance of the Symposia. The par- Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina
First Symposium on Alcohology held on 23-24 April 2010 at the Hotel Tuzla academic part of the Symposium consisted of
in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The co- six sessions which included plenary lectures,
organizers were the Institute for Alcoholism invited lectures and oral presentations. One
and other Addictions of Sarajevo Canton, the poster session and a special section for young
Department of Psychiatry of the University psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists and trainees
Hospital “Sestre Milosrdnice” (Zagreb, Croa-
on Education in Alcohology was held, as well
tia), the Association of Trainees and Young
as a workshop for nurses on Nursing Compe-
Psychiatrists/Neuropsychiatrist from Bosnia
tences in the Treatment of Alcoholism. The Sym-
and Herzegovina, the Community Clubs of
posium ended with a joint session for partici-
Treated Alcoholics of Serbia, the Croatian
Association for Alcoholism and other Ad- pants and beneﬁciaries entitled Experimental
dictions of Croatian Medical Association Club of Treated Alcoholics. At the Symposium,
and Reference Center for Alcoholism of the we extended our knowledge and shared our
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the experiences on the contemporary approach
A section of the participants at the First Symposium on
Alcohology. Republic of Croatia. to the treatment of alcohol-induced disorders
through presentations of prominent experts
Organized by the University Clinic for Psy- The participants attending the two-day Sympo- in the ﬁeld in the region.
chiatry Tuzla, the Psychiatric Association of sium were about 200 professionals in the ﬁeld
Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Psychiatric As- of mental health (psychiatrists, neuropsychia- During the second day of the Symposium,
sociation of Tuzla Canton the First Sympo- trists, psychiatry/neuropsychiatry trainees, the inaugural Assembly of the Association of
sium on Alcohology in Bosnia and Herze- psychologists, psychotherapists, social work- Alcohologists and other Addiction Experts
govina with international participation with ers and nurses) from Bosnia and Herzegovina,
in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held; this As-
the theme “Modern Approach in the Treat- Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and
sociation will be based in Tuzla.
ment of Alcohol-induced Disorders” was the Republic of Macedonia-FYROM. The
WPA NEWS June 2010
Participants were treated to a Welcome re- The Symposium in Tuzla was highly success- changes not only in the ﬁeld of psychiatry
ception, a Gala Dinner, and a social event ful and based on responses from attendees, and medicine but in wider communities.
with short excursions which gave them the each found the event to be an important
opportunity to experience some of the at- knowledge-sharing venue. It was also won- Marija Burgić-Radmanović, President
tractions of Tuzla Canton. There was also an derful to see many colleagues from differ- Alma Džubur-Kulenović and
exhibition by the companies that sponsored ent countries of the region coming together Dr. Goran Račetović, Secretaries General
the Symposium. for the event, to enhance cooperation and Izet Pajević, President of the Organizing
friendship, as well as to contribute to positive Commitee
The 7th Mostar`s Psychiatric of the Symposium was organized through 16
Saturday oral sessions with lecturers from all Bosnia-
Herzegovina`s Universities and invited lec-
Organized by the turers from the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb
Medical Faculty and Split University), and one sponsored Mini
University of Mo- Symposium. During the course of the Sympo-
star, Clinic for sium, we experienced professional and high
Psychiatry Mostar quality new knowledge and approaches to the
and for the ﬁrst ﬁeld of psychosomatic medicine and liaison
time co-organized by the Psychiatric Associa- psychiatry and highlighted again the impor-
Opening of The 7th Mostar’s Psychiatric Saturday.
tion of Bosnia-Herzegovina, The Mostar`s tance of integrative medicine and psychiatry,
Seventh Psychiatric Saturday with the main as well as the growing role of psychiatry in
the exchange of knowledge between experts
theme “Psychosomatic Medicine: When the other medical disciplines in our country and
and scientists from Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Soul Speaks Trough the Body” was held at region. On 25 June a Satellite Symposia was
as well as other countries from the region
the Hotel Ero in Mostar, Bosnia and Herze- held entitled “Value of Treatment and Impor-
with a high academic level, and is one of
govina, on 26 June 2010. tance of Choice in Psychiatry”, organized by
most important annual psychiatric events in
Eli-Lilly in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A Wel-
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
During the one-day Symposium the partici- come Dinner as an introduction to the main
pants included about 150 professionals in the Programme was held the following day for
ﬁeld of mental health (psychiatrists, neuro-psy- about 50 psychiatrists. Izet Pajević, President
chiatrists, psychiatry/neuropsychiatry trainees, Goran Račetović, Secretary General
psychologists, psychotherapists) and other The Mostar`s Psychiatric Saturday is a tradi- Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina
participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, tional Symposium with the main goal of re- Dragan Babić, President of the Organizing
Croatia and Slovenia. The professional part newing collaboration and creativity through Committee
CYPRUS PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
An International Conference “From al Conference “From Adolescence to Adult- the abstinence oriented programs for young
Adolescence to Adulthood - Normality hood - Normality and Psychopathology”. people in communities, Introduction to
and Psychopathology”, in Cyprus The Conference will take place from 9 to 12 dance movement psychotherapy and drama
of September 2010 at the Palm Beach Hotel, therapy, Resonance Phenomena in the task
in Larnaca, Cyprus and has as participants, groups of the therapeutic community, etc.
scientists from more than 25 countries.
So far we have conﬁrmed over 21 sympo-
We are pleased to announce that the proce- siums, nine workshops, and 130 speakers
dures for the preparation of the Conference from over 25 countries, including Europe,
are successful and we are moving towards the USA, Asia, and Africa.
their ﬁnal stages. The symposiums and the
If you need any further information or clari-
round tables of the speciﬁc conference have
ﬁcation concerning the Conference please
been enriched with a wide range of subjects
do not hesitate to contact the Conference’s
such as ﬁrst episode of Psychosis, early inter-
ofﬁcial website www.topkinisis.com/AANP.
vention in Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders,
Please note that the ﬁnal submission date for
depression, OCD, ADHD, Autism, PTSD, Pre-
the abstracts has been set for 15 July 2010.
vention of Violence, War Trauma, etc.
The Cyprus Psychiatric Association with the
collaboration of the WPA Section on Child There will be Workshops on various sub- Neophytos Papaneophytou
and Adolescent Psychiatry and the WPA Sec- jects such as Eating disorders, Depression President of the Cyprus Psychiatric
tion on Preventive Psychiatry will organize, and bipolarity, Family therapy approaches, Association
under the auspices of WPA, the Internation- psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Play therapy,
INDIAN ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY
IASP Silver Jubilee Conference Lucknow, The conference was co-sponsored by the
15-17 November 2009: an outstanding World Psychiatric Association. The scientiﬁc
success sessions were absorbing and marked by excel-
lent participation. Besides, the legendary hos-
The Silver Jubilee National Conference of the pitality of Lucknow was visible everywhere.
Indian Association for Social Psychiatry held
on 15-17 November 2009 at Lucknow, India was Our heartiest congratulations to Prof. JK
an outstanding success. The landmark event Trivedi and his dedicated team, and to our
was to celebrate the 25th year of the formation Secretary General, Prof. Rakesh Chadda for
of the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry Inauguration of the Silver Jubilee Conference of IASP,
Lucknow, November 15-17, 2009: Seen in the picture are
organising this major event in such a remark-
(IASP - a Member Society of the WPA). The Prof. Vinod K Sinha (Editor), Dr. Adarsh Chawla, Profs. R.K. able manner.
theme of the conference was ‘Mental Health: Chadda (Secretary General), Roy Kallivayalil (President-Elect),
RC. Jiloha (Acting President), and JK Trivedi.
Prioritizing Social Psychiatry’.
papers and poster presentations. A workshop Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
The scientiﬁc programme included symposia, on “Psychotherapy” conducted by Prof. Vijoy President-Elect, Indian Association for
invited lectures, orations, award papers, free Varma (USA) was an important highlight. Social Psychiatry
SERBIAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
The Clinic for Psychia- Miroslava M. Jasovic-Gasic
try, Clinical Centre of President of the Scientiﬁc Committee
Serbia, in collaboration President, Serbian Psychiatric Association
with the Serbian Psy-
Nadja P. Maric
President of the Organizing Committee
Psychiatric Section of
Serbian Medical Society and Serbian Young
Serbian Psychiatric Association
Psychiatrists Section is organizing the
XXXVIII EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM: Philip Mc Guire (UK) guest speaker at the XXXVII
“EARLY PSYCHOSIS – A CHALLENGE Symposium, 2009.
FOR PREVENTION, DIAGNOSTICS
United States, the United Kingdom, Germany,
AND THERAPY” at the Hotel Continental,
Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Her-
on 4-5 November 2010 in Belgrade, Serbia.
zegovina, Serbia, and EPA CME course entitled
“Delusions - from diagnosis to treatment”.
The Symposium has a long tradition and inter-
national participation. This year, the program The second announcement will be published
includes plenary lectures by experts from the soon.
HAVE YOU RECENTLY VISITED THE WPA WEBSITE?
WPA NEWS June 2010
SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF DUAL PATHOLOGY
IV Gender Workshop: Woman, Hypnoticsedatives and
Dual Disorders, 22 September 2010, Barcelona, Spain
The Spanish Association of Dual Pathology (SEPD) will Organizers/Coordinators
be presenting this year in Barcelona the 4th National Prof. Miquel Casas Brugué,
Gender Workshop, entitled “WOMAN, HYPNOTIC Vice-president of the Board, SEPD
SEDATIVES AND DUAL DISORDERS”. Dr. Carlos Roncero, Vice-secretary of the Board, SEPD
Dr. José Ma Vázquez, Local autonomico for Cataluña,
The workshop will take place on 22 September. member of the Board, SEPD
The scientiﬁc programme has been carefully elaborated For more information visit our web page:
by the organizers, and we feel sure that with your assis- http://www.patologiadual.es/genero10/
tance and support this workshop will be once more a suc-
cess and of undeniable proﬁt to all those professionals
interested to dual pathology.
SWEDISH PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
For the third consecutive year, the Swedish Another section was the “Need for change - Carlberg. Prof. Jan Beskow was appointed an
Psychiatric Association held its annual con- by whom and how?” which dealt with aware- honorary member of the society.
gress. Approximately 500 of the 1700 mem- ness, risks and stigma of schizophrenia, and
bers attended. bipolar disorder. Dinner was held at Berns Salonger. Enter-
tainment consisted of operatic vocals and a
Participants also had the opportunity to presentation by the former presidents of the
“Meet the Expert”. Consumers Associations association.
held programs each day. Child and Adoles-
cent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry were The last day consisted of “Risk Assessments
also represented. in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry” and
presented current research on memory in re-
Lise-Lotte Risö Bergerlind, President of the lationship to ECT.
Swedish Psychiatric Association, opened the
congress and reported results for 2009 and Many members were positive about the Con-
plans for 2010. gress. They were satisﬁed with the scientiﬁc
programs, cultural elements and the social
Swedish actress Gunilla Röör. The ﬁrst day ended with a mingle and a the- contact with others in the profession.
atre presentation, “Rickard the III - villain or
The Southern Theatre in Stockholm hosted victim?” The Swedish actress Gunilla Röör, The Swedish Psychiatric Congress appears to
the congress. together with individuals from the board and be a winning formula. In 2011, the congress
members gave us a fascinating experience. will take place in Gothenburg.
On the ﬁrst day, the National Board intro-
duced the “National Guidelines for Anxiety The second day members listened to lectures
and Depression”. Other topics covered were regarding Neuro-medicine Symposium, Con- Stina Djurberg
bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, and sultation Psychiatry, Elderly Psychiatry, and Swedish Psychiatric Association
compulsory psychiatric treatment. Addiction.
One section introduced the “Current Swedish The annual meeting was held in the evening
Psychiatric Research”; eight young Swedish which included awarding the Swedish Psychi-
scientists presented results and new projects. atric Association’s Cultural Prize to Ingrid
NEWS FROM THE BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHIATRY
In early June, the Brazilian Association of and then write and send questions to be an- membership. Using the online conference
Psychiatry (ABP) launched a new tool to swered in real time. tool, we can actually make the regional work-
help members exchange experiences and shop reach all the professionals in that geo-
knowledge. The online conference tool was According to ABP president João Alberto graphic area. We narrow the barriers raised
inaugurated on June 2, prior to the sched- Carvalho, this is another innovative initiative by distance when we interconnect our mem-
uled regional workshops held by ABP. by the association to reach the majority of bers, spawning democratic access to knowl-
members. “It is essential for all professionals edge and reinforcing the workshops’ regional
Using a system produced exclusively by ABP, to remain up to date. We have thus invested and integrative characteristics”, stated João
members can monitor video talks by experts in ways to foster this opportunity for all our Alberto Carvalho.
BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY
“Science and Social Commitment” is the Twenty courses have already been conﬁrmed and Peter Bower from the United Kingdom.
theme of the 28th edition of the Brazilian and are listed on the program of the Congress, Brazilian speakers will feature such names as
Congress of Psychiatry (CBP), to be held considered the largest event in psychiatry in Roberto Lent, Wagner F. Gattaz, and José
on October 27-30 in Fortaleza. The annual Latin America and one of the specialty’s Jackson Coelho Sampaio.
congress draws more than 5,000 participants, most important meetings in the world.
including psychiatrists, psychologists, social Online registration is available on the Con-
workers, nurses, occupational therapists, stu- More than 160 special activities are sched- gress website. Registrations submitted by
dents, and other health professionals, and uled, in addition to round tables, workshops, September 19 will receive special discounts.
aims to value psychiatrists and guarantee forums, debates, and symposia. Internation- See: http://www.cbpabp.org.br/
that scientiﬁc progress translates into practi- ally renowned speakers include Adriano Vaz-
cal beneﬁts for society. Serra from Portugal and German E. Berrios
The Brazilian Association of Psychiatry addicts, which should be based on technical Finally, it is essential to invest in training.
(ABP) is convinced that the increase in crack knowledge and scientiﬁc evidence emphasiz- Unfortunately, Brazil still lacks a sufﬁcient
consumption in Brazil and the government’s ing a comprehensive, balanced, and hierar- number of psychiatrists and other mental
difﬁculty in providing treatment for addicts chically organized network for patients. health specialists to deal with the situation
have become a serious public health problem. adequately. The initiative should also pro-
Recently, given the launching of a government vide for a career plan for physicians in the
ABP is also opposed to any action classiﬁed
plan to deal with crack, ABP stated its position public healthcare system, including better
as “harm reduction” in the case of crack. Ex-
on what the association considers essential for
perience has shown that the results are nega- work conditions and pay, in addition to im-
public policies to treat drug addiction.
tive. It is necessary to create a support struc- proved distribution of such health profes-
The measures defended by ABP to contain ture for families affected by the problem, as sionals throughout the country.
the crack epidemic include treatments for well as for patients.
36TH ANNUAL EVENT OF THE FINTECO FOUNDATION (JULY 2010)
The 36th Annual Event of the FINTECO The meeting was evaluated by means of way, the script was inspired by “The Clouds”, a
Foundation (Argentina) was held in July DVDs created by the participants. book by Juan José Saer, late Argentine author.
2010 at the School of Medicine of the Fed-
As a premiere in America, a Spanish docu- Other works that were presented dealt with
eral University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The main topic of the meeting was “Health mentary ﬁlm “Another Space, Another Time”, non-conventional approaches proposed by
through the Creative Expression”. directed by Ana Martinez, was presented. new techniques envisioning an integral treat-
ment of the psychiatrical patients, such as
The participants attending the Forum were The script dealt with a journey through Argen- painting, music, sculpture, literature, theater,
120 specialists in the ﬁeld of mental health tina and was performed by patients undergoing physical activity, or ﬁlm-oriented workshops
from Paraguay, Italy, Spain, the USA, and a rehabilitation process coordinated by two psy- as a demonstration of how such activities con-
Argentina. Eighty per cent of these partici- chiatrists. The purpose was to show the wide tribute to generating a patient’s resilience – an
pants were psychiatrists; the rest were profes- rehabilitation possibilities through an approach aspect which is considered to be essential for
sionals devoted to relevant disciplines. centered mainly on the patients involved. In a psychiatric patients’ rehabilitation today.
WPA NEWS June 2010
News from WPA Sections
Contact: WPA Secretary for Sections, Miguel R. Jorge, email@example.com
ACTIVITIES OF THE SECTION ON CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
The Association for Child and Adolescent and NGO organizations) and parents of
Psychiatry and Allied Professions of Serbia children with mental health problems. Sug-
(DEAPS) was formed in 2004 in Belgrade gested themes such as pervasive disorders,
and it is recognized and accepted by the in- contemporary ethiological concept, psycho-
ternational organizations such as IACAPAP logical developement – theories, deviations,
(International Association for Child and Ad- risk factors, learning difﬁculties and conduct
olescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions) disorders in school, mental health of children
and ESCAP (European Society for Child and with special needs, depression, self-mutila-
Adolescent Psychiatry). The WPA Section tion and suicide of adolescents, abuse and
Plenary session at the II Congress of DEAPS, Zlatibor,
on Children and Adolescent Psychiatry ac- Serbia, April 22-25, 2010. neglect, eating disorders, substance abuse
tively supports DEAPS as well. among adolescents, children and adolescents
in institutions (medical, social, educational)
from abroad. More than 230 participants had
The goals of the Association are focused on responded to the most common mental prob-
presentations, 12 plenary lectures were held,
raising the level of professional knowledge lems of children and adolescents, appealing
six of which were given by prominent foreign
and organizational models of mental health to those who deal with their mental health.
experts. Colleagues from the United King-
care of children and adolescents, as well as on
dom, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Republic
gathering and organizing the professionals of of Macedonia-FYROM, Bosnia and Herze- The WPA Section on Child and Adolescent
different occupations for the same purpose: govina, and Romania participated with se- Psychiatry will continue to support national
further development of child and adolescent lected topics. Members of the WPA Section congresses, due to beliefs that mental health
psychiatry and allied professions. on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry actively of children and adolescents is the national
participated in the Congress. capital and investment in their future.
The 2nd Congress of DEAPS took place
in Zlatibor, Serbia, on April 22-25, 2010. DEAPS and the Congress were opened
The congress was a great opportunity to ex- for mental health professionals as well for Milica Pejovic Milovancevic
change experiences and knowledge, but, as other medical doctors, medical associates, Secretary, WPA Section on Child and
well, a chance for developing collaboration colleagues from social services, education, Adolescent Psychiatry
with other mental health care professionals youth associations and organisations (State
NEWS FROM THE SECTION ON SCHIZOPHRENIA
Current important activities of the WPA Sec- the ﬁrst draft of the DSM-V criteria. Some of for psychotic disorders, for new ideas about
tion on Schizophrenia center around the re- the more important changes suggested in the where to place psychotic disorders in ICD-11,
vision of the major classiﬁcation systems of ﬁrst draft were the inclusion of a psychosis in assessing the factors of a Content Model
mental disorders, DSM-V, and ICD-11. Both risk syndrome, the deletion of the schizo- for the reclassiﬁcation of mental disorders,
conceptual and methodological issues arise. phrenia subtypes, and the introduction of a and questions of the utility and the feasibility
The Section Chair is a member of the Psycho- range of dimensional assessments. A similar of any reclassiﬁcation of psychotic disorders
sis Workgroup of the American Psychiatric Psychosis Working Group is currently being with a view to the global use of ICD-11.
Association, which provides recommenda- established by the WHO and will be chaired
tions for the revision of the classiﬁcation of by the Section Chair. The WHO group shall
the psychotic disorders in the framework of establish formal liaison with the correspond- Wolfgang Gaebel
developing DSM-V. This group has been ac- ing APA group and will take special inter- Chair, WPA Section on Schizophrenia
tive for about 18 months now and is currently est in reviewing the evidence pertinent to
reviewing the suggestions received regarding any suggestions for novel diagnostic criteria
SECTION ON AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
ISAD 5th Biennial Conference Report on topics as diverse as treatment resistant ISAD’s next conference will be held in Lon-
depression, diet and nutrition and the CAN- don, UK in 2012 (Website: www.isad.org.uk).
ISAD represents the World Psychiatric Asso-
Poster sessions gave young researchers a ciation Section on Affective Disorders. ISAD
great opportunity to showcase their work and is hosted at the world renowned Institute of
the well attended oral communications ses- Psychiatry, King’s College London. The
sions sparked lively discussions. ISAD Administrator, Caroline Holebrook,
also serves as the Secretary of the Section.
The International Society of Affective Disor- The delegates had fantastic networking op- ISAD Fellows, Dr Sagar Parikh and Prof Cor-
ders (ISAD) held its 5th Biennial Conference portunities and took part in an informal sci- nelius Katona are Chair and Co-chair, respec-
in Vancouver, Canada on 16-19 April 2010. entiﬁc speed-dating session! The gala dinner, tively, of the Section.
The conference format was a mixture of ple- held at the Vancouver aquarium, included an
nary lectures, symposia, oral communica- amazing display from the dolphins. Caroline Holebrook
Secretary, WPA Section on Affective
tions and posters.
The conference received CME accredita-
Despite being effected by the volcanic disrup- tion from the University of British Colum-
tion in Iceland the conference went ahead bia and European Accreditation Commit-
as planned and over 300 delegates from 36 tee in CNS as well as receiving co-sponsor-
countries enjoyed excellent presentations ship from the WPA.
SECTION ON PHILOSOPHY AND HUMANITIES IN PSYCHIATRY
SECTION ON HISTORY OF PSYCHIATRY
Epistemology and Methodology of Psychiatry: a Joint Symposium of the WPA Section on Philosophy
and Humanities in Psychiatry and the WPA Section on History of Psychiatry
As part of the activities of the WPA Re- al context on the recognition of psychiatric
gional Meeting in St Petersburg (June 10-12, symptoms (requiring for a more methodical
2010), the WPA Section on Philosophy and research on the epistemology of symptom
Humanities in Psychiatry and the WPA Sec- recognition processes), to arguments for the
tion on History of Psychiatry carried out the reformulation of psychiatric nosology and
joint symposium “Epistemology and Methodol- the proposition of a conceptual model for a
ogy in Psychiatry”. Chaired by Profs. Drozd- more efﬁcient integrative dialogue between
stoy St. Stoyanov and German Berrios, the psychopathology and neurobiology. A more
symposium included contributions from detailed report on the symposium can be
Lilia Gurova (Bulgaria), Roger Smith (UK), From L to R: Massimiliano Aragona (Italy), Drozdstoy St. found at http://www.inpponline.org/WPA_
Stoyanov (Bulgaria), Peter Morozov (Russia), Sergey Ovsy-
Massimiliano Aragona (Italy), Drozdstoy St. annikov (Russia), and Roger Smith (UK).
Stoyanov and associates (Bulgaria/USA),
Ivana Markova (UK), Georgi Popov (Bulgar- Adriano C. T. Rodrigues
ia), and from Sergey Ovsyannikov with Peter papers presented in the symposium provided Secretary, WPA Section on
Morozov (Russia). Aiming at a comprehen- a wide coverage of topics — ranging from the Philosophy and Humanities
sive understanding of relevant issues pertain- role of reﬂexivity in mental and behavioral in Psychiatry
ing to the epistemology of psychiatry, the phenomena, and from the inﬂuence of caus-
WPA NEWS June 2010
WPA Scientific Meetings
Contact: WPA Secretary for Meetings, Tarek Okasha, firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Major WPA Scientiﬁc Meetings
WPA International veloping country, which gives expression to
the expectations the world‘s people place on
Congress China‘s future development.
1-5 September 2010
We hope that you will be able to join us
Beijing, China during the golden autumn of 2010 in Bei-
jing, China to attend and participate in the
“Global psychiatry at the frontier: scientiﬁc programme as well as visiting the
sharing the future” world cultural heritage during or after the
Congress, like the Forbidden City, the Great
The WPA International Congress “Global Wall of China, the Summer Palace, and the The Temple of Earth.
psychiatry at the frontier: sharing the future” Ming Tombs and then take part in the World
will take place in Beijing, China from 1 to 5 Exposition in Shanghai, China. Co-Chairpersons
September 2010, hosted by the Capital Medi- Levent Küey (Turkey)
cal University (CMU) and the Chinese Soci- For further information, please visit the Xiangqun Wang (China)
ety of Psychiatry (CSP). We will invite inter- Website of the Congress www.wpa2010.org Tsuyoshi Akiyama (Japan)
nationally renowned experts in the ﬁeld of or contact the Congress Secretariats:
psychiatry and mental health to give keynote Secretary General
lectures as well as symposia and workshops Contacts: Gang Wang (China)
representing different ﬁelds of psychiatry and Secretary General:
related disciplines. The component of the Prof. Gang Wang
Congress will be Keynote Lectures, Update
Symposia, Regular Symposia, Regional Sym- Chairpersons
Secretariat of the Organizing Committee:
posia, Oral Communications, Workshops, Ms. Melissa Yang Pedro Ruiz (USA)
Posters and Satellite Symposia. Tel.: 86 10 67772042 Mingyuan Zhang (China)
Fax: 86 10 67772050
Email: email@example.com Co-Chairpersons
As is well known the World Exposition will
Edmond H. Pi (USA)
be held in Shanghai, China from 1 May to 31 Secretariat of the Scientiﬁc Committee:
Jingping Zhao (China)
October 2010. The World Exposition serves Dr. Junjuan Yan and Dr. Ying Geng
Tel: 86 10 58303068 Helen Herrman (Australia)
as an important platform for displaying his-
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Miguel Jorge (Brazil)
torical experience, exchanging innovative
Allan Tasman (USA)
ideas, demonstrating esprit de corps and Committees:
looking to the future. The Exposition will be Secretary General
the ﬁrst registered World Exposition in a de- President of the Congress
Zhanjiang Li (China)
Mario Maj (Italy)
Directors of the Congress INVITED SPEAKERS:
Xiaomin Wang (China)
Jingping Zhao (China) KEYNOTE LECTURES
Dongfeng Zhou (China) Mario Maj - Lessons learnt in the implemen-
tation of community mental health care
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Pedro Ruiz - The role of acculturative stress
on mental health and mental illness
David Goldberg - Towards ICD-11, revising
Tarek Okasha (Egypt)
The Congress venue – China National Convention Center the classiﬁcation for mental disorders in pri-
(CNCC). Xin Ma (China) mary care
Norman Sartorius - Challenges and hopes for
global mental health
Kari Stefansson - Genetics of mental disorders
Donna E. Stewart - Treating depression in
Dilip V. Jeste - Successful aging in schizo-
Dinesh Bhugra - Pathways into care of black View of the Forbidden City.
ethnic minority patients
Parameshvara Deva - Changing practices and
WORKSHOPS Depression and diabetes
policies in Asian psychiatry - the challenges
Michael Musalek - Humanistic treatment in Chair: N. Sartorius
Ahmed Okasha - Promoting patients’ rights
psychiatry Speakers: N. Sartorius, O. Gureje, M. Riba,
is an investment for mental health: transcul-
and J. Chan
Robert Pynoos - Modernizing disaster men-
Otto Steenfeldt-Foss - Experiences from joint tal health Learn from REAP study
educational programmes on medical ethics
and ethical conduct Chairs: Tian-Mei Si and Yan-Ling He
REGULAR SYMPOSIA Speakers: N. Shinfuku, E. Lee, Yuan-Yue
Juan J. Lopez-Ibor - The dawn and evolution Wang, and Yu-Tao Xiang
of the word anxiety Disaster psychiatry update Comment: Norman Sartorius
Oye Gureje - Somatoform disorders: decon- Chairs: R. D‘Souza and P. Deva
structing complexity Speakers: D. Bhugra, P. Deva, S. Sundram,
and R. D‘Souza
Sam Tyano - The impact of parental suicide
on children and adolescents offspring
Coercion and mental health
Sheila Hollins - Meeting the health and men-
Chairs: A. Okasha and D. Stewart
tal health needs of children and adults with
Speakers: A. Okasha, D. Stewart,
N. Stotland, and O. Steenfeldt-Foss
Shekhar Saxena - Mental disorders in ICD- Moderator: D. Moussaoui
11: current status and future directions Discussant: N. Sartorius and O. Gureje
Rajiv Tandon - Psychopathological domains WPA and partnerships for mental health
in schizophrenia Bird’s Nest Stadium, where the 2008 Olympic Games
Chair: H. Herrman was held.
Thomas A. Widiger - Dimensional and cat- Speakers: H. Herrman, Xin Yu, and
egorical models of psychopathology S. Katontoka
Edmond Pi - Cross-cultural psychopharma-
cology: an update Mental disorders in different levels of health Toward excellence in Asian psychiatry and
care: Primary care and liaison psychiatry psychiatric practices
Scott Stroup - Effectiveness of antipsychotic
medications Chair: M. R. Bennasar Chairs: N. Shinfuku and Wei Hao
Speakers: D. Moussaoui, M. R. Bennasar, Speakers: N. Shinfuku, P. Deva, Wei Hao, J.
and L. Küey
Afzal, and R. D‘Souza
Launch of the Chinese version of the revised
WPA Educational Programme on Depression Evidence based psychosocial rehabilitation
Chairs: M. Maj and Dongfeng Zhou
Speakers: A. Tasman, N. Sartorius, and Xin Yu Chairs: N. Shinfuku and Jing-Ping Zhao
Speakers: N. Shinfuku, Jing-Ping Zhao,
Depressive disorders: a selective review of the J. Afzal, U. Pichet, A. Soghoyan, and P. Deva
Chairs: N. Sartorius and A. Tasman
Speakers: M. Phillips, A. Tasman, and
The main venue for the opening ceremony of World Expo, S. Tyano
WPA NEWS June 2010
WPA Regional Meeting INVITATION
26-28 January 2011 People with mental disor-
Cairo, Egypt ders are at increased risk
for several physical diseases
“Co-morbidity between and have a higher mortality
mental and physical disorders” for natural causes than the
general population. Their
access to physical health
care is reduced and the quality of the physical care they receive is worse
compared to the general population. If we are really concerned about
the quality of life of our patients and the protection of their civil rights,
we cannot ignore that physical health is a crucial dimension of quality
of life in these persons, and that access to a physical health care of the
same quality as that available to the rest of the population is a basic
right of these persons as human beings and as citizens. The River Nile in Aswan.
This Regional Meeting will review the research evidence about the Meeting, whose speakers will include many of the most renowned inter-
comorbidity between mental disorders and physical diseases, the factors national experts in the ﬁeld.
which contribute to generate this comorbidity, and what can be done to
I look forward to meeting you in Cairo.
address the problem.
Prof. Mario Maj
The city of Cairo, which hosted an excellent World Congress of Psychiatry President of WPA Regional Meeting - Cairo
in the year 2005, will be the extremely attractive venue of the Regional President, World Psychiatric Association
misdiagnosed and under diagnosed. The life Mental disorders were known to Ancient
span and quality of life of our mental patents Egyptians 5000 years ago. In spite of the mys-
are less than the general population. Clinical tical beliefs, psychiatric patients were cared
training and postgraduate curricula should for, and treated as were those with physical
have an emphasis on the co-morbid medical ailments; for example mental disorders were
known as an integral part of heart and uterine
conditions with psychiatric disorders so that
disorders. Mental disorders were one entity in
the psychiatrist should have proper access for
diagnosis and management of their medical
disorders. It is a good opportunity to high- The theme of this WPA Regional meeting
Abou Simbel Temple in upper Egypt. light this co-morbidity in the next WPA to be held in Cairo, Egypt is “Co-morbid-
regional symposium in Cairo where ancient ity between mental and physical disorders”
which reﬂects one of the focuses of the WPA
Egyptians believed that the site of all mental
in this trienniums action plan. The meeting
One of the main caveats of our current psy- illness was in the heart as revealed in Eber‘s
objective is to increase awareness to all mental
chiatric classiﬁcations is the high prevalence papyrus and at treatment was physical rather health professionals about the high co-occur-
of co-occurrence of psychiatric disorders than mystical. rence of mental and physical disorders and
because of the overlap of symptoms and blur- the strategy for early detection, intervention
ring of delineation of disorders. What is more You are welcome to Cairo to discuss what was and management.
alarming is the high co-morbidity between realized 6000 years ago of the physical and
mental co-morbidity. You are welcome in Egypt to be partners in
physical and mental disorders. Recent studies
the scientiﬁc program as well as to enjoy the
revealed that the prevalence of cardiovascular,
Prof. Ahmed Okasha heritage of Egypt.
cerebrovascular, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, Honorary President of WPA Regional Meeting
emphysema, etc ... are commoner in mental - Cairo Contact person: Prof. Tarek Okasha
patients than in the general population. Our President, Egyptian Psychiatric Association Fax: +202 29200908
patients may have high threshold for pain President, Arab Federation of Psychiatrists Email: email@example.com
and so many painful physical disorders are Past President, World Psychiatric Association Website: www.wpacairo2011.com
WPA Regional Meeting Dear Colleagues,
14-17 April 2011 You are cordially invited to participate in the
Yerevan, Armenia WPA Regional Meeting to be held in Yerevan,
Armenia, from April 14-17, 2011. The meeting
Dear Colleagues, is devoted to mental health challenges in the
present era of globalization.
I am happy to invite you to participate in the
WPA Regional Meeting to be held in Yerevan, We value the participation of mental health pro-
Armenia, from 14 to 17 April, 2011. fessionals from regional and global networks. It
The Opera House on the Liberty Square. is a great pleasure to host an international con-
We are living in a world which is changing ference on recent advances in research, education,
dramatically, where a variety of new challenges are emerging for our and treatment of mental disorders relevant to practicing psychiatrists
mental health and several factors which used to facilitate our coping in multicultural settings.
with adversities are becoming less effective. We psychiatrists cannot
The conference highly appreciates the exchange of academic knowl-
ignore these changes and the ways they are affecting the epidemiology,
edge and experience, as well as the opportunity for networking and col-
phenomenology and treatment response of several mental disorders.
laboration among professionals from different countries. It aims to be
a ground for open discussions that will contribute to the development
The transition period which several Eastern European countries are
of new initiatives and programs.
undergoing, with its impact on the mental health of the population, is
a good example from which we can take several lessons. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the cultural heritage of one of the
world’s ancient civilizations, enjoy mountainous landscapes and expe-
This WPA Regional Meeting will give visibility to the experience of rience Armenian hospitality!
colleagues from Eastern Europe and, at the same time, review the
impact of sociocultural and economic changes and their implications We look forward to meeting you in Yerevan.
for psychiatric practice, research and services in several other areas of
the world. Armen Soghoyan
President, Armenian Psychiatric Association
Armenia, an important bridge between East and West and a fascinat-
ing country, rich of culture, natural beauties and vibrant humanity, will Local Organizers
be an excellent location for the event. Armenian Psychiatric Association
Armenian Medical Association
I look forward to meeting you in Yerevan. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact person: Armen Soghoyan
Mario Maj E-mail: email@example.com
President, World Psychiatric Association Website: www.apnet.am/conference 2011
WPA Thematic Conference education of students and residents, of guidelines and algorithms for
9-12 June 2011 diagnosis and treatment, of prevention programmes and of research
Istanbul, Turkey protocols, but most of them are not frequently implemented in ordi-
nary practice and, even when they are, the ﬁdelity of their application
“Re-thinking Quality in Psychiatry: Education, is rarely evaluated, and the problems encountered in their translation
Research, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment” to different contexts and cultures are rarely debated.
Dear Colleagues, The image and the credibility of our profession depends on the quality
of the education, research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment that
I am happy to invite you to attend the WPA Thematic Conference
we are able to deliver in ordinary practice, rather than on the standards
to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 9 to 12 June 2011, dealing with
that we are able to propose.
quality assurance in psychiatric education, research, prevention,
diagnosis and treatment.
This Thematic Conference will be a unique opportunity to focus on
This is certainly an issue which deserves a special attention. Our this crucial and timely issue, with the participation of colleagues from
discipline and profession can rely today on a variety of curricula for all regions of the world.
WPA NEWS June 2010
The unique beauties and cultural heritage of Istanbul Psychiatrists of the world are invited to meet where
will represent a further attraction. the continents meet for better mental health for
I very much hope you will consider to attend and
actively contribute to the scientiﬁc programme. Psychiatrists of the world will meet in Istanbul, in
the summer of 2011, during the World Psychiatric
Mario Maj Association Thematic Conference.
President of the Conference
The main theme of this international conference
is inviting the participants to reﬂect on the qual-
Dear Colleagues, ity of the education systems, research agenda and
evidence, theoretical conceptualizations, issues of
In my capacity as President-Elect of the World prevention, and daily experience of diagnoses and
Psychiatric Association (WPA), I encourage all of treatments in psychiatry.
you to attend and participate in the WPA Thematic
Conference organized by the Psychiatric Association During this WPA Thematic Conference, organ-
of Turkey and Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society, and ized by WPA, in collaboration with the Psychiatric
to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 9-12, 2011. Association of Turkey and Turkish Neuropsychiatric
Society, besides a high quality scientiﬁc programme,
In this conference, the topic of “Psychiatric Quality a scientiﬁc research awards programme, a fellowship
Related to Education, Research, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment” programme for early career psychiatrists, a photo competition and
will be addressed exclusively and comprehensively; thus offering an exhibition (“Better Mental Health for All: People, Places, Faces”) and
opportunity to learn in depth all of the most relevant and important a rich cultural programme will also be held.
aspects on these subjects. The already selected key speakers are all top
experts on this topic selected for this conference. In the past, the WPA In the name of the Organizing Committee, I am delighted to invite
always conducted excellent scientiﬁc meetings in collaboration with you to join us for this conference where we will review and discuss the
the two WPA Member Societies from Turkey. means to improve the quality of our professional praxis.
Besides, the beauty of Istanbul as well as other cities and regions of The beautiful city, Istanbul, with her modern amenities and the splen-
Turkey are excellent additional incentives to visit Turkey and attend dors of her cultural heritage will be an excellent seat for a perfect meet-
this conference. ing, one that will impress treasured and lasting memories.
I look forward to seeing you in Istanbul in 2011. Levent Küey
Chairperson of the Organizing Committee
Sincerely, WPA Secretary General
Chairperson of the Scientiﬁc Committee Website: www.wpaist2011.org
WPA President-Elect Contact: Levent Küey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
15th World Congress of Psychiatry and practice, with the contribution of the most prominent experts of
the various topics.
“World Psychiatry 2011:
Our Heritage and Our Future” An outstanding scientiﬁc programme is being built up. The 24
Keynote Lectures and the 18 Core Symposia have been already ﬁnal-
18-22 September 2011 ized and are outlined in Tables 1 and 2.
Buenos Aires, Argentina In addition, the programme will include Regular Symposia,
Workshops, WPA Section and Zonal Symposia, Oral Communication
The World Congress of Psychiatry, organized by the World Psychiatric
Sessions, Poster Sessions and Sponsored Events. The deadline for
Association every three years, is the main international scientiﬁc submission of Regular Symposia and Workshops is October 31, 2010.
event in the ﬁeld of psychiatry. The 15th World Congress aims to The deadline for submission of WPA Section and Zonal Symposia,
provide a comprehensive overview of those achievements which have Oral Communications and Posters is November 30, 2010. The guide-
stood the test of time (our heritage) and of the most promising cur- lines for submission can be found on the website of the Congress
rent trends (our future) in the various areas of psychiatric research (www.wpa-argentina2011.com.ar).
KL9. Psychiatry and general medicine (T. Wise)
KL10. Clinical approach to schizophrenia (W.T. Carpenter Jr.)
KL11. Clinical approach to bipolar disorder (E. Vieta)
KL12. Clinical approach to major depression (M.E. Thase)
KL13. Clinical approach to eating disorders (C. Fairburn)
KL14. Clinical approach to personality disorders (A.E. Skodol)
KL15. Clinical approach to anxiety disorders (D. Stein)
KL16. Epidemiology of mental disorders (R.C. Kessler)
KL17. Psychodynamic psychotherapies (P. Fonagy)
KL18. New and old addiction disorders (C.P. O’Brien)
KL19. Child psychiatry (J. Rapoport)
KL20. Old age psychiatry (D. Jeste)
KL21. Mental health consequences of trauma and violence
KL22. Ethics and human rights (F. Lolas)
KL23. Women’s mental health (D. Stewart)
KL24. Epidemiology and prevention of suicide (M. Phillips)
Table 2. 15th World Congress of Psychiatry – Core Symposia
CS1. Functional psychopathology (Chairperson: S. Kapur)
CS2. Prevention of mental disorders and promotion of mental
The ofﬁcial language of the Congress will be English. Simultaneous health (Chairperson: S. Saxena)
translation into Spanish and Portuguese will be available for Keynote CS3. The family of persons with severe mental illness
Lectures, Core Symposia and selected Regular Symposia. There will (Chairperson: K.T. Mueser)
be a special track in the scientiﬁc programme with Symposia and CS4. Gene-environment interactions in mental disorders
Oral Communication Sessions in Spanish or Portuguese. (Chairperson: N. Craddock)
CS5. Pharmacotherapies in psychiatry: our heritage and
Fellowships will be available for psychiatrists under 40 years of age
our future (Chairperson: H.-J. Möller)
and with no more than ﬁve years elapsed since completion of their
CS6. Resilience and recovery in persons with mental disorders
psychiatric training. Selection criteria and guidelines for submission
(Chairperson: A. Bellack)
can be found on the website of the Congress.
CS7. Early interventions in psychiatry
An extremely attractive programme of tours for Congress participants (Chairperson: P.D. McGorry)
and accompanying persons has been organized. Details can be found CS8. Conﬂicts, terrorism and mental health
on the website of the Congress. (Chairperson: R.J. Ursano)
CS9. Social brain and social cognition
This is going to be a memorable event. Psychiatrists from all coun- (Chairperson: R.I.M. Dunbar)
tries of the world are invited to attend and to contribute. CS10. Children with mental disorders do become adults
(Chairperson: B. Birmaher)
CS11. Globalization and mental health (Chairperson: D. Bhugra)
Table 1. 15th World Congress of Psychiatry – Keynote Lectures CS12. Non-pharmacological somatic treatments in psychiatry
KL1. Classiﬁcation and diagnostic systems (N. Sartorius) (Chairperson: H.A. Sackeim)
KL2. Genetics of mental disorders (P. McGufﬁn) CS13. Mental health care in low-income countries
KL3. Community mental health care (G. Thornicroft) (Chairperson: O. Gureje)
KL4. Psychosocial rehabilitation (R.E. Drake) CS14. Access and adherence to mental health care
KL5. Culture and mental health (R. Alarcón) (Chairperson: V. Patel)
KL6. Neuroimaging of psychoses (P. McGuire) CS15. Improving quality of mental health services
KL7. Cognitive-behavioural psychotherapies (K. Shear) (Chairperson: R. Jenkins)
KL8. Intermediate phenotypes in psychiatry (D.R. Weinberger)
WPA NEWS June 2010
Future WPA Scientiﬁc Meetings
July 2010 23-25 September 2010: “IV Congreso Paraguayo de Psiquiatria”,
Asuncion, Paraguay. Organizer: Paraguayan Society of Psychiatry.
Contact: Dr Andres Arce. E-mail: email@example.com
1-3 July 2010: “1st International Congress on Borderline Personality
Disorder”, Berlin, Germany. Organizer: German Association for DBT.
Collaboration: a) Association for Research in Personality Disorders (ARPD) October 2010
b) Dutch Foundation for Psychiatry and Religion Austrian Association
for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (ÖGPP) c) Central Institute of Mental
Health, Mannheim (CIMH) d) European Psychiatric Association (EPA) 4-7 October 2010: 12th Annual Meeting of the International Society
e) European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) f) of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) “Bridging the gap between science
German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) g) and clinical practice in the addiction ﬁeld”, Milan, Italy. Organizer:
International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD) h) International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM). Collaboration:
Swiss Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (SGPP). Contact: Dr. WPA Section on Addiction Psychiatry. Contact: Dr. Giancarlo La
Thorsten Kienast. E-mails: a) firstname.lastname@example.org b) borderline- Pietra. E-mail: email@example.com Website:
firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.borderline-congress.org www.isam2010.medicina.unimib.it
7-11 July 2010: “IV Pan-American Congress on Child and Adolescent
Mental Health”, Havana, Cuba. Organizer: Cuban Society of Psychiatry. 5-7 October 2010: The First National Conference of Psychiatry for
Collaboration: Cuban National Group for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. the Saudi Psychiatric Association “Mental Health in a Socio-cultural
Contact: Dr. Cristobal Martinez Gomez. E-mail: email@example.com Perspective”, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Organizer: Saudi Psychiatric
Association. Collaboration: a) King Faisal University, Medical Education
10 July 2010: “Arte, Salud y Comunidad”, Buenos Aires, Argentina. b) British Arab Psychiatric Association c) Institute of Psychiatry Ain
Organizer: WPA Section on Mass Media and Mental Health. Shams University. Contact: Dr. Mohamed Khaled. E-mails:
Collaboration: FINTECO. Contact: Dr. Miguel A. Materazzi. E-mail: a) firstname.lastname@example.org b) email@example.com Website: www.saudipsych.org
18-22 October 2010: “XIV Spanish Congress of Psychiatry”, Barcelona,
11-14 July 2010: WPA Section on Epidemiology and Public Health
Spain. Organizers: a) Spanish Society of Psychiatry b) Spanish Society
Meeting 2010 “Prediction in Psychiatric Epidemiology - From Childhood
and Adolescence to Adulthood”, Lisbon, Portugal. Organizer: WPA of Biological Psychiatry. Contacts: a) Prof. Julio Vallejo b) Prof JM
Section on Epidemiology and Public Health. Collaboration: Faculty Menchon. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:
of Medical Sciences, Nova University of Lisbon and Paris Descartes www.psiquiatriabarcelona2010.org
University. Contact: Prof. José Miguel Caldas de Almeida. E-mail:
Caldasjm@fcm.unl.pt Website: http://wpaepi2010.com 22-24 October 2010: “4th International Conference of Schizophrenia
(ICONS)”, Chennai, India. Organizer: The Schizophrenia Research
Foundation (SCARF). Contact: Dr. R. Thara. E-mail: email@example.com
August 2010 Website: www.icons-scarf.org
19-21 August 2010: “VII World Congress of Depressive Disorders and 23-27 October 2010: XX World Congress of Social Psychiatry “Promoting
International Symposium on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”, Mendoza, the Integration of Health and Mental Health”, Marrakech, Morocco.
Argentina. Organizer: University of Cuyo. Contact: Dr. Jorge Nazar. E- Organizer: World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP). Contacts:
mail: Jorge_nazar@hotmail.com Website: www.mendoza2010.org a) Prof. Julio Arboleda Florez b) Prof. Driss Moussaoui. E-mails: a)
julio.arboleda-ﬂorez@queensu.ca b) firstname.lastname@example.org Website:
30 October-1 November 2010: International Conference on Transcultural
1-5 September 2010: WPA International Congress “Global psychiatry
Psychiatry: “Migration, Mental Health and Transcultural Psychiatry
at the frontier: sharing the future”, Beijing, China. Organizers: a)
Capital Medical University b) Beijing Anding Hospital of Capital in the 21st Century”, Barcelona, Spain. Organizer: WPA Section on
Medical University. Collaboration: Chinese Society of Psychiatry. Transcultural Psychiatry. Collaboration: University of Barcelona,
Contact: Dr. Gang Wang. E-mail: email@example.com Website: Sant Pere Claver Hospital. Contact: Dr. Joseba Achotegui. E-mail:
www.wpa2010.org firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.congresowpabarcelona2010.com
9-12 September 2010: “International Conference from Adolescence 28-31 October 2010: “Paciﬁc Rim College of Psychiatrists (PRCP) 14th
to Adulthood - Normality and Psychopathology”, Larnaca, Cyprus. Scientiﬁc Meeting”, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Organizer: Paciﬁc
Organizer: Cyprus Psychiatric Association. Collaboration: a) European Rim College of Psychiatrists. Collaboration: a) Australian and New
Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) b) Hellenic Zealand Association of Mental Health b) Royal Australian and New
Psychiatric Association c) Hellenic Society of Child and Adolescent
Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Contact: Prof. Philip Morris. E-mail:
Psychiatry. Contact: Dr. Neophytes Papaneophytou E-mails: a)
email@example.com b) firstname.lastname@example.org Website: email@example.com Website: www.prcp.org
15-17 September 2010: “1st Congress of Dual Pathology and Addictive November 2010
Disorders”, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organizer: Asociación de Conductas
Adictivas y Patología Dual de Iberoamérica (ACAPI). Collaboration: 4-6 November 2010: “International Symposium on Psychiatry and
Section of Substance Abuse Disorders of APAL. Contact: Dr. Javier Didia Religious Experience”, Ávila, Spain. Organizers: a) International Juan
Attas. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.acapi.org.ar J. López-Ibor Foundation b) WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality
and Psychiatry. Collaboration: a) University of Mystic-CITES b) Dutch
18 September 2010: “Sociedad, Multitud y Salud Mental”, Buenos
Foundation for Psychiatry and Religion c) Castilla and Leon Society of
Aires, Argentina. Organizer: WPA Section on Mass Media and
Mental Health. Collaboration: FINTECO. Contact: Dr. Miguel A. Psychiatry. Contact: Dr. Peter J. Verhagen E-mail: email@example.com
Materazzi. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.religionandpsychiatry.com
18-21 November 2010: “4th Dual Congress on Psychiatry and the Women’s Mental Health. Contact: Debra Tucker. E-mail: email@example.com
Neurosciences”, Thessaloniki, Greece. Organizer: Hellenic Society for Website: www.iawmh.org
the Advancement of Psychiatry and Related Sciences. Collaboration: a)
World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) b) 21-25 March 2011: “16th World Congress of the World Association for
International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA). Contact: Prof. C. Soldatos. Dynamic Psychiatry (WADP)”, Munich, Germany. Organizer: World
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ina-wfsbp-dualcongress.gr Association for Dynamic Psychiatry. Contact: Dr. Sabine Funk. E-mail:
Lauraschreier@yahoo.de Website: www.wadp-congress.de
19-21 November 2010: XVII National Conference of the Indian Association
for Social Psychiatry “Public Mental Health and Social Psychiatry”, 25-27 March 2011: “10th Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry
Cochin, India. Organizer: Indian Association for Social Psychiatry.
- Mental Health Policy and Economics”, Venice, Italy. Organizer: WPA
Contact: Prof. Rakesh K Chadda. E-mail: email@example.com
Website: www.iasp.org.in Section on Mental Health Policy and Economics. Contact: Dr. Massimo
Moscarelli. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.icmpe.org
23-26 November 2010: “Iranian Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting”,
Tehran, Iran. Organizer: Iranian Psychiatric Association. Contact:
Dr. Ahmed Jalili. E-mails: a) email@example.com b) firstname.lastname@example.org April 2011
7-8 April 2011: “Mental Health in the big cities”, Milano, Italy.
24-27 November 2010: “DGPPN Congress 2010”, Berlin, Germany. Organizer: WPA Section on Urban Mental Health. Collaboration:
Organizer: German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Italian Psychiatric Association. Contact: Dr. Mariano Bassi. E-mail:
(DGPPN). Contact: Michael Grözinger, MD. E-mail: email@example.com Mariano.Bassi@ospedaleniguarda.it Website: www.mgacongressi.it
14-17 April 2011: “WPA Regional Meeting”, Yerevan, Armenia.
Organizer: Armenian Association of Psychiatrists. Contact: Dr. Armen
December 2010 Soghoyan. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
8-10 December 2010: “11th Pan Arab Psychiatric Conference”, Khartoum, 18-20 April 2011: 1st International Conference on Cultural Psychiatry in
Sudan. Organizers: a) Sudanese Association of Psychiatrists b) Arab the French Speaking World “Migration Challenges and Mental Health”,
Federation of Psychiatrists. Contact: Prof. Abdullah Abdelrahman. E-mail: Paris, France. Organizer: WPA Section on Transcultural Psychiatry.
email@example.com Contact: Dr Rachid Bennegadi. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
10-12 December 2010: “Meeting of the African Association of Psychiatrists
and Allied Professions”, Khartoum, Sudan. Organizers: a) Sudanese
Association of Psychiatrists b) African Association of Psychiatrists and May 2011
Allied Professions. Contact: Prof. Abdullah Abdelrahman. E-mail:
email@example.com 10-11 May 2011: “IAPA-New Zealand International Conference on
Schizophrenia”, Invercargill, New Zealand. Organizer: Indo Australasian
17-19 December 2010: International Psychiatric Conference of the Psychiatry Association. Contact: Dr. Russell D’Souza. E-mails:
Pakistan Psychiatric Society “Awareness and Prevention Strategies for a) firstname.lastname@example.org b) email@example.com
Psychiatric Disorders in Developing Countries”, Islamabad, Pakistan. Websites: a) www.iapa.com.au b) www.afpapsy.com
Organizer: Pakistan Psychiatric Society. Contact: Asima Khan. E-mail:
Psychpims@yahoo.com Website: www.pps.pak.com
May - June 2011
January 2011 29 May-2 June 2011: “Royal Australian and New Zealand College of
Psychiatrists (RANZCP) 2011 Annual Congress”, Darwin, Northern
14-15 January 2011: “2nd Indian Global Psychiatry Initiative 2011”, New Territory, Australia. Organizer: Royal Australian and New Zealand
Delhi, India. Organizer: Global Federation of Indo Psychiatry Associations. College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). Contact: Louise Hain. E-mail:
Collaboration: Canadian Psychiatric Association. Contact: Prof. Russell Louise.Hain@ranzcp.org Website: www.ranzcp.org
D’Souza. E-mails: a) firstname.lastname@example.org b) email@example.com
26-28 January 2011: WPA Regional Meeting “Co-morbidity between June 2011
mental and physical disorders”, Cairo, Egypt. Organizer: Egyptian
Psychiatric Association. Contact: Prof. Tarek A. Okasha. E-mail: 9-12 June 2011: WPA Thematic Conference “Rethinking Quality in
firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.wpacairo2011.com Psychiatry: Education, Research, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment”,
Istanbul, Turkey. Organizers: a) Psychiatric Association of Turkey b)
Turkish Neuropsychiatric Association. Contact: Dr. Levent Küey.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.wpaist2011.org
1-28 February 2011: “12th Virtual Congress of Psychiatry Interpsiquis
2011”. Online. Organizer: psiquiatria.com Collaboration: Jerónimo Saiz July - August 2011
Ruiz. Contact: Dr. Pedro Moreno Gea. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.interpsiquis.com 31 July-4 August 2011: “3rd World Congress of Asian Psychiatry”,
Melbourne Australia. Organizer: Asian Forum Australasia and
Australian Asian Medical Federation. Contact: Dr. Russell D’Souza.
March 2011 E-mails: a) email@example.com b) firstname.lastname@example.org
7-11 March 2011: “Psicohabana 2011”, Habana, Cuba. Organizer:
WPA Section on Classiﬁcation, Diagnostic Assessment and
Nomenclature. Collaboration: Cuban Society of Psychiatry. Contact: September 2011
Dr. Wilfredo Castillo Donate. E-mail: email@example.com
18-22 September 2011: “XV World Congress of Psychiatry”, Buenos Aires,
16-19 March 2011: 4th World Congress on Women‘s Mental Health Argentina. Organizers: a) Argentinean Association of Psychiatrists
“Biological, psychological, and socio-cultural aspects of women‘s men- (AAP) b) Argentinean Psychiatrists Association (APSA) c) Foundation
tal health”, Madrid, Spain. Organizer: International Association for for Interdisciplinary Investigation of Communication (FINTECO).
Women’s Mental Health (IAWMH). Collaboration: WPA Section on Contact: Mariano R. Castex. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WPA NEWS June 2010
September - October 2011 October 2012
29 September-1 October 2011: “3rd European Conference on 17-21 October 2012: “WPA International Congress”, Prague, Czech
Schizophrenia Research (ECSR)”, Berlin, Germany. Organizer: Republic. Organizer: Czech Psychiatric Association. Contact: Dr. Jiri
Competence Network on Schizophrenia. Contact: Dr. Victoria Toeller. Raboch. E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.wpaic2012.org
E-mails: a) Viktoria.Toeller@lvr.de b) firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2011 10-12 January 2013: “WPA Regional Meeting”, Asuncion, Paraguay.
Organizer: Paraguayan Society of Psychiatry. Contact: Dr. Jose Britez
5-8 October 2011: “II International Congress Dual Disorders Addictive Cantero. E-mail: email@example.com
Behaviors and Other Mental Disorders”, Barcelona, Spain. Organizer:
Sociedad Española Patología Dual (SEPD). Collaboration: NIDA
(National Institute on Drug Abuse, EEUU) and APAL. Contact: Prof. April 2013
Miguel Casas. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cipd2011.com
10-13 April 2013: “WPA Regional Congress”, Bucharest, Romania.
16 October 2011: “1st Meeting: Psychiatry in Everyday Clinical Organizer: Romanian Psychiatric Association. Contact: a) Dr. Dan
Practice”, Thessaloniki, Greece. Organizer: International Society on Prelipceanu b) Dr. Eliot Sorel. E-mails: a) Dr. Dan Prelipceanu
Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology (ISNP). Collaboration: WPA (email@example.com) b) Dr. Eliot Sorel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Section on Psychiatry in Private Practice. Contact: Dr. Kostas N.
Fountoulakis. E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.psychiatry.gr
November 2011 12-14 June 2013: “WPA Third Thematic Conference on Legal and
Forensic Psychiatry”, Madrid, Spain. Organizer: Spanish Society
3-5 November 2011: WPA Regional Meeting “Focusing on Asian of Legal Psychiatry. Contact: Dr. Alfredo Calcedo Barba. E-mail:
Mental Health: Current and Future Perspectives”, Kaohsiung., Taiwan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizer: Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry. Contacts: a) Dr. Cheng-Chung
Chen b) Dr. Hin-Yeung Tsang. E-mails: a) email@example.com (Dr. Cheng- 19-23 June 2013: “WPA International Congress”, Istanbul, Turkey.
Chung Chen) b) firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Hin-Yeung Tsang) Organizers: a) Psychiatric Association of Turkey b) Turkish
Neuropsychiatric Society. Contact: Dr. Levent Kuey. E-mail:
15-17 November 2011: “Iranian Psychiatric Association Annual email@example.com
Meeting”, Tehran, Iran. Organizer: Iranian Psychiatric Association.
Contact: Dr. Ahmed Jalili. E-mails: a) firstname.lastname@example.org b)
email@example.com Website: www.psychiatrist.ir
24-27 November 2011: “2nd International Congress on Neurobiology, 12-16 September 2013: “WPA Regional Congress and XXIII APM
Psychopharmacology and Treatment Guidance”, Thessaloniki, National Congress”, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Organizer: Mexican
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WPA PUBLICATIONS: common mental disorders. Each volume
covers a speciﬁc mental disorder, with a set of
Editors: Tyano S, Keren M, Herrman H,
Cox J. April 2010.
BOOKS AND JOURNALS systematic reviews of the research evidence,
Helen Herrman each followed by commentaries produced Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries.
Editors: Peter J. Verhagen, Herman M. van
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Praag, Juan J. López-Ibor Jr., John Cox,
representing different schools of thought.
and Driss Moussaoui. December 2009 /
Nine volumes exist, several in second or third
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promote the goals of the Association and
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are now available through the WPA website
relevant to the ethical and successful practice Norman Sartorius. August 2009 / Hardback /
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EDITORIAL dent Prof. Mario
Physical health care in persons with severe
mental illness: a public health and ethical priority
The role of efficacy and effectiveness trials
Social functioning and quality of life as measures
35 additional languages and appropriate ways
of effectiveness in the treatment of schizophrenia
Maj, is a high qual-
J.S. KWON, J.-S. CHOI
to disseminate books and electronic content Recovery in Mental Health: Reshaping
Enhancing research and treatment of mental 3
disorders with dimensional concepts: toward Migraine in affectively ill Mexican adolescents 37
DSM-V and ICD-11 S.C. DILSAVER, F. BENAZZI, K.J. OEDEGAARD,
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Relationship problems and the DSM: needed 7 Indexation of psychiatric journals from 40
ity journal of in-
improvements and suggested solutions low- and middle-income countries: a survey
R.E. HEYMAN, A.M.S. SLEP, S.R.H. BEACH, and a case study
M.Z. WAMBOLDT, N.J. KASLOW, D. REISS C. KIELING, H. HERRMAN, V. PATEL,
to colleagues in low- and middle-income scientiﬁc and clinical responsibilities.
Metabolic syndrome in people with 15
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than 32,000 psychia- WPA Books Published by Wiley-Blackwell. Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers:
trists worldwide. It is produced in English, Unwitting partners in global mental health.
Spanish, Chinese and Russian languages, in All available at 20% discount price to Editors: Mario Incayawar, Ronald Wintrob,
partial translation in Romanian, and a new members of WPA Member Societies, through and Lise Bourchard. Honorary Editor:
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now indexed by Medline, Current Contents / 296 pages. ISBN 9780470516836
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Forthcoming Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and
and abstracts from its inception in January
prospects. Editors: Ihsan M. Salloum and
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Pubmed and the WPA website. Its second Experience in Psychiatry. Editors: Ghodse 328 pages. ISBN 9780470725696
ISI impact factor, released in June 2010 is H, Herrman H, Maj M, Sartorius N. Due
4.375, ranking it among the top ten of clini- mid-2010. See also Online Anthologies of International
cal psychiatric journals. The WPA Bulletin Psychiatric Texts (below)
on Depression is edited by Prof. Driss Mous- Depression and Diabetes. Editors W Katon,
saoui as education for primary care doctors M Maj, N Sartorius. Due July 2010.
and residents in psychiatry. Two issues have Published
been published each year, since 1993. 50,000 Depression and Cancer. Editors D Kissane,
Disaster and Mental Health. Editors: Juan
copies are distributed worldwide in ﬁve dif- M Maj, N Sartorius. Due September 2010.
José López-Ibor, George Christodoulou,
ferent languages (sometimes up to eight dif- Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius, and Ahmed
Depression and Heart Disease. Editors A
ferent languages). Okasha. 2004. ISBN 9780470021231
Glassman, M Maj, N Sartorius. Due October
The series Evidence and Experience in Early Detection and Management of Mental
Psychiatry is a highly successful publishing Disorders. Editors: Mario Maj, Juan José
venture that compares research evidence López-Ibor, Norman Sartorius, Mitsumoto
and clinical experience concerning the Parenthood and Mental Health: A bridge Sato, and Ahmed Okasha. 2005. ISBN
diagnosis and management of the most between infant and adult psychiatry. 9780470010839
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Families and Mental Disorder: From Editors: Helmut Remschmidt, Barry Universitatsverlag WINTER Heidelberg
Burden to Empowerment. Editors: Norman Nurcombe, Myron Lowell Belfer, Norman 2006 ISBN 382531670X
Sartorius, Julian Leff, Juan José López-Ibor, Sartorius, and Ahmed Okasha. 2007. ISBN
Mario Maj, and Ahmed Okasha. 2005. ISBN 9780470512456
Other WPA Books
Anthologies and Online Anthologies of
Advances in Psychiatry, Third volume.
Psychiatry as a Neuroscience. Editors: Juan International Psychiatric Texts
Editors: George N. Christodoulou, Miguel
José López-Ibor, Wolfgang Gaebel, Mario (Series Director D. Moussaoui)
Jorge, Juan E. Mezzich, Beta Medical Arts,
Maj, and Norman Sartorius. 2002. ISBN Online at: www.interscience.wiley.com/
Athens, Greece, 2009/ 289 pages. ISBN
9780471496564 onlinebooks (via link from www.wpanet.org/
Psychiatry in Society. Editors: Norman
Psychiatry and Sexual Health: An Integrative
Sartorius, Wolfgang Gaebel, Juan José Anthology of German Psychiatric Texts.
Approach. Editors: Juan E Mezzich and
López-Ibor, and Mario Maj. 2002. ISBN Editor: Henning Sass. 2007 / 526 pages.
Ruben Hernandez-Serrano on behalf of
9780471496823 Adobe E-Book. ISBN 9783000204258
the WPA Educational Program on Sexual
Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classiﬁcation. Anthology of Spanish Psychiatric Texts. Health. Published by Jason Aronson, USA
Editors: Mario Maj, Wolfgang Gaebel, Juan Editor: Juan José López-Ibor, Carlos 2006 (an imprint of Rowman & Littleﬁeld
José López-Ibor, and Norman Sartorius. Publishers). Available on-line at www.
Carbonell Masiá, and Jean Garrabé.
2002. ISBN 9780471496816 rowmanlittleﬁeld.com.
2001 / 552 pages. Adobe E-Book. ISBN
9780470986745 Essentials of Clinical Psychiatry for sub-
Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Saharan Africa. Editors: Frank G. Njenga,
Anthology of Italian Psychiatric Texts.
Series Wilson Acuda, Vikram Patel, and Mario
Editors: Mario Maj and Filipo M. Ferro.
Maj. Published by Masson, Milano 2005.
Bipolar Disorders. Editors: Mario Maj, 2002 / 432 pages. Adobe E-Book. ISBN
Hagop S. Akiskal, Juan José López- 9780470986707 Advances in Psychiatry. Editor: George N.
Ibor, and Norman Sartorius. 2002. ISBN Christodoulou, Beta Medical Arts, Athens,
9780471560371 Anthology of French Language Psychiatric Greece, 2002 (232 pages).
Texts. Editors: François-Régis Cousin, Jean
Dementia, 2nd Edition. Editors: Mario Garrabé, and Denis Morozov. 1999 / 552 Advances in Psychiatry, Second volume.
Maj and Norman Sartorius. 2003. ISBN pages. Adobe E-Book. ISBN 9780470986721 Editor: George N. Christodoulou, World
9780470849637 Psychiatric Association, Paris, France,
2005/282 pages. ISBN 2902050046
Depressive Disorders, 3rd Edition: Editors: Images in Psychiatry
Helen Herrman, Mario Maj and Norman
Sartorius. August 2009 / Hardback / 344 Images in Psychiatry: An Arab Perspective. WPA Scientiﬁc Sections Ofﬁcially Linked
pages. ISBN 9780470987209 Editors: Ahmed Okasha and Mario Maj. Journals
Co-editors: Aida Seif El Dawla and Tarek
Eating Disorders. Editors: Mario Maj, Okasha. Published by Scientiﬁc Book House, Affective Disorders – Journal of Affective
Katherine Halmi, Juan José López-Ibor, Cairo 2001. Disorders
and Norman Sartorius. 2003. ISBN
9780470848654 Images of Psychiatry: The Caribbean. Classiﬁcation, Diagnostic Assessment and
Editors: Frederick W. Hickling and Eliot Nomenclature – Psychopathology
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, 2nd Sorel. Published by Stephenson’s Press
Edition. Editors: Mario Maj, Norman Clinical Psychopathology – Psychopathology
Limited, Jamaica 2005.
Sartorius, Ahmed Okasha, and Joseph
Zohar. 2003. ISBN 9780470849668 Images in Psychiatry: Poland. Editors: Ecology, Psychiatry and Mental Health
Adam Bilikiewicz and Janusz Rybakowski. – Idee in Psichiatria
Personality Disorders. Editors: Mario Maj, Published by Via Medica, Gdansk 2002.
Hagop S. Akiskal, and Juan E. Mezzich. Intellectual Disability – Journal of
2005. ISBN 9780470090367 Intellectual Disability Research
Images of Psychiatry: Romania. Editors:
Phobias. Editors: Mario Maj, Hagop S. Mental Health Economics – Journal of
Eliot Sorel and Dan Prelipceanu. Published
Akiskal, Juan José López-Ibor, and Ahmed Mental Health Policy and Economics
by InfoMedica, Bucharest 2004.
Okasha. 2004. ISBN 9780470858332
Images of Spanish Psychiatry. Editors: Juan Personality Disorders – Personality and
Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition. Editors: Mario José López-Ibor, Carmen Leal Cercós and Mental Health
Maj and Norman Sartorius. 2003. ISBN Carlos Carbonnell Masiá. Editorial Glosa
9780470849644 Transcultural Psychiary – Transcultural
2004. ISBN 847429200X
Somatoform Disorders. Editors: Mario Maj, Psychiatry
Images in Psychiatry: German Speaking
Hagop S. Akiskal, Juan E. Mezzich, and
Countries, Austria; Germany; Switzerland. Women’s Mental Health – Archives of
Ahmed Okasha. 2005. ISBN 9780470016121
Editors: Eugen M. Wolpert. Konrad Maurer, Women‘s Mental Health
The Mental Health of Children and Aicha Hind Rifai, Ernst Ulrich Vorbach,
Adolescents: An area of global neglect. and Martin Hambrecht. Published by
This information on WPA Publications was updated in June 2010.
Ofﬁcial Quarterly News Bulletin of WPA
WPA Executive Committee WPA Board (Zonal Representatives) The World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
President: Z1 Canada: Z10 Eastern Europe:
Prof. Mario Maj (Italy) Prof. Raymond Tempier (Canada) Prof. Armen Soghoyan (Armenia) The WPA is an association of national psychi-
President-Elect: Z2 United States of America: Z11 Northern Africa: atric societies aimed to increase knowledge and
Prof. Pedro Ruiz (USA) Prof. Michelle B. Riba (USA) Prof. Driss Moussaoui (Morocco) skills necessary for work in the ﬁeld of mental
Z3 Mexico, Central America and the Z12 Middle East:
Secretary General: Caribbean: health and the care for the mentally ill. Its
Prof. Charles Baddoura (Lebanon)
Prof. Levent Küey (Turkey) Dr. Mauricio Sanchez (Nicaragua) member societies are presently 135, spanning
Z13 Central and Western Africa:
Secretary for Education: Z4 Northern South America: Dr. Joseph Adeyemi (Nigeria) 117 different countries and representing more
Prof. Allan Tasman (USA) Dr. Fabrizio Delgado (Ecuador) Z14 Eastern and Southern Africa: than 200,000 psychiatrists.
Z5 Southern South America:
Secretary for Finances: Prof. Solomon Rataemane (South Africa)
Dr. Luis Risco (Chile)
Prof. Tsuyoshi Akiyama (Japan) Z15 Central and Western Asia: The WPA organizes the World Congress of
Z6 Western Europe:
Dr. S. Ahmad Jalili (Iran) Psychiatry every three years. It also organ-
Secretary for Meetings: Prof. Linda Gask (UK)
Prof. Tarek Okasha (Egypt) Z16 Southern Asia:
Z7 Northern Europe: izes international and regional congresses and
Dr. Henrik Wahlberg (Finland) Dr. E. Mohandas (India)
Secretary for Publications: Z17 Eastern Asia: meetings, and thematic conferences. It has
Prof. Helen Herrman (Australia) Z8 Southern Europe:
Prof. Naotaka Shinfuku (Japan) 65 scientiﬁc sections, aimed to disseminate
Prof. Miguel Roca Bennasar (Spain)
Secretary for Sections: Z9 Central Europe: Z18 Australasia and the South Paciﬁc: information and promote collaborative work in
Prof. Miguel R. Jorge (Brazil) Prof. Dusica Lecic-Tosevski (Serbia) Dr. Julian Freidin (Australia) speciﬁc domains of psychiatry. It has produced
several educational programmes and series
of books. It has developed ethical guidelines
WPA Council for psychiatric practice, including the Madrid
Prof. E. Peter Berner (France) Prof. Juan J. López-Ibor (Spain) Prof. Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)
Prof. Jorge A. Costa e Silva (USA) Prof. Juan E. Mezzich (USA) Prof. Fini M. Schulsinger (Denmark)
Prof. John Cox (UK) Prof. Ahmed Okasha (Egypt) Prof. Costas Stefanis (Greece)
Prof. Felice Lieh-Mak (China) Prof. Pierre Pichot (France) Prof. Sam Tyano (Israel)
WPA Standing and Operational Standing Committee on Review Operational Committee on Meetings
Committees Ahmed Okasha (Chair) Tarek Okasha (Chair)
Standing Committee on Ethics Donna Stewart (Co-chair) Wolfgang Gaebel (Co-chair)
Sam Tyano (Chair) Oye Gureje (Member) Haroon Chaudhry (Member)
Rodrigo Cordoba (Member)
Paul Appelbaum (Member) Otto Steenfeldt-Foss (Member) Alberto Monchablon (Member)
Julio Arboleda-Florez (Member) Nada Stotland (Member) Jiri Raboch (Consultant)
Afzal Javed (Member) Driss Moussaoui (Consultant) Fouad Antoun (Consultant) (Deceased)
Constantin Soldatos (Member) Norman Sartorius (Consultant)
Operational Committee on Publications
Standing Committee on Nominations Operational Committee on Education Helen Herrman (Chair)
Mario Maj (Chair) Allan Tasman (Chair) What are its Aims?
Helen Chiu (Member)
Tsuyoshi Akiyama (Member) Jerald Kay (Member) Jair Mari (Member)
Sheila Hollins (Member) Anne Lindhardt (Member) Christopher Szabo (Member) The core missions of WPA include the
Fred Kigozi (Member) Dan Stein (Member) Peter Tyrer (Member) following:
Fernando Lolas (Member) Pichet Udomratn (Member) Christian Kieling (Consultant)
Bulent Coskun (Consultant) Vikram Patel (Consultant)
Garry Walter (Consultant) • To encourage the highest possible stand-
Standing Committee on Planning Savita Malhotra (Consultant)
Pedro Ruiz (Chair) Brian Martindale (Consultant) Michelle Riba (Special Adviser) ards of clinical practice
Levent Kuey (Co-chair) Driss Moussaoui (Special Adviser) • To increase knowledge and skills about
Helen Herrman (Member) Operational Committee on Finances Operational Committee on Sections mental disorders and how they can be
Juan Mezzich (Member) Tsuyoshi Akiyama (Chair) Miguel Jorge (Chair)
Tarek Okasha (Member) Florence Baingana (Member) prevented and treated
Michaela Amering (Member)
Edgard Belfort (Consultant) Francois Ferrero (Member) Luis Salvador-Carulla (Member) • To promote mental health
Tania Peon Valdes (Consultant) Marianne Kastrup (Member) Russell D’Souza (Member) • To promote the highest possible ethical
Parameshvara Deva (Consultant) Massimo Moscarelli (Member) Ron Wintrob (Member)
standards in psychiatric work
• To disseminate knowledge about evidence-
based therapy and values based practice
WPA Secretariat Geneva University Psychiatric Hospital Tel: +41 22 305 5737 • To be a voice for the dignity and human
Bâtiment Les Voirons Fax: +41 22 305 5735 rights of the patients and their families, and
Ms. Anna Engstrom (Sweden) 2 Chemin du Petit Bel-Air Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to uphold the rights of psychiatrists
1225 Chêne-Bourg • To facilitate communication and assistance
Deputy Adminstrator GENEVA especially to societies who are isolated
Ms. Pamela Atiase (Switzerland) Switzerland WEBSITE: WWW.WPANET.ORG or whose members work in impoverished
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