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					                                     Joanne Goodwin
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Office of the President
Professor Ahmed Okasha               January 3, 2005

Prof. Of Psychiatry and Director
WHO Collaborating Center
Institute of Psychiatry              Prof. Mohammed Rezaul Karim
Faculty of Medicine                  President, Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists
Ain Shams University                 Prof. A. H. Mohammad Firoz
3, Ahmed Boraai Street
off Iraq St., El mohandeseen ,       Secretary, Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists
Giza , Egypt
T: (20-2) 336-6799                   Prof. Anil Malhotra
F: (20-2) 748-1786
E: aokasha@internetegypt.com         President, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry
                                     Prof. Rakesh K. Chadda
WPA Website : www.wpanet.org
                                     Secretary, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry
WPA Secretariat
Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral     Prof. J.K. Trivedi
Sciences
Metropolitan Hospital Center         President, Indian Psychiatric Society
New York Medical College             Dr. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
1901 First Avenue, Suite 4M-3
New York, NY 10029                   Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society
Tel: (1-212) 423-7001
Fax: (1212) 876-3793
E-mail : wpasecretariat@wpanet.org   Prof. G. Pandu Setiawan
                                     President, Indonesian Psychiatric Association
Executive Committee                  Prof. S. Danardi
President:                           Secretary, Indonesian Psychiatric Association
Ahmed Okasha (Egypt
President-Elect (Vice-President):    Prof. T. Maniam
Juan E. Mezzich (USA)
Secretary General:                   President, Malaysian Psychiatric Association
John Cox (UK)                        Dr. Philip George
Secretary for Finance:               Secretary, Malaysian Psychiatric Association
Sam Tyano (Israel )
Secretary for Meetings:
Pedro Ruiz (USA)                     Prof. Sao Sai Lon
Secretary for Education:
Roger Montenegro (Argentina)         President, Myanmar Medico-Psychological Society
Secretary for Publications:          Dr. Zaw Sein Lwin
Mario Maj (Italy)
Secretary for Sections:              Secretary, Myanmar Medico-Psychological Society
George Christodoulou (Greece)
Zonal Representatives                Dr. Buddhi Karunathilaka
 1.   Werner Pankratz (Canada)
 2. Allan Tasman (USA)               President, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists
 3. Enrique Camarena (Mexico)        Dr. Rajive Weerasundara
 4. Edgard Belfort (Venezuela)
 5. Miguel R. Jorge (Brazil)         Secretary, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists
 6. Brian Martindale (UK)
 7.   Marian Kastrup (Denmark)
 8. Levent Kuey ( Turkey)            Dr. Vira Khuangsirikul
 9. Petr Smolik (Czeck)              President, Psychiatric Association of Thailand
 10. Valery Krasnov (Russia)         Prof. Ronachai Kongsakon
 11. Tarek Okasha (Egypt)
 12. Fuad Antun (Lebanon)            Secretary, Psychiatric Association of Thailand
 13. Michael Olatawura(Nigeria)
 14. Fred Kigozi (Uganda)
 15. Haroon Chaudhry (Pakistan)      Dear Colleagues,
 16. Parameshvara Deva(Malaysia)
 17. Jiro Suzuki (Japan)
 18. Graham Mellsop( New             We would wish on behalf of the world psychiatric community to express our deepest
      Zealand))                      sorrow to those families and any member of your societies who have been devastated
Council Members                      by this cataclysmic cosmic tragedy.
E. Peter Berner (France)
Jorge A. Costa e Silva (USA)         We would like you to let us know what help the WPA community can provide on a
Marianne Kastrup (Denmark)           short and long-term basis to strengthen the mental health expertise and indigenous
Felice Lieh-Mak (China)
Juan Lopez Ibor (Spain)              supports already available in your own country.
Driss Moussaoui (Morocco)
Pierre Pichot (France)
Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)
Fini Schulsinger (Denmark)
Costas Stefanis (Greece)
Office of the President              The WPA has access only to limited financial resources which nevertheless could
Professor Ahmed Okasha               facilitate travel for Regional leaders, for example, including Zonal Representatives to
                                     attend coordination meetings. The WPA is committed to address and assist in the
Prof. Of Psychiatry and Director     long term strategy and rehabilitation of the victims of this disaster.
WHO Collaborating Center
Institute of Psychiatry              Clinical expertise is available through the WPA Programme on Disasters chaired by
Faculty of Medicine                  Prof. George Christodoulou (e-mail gchristodoulou@ath.forthnet.gr) and Prof. Juan
Ain Shams University
3, Ahmed Boraai Street               Lopez Ibor (e-mail jli@lopez-ibor.com) and Prof. Moty Benyakar, Chair of the WPA
off Iraq St., El mohandeseen ,       Section on Disasters (e-mail motybenyakar@fibertel.com.ar).
Giza , Egypt                         Professor Deva, our zonal representative for the region, is already in contact with our
T: (20-2) 336-6799
F: (20-2) 748-1786                   member societies, informing them about the availability of Professor Murthy's (from
E: aokasha@internetegypt.com         WHO-EMRO) Simple guidelines in the management of psychosocial disasters
WPA Website : www.wpanet.org         among victims.
                                     Also the Chair of the section of disasters professor Moty Benyakar will have
WPA Secretariat                      available guidelines regarding programs for disaster relief. Professor Helen Chiu,
Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral
Sciences                             President of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists, which is an affiliate association
Metropolitan Hospital Center         to WPA, is willing to cooperate with the WPA and WHO for long-term support and
New York Medical College
1901 First Avenue, Suite 4M-3        mentioned in her letter that she has members and fellows who are fluent in Malai,
New York, NY 10029                   Thai and Indonesian languages. Dr Philip Morris and Russell D' Suza Secretary
Tel: (1-212) 423-7001                General of IAPA and ASAPF from Australia and Dr. KuaEe Heok from Singapore
Fax: (1212) 876-3793
E-mail : wpasecretariat@wpanet.org   are all willing to cooperate with WPA and WHO for a strategy for disaster relief. Our
                                     ZR in the region, Prof. Deva, will try to facilitate all the efforts.
Executive Committee
                                     The President and EC members of the WPA will coordinate all activities, with the
President:                           help of our ZR, so that all preparations are organized for a practical outcome more
Ahmed Okasha (Egypt
President-Elect (Vice-President):    than an emotional reaction to the disaster.
Juan E. Mezzich (USA)                We have an EC meeting in Cairo, on February 11th and 12th, 2005, and we shall
Secretary General:                   discuss all your feedback.
John Cox (UK)
Secretary for Finance:               The forthcoming Regional meeting in Athens March 12-15, 2005 and the WPA co-
Sam Tyano (Israel )                  sponsored meeting in Sri Lanka will provide also an opportunity to review the scale
Secretary for Meetings:
Pedro Ruiz (USA)                     of the mental health casualties and facilitate the exchange of clinically relevant
Secretary for Education:             knowledge and of useful research data.
Roger Montenegro (Argentina)
Secretary for Publications:          We await your advice and assure you of our support and prayers at this time of
Mario Maj (Italy)                    unprecedented human and economic loss.
Secretary for Sections:
George Christodoulou (Greece)
Zonal Representatives                Cordial regards,
 1.   Werner Pankratz (Canada)
 2. Allan Tasman (USA)
 3. Enrique Camarena (Mexico)
 4. Edgard Belfort (Venezuela)
 5. Miguel R. Jorge (Brazil)
 6. Brian Martindale (UK)
 7.   Marian Kastrup (Denmark)
 8. Levent Kuey ( Turkey)
 9. Petr Smolik (Czeck)               Prof. Ahmed Okasha                                 John Cox
 10. Valery Krasnov (Russia)
 11. Tarek Okasha (Egypt)             President WPA                                      Secretary General WPA
 12. Fuad Antun (Lebanon)
 13. Michael Olatawura(Nigeria)
 14. Fred Kigozi (Uganda)
 15. Haroon Chaudhry (Pakistan)      Cc:     WPA Executive Committee, Zonal Representatives, Council, all other
 16. Parameshvara Deva(Malaysia)             Member Societies, Ethics Committee, Review Committee, Section Chairs,
 17. Jiro Suzuki (Japan)
 18. Graham Mellsop( New                     Prof. Helen Chiu, President of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists, Dr.
      Zealand))                              Russell D’Suza, Secretary General of IAPA and ASAPF, Dr. Philip Morris,
Council Members                              and Dr. Kua Ee Heok
E. Peter Berner (France)
Jorge A. Costa e Silva (USA)
Marianne Kastrup (Denmark)
Felice Lieh-Mak (China)
Juan Lopez Ibor (Spain)
Driss Moussaoui (Morocco)
Pierre Pichot (France)
Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)
Fini Schulsinger (Denmark)
Costas Stefanis (Greece)