April 2011
News from the Czech Psychiatric Association

The WPA International Congress 2012 in Prague will be held under the auspices of:

Leoš Heger
Minister of Health of the Czech Republic

Miroslava NÄ›mcová
Chairwoman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Congress motto:  
Focusing on Access, Quality and Humane Care

Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic

Congress Dates:             
17 – 21 October 2012

Congress co-presidents:
Pedro Ruiz
WPA President (2011–2014)

Jiri Raboch
Czech Psychiatric Association

Organising Committee
Chair: Pedro Ruiz
Co-chair: Jiri Raboch

Scientific Committee President:
Chair: WPA President-Elect
Co-chair: Pedro Ruiz
Co-chair: Cyril Höschl

Plenary speakers
We are proud to announce the WPA International Congress 2012 Plenary speakers and their topics:
Wolfgang Gaebel (Germany)
Plenary lecture topic: Pathways of Care and the Course of Mental Illness

Shigenobu Kanba (Japan)
Plenary lecture topic: Neuroinflammatory hypothesis of schizophrenia

Sigfried Kasper (Austria)
Plenary lecture topic: Translation of research into clinical practice

Charles B. Nemeroff (USA)
Plenary lecture topic: Neurobiological Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect: Implications for the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Donna E. Stewart (Canada)
Plenary lecture topic: Assessment and management of depression in pregnancy

Eduard Vieta (Spain)
Plenary lecture topic: Polarity index: a new tool for selecting mood stabilizers




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