The traditional School for young psychiatrists regularly takes place as an educational and scientific event in Souzdal (Central Russia) since 1979. The 10th School was organized by the Russian Society of Psychiatrists (RSP) and brought together more than 200 early carrier psychiatrists from Russia, Belarus, Latvia and Lithuania in the old and beautiful city of Souzdal during the last week of September 2011.
The meeting was opened by Prof. Petr Morozov, WPA Zonal Representative for Zone 10, who on behalf of the WPA President Prof. Pedro Ruiz welcomed participants and faculty coming from Russia, USA, Germany, Sweden, Israel and Hungary.
The School included lectures, seminars, roundtable discussions, videos of lectures, clinical cases, workshops, poster sessions and satellite symposia. Interactive session devoted to the competition on the best research project was presented by four teams of young psychiatrists and was held in English. The translation for guests was used during the other sessions. Thirty best research papers-winners were selected in the competition during the preschool period of time and published in the proceedings. Participants had a large social and cultural program also.
Darya Smirnova (Samara) became the new President of the Council of the Early Career Psychiatrists of the RSP. The next 11th School in Souzdal is planned to be organized with a wide participation of young psychiatrists from WPA Member Societies and will take place in the last week of April in 2013.
WPA Zonal Representative for Zone 10 (Eastern Europe)