President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus awarded on the occasion of Czechoslovakia Foundation Day on October 28, 2012 the Medal of Merit to Professor Jiri Raboch stating "... is a excellent Czech psychiatrist, head of the Psychiatric Department of the 1st. School of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. Since 1996 he is the president of the Czech Psychiatric Association, the honorary member of the World Psychiatric Association. He is author of more than 500 scientific publications, he is meritorious teacher and holder of several awards. He is significantly active in international scientific collaborations." He was the local organizer of several successful WPA conferences in Prague (regional Congress in 1995, World Congress in 2008, International Congress in 2012. He was a member of WPA Operational Committee for Meetings. At present time he is the Regional Representatives of the Zone 9.