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February 2013
Immunology and Psychiatry

The WPA Section on Immunology and Psychiatry has been actively participating in the WPA activities and other activities related to the relationship between immunology and psychiatry

Our section members have actively participated recently at the Italian Psychiatric Association 2012 Meeting in Milan from October 7 to 11 by organizing an orientation workshop on a new look to how the antidepressants work, covering the aspects of antidepressants actions of anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory actions of antidepressants. Our section participated also at the WPA International Congress 2012 held in Prague on 17-21 October by organizing a symposium ‘Psychoneuroimmunology in the service of personalized medicine in Psychiatry’.

Our section will also participate at the WPA-INA-HSAPRS Congress on Psychiatry on 29 November-2 December 2012 by organizing two section symposia: (1) ‘Antipsychotic actions and actions of antipsychotics: from perspectives of immunology and psychiatry’ on 29 November and (2) ‘Psychoneuroimmunology for personalized medicine in depression’ on 1 December.  Moreover, about 50% of our members are participating in a European Consortium Research Project MOODINFLAME under FP7 and are also organizing the application of new projects for this year’s new calls by European Commission under FP7.

Aye Mu Myint

Secretary, WPA Section on Immunology and Psychiatry

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