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December 2013
Preventive Psychiatry

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Our Section organized a WPA Preventive Psychiatry Section Symposium on 11 January 2013 during the 65th Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society in Bangalore.

The subject was “The Essential Role of Preventive Psychiatry in the World”.

Speakers:1. Role of Preventive Psychiatry in Europe Michaela Amering (Austria)

2. Role of Preventive Psychiatry in NorthAmerica Rohan Ganguli (USA/Canada)

3. Role of Preventive Psychiatry in Africa Solly Rataemane (South Africa)

4. Preventive Psychiatry in the WorldFuture Perspectives Roy Kallivayalil, Chair, and Nikos Christodoulou (Greece), Secretary, WPA Section onPreventive Psychiatry

Chair: Helen Herrman (former Secretary for Publications, WPA)

Co-chair: P Joseph Varghese (Committee Chairman, Indian Psychiatric Society)

The session was held in the main auditorium at Nimhans Bangalore and had very good attendance. There was much useful discussion in which delegates from various countries participated. The symposium highlighted the pre-eminent role of preventive psychiatry in the modern world.

Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
Chair, WPA Section on
Preventive Psychiatry


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