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January 2014
Mitsumoto SATO is the recipient of the Jean Delay Prize 2014

 Mitsumoto SATO is the recipient of the Jean Delay Prize 2014

The WPA announces that Mitsumoto SATO, Professor of Psychiatry at the Tohoku Fukushi University, Sendai, Japan, is the recipient of the Jean Delay Prize 2014.

The Jean Delay Prize, awarded by the WPA every third year, is the most prestigious prize in the field of psychiatry. It bears the name of the first President of the WPA, and is awarded to an individual who has made a major contribution in building bridges between biological, psychological and social aspects of psychiatry.

Mitsumoto SATO’s entire career has been devoted to research and to improve the image of psychiatry and psychiatric illness. As leader of a scientific and human movement in Japan to rename schizophrenia, Prof. SATO improved the quality of life of psychiatric patients in the world and this represents the spirit of Professor Jean Delay.  

He will deliver a lecture at the Opening Session of the 16th World Congress of Psychiatry, to be held in Madrid, Spain, from 14 to 18 September, 2014.

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