TOWARDS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY
The Ukraine Scientific Society of Neurologists, Psychiatrists and Narcologists was established in 1934 and it is the oldest and biggest Ukrainian professional association in the fields of psychiatry, neurology, andallied professions. The Society unites both scientists and practical physicians; it has15 regional branches through out Ukraine.Since 1993 the Society has been publishingits quarterly journal “Ukrainian Bulletin of Psychoneurology” (“Ukrayinskyy Visnyk Psykhonevrologiyi”).
A very special feature of our Society is its integrated structure which allows us to keep strong interdisciplinary cooperation between psychiatrists, neurologists, narcologists, neuroscientists,medical psychologists, and other professionals as well as between scientific institutions,university departments and practical health service settings.
Prof. Petro V. Voloshyn
The main directions of our work are comprehensive researches of nervous, mental and substance abuse disorders, development of treatment approaches and standards, their implementation into practical health care,CME and educational activities in communities,support for young scientists,reforming of mental health services in Ukraine,protection of patients’ and health professionals’rights. The Society takes part actively in elaboration of new legislation concerning mental health.
International ties of the Society include an overall regional collaboration with WPA Member Societies of Zone 10 Eastern Europe, as well as cooperation within the framework of the Psychiatric Association for Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Prof. Nataliya O. Maruta
The Society gathers representatives from all regions of Ukrain eat its annual conference and organizes also the National Congress of Neurologists, Psychiatrists,and Narcologists of Ukraine every 5 years. The last Congress(Kharkiv, 3-6 October 2012) had 1030 participants from Ukraine and 12 other countries. As our next event we plan the Conference “Multidisciplinary Approach to Neurological, Psychiatric and Narcological Carein Ukraine”, which will be held in October 9-10,2014 in Alushta, Ukraine.
Petro V. Voloshyn, President
Nataliya O. Maruta, Vice-President
Ukraine Scientific Society of Neurologists,
Psychiatrists and Narcologists