Latest activities of the WPA Section on Education in Psychiatry

Delegates at the AAP 16th International Congress of Psychiatry, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2009Bulent Coskun
Chair, WPA Section on Education in Psychiatry

A book on "Teaching Psychiatry", initiated by Professor Linda Gask, previous Chair with co editors Professor David Baron and Professor Bulent Coskun is under preparation and is expected to be published in 2010.

Professor Silvia Melamedoff, Coordinator of the Psychosocial Medicine Commission of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, considered their activity at 46th IPA Congress Chicago 29 July-1 August 2009, as a link between their organization and WPA Section on Education.

Professor Nikolai Kornetov also represented WPA Section on Education at the national congress “Modern Approach in Biopsychosocial Psychiatry” in June 2009 which will continue with the second phase at October13-15th 2009 in Tomsk, Russia.

Another symposium was organized by Professor Amelia Musacchio, announced to be an activity of our Section at the 16th International Congress of AAP (Association of Argentinian Psychiatrists) chaired by our Section’s distinguished member Professor Pedro Ruiz (please see the photo).

A preparation of a symposium for APA 2010 has been finalized and submitted to be chaired by our most recent member Professor Benjamin Saddock, whose participation has significantly enriched our Section.

Another activity is going to be arranged at the XXth. World Congress of Social Psychiatry from 23 to 27 October 2010 in Marrakech, Morocco with the leadership of our Committee member – Professor Driss Moussaoui.

Upon the request of European Board of Psychiatry the document on “European Framework for Competencies in Psychiatry” has been reviewed by our Section with a widely contributed feedback report.





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