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The WPA is psychiatry’s global association representing 140 psychiatric societies in 120 countries, and bringing together more than 250,000 psychiatrists.  It promotes collaborative work in psychiatry through its 70 scientific Sections, education programs, publications and events. 
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Past Presidents

Jean Delay (France)

1950

Paris

Jean Delay (France)

1957

Zurich

D. Ewen Cameron (Canada)

1961

Montreal

Juan J. López-Ibor (Spain)

1966

Madrid

Howard Rome (USA)

1972

Mexico City

Pierre Pichot (France)

1977

Hawaii

Costas Stefanis (Greece)

1983

Vienna

Jorge A. Costa e Silva (Brazil)

1989

Athens

Felice Lieh-Mak (Hong Kong)

1993

Rio de Janeiro

Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)

1996

Madrid

Juan J. López-Ibor, Jr. (Spain)

1999

Hamburg

Ahmed Okasha (Egypt)

2002

Yokohama

Juan E. Mezzich (USA)

2005

Cairo

Mario Maj (Italy)

2008

Prague

Pedro Ruiz (USA)

2011

Buenos Aires

Dinesh Bugrah (UK)

2014

Madrid

Helen Herrman (Australia)

2017

Berlin