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WPA International Congress 2015 Bucharest, ROMANIA, 24-27 June, 2015

Welcome to the WPA 2015 Bucharest International Congress on Primary Care Mental Health: Innovation and Transdisciplinarity. This innovative scientific event is scheduled to take place at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, ROMANIA, on 24-27 June, 2015.

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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.

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French Psychiatric Information Society

The French Psychiatric Information Society - SIP (Societé d’Information psychiat- rique) held its annual conference between 2 and 5 October 2013 in Nantes, Nicole Gar- ret Gloanec, SIP president’s home city. The theme of this year’s conference was Adolescents/young adults.

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Obituary

Eyad El-Sarraj, a Palestinian psychiatrist who pioneered mental health care in Gaza and became an internationally recognized human rights advocate, criticizing both the Israeli and Palestinian authorities, died on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 in a hospital in Israel; the cause was leukemia. He was 70.

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American Psychiatric Association

In October of 2013, the American Psychiatric Association welcomed Saul Levin, M.D.,M.P.A. as its new CEO and Medical Director. With a background in public health focusing on population health (primary care, mental healt hand substance use disorders) and health disparities,administrative experience in federal and state government, and private-sector experience, Dr. Levin brings tested talent to the challenges of health care reform, integrated care, and membership association leadership.

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WPA 2013 Bucharest Congress

The WPA 2013 Bucharest Congress, with the theme, Integrating Primary Care, Mental Health & Public Health: The Catalytic Role of Information & Communication Technology, was a smashing success. It was a collaborative project between the WPA, the Romanian Psychiatric & Psychotherapy Association, the National Society of Family Medicine and the Romanian Public Health and Health Management Association.

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German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

The ongoing social change in industrial countries is affecting the expectations and demands related to the diagnosis, treatment and care of mental illnesses. Although increasing life expectancy is associated with a gain in healthy life years, it is also accompanied by an increase in illnesses of older age, such as dementias, age-related depression, age-related psychoses and anxiety disorders. 

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Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was made a Dame in the New Year Honours 2014. She has worked in the field of child psychiatry for over 30 years, and was elected President in 2011. She was awarded an OBE in 2002 for the development and delivery of evidence-based mental health services for young people in the youth justice system.

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

In December 2012, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RAN-ZCP) introduced the new competency based Fellowship Program. The revised program is centered on an outcomes or competency based model that is built upon the CanMEDs framework.

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Brazilian Association of Psychiatry

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am honored to invite you to join us in attending our 32nd Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry – 32nd BPC which will be held on 
15-18 October 2014 at the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center in Brasília, Federal Capital of Brasil. The central theme of the Congress is Advances in Neurosciences: implications for Psychiatry. Promoted and organized by the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry, the Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry has consolidated itself during the past years as the main opportunity for professional update for Psychiatrists in Brazil and Latin America. We are expecting 6,000 participants.

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Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

The 110th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology will take place on June 26-28, 2014 at the PACIFICO Yokohama convention complex. Below is a brief overview of the conference. We look forward to welcoming you at the event.

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Ukraine Scientific Society of Neurologists, Psychiatrists and Narcologists

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”).

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

The traditional Symposium, fully organized by the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH), named Psychiatric Days of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was held in the City of Mostar on November 15-16, 2013 in the Hotel “ERO”.

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Serbian Psychiatric Association

The V Forum of the Institute of Mental Health “Comorbidity of Mental and Somatic Disorders” was held on11-12 April 2013 at Serbian Academy of Sciences and ArtsinBelgrade, Serbia. The Forum was organized in coordination with the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Department for Medical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Serbian Psychiatric Association.

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New President of the World Federation for Mental Health

The World Congress of Mental Health was held this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 25-28 with great success and great attendance (more than 5.000 attendants, 22 simultaneous sessions in three congress sites, active participation of patients and families).

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Italian Psychiatric Association

The Italian Association of Psychiatry (SIP) proposes, on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day (October 10, 2013), an innovative initiative in collaboration with the National Observatory on Women Health (ONDA – Italia)to open the doors of about 100 General Hospitals and Mental Health Departments (DSM) to offer free visits, counseling and information points to the wider population. 

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Society of Flemish Neurologists and Psychiatrists (Belgium)

During the last couple of years, the number of forced admissions in psychiatry is growing fast. In order to put a stop to this, Flemish psychiatrists advocate a radical new approach. Jo Vandeurzen, Secretary of health in Flanders wants more patients to be cared for in the community itself, instead of (in) hospitals.

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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is very pleased to announce Dr. Murray Patton as the new RANZCP President. Dr Patton takes on the role of President of the College after serving two years as President-Elect; his term will end in mid-2015.

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was the host of the First Symposium of Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey which was held on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 in thebeautiful centrally located hotel “Europe”.

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Medical Psychologic Society (France)

In 2013, the Société Médico-Psychologique(SMP)(Medical Psychologic Society)celebrates the 170th anniversary of its official bulletin, the Annales Médico-Psychologiques, the oldest journal of psychiatry in the world still published today.

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Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

Almost 1,500 psychiatrists – including 294 speakers– convened in Edinburgh from 2-5 July for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress 2013. The theme of this year’s Congress wasPsychiatry in Ascent. Delegates enjoyed a packed programme of new science, overviews, workshops and training on important areas in the science, policy and practice of psychiatry.

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Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists

The Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists (BAP) is the premier platform of psychiatrists working in Bangladesh which has been playing a pivotal role in activities related to mental health and psychiatry in the country.

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Armenian Psychiatric Association

The World Psychiatric Association’s Thematic Conference on “Mental Health and Mental Illness: Focusing on Eurasia” convened in Yerevan from August 29-31, 2013.

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Pakistan Psychiatric Society

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad,organized the“5thNational Symposium on Depression” a single topic symposium on Saturday 31 August 2013 at Pearl Continental Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The theme of the symposiumwas ‘Across the poles from Depression to Elation’.

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Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) is now accepting applications for the JSPN Fellowship Award, given to early-career psychiatrists from Asia and around the world.

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Society of Psychiatry of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

The XI Jornada de Psiquiatria da APRS will be held in the city of Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 5th to 7th September 2013. The theme of this meeting is “Pathways of Psychopathology” within research, clinical psychiatry and psychotherapy. The 2013 meeting in Gramado is going to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the work of Jaspers and the 75th

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Italian Psychiatric Association

In response to the new regulations concerning the systemic shift beyond criminal mental hospitals in Italy, the Italian Psychiatric Association has been deeply involved in an information and lobbying campaign with the aim of smoothing the transition of inpatients from criminal mental hospitals to “Mental Health Departments”,

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Organized by the Association for Biological Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ABPPFBH), in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Sarajevo Clinical Center and co-organized by the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH), was held the Seventh Symposium of Biological...

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Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

On 19 June, the UK’s Minister of State for Care and Support attended a ‘Parity in Action’ event at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The event was organised by College President Prof. Sue Bailey following publication of the Whole-Person Care...

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

The TAP representatives have indicated their professional and scientific capabilities and offered education of our psychiatrists through diferent activities (conferences, symposia and numerous interesting courses from various fields of psychiatry and psychopharmacology) which can be organized in English.

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Hellenic Psychiatric Association

On the occasion of the International Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health and the Hellenic Psychiatric Association “Crises and Disasters – Psychosocial Consequences” (March 2013) the World Federation for Mental Health jointly with the Hellenic Psychiatric Association...

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Brazilian Association of Psychiatry

The 31st Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry will be held on 23-26 October next at the Expotrade Convention Center in Curitiba and it is the main psychiatric conference in Latin America. For the forthcoming event, we are expecting in 2013 6,000 participants. The central theme of this year’s Congress is Contributions of Psychiatry for the Development of Medicine.

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Indonesian Psychiatric Association

The year 2013 is the year of the rise of the Indonesian Psychiatric Association (IPA). New sections formed between 2010 and 2012 held several national meetings in 2013. I myself as president of this organization feel proud of the progress made by colleagues who are eager to contribute in the development of psychiatry in Indonesia.

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Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

Over the last few years, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has worked with Members of House of Commons and House of Lords to steer the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act through Parliament. The original Bill, introduced independently to the government’s legislative programme, received Royal Assent on 28 February 2013 and is now law. The new Act will:

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Netherlands Psychiatric Association

On 1 January 2013, Professor Aartjan T. F. Beekman was appointed president of the Netherlands Psychiatric Association. He succeeds Professor Rutger Jan van der Gaag whoin turn has been appointed President of the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG), the federation of all medical associations in the Netherlands.

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Egyptian Psychiatric Association

The Early Career Psychiatrists section of the Egyptian Psychiatric Association organized the first international congress targeting early career psychiatrists as the main audience. It was an initiative aiming to allow early career psychiatrists (ECPs) from all over the world to share their experiences and knowledge, and to establish new networks and friendships.

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Indian Psychiatric Society

The 65th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society held at NIMHANS Bangalore on 10-13 January 2013 was a grand success. With over 3,700 registrations, it has set a new record. More than 225 posters, 225 free papers, 80 symposia/workshops and 25 lectures provided a rich academic feast, justifying the theme “Psycho-social adversity and Mental Health”.

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The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) Fellowship Award: Fostering International Collaboration Among Young Psychiatrists (in English, German, Japanese and Russian)

The 108th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) was held May 24-26, 2012 in Sapporo, the capital of the northern island of Hokkaido. This historic city is famous for its Snow Festival, Sapporo Brewery...

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Armenian Psychiatric Association

Given the current model of Armenian healthcare system that lacks a comprehensive mental health program approved by the government, a working group has been created in 2012 to develop a mental health strategy for the Republic of Armenia...

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Egyptian Psychiatric Association

Report on the WPA co-sponsored “1st International Congress of Early Career Psychiatrists” with the theme “Towards Professionalism in Psychiatry”, held in Cairo, Egypt on 9-11 January 2013...

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CROATIAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION

The Croatian Psychiatric Association (CPA) was founded in 1992, and is a member of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) since June 1993. The CPA organizes a psychiatric congress every four years (five have been organized so far - Split 1994...

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Indian Psychiatric Society

The 65th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society held at NIMHANS Bangalore on 10-13 January 2013 was a grand success. With over 3,700 registrations, it has set a new record. More than 225 Posters, 225 free papers...

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German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

The Congress of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) is one of the annual highlights for scientists, doctors and therapists. Each year more than 9,000 participants and 1,600 speakers meet...

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French Psychiatric Information Society

The French Psychiatric Information Society (SIP) produces scientific data, information and articles in collaboration with the Union of Hospital Psychiatrists (SPH) and the Journal of Psychiatric Information (Information psychiatrique)...

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Sudanese Psychiatric Association

On 10 October 2012, the Sudanese Psychiatric Association celebrated the World Mental Health Day. The celebration was held in Abel Al Al Idrissi Hospital. This is the state hospital for treating the criminally insane and patients who are dangerous...

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South African Society of Psychiatrists

The 17th biennial national SASOP Congress was held on 7-11 September 2012 in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, with the theme: “Pride, prejudice and promise – from origins to outcomes”...

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OBITUARIES

Antoine BESSE left us suddenly on Monday, 8th of October 2012, struck by a massive heart attack at the end of a French Federation of Psychiatry business meeting which he was participating in as the President of the Section on Therapeutics...

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

As previously announced, the III Congress of Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 12-14 October 2012, as the first national congress of our Association after its reorganization in 2008...

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Pakistan Psychiatric Society

A primary care in mental health workshop was organized for LHVs, Paramedics, GPs and health professionals from all over AJK; over 30 participants were trained...

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Netherlands Psychiatric Association

On 1 January 2013 Professor Aartjan T. F. Beekman was appointed president of the Netherlands Psychiatric Association. He succeeds Professor Rutger Jan van der Gaag who in turn has been appointed President of the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG)...

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Italian Psychiatric Association

The 46th National Conference of the Italian Psychiatric Association (SIP) took place last October in Milan, Italy, and was attended by WPA’s President, Prof. Pedro Ruiz, President-Elect, Prof. Dinesh Bhugra, and Past-President, Prof. Mario Maj...

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Indian Psychiatric Society

The second most important Conference of our Society - the National Mid-term CME (Continuing Medical Education) - which was held at Bodhgaya (the birthplace of Lord Buddha) on September 1-2, 2012 was a grand success...

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Belarusian Psychiatric Association

The Young Psychiatrists’ Network (YPN) is a rapidly growing movement of young and active psychiatrists from all over the world, eager to reunite psychiatric theory and practice and ensure transfer of knowledge between different psychiatric traditions...

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Lithuanian Psychiatric Association

The Lithuanian Psychiatric Association is the largest organization in Lithuania for mental health professionals whose mission is to ensure the care of community mental health. Established in 1990, it currently has been joined by the majority of Lithuanian psychiatrists...

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WORLD PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (WPA) EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON SCHIZOPHRENIA IN CAIRO, EGYPT

The WPA action plan for the triennium 2011 – 2014 set by WPA President Prof. Pedro Ruiz and approved by the WPA General Assembly included an emphasis on training and education especially for middle and low income countries around the world. Several programs were held in the form of “Educational Seminars”...

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News from the Czech Psychiatric Association

President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus awarded on the occasion of Czechoslovakia Foundation Day on October 28, 2012 the Medal of Merit to Professor Jiri Raboch stating "... is a excellent Czech psychiatrist, head of the Psychiatric Department...

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Italian Psychiatric Society

During the 46th National Congress of the Italian Psychiatric Society held in Milan, Italy, on October 7-11, 2012, Dr. Francesca Brambilla was recognized with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for her scientific contributions on behalf of the World Psychiatric Association’s Section on Psychoneuroendocrinology...

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Over 1,040 delegates attended The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ 47th annual Congress in Hobart from 20 to 24 May 2012.

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Swedish Psychiatric Association

The Swedish Psychiatric Association managed this year to gather 620 of its members at the annual Congress. 

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Indian Psychiatric Society

The new Executive Council (EC) of the Indian Psychiatric Society assumed office during the 64th Annual Conference of the Society at Kochi on January 19-22, 2012.

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Hellenic Psychiatric Association

Crises and Disasters occur very frequently in our world. Some of them are natural, others are human-made. 

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

This Symposium was organized by the Association for Biological Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ABPPFBH) and the Department of Psychiatry of University Clinical Center Sarajevo.

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Pakistan Psychiatric Society

Report on activities

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Argentinean Psychiatrists Association (APSA)

The Argentinean Congresses of Psychiatry organized by the Argentinean Psychiatrists Association (APSA) have become a traditional event all around the Latin American Southern Cone Region.

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Brazilian Association of Psychiatry

Early this year, thousands of passengers arriving daily at JFK Airport in New York City were greeted by a billboard without a welcome message or the usual scenic photo of the Big Apple. 

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News from The Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) awards Honorary Fellowships to Professor Dinesh Bhugra and Professor Mario Maj. An edited version of the citations that accompanied this honour are reproduced below.

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News from the Serbian Psychiatric Association (SPA) and Psychiatric Association of Eastern Europe and The Balkans (PAEEB)

WPA Co-sponsored XIV National congress of the Serbian Psychiatric Association and the III Eastern European Psychiatric Congress will be held from 18-21 April 2012 in Sava Centre, Belgrade (Serbia), under the auspices of President of Republic of Serbia.

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Tunisian Society of Psychiatry

Determining the socio-demographic and clinical profile of psychiatric outpatients is crucial to identify the needs but also to optimize screening procedures.

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Spanish Society of Psychiatry

The Spanish Society of Psychiatry (SEP), together with the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry (SEPB), hosted the Third Conference on Journals with Impact Factor in Psychiatry, which was held on 17-18 February 2012 in Palma, Mallorca.

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News from the French Psychiatric Information Society

The French “Société of Information Psychiatrique (SIP)”, whose President, Nicole Garret Gloanec is also the current president of the French Federation for Psychiatry, is holding its annual meeting on 3-6 October 2012 in Lyon (co-sponsored by the WPA).

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Sudanese Association of Psychiatrists

The Sudanese Association of Psychiatrists pays its compliments and thanks to the WPA Executive Committee and member associations for their continued support extended to our Association.

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Pakistan Psychiatric Society

A workshop for media persons on the theme “Mind” and Health - An awareness programme for media, was organized in Lahore, Punjab on 13 December 2011 in which 60 senior journalists from print media and electronic media participated.

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Swedish Psychiatric Association

The Swedish Psychiatric Association's (SPF) participation in the Swedish Annual General Meeting for Medical Doctors on 30 November-2 December 2011 with distinguished international and Swedish lecturers was a success. The great hall at the Stockholm International Fairs was packed at the psychiatric section of the program in the afternoon of 1 December.

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Indonesian Psychiatric Association

The Indonesian Psychiatric Association has developed some sections in the association to fulfill the need of members of the association who come from many backgrounds and interests.

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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has a busy annual conference schedule that promises something for everyone. WPA members are warmly invited to attend our events.

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Hungarian Psychiatric Association

The Hungarian Psychiatric Association (HPA) held its 17th Annual Conference on 26-28 January 2012. The venue was in Debrecen, the north-eastern Hungarian university town, and one of the cultural hubs of Hungary. This year’s theme was “Body-Soul-Family-Community: The Borders of Developing Psychiatry”.

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Regional network for qualifications frameworks for Asia

We present the report on the WPA Regional Meeting which was held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 3-5 November 2011. The main theme of the meeting was “Asian mental health: Current and future prospective”. It was a good opportunity for us to share the mental health promotion in Asia with different experts from all over the world.

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Cyprus Psychiatric Association

The Cyprus Psychiatric Association organized a Symposium on “Medical Ethics, Group Psychotherapy and Person Centered Medicine”, on 13-14 January 2012 at the University of Nicosia.

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News from the French Psychiatric Information Society

The French “Société of Information Psychiatrique (SIP)”, whose President, Nicole Garret Gloanec is also the current president of the French Federation for Psychiatry, is holding its annual meeting on 3-6 October 2012 in Lyon (co-sponsored by the WPA).

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News from the Armenian Psychiatric Association

A working group has been created to develop a Mental Health Policy for the Republic of Armenia within the framework of a signed Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia and Open Society Foundations - Armenia.

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News from Royal College of Psychiatrists UK

Professor Dinesh Bhugra, Past-President of the Royal College of psychiatrists and President-Elect of the WPA was awarded CBE (the second highest civilian honour) by H.M. The Queen for services to psychiatry in the 2012 New Years Honours List

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German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

The German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) invites you to the upcoming DGPPN Congress on 21-24 November 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

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News from Indian Psychiatric Society

The 64th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS 2012) was held at the beautiful city of Kochi, Kerala, India, January 19-22, 2012. It was a hugely successful event with the participation of more than 3500 delegates, along with representatives from 30 countries from around the globe.

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News from the Jordan Association of Psychiatrists

The Arab Board of Psychiatry Exam was held in Amman, Jordan, on December 8-11, 2011, at the Al Rashid Hospital.

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Obituary for Dr. Dalsaev Moussa

Dalsaev Moussa was born on January 9 in 1947. He joined school in 1959 and has finished his study with silver medal. In 1964 he had entered Northern Ossetian Medical University. During his study he had shown enormous interests in scientific research.

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50th Annual Congress of the Colombian Psychiatric Association

Pedro Ruiz, M.D., WPA President attended the 50th Annual Congress of the Colombian Psychiatric Association, held in Cartagena, Colombia...

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News from the Jamaica Psychiatric Association

"Mental Health in Jamaica: The Way Forward" was the theme of this year's Jamaica Psychiatric Association's Annual Conference organized by the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry (Section of Psychiatry), UWI, Mona.

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News form the Indonesian Psychiatric Association - Latest activities of 2011

In the first semester in 2011, the Indonesian Psychiatric Association (IPA) has held some meetings for developing and continuing medical education for psychiatrists in Indonesia.

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Indian Psychiatric Society observed World Mental Health Day in a befitting manner on October 10, 2011

There was a panel discussion on the mental health day theme “The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health- Making Mental Health, a Global Priority” in which Beena Bhasan, Fazal Mohammed, Rev AC Kurian and KM Abdulla presented papers.

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Papua New Guinea Psychiatric Association's President recognised and awarded the Order of British Empire by the Queen

"Dr. Ambi" as she is affectionately known to the people of Papua New Guinea (PNG), has laboured with determination in creating innovative methods in delivering quality Mental Health Services in our nation.

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The Third General Assembly of Psychiatric Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In conjunction with the 5th Symposium of Biological Psychiatry in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Konjic, "Garden City Hotel & Spa"), the 3rd General Assembly of the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH) was held on 10 October 2011.

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5th Symposium of Biological Psychiatry in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organized by the Association for Biological Psychiatry / Psychopharmacology in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ABPPFBH) and the Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Center Sarajevo and co-organized by the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH), the 5th Symposium of Biological Psychiatry/Psycopharmacology in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held on 10-11 October 2011 in Konjic ("Garden City Hotel & Spa").

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The 8th Psychiatric Saturday in Mostar

The traditional Symposium Mostar’s Psychiatric Saturday was held this year for the eighth time. The theme of symposia “Ethics and Morality Disorders in a Modern Medicine and Society” brought together over 200 mental health (and related disciplines) professionals from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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New RANZCP position statements and media releases

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) regularly develops and updates position statements and issues media releases delineating policy on key topics to inform and influence mental health outcomes, and to enhance public perception and understanding of psychiatrists and psychiatric practice.

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News from the South African Society of Psychiatrists - Latest activities of 2011

The Biological Psychiatry Interest Group of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) successfully hosted a Biological Psychiatry Congress in Stellenbosch on 22-24 September 2011.

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News from the Guatemalan Psychiatric Association

The Guatemalan Psychiatric Association is made up of 60 specialists in psychiatry.  It holds monthly meetings where expository conferences aim to promote continued medical education for the specialists.

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Psychiatry under National Socialism: Remembrance and Responsibility

During its 2010 Congress, the German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) held a special event to commemorate the victims of psychiatry under National Socialism.

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News from the Danish Psychiatric Association - Latest activities of 2011

The financing of somatic specialities has been increased by 10 % during the last decade in Denmark, while the financing of mental health has only been increased by 2 %, this despite the fact that the need for psychiatric treatment has not decreased, and that the treatment costs are more expensive.

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Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists 2011 Conference

The Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists (BAP), an active WPA Member Society from the South Asian Region organised its 6th International Conference on 16-18 October 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Brief news and activities of the Czech Psychiatric Association of the Czech Medical Association

News and activities from the Czech Psichiatric Association of the Czech Medical Association including activities in the website, regular monthly scientific workshops and organization of the Psychiatric Congress 2011.

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DGPPN Congress 2011: “Personalized psychiatry and psychotherapy” - Increasingly international attraction / International Track in English language offered

The German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) invites you to the upcoming DGPPN Congress 2011 from 23 to 26 November 2011 at the International Congress Center (ICC) in Berlin, Germany. The DGPPN congress is no longer just a national meeting place, but increasingly attracts international attention.

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Tunisian Society of Psychiatry

Determining the socio-demographic and clinical profile of psychiatric outpatients is crucial to identify the needs but also to optimize screening procedures.

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Hellenic Psychiatric Association

Crises and Disasters occur very frequently in our world. Some of them are natural, others are human-made. 

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Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina

As previously announced, the III Congress of Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 12-14 October 2012, as the first national congress of our Association after its reorganization in 2008...

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Egyptian Psychiatric Association

Report on the WPA co-sponsored “1st International Congress of Early Career Psychiatrists” with the theme “Towards Professionalism in Psychiatry”, held in Cairo, Egypt on 9-11 January 2013...

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