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Greetings from Pedro Ruiz, new WPA President

Dear Colleagues and Friends from around the world:
I am deeply honored and pleased for the confidence deposited on me by the WPA General Assembly...

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A course for young psychiatrists: Singapore, 25-28 February, 2009

This course was organized by the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health  (a Geneva based not-for-profit organization) and designed by Professor N. Sartorius. It was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore.

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A course for young psychiatrists in Africa: Nigeria, 24-26 October 2009

Abuja, the serene and beautiful capital city of Nigeria, hosted this course, which was designed by Professor Norman Sartorius, under the auspices of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health (AIMH), a Geneva-based, not-for-profit organization. This course, co-sponsored by the World Psychiatric Association, took place towards the end of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) regional meeting in Abuja (22- 24 October, 2009) and it was the third of its kind.

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Course on the Leadership and Professional Skills of Early Career Psychiatrists Istanbul, Turkey, 1-4 October 2010

If somebody was to ask the participants of the Course on the Leadership and Professional Skills of Early Career Psychiatrists after having spent four days on Heybeliada, the best one of the princess islands off the coast of Istanbul, “What three things would you take to a desert island?”, I believe the answer would be a team of professors to learn from, a group of peers to interact with and a challenging agenda to work on.

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WPA in collaboration with the
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK

The World Psychiatric Association, as part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a programme of research fellowships for early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle income countries, in collaboration with internationally recognized Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry. Within this programme, the World Psychiatric Association is funding a one-year international mental health research fellowship in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

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WPA in collaboration with the
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

The World Psychiatric Association, as part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a programme of research fellowships for early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle income countries, in collaboration with internationally recognized Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry. Within this programme, the World Psychiatric Association is funding a research fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

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WPA in Collaboration with the
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

The World Psychiatric Association, as part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a programme of research fellowships for early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle income countries, in collaboration with internationally recognized Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry. Within this programme, the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA is funding a one-year research fellowship in the therapeutics of bipolar disorder.

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WPA in collaboration with the
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA

The World Psychiatric Association, as part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a programme of research fellowships for early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle income countries, in collaboration with internationally recognized Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry. Within this programme, the World Psychiatric Association is funding a research fellowship at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, USA.

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Partnerships for better mental health worldwide: WPA recommendations on best practices in working with service users and family carers

WPA President M. Maj established the Task Force on Best Practice in Working with Service Users and Carers in 2008, chaired by H. Herrman. The Task Force had the remit to create recommendations for the international mental health community on how to develop successful partnership working. The work began with a review of literature on service user and carer involvement and partnership. This set out a range of considerations for good practice, including choice of appropriate terminology, clarifying the partnership process and identifying and reducing barriers to partnership working.

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Candidates for the Elections to be held at the WPA General Assembly

The next WPA General Assembly will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 21, 2011. The list of candidates (i.e., individuals who received at least one valid nomination) for the positions open for election...

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Iraq Mental Health Survey in World Psychiatry

The first survey on the prevalence and correlates of mental disorders in the Iraq population, carried out by the Iraq Ministries of Health and Planning in collaboration with the World Health Organization, has been accepted to be published in World Psychiatry, the WPA official journal.

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WHO - mhGAP News

mhGAP Newsletter will be published by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO, twice a year.

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WPA Workshop – Humanistic Treatment in Psychiatry, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2010

The workshop will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia in June 2010. The course director is Michael Musalek of the Anton Proksch Institute.

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