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The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on Education in Psychiatry is interested in improving the quality of education in psychiatry at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the world. The Section was established in 1970 and is one of the oldest sections in WPA.

The aims of the Section are:

  • To update educational curricula for trainees in psychiatry worldwide, and in particular in low and middle income countries

  • To develop educational materials about mental health and mental disorders for clinicians, researchers and academics

  • To increase the attractiveness of psychiatry as a profession among medical students

  • To promote the public image of psychiatry among the general population

  • To improve the mental health literacy of the general public

For further information and to contact the Section on Education in Psychiatry, please e-mail:

Section officers


Andrea Fiorillo

Address: Department of Psychiatry University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”,
Largo Madonna delle Grazie, 
80138 Naples, Italy
Phone: +39 081 5666531
Fax: +39 081 5666523 


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Hussien Elkholy

Address: Okasha Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine,
Ain Shams University,
Cairo, Egypt


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Mariana Pinto da Costa

Address: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar,
University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

>> Please click here to see the Committee Members list.

>> Please click here to see the Section Members list.

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