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Annual Meeting Highlights
Psychiatry on the World Stage
Psychiatric News
Volume 45 Number 4 page 36-36

APA's Office of International Activities (OIA) and the Council on Research and Quality Care and its components are pleased to announce that numerous scientific presentations dealing with international psychiatric issues are slated for APA's 2010 annual meeting in New Orleans. Here's a sampling. Check your program book for location.

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2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Symposium: Recent Changes to Acute Psychiatric Care: An International Perspective on Prevention of PTSD: Recent Israeli Practices

Symposium: Women's Mental Health in Latin America: Present and Future Research

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11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Workshop: Psychiatric Care in Latin America: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives

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1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Workshop: Promoting International Medical Graduates: Psychosocial Support During Residency Training

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1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis: Implications for the International Impact of DSM-5

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9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Workshop: Core Competencies in Europe and the U.S.: An Educational Model

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9 a.m.-Noon

Symposium: Psychiatrists in the World: Advocating for LGBT Mental Health

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9 a.m.-Noon

Symposium: Psychiatry Across Borders: Working for the U.S. Government in the Department of State as a Psychiatrist

 

Other international activities hosted by the OIA and the Council on Research and Quality Care include six international discussion groups or forums. These groups will focus on current issues in psychiatry on these topics: Europe, South Asia, Africa, Pacific Rim and the Middle East, and international lesbian, gay, and transgender groups and are open to all meeting attendees.

Middle East Discussion Group

Sunday, May 23, 10 a.m.-noon

Ascot Room, Third Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Discussion Group

Sunday, May 23, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Norwich Room, Third Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Africa Discussion Group

Sunday, May 23, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Elmwood Room, Third Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Pacific Rim Discussion Group

Monday, May 24, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Grand Salon C, Section 15, First Level, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

South Asia Discussion Group

Monday, May 24, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Grand Salon C, Section 16, First Level, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

European Discussion Group

Tuesday, May 25, 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Prince of Wales Room, Second Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

 

In addition to the many international activities being held at the annual meeting, OIA and the Disaster Work Group encourage participants to attend the following sessions dealing with trauma and disaster psychiatry:

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11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Workshop: The Behavioral Health Action Network: Reorganizing the Behavioral Health Delivery System in Post-Katrina New Orleans

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1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Workshop: Vulnerability and Resilience: Katrina's Widespread Impact on First Responders, Clinicians, Youth, and Relocated Survivors

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9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Workshop: Disaster Preparedness, Evacuation, and Rebuilding: Lessons Learned From Katrina Applied to Gustav and Ike

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9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Case Conference: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Robert Ursano, M.D.

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7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Media Workshop: National Disasters: Developing a Road Map for Preparedness and Interventions

World Psychiatric Association

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9 a.m.-Noon

Symposium: Lessons From Hurricane Katrina: Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding

More information about the Office of International Activities and its components can be accessed at APA's Web site at <www.psych.org/MainMenu/Research/InternationalPrograms.aspx> or obtained by e-mailing the office at internationaloffice@psych.org.

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