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Annual Meeting Highlights
Psychiatry on the World Stage
Psychiatric News
Volume 46 Number 4 page 30-30

APA's Office of International Activities (OIA) and the Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters, under the Council on Research and Quality Care, are pleased to announce that numerous scientific presentations dealing with international psychiatric issues are slated for APA's 2011 annual meeting in Hawaii. Here's a sampling. Check your program book for location.

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8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Symposium: Stigmatization of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists: An International Perspective

Chairs: Wolfgang Gaebel, M.D., Norman Sartorius, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Workshop: Emergency Psychiatry: A Global Perspective

Chairs: Rachel Glick, M.D., Julien J.C. de Carvalho, M.D.

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1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Workshop: Collaborating With Primary Care in the Disaster Setting: Clinical Issues for Psychiatrists

Chairs: Catherine May, M.D., Elspeth C. Ritchie, M.D., M.P.H.

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8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Symposium: New Perspectives on Global Mental Health

Chair: Pamela Y. Collins, M.D.

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Noon-3 p.m.

Symposium: APA and the World Psychiatric Association: Global Resources for the Practicing Psychiatrist

Chair: Nada Stotland, M.D., M.P.H.

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8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Symposium: Updates on the Psychological Impacts of the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Best Modalities of Screening and Treatment

Chair: Elspeth C. Ritchie, M.D., M.P.H.

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Noon-1:30 p.m.

Workshop: Evaluating and Treating the Psychological Effects of War

Chair: Elspeth C. Ritchie, M.D., M.P.H., Marvin Oleshansky, M.D.

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7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Course 38. Disaster Psychiatry

Directors: Anand Pandya, M.D., and Frederick Stoddard, M.D.

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11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Course 51. Foundations of Disaster Mental Health: Abbreviated Training

Directors: Kenneth Lee, M.S.W., Leslie Gise, M.D.

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8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Symposium: Depression and Disparity: A Global Perspective

Chair: Julie Adams, M.D., M.P.H.

International activities hosted by the OIA include six international discussion groups or forums. These groups are open to interested international and U.S. attendees and will examine current issues in psychiatry in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and Europe and LGBT needs around the world.

—–ª Middle East Discussion Group

Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m.-noon

Kohala Room, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

—–ª International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Discussion Group

Sunday, May 15, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Kohala Room, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

—–ª Africa Discussion Group

Sunday, May 15, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Kohala Room, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

—–ª Pacific Rim Discussion Group

Monday, May 16, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Kohala Room, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

—–ª South Asia Discussion Group

Monday, May 16, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Kona Room, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

—–ª Europe Discussion Group

Tuesday, May 17, 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Ewa Room, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

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