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Annual Meeting Highlights
Psychiatry on the World Stage
Psychiatric News
Volume 42 Number 4 page 16-16

APA's Office of International Activities and its reporting components, the Council on Global Psychiatry, Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters, and Corresponding Committee on Misuse and Abuse of Psychiatry, will present numerous scientific presentations dealing with international psychiatric issues at APA's 2007 annual meeting in San Diego. Among them:

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

Multinational Perspectives of Psychiatric Ethics

Component workshop chaired by Donna Norris, M.D.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 8

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Noon-1:30 p.m.

Research Planning for DSM-V

Forum chaired by Darrel Regier, M.D., M.P.H.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Ballroom 6E

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2 p.m.-5 p.m.

The Role of Ethics in World Psychiatry

Presidential symposium chaired by Pedro Ruiz, M.D.; co-chaired by Darrel Regier, M.D., M.P.H.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Ballroom 6D

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

Focusing on Asia: A Review of Disasters, Intervention, and Prevention Programs

Council on Global Psychiatry workshop chaired by Pedro Ruiz, M.D.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 24A

Psychiatry in the Americas: Update From the World Psychiatric Association

Issue workshop chaired by Michelle Riba, M.D., M.S.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 30A

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2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Women and Psychiatry Around the World: The Importance of Gender and Culture

Symposium chaired by Nigel Bark, M.D.; co-chaired by Hamid Ghodse, M.D.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 28 D/E

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9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. The Isms: How Racism, Sexism, Classism, and Heterosexism Affect Mental Health Care

Component workshop chaired and presented by Karen Liaw, M.D., Nisba Husain, M.D., Alphonso Nichols, M.D., Tracee Burroughs, M.D., Eugene Lee, M.D., and Jennifer Pender, M.D.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 31A

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2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Focusing on European Psychiatry

Presidential symposium chaired by Pedro Ruiz, M.D.; co-chaired by Cyril Hoschl, M.D.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Ballroom 6E

Globalization and Mental Health: Role of Spanish-Speaking Psychiatry

Presidential symposium chaired by Renato Alarçon, M.D.; co-chaired by Cesar Mella Mejias, M.D.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 33A-C

Psychiatric Training Across the Continents: International Young Psychiatrist Perspectives

Symposium chaired by Julian Beezhold, M.D.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 7B

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

Buddhist Teachings and Techniques Applied to Disaster Relief: a Two-Year Follow-Up on Sri Lankan Tsunami Victims

Issue workshop chaired by Syed Naqvi, M.D., Viet Bui, M.D., Amy Dewar, M.D., and Norana Caivano, M.D.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 27B

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2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Children and War: Emotional and Psychiatric Consequences of War and Terror on Children and Adolescents

Symposium chaired by Siham Muntasser, M.D., and Rodrigo Muñoz, M.D.

San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 30A

Other international activities hosted by the Office of International Activities and the Council on Global Psychiatry include five international discussion groups or forums on issues in psychiatry pertinent to five regions:

In addition to the international activities, the Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster will host the following sessions:

The goals of APA's Office of International Activities are to strengthen APA's international membership base and continue APA's long tradition of international collaboration with related organizations devoted to furthering the mission of psychiatry.

More information about the office is posted at<www.psych.org/research/dor/international/index.cfm> or can be obtained by e-mail at internationaloffice@psych.org.

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