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Annual Meeting Highlights
Psychiatry on the World Stage
Psychiatric News
Volume 43 Number 4 page 24-24

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 2008 annual meeting. Among them:

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

Workshop: Role of International Health Organizations in Promoting Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health

APA Council on Global Psychiatry and Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families

Chair/Director: Siham Muntasser, M.D.

Room 270B, Level 2, Washington Convention Center

2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Symposium: Global Gaps in Psychiatry: The Mental Health Needs of Child Soldiers

APA Council on Global Psychiatry

Chair/Director: Glen P. Davis, M.D.

Room 150A, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

Symposium: European and American Psychiatry: Identity and Priorities

Chair/Director: Pedro Ruiz, M.D.

Room 150B, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

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

Workshop: American Psychiatry: Care Quality, Access, Ethics, and Advocacy

APA Council on Quality Care

Chair/Director: Eliot Sorel, M.D.

Room 154A/B, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Forum: Pharmacological Perspectives Among U.S.A. Ethnic Minorities

Chair/Director: Pedro Ruiz, M.D.

Room 144A/B, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

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

Workshop: Psychiatry in Asia: Problems, Priorities, and Solutions

Chair/Director: Pedro Ruiz, M.D.

Room 207A, Level 2, Washington Convention Center

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

Workshop: Partnerships in the Americas: Update From the World Psychiatric Association

APA and World Psychiatric Association

Chair/Director: Carol Nadelson, M.D.

Room 156, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Symposium: DSM-V: Philosophical and Clinical Considerations

APA Council on Global Psychiatry

Chair/Director: Rodrigo A. Muñoz, M.D.

Room 151A, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

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

Workshop: Iraq on the Ground: The Real Story Through a Psychiatrist's Lens

Chair/Director: Anita S. Everett, M.D.

Room 146C, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Symposium: DSM-V: From Research to Clinical Issues

Chair/Director: Rodrigo A. Muñoz, M.D.

Room 150B, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

Symposium: Poverty and Mental Illness Around the World

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Chair/Director: Nigel Bark, M.D.

Room 151B, Level 1, Washington Convention Center

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 many international activities being held at the annual meeting, the APA Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters will host the following sessions dealing with trauma and disaster psychiatry:

More information about the Office of International Affairs, including its components, can be accessed at APA's Web site at<www.psych.org> or obtained by e-mail at internationaloffice@psych.org.

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