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.
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
Workshop: Psychiatric Care in Latin America: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives
Workshop: Promoting International Medical Graduates: Psychosocial Support During Residency Training
Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis: Implications for the International Impact of DSM-5
Workshop: Core Competencies in Europe and the U.S.: An Educational Model
Symposium: Psychiatrists in the World: Advocating for LGBT Mental Health
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:
Workshop: The Behavioral Health Action Network: Reorganizing the Behavioral Health Delivery System in Post-Katrina New Orleans
Workshop: Vulnerability and Resilience: Katrina's Widespread Impact on First Responders, Clinicians, Youth, and Relocated Survivors
Workshop: Disaster Preparedness, Evacuation, and Rebuilding: Lessons Learned From Katrina Applied to Gustav and Ike
Case Conference: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Media Workshop: National Disasters: Developing a Road Map for Preparedness and Interventions
World Psychiatric Association
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.