World Psychiatric Association’s International Congress of Psychiatry
Taipei International Convention CentreTaipei, TAIWAN Visit the Venue to read more
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the World Psychiatric Association it is both an honour and a pleasure to invite you to attend the WPA International Congress in Taiwan. The theme of the congress is “Bridging Asia into the world-a new era for psychiatric treatment”. World Psychiatric Association is committed to raising standards of patient care around the globe. A key aspect of this is learning from each other. Asia with its rich and varied history has a lot to teach the world. Spirituality runs deeply in Asia, many of traditional systems of medicine have led to development of new interventions now being used around the globe. In many countries in Asia in spite of limited resources excellent services are being delivered. We need to see how these models work. With its rich tapestry of philosophy, energy and enthusiasm of its population it is appropriate that we channel these into providing even better care for our patients. Stigma against mental illness and mentally ill can be eradicated only by all of us working together with policymakers and patients and their families. We need to ensure that physical health and mental health go hand in hand. This message is clear in many traditional medical models and we need to incorporate the message that there is no health without mental health. As Asia advances rapidly it is essential that it has resources to meet the needs of its growing populations.
We must attract the best and brightest students to the field of psychiatry and ensure that all health professionals are aware of the impact that mental illness can have on the societies and cultures. Psychiatry and Asia both stand at the cusp of greatness and it is apposite that we gather together in order to learn from each other.
I look forward to meeting with you in Taipei, Taiwan and wish the conference all success.
Dinesh Bhugra CBE
Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Institute of Psychiatry
(King's College London)
President, World Psychiatric Association (2014-2017)
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TICC - Taipei International Convention Centre
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It is our great pleasure to inform you that the WPA International Congress 2015 (WPAIC 2015) is being organized by Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry and will be held in Taipei International Convention Center, from November 18th (Wed.) to November 22th (Sun.), 2015.
WPAIC is the International Congress of the World Psychiatric Association. For over 60 years, the WPA has been at the forefront of leading on promoting better clinical care for patients with psychiatric disorders and training for psychiatrists around the globe. The World Psychiatric Association has over 200,000 members from 138 organizations in 117 countries thus creating a great platform for sharing research and clinical developments to promote the advancement of psychiatry and mental health for humankind.
To continue the theme from previous congresses, the WPAIC 2015 in Taiwan is focusing on “Bridging Asia to the World - A New Era for Psychiatric Treatment”. The conference will focus on the relationship between mental illness and mental health in Asia and what the rest of the world can learn from Asian health care systems. This conference is an ideal opportunity for psychiatrists, mental health professionals and other clinicians to develop links, share ideas and up-to-date medical knowledge. The conference provides a forum for exchange of clinical, research and policy experiences. We are aiming to have tracks for early career psychiatrists. We are expecting more than 4,000 participants to attend the congress
We sincerely invite you to join us for the congress and participate actively making full use of this truly exciting and wonderful opportunity to take advantage in making contacts with old friends and colleagues and meet new ones and to exchange ideas and policies. We are sure that your support and participation will not only enhance the prestige of the conference but also will bring great success to psychiatry in Taiwan.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, it will be our honour and pleasure to welcome you to the Congress.
With best wishes
Dinesh Bhugra CBE
Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Institute of Psychiatry (King's College London) President, World Psychiatric Association (2014-2017)Frank Huang-Chih Chou, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
President, Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry Director, WPA International Congress 2015
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