World Psychiatric Association
The World Psychiatric Association is an international umbrella organisation of psychiatric societies.
Objectives and goals
Originally created to produce world psychiatric congresses, it has evolved to hold regional meetings, to promote professional education and to set ethical, scientific and treatment standards for psychiatry.
|YEAR||WORLD CONGRESS||WPA PRESIDENT|
|1950||Paris||Jean Delay (France)|
|1957||Zurich||Jean Delay (France)|
|1961||Montreal||D. Ewen Cameron (Canada)|
|1966||Madrid||Juan J. López-Ibor (Spain)|
|1972||Mexico City||Howard Rome (USA)|
|1977||Hawaii||Pierre Pichot (France)|
|1983||Vienna||Costas Stefanis (Greece)|
|1989||Athens||Jorge A. Costa e Silva (Brazil)|
|1993||Rio de Janeiro||Felice Lieh-Mak (Hong Kong)|
|1996||Madrid||Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)|
|1999||Hamburg||Juan J. López-Ibor, Jr. (Spain)|
|2002||Yokohama||Ahmed Okasha (Egypt)|
|2005||Cairo||Juan Mezzich (Peru)|
|2008||Prague||Mario Maj (Italy)|
|2011||Buenos Aires||Pedro Ruiz (USA)|
|2014||Madrid||Dinesh Bhugra (U.K.)|
The institutional members of the World Psychiatric Association are 135 national psychiatric societies representing more than 180,000 psychiatrists worldwide. The societies are clustered into 18 Zones and 5 Regions: the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. Representatives of the societies constitute the World Psychiatric Association General Assembly, the governing body of the organization. The association also has individual members and there are provisions for affiliation of other associations (e.g., those dealing with a particular topic in psychiatry).
The official publication of the association is World Psychiatry.
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