Peking University and AAMH host symposium at WPA International Congress

September 8, 2010

Hosted by the Capital Medical University (CMU) and the Chinese Society of Psychiatry (CSP), the theme of the 2010 Congress was “Global psychiatry at the frontier: sharing the future”.  Currently the WPA has 135 member societies from 117 different countries, representing over 200,000 psychiatrists worldwide.

Professor Ma Hong, Peking University Institute for Mental Health recently organized a symposium with A/Prof Chee Ng, University of Melbourne and Co-Director AAMH, on “Building Best Practice for Community Mental Health Partnerships”, which proved to be very popular, with a full room of people interested in the topic.

A/Prof Chee Ng also collaborated with Professor Yu Xin, Executive Director Peking University Institute for Mental Health to co-chair a Panel Debate: The Future of Psychiatric Hospitals in China and the Region.

Other partners with AAMH from the region took advantage of this major conference being held in our region this year, and delivered keynote lectures, symposia and workshops which promote academic communication and collaboration and facilitate communication.