Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is for me an honor and a pleasure to invite you to join me/us to the WPA International Congress that will take place in Vienna, Austria on October 27–30, 2013.
Over the years, Vienna has been a memorable site for the field of psychiatry and has a long tradition of organising successful events for WPA. Besides, its charm, beauty and history are second to none in both Europe and the rest of the world.
Undoubtedly, this WPA International Congress will be a memorable one for the World Psychiatric Association. Please join me in this unique and historic occasion.
Pedro Ruiz, M.D.
WPA President (2011–2014)
A psychiatry, which places the human being at the centre of its diagnosis and therapy and which is not reduced to conventional indication medicine with its main focus on illness constructs, will primarily take into account in its treatment planning the various physical, psychic and social pathogenetic factus in the patients’ particular life stage. Such a human-
At this point, it is pleasant duty to thank the President of the WPA, Pedro Ruiz, and all those responsible for the excellent cooperation in organizing the WPA International Congress 2013 dedicated to the very important area of “Future Psychiatry: Challenges and Opportunities”. The scientific discussions should bring about and promote the further development of a psychiatry which once again centers on the whole person, a human-
With my best wishes for fruitful discussions and pleasurable encounters at the WPA Conference 2013 in Vienna.
Michael Musalek, M.D.
Austrian Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy