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Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the WPA Thematic Conference "Mental Health and Mental Illness: Focusing on Eurasia", which will take place in Yerevan, Armenia, on August 29-31, 2013.
During this occasion, it is our desire and aim to organize and deliver a high quality scientific program reflecting the state of the art clinical practice, as well as providing a common forum for discussion and debate vis-a-vis the future development in the mental health needs and field in this region of the world. Some of the areas and topics covered in this conference will include all aspects of mental health, especially rehabilitation, social and organizational issue related to the Eurasian Region. Among them, we will address the manmade negative factors affecting the mental health status of this region of the world.

I am sure that together, we will be able to identify and resolve the main mental health problems affecting this area of the world. I look forward to actively participating in this momentous event and to welcome you personally to join this very important WPA Conference.


Professor Pedro Ruiz, M.D.
WPA President
President of Congress

Dear Colleagues,
It is a honor for me to welcome you to the WPA Thematic Conference "Mental Health and Mental Illness: Focusing on Eurasia" to be held in Yerevan, Armenia from August 29 to 31, 2013.
We welcome the participation of Mental Health professionals from regional and global networks, with the intention to share news on recent advances in research, education, prevention and treatment in Mental Health field. By attending this event you will have a generous input in identifying solutions for existing problems of Mental Health in Eurasian Region.
On behalf of Armenian Psychiatric Association I would like to express our thankfulness to WPA Executive Committee and Professor Pedro Ruiz, WPA President for giving us an opportunity to host this outstanding event here in Yerevan.
We are proud to be a part of an organizing team and believe that you will enjoy not only the Conference itself but our social program as well as your stay in Armenia.  

I am looking forward to welcoming you in Yerevan!

Armen Soghoyan
Director of Conference
President of ArPA

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