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AFPA is Federation of national psychiatric societies and associations on the continent of Asia aiming to achieve the goal "Excellence in Asian Psychiatry".

Message from the AFPA President


Dear Colleagues

 It is my great honor to succeed Professor Pichet Udomratn as President of the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA). Professor Udomratn has been a wonderful president. Over the past two years, he has been extremely enthusiastic about the development of the AFPA, contributing marvelous ideas and guiding important projects. Owing to his presence, the AFPA is now very well recognized in the Asia-Oceania region.

 The AFPA is an important association for Asian psychiatrists. It is a core organization around which we gather to discuss problems and ideas related to mental health solutions from many countries. Asia is characterized by its diversity, and although we may have many differences, we also have many similarities. The experiences of one country are always useful to another. This congress is the perfect platform to meet old friends and to make new ones.

 However, it is also true that the AFPA is still a relatively young association, and we therefore have many goals to achieve.

 With your collaboration and support, I am honored to devote myself to increasing the presence of the AFPA and improving mental health in Asia for the next two years.

Yours sincerely,

                                                 
                                                           Prof. Shigenobu Kanba
                           AFPA President (2015-)

 




Message of a former president (2013-2015)

Dear Colleagues

 It is my great honour and pleasure to become the new AFPA President following the footstep of our beloved Prof. Shinfuku. Although I became the President of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand for 2 consecutive terms and also served as President of the ASEAN Federation for Psychiatry and Mental Health 5 years ago, but leading the big organization like AFPA is very challenging for me. I hope all of you have known of what had happened in AFPA in the past 2 years. I promise to put all of my effort to bring back the unity and collaboration among Asian psychiatrists and Asian national societies. I am confident that with the great help and support from the new Executive Committee of AFPA which include Prof. Shinfuku as the Immediate Past President, we will, of course finally reach to that goal.
 May I propose our strategy for the next 2 years during my termship as the President by using the abbreviation name, similar like AFPA but with different words and meanings :
 
  A is for Asian focus
  F is for Forward looking
  P is for Psychiatrists and Patients
  A is for Action-oriented

 So, within the next 2 years, we will look forward to the better mental health of people in Asia by implementing academic activities for Asian psychiatrists through their national societies which appropriate for their context, encouraging of sharing experiences for the better care of our patients and of course promoting collaboration among national societies in Asia. Results from these activities will be exchanged and presented at the next World Congress of Asian Psychiatry in Fukuoka in 2015. We need your help and your continuous support to bring back the unity and collaboration among Asian psychiatrists and our executive committee look forward to receiving your advice and suggestions for guiding us to reach that ultimate goal.
Once again, thank you for your great and continuous support.

Yours sincerely,

                                                           Prof. Pichet Udomratn
                          AFPA President (2013-2015)

 



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