Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to Tbilisi, Georgia for the regional conference of the World Psychiatry Association “Mental health, directions and challenges” from 27-30 April, 2016. The Conference organized by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) in collaboration with the Society of Georgian Psychiatrists (SGP) and the Alliance for Better Mental Health (ABMH) will bring together practitioners, researchers and educators from the world who are engaged in mental health care. The leading national and international experts will discuss the modern approaches and future directions in mental health care.

Besides, unique cultural heritage and cuisine are excellent additional incentives to visit Georgia and attend this conference.

The success of the conference highly depends on your active participation. We are looking forward to welcome you in Tbilisi.

Dinesh Bhugra

President of the Conference

World Psychiatric Association President

Eka Chkonia

Director of the Conference

President of the Society of Georgian Psychiatrists

Helen Herrman

Scientific Committee Chairperson

World Psychiatric Association President Elect

Roy Abraham Kallivayalil

World Psychiatric Association Secretary General

Armen Soghoyan

World Psychiatric Association Secretary for Finances

Masatoshi Takeda

World Psychiatric Association Secretary for Scientific Meetings

Afzal Javed

World Psychiatric Association Secretary for Sections

Peter Morozov

Board member and Zonal representative of the World Psychiatric Association for Eastern Europe

Nino Okribelashvili

Secretary General of The Society of Georgian Psychiatrists

Nino Makhashvili

Head of the Local Organisational Committee

Director of Global Initiative on Psychiatry