Welcome Address from MPA President & Organizing Co-Chairman I

A warm welcome to all!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Malaysian Psychiatry Association (MPA), we are pleased to receive delegates to the 29th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the 21st Malaysian Conference of Psychological Medicine (MCPM). This time around the Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA) is working with the International Association for Suicide Prevention and bringing an important conference to Malaysia.

Having the conference in Asia and specifically in Malaysia is appropriate. Malaysia is similarly experiencing the effects of the world economic crisis and as well as other threats to the stability of Asia. It is not surprising with such uncertainty, the mental health of the community is affected. We see reports which are much more often now, of suicide among adolescents, and this is a worrying trend.

Thus this time around, it is appropriate for the MPA to collaborate with the IASP. The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak will be the conference centre from the 18th -22nd July 2017. We are excited to have the conference in Sarawak, a brilliant excellent place to visit.

The themes of the congress "Preventing Suicide: A Global Commitment, from Communities to Continents (IASP) and Mental Illness: Early Intervention Facilitates Recovery (MCPM)" were fittingly chosen. The themes selected emphasize the direction of mental health services, in the country and countries in Asia i.e. looking at developing and expanding services related to prevention. The conference will provide an opportunity for all delegates to gain and exchange knowledge, and thereby enrich experience and services.

Do come and join us for an inspirational learning experience.

Warm regards



 

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