Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of our publication…!
We are most grateful to our colleagues, Professors David NDETEI, Fernando LOLAS, Vincenzo Di NICOLA, Yueqin HUANG, Roy KALLIVAYALIL, Gabriel IVBIJARO, Dr. Mariana Pinto da COSTA and her colleagues for their superb, thought provoking contributions to this issue.
We are very pleased to also mark in this issue a very special convergence of an anniversaries trifecta. ey are the 175th of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), founded by Dr. Benjamin RUSH together with several other psychiatric hospitals superintendents in 1844; the 50th anniversary of the Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA), founded in 1969 by Dr. Chester PIERCE, Professor of Psychiatry
and of Education at Harvard University, the rst African-American Professor at Massachusetts General Hospital; and the 55th anniversary of the World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP), founded by Dr. Joshua BIERER, a British psychiatrist of Romanian origin, in London, UK in 1964. Our APA will be celebrating its anniversary in San Francisco, this May; the BPA has already done so in Washington, DC earlier this spring with an excellent scienti c program; and WASP will be celebrating its 55th anniversary during its 23rd World Congress with the theme e Social Determinants of Health/Mental Health & Access to Care, in Bucharest, Romania, October 25-28, 2019, accessible at www.wasp2019bucharest.org.
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