Demencija OHRID 2019-WPA Thematic Congress

Deadline for abstracts: March 31st, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

It gives us great pleasure to call your attention to a WPA sponsored Thematic Congress which will take place in Ohrid, North Macedonia, on 15 – 18 May 2019. The Congress is organized by the Psychiatric Association of Macedonia (North Macedonia) and the World Psychiatric Association. The Congress in Ohrid is entitled

“Dementia: Psychiatric and Neurological Challenges and Perspectives“ 


It will be the first WPA-sponsored Thematic Congress on Dementia in the Western Balkans and Europe, and will be chaired by the President of the WPAProfessor Helen Herrman (Australia). Professor Dr. Antoni Novotni (Chair of the Organizing Committee) and the Organizing Committee are making arrangements for a very successful meeting that would attract a large number of participants. Their  objectives are to build a professional network in the region, to improve dementia care including diagnosis, management and carer support, and to push the implementation of a national dementia strategy. One of WPA ideas connected with this Congress is to deliver the Ohrid Declaration on Dementia.    

We would request you to kindly support our North Macedonian colleagues by participating in the Ohrid conference. We may add that  the city of Ohrid is a spectacularly located at lake Ohrid – one of the oldest lakes on the planet and is an UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage site.            

Looking forward to seeing you in North Macedonia,

With kind regards,

Dr. Afzal Javed,                                                       Prof. dr. Antoni Novotni,

WPA President Elect,                                        Chair of the Organizing Committee

Chair of the Scientific Committee