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Dear Colleagues,

The 5th International Congress on Psychopharmacology &International Symposium on Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (TAP-ICP) will be held in Antalya, Turkey between October 30 - November 3, 2013 as the major annual event of the Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology (TAP). The theme of this congress will be: "Improved choices of psychotropic medications: better mental health outcomes."

The Congress will provide a friendly and fertile medium to discuss emerging diagnostic challenges in psychiatry in DSM 5 era, psychopharmacological advances, and improving outcomes in mental health arena.  As usual important new developments in  psychopharmacology, biological psychiatry, neuroscience, neuroimaging, genetics, and other related fields will be discussed in detail by expert scientists in their fields. In addition respected internationally known masters will review psychopharmacological principles and problem solving strategies, share their wisdom and recipes about clinical challenges and difficult to treat cases, and engage in discussions with participants about topics of common concern.

A diverse group of invited speakers from our region and around the world will deliver lectures, conferences, courses, workshops, and symposia and participate in multilateral discussion sessions, debates, roundtable meetings, meet the master sessions, and satellite symposia. At the same time, participants of this congress will have the opportunity to meet, network, and consolidate friendships with colleagues, masters of psychiatry, and leaders and members of sister associations from other countries. There will be plenty of chances to ask questions, exchange ideas, and explore and develop friendships and collaboration opportunities with colleagues from around the globe.

As scientists, clinicians, physicians, scholars, and human beings, we should promote respect, understanding, and acceptance of one another and opposing perspectives and strive to leave a better world to future generations. With this goal let’s meet in Anatolia, which housed two longest living and most diverse empires of the world and harvest the power of diverse approaches to solve contemporary psychiatric challenges. Asia Minor is the heart of the old world and where many cultures have met and examplified periods of peace and harmony among civilizations despite many clashes over centuries.

We invite you to come and experience sincere hospitality and friendship besides solid intellectual discussions in the 5th TAP-IC. As expressed by Yunus Emre, a famous 13th century poet in Anatolia:

“Come and let's meet,
Let's take it easy,
Let's love and be loved,
World is not left to anyone.”

Please mark the dates in your calendar for the 5th  International Congress on Psychopharmacology & International Symposium on Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, which will be held on October 30-November 3, 2013 in Antalya, Turkey.  

We are looking forward to receiving your valuable proposals, contributions, and participation in this congress. 

With warmest regards,

The Organization Comittee