Career, Leadership and Mentorship Program Newsletter Volume III, No. 3 September 2017 CLM/WPS Global Mental Health & Psychiatry Newsletter Eliot Sorel, MD, Editor-in-Chief, CLM Founder Dear Colleagues and Friends, Welcome to the autumn 2017 issue of our Newsletter…! We are pleased to share with you global mental health and psychiatry news from around the world, across professions and across generations. We were delighted to have had with us the President, Professor Dinesh Bhugra, the President-elect, Professor Helen Herrman of the World Psychiatric Association, the President of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Anita Everett, former APA Presi-dent, Professor Michelle Riba, Professor David Ndetei of Kenya, and Dr Jennifer Severe who contributed brilliantly to our APA symposium on Primary Care Psychiatry: Global Perspectives at the APA annual scientific meeting in San Diego, California this past May. Professor Herrman was generous with her time and joined us briefly at our CLM reception following the symposium ( please see photo below ). Our CLM alumnus, Dr. Miguel Alampay, now serving our country in the Pacific, was able to join us as well. Professor David Ndetei highlights some innovative programs on serving under-served populations in Africa while Professor Vincenzo Di Nicola is breaking new ground in comparative global mental health exploring Bulgaria and Brazil. Dr. Nur ul-Ein, a Pakistani colleague aspiring to do her specialty training in the United States, shares the pioneering global observership she did in Washington, DC, this past summer . New Asia/Pacific developments in mental health and psychiatry in India, and the proper recognition of disabilities in China, are eloquently presented by Professors Roy Kallivayalil and Yueqin Huang respectively. This autumn issue of our newsletter concludes with two exciting new developments. They are the World Psychiatric As-sociation Early Career Leadership team’s plans for the next triennium presented by Dr. Mariana Pinto da Costa, and the launch of the unprecedented Elisabeth Pilking-ton Ra¸tiu Mental Health Award of Romania with its first awardee, Professor Mircea Miclea of the Babes Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania. Look forward to seeing you all either at the WPA Congress in Berlin this October and/or at the CLM holiday party in Washington, DC this December. Editor-in-Chief, CLM Founder ZONAL EDITORS: AFRICA: Prof. David M. Ndetei, Kenya Prof. Solomon Rataemane, South Africa ASIA/PACIFIC: Prof. Yueqin Huang, China Prof. Roy Kallivayalil, India THE AMERICAS: Prof. Fernando Lolas, Chile Prof. Vincenzo Di Nicola, Canada EUROPE: Prof. Gabriel Ivbijaro, United Kingdom Dr. Mariana Pinto da Costa, Portugal ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Miguel Alampay, MD Rajeev Sharma, MD Veronica Slootsky, MD Mona Thapa, MD Milangel Concepcion-Zayas, MD Layan Zhang, MD Eliot Sorel, MD Eliot Sorel MD Professor Helen Herrman WPA President-elect at the CLM APA reception, San Diego, CA, May 2017.