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Second Vietnamese-American Conference of the Myanmar Medical Association
Yangon, Myanmar: January 5-6, 2005

Wednesday, January 5, 2005:

Inaugural speeches:

  1. Minister of Health
  2. Professor Myo Myint, President, Myanmar Medical Association
  3. Professor Hla Htay, President, Myanmar Mental Health Society

Academic Session I:
(moderator Dr. U Ne Win, Medical Superintendent Yangon Psychiatric Hosp (ret.)

Diabetes: Update on Treatment and Relationship with Atypical Antipsychotic Medication, Bahar Aghighi MD, Santa Cruz Medical Foundation, Santa Cruz CA

Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Kavoos Bassiri, Clinical Instructor Dept of Psychiatry University of California San Francisco

Role of New Generation Antipsychotic Agents in Behavioural Disturbances: Dr. Thu Tha, Professor and Head of Mental Health Dept., Institute of Medicine II, Yangon.

The Brain In Schizophrenia: Robert Dolgoff, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry University of California San Francisco

Academic Session II:
Moderator Professor Thain Htay Pe, Professor and Head (Ret) Dept of Psychiatry Institute of Medicine I

Attention Deficit Disorder and Bipolar Disorder: Differential Diagnosis: Donald Davis MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, George Washington University School of Medicine., Co-Director Family Institute of Alexandria

Psychological and Psychiatric Problems in Adolescents: Dr. Hla Htay, Professor and Head of Mental Health Dept, Institute of Medicine I, Yangon

Attention Deficit Disorder and Family Therapy. Susan Davis MSW, Adjunct Instructor, Vigrinia Polytechnic Institute, Co-Director, Family Institute of Alexandria

Psychiatric Aspects of HIV, Cheryl Kennedy MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Medical University of New Jersey.

Academic Session III:
Moderator Professor Thu Tha, Professor and Head of Mental health Department Institute of Medicine II, Yangon.

Use and Abuse of Psychotropic Drugs: Dr. Khin Maung Gyi, Professor and Head of Mental Health Dept, Institute of Medicine, Mandalay.

Medication During Pregnancy and Lactation, Kay Yamagata PharmD, Alta Bates Medical Center, Berkeley CA

Thursday January 6, 2005:

Academic Session IV:
Modertor Professor Soa Lai Lon, Retired Professor of Mental Health Dept, Institute of Medicne I, Yangon

Mental Health Care Services in Yangon Mental Health Hospital, Dr. Zaw Sein Lwin, Medical Superintendent, Mental Health Hospital, Yangon

Mental Health Care Services in Mental Health Unit, Mandalay. Dr. Cho New Zin, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Mandalay Mental Health Unit.

Mental Health Care Services in Bago Division East. Dr. Swe Swe Win, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Bago General Hospital

Development of Community Based Mental Health Serivces. Dr. Win Aung Myint, Consultant / Lecturer, Mental Health Hospital, Yangon.

Implementation of Community Based Mental Health Care Services as an Outreach Program of Mental Health Hospital in Daw Pone Township, Yangon Division, Win Aung Myint, Zaw Sein Lwin, Tin Oo, Myint Myint Sein, San San oo.

Academic Session V:
Free Papers Chairperson Dr. Zaw Sein Lwin:

A Descriptive Study of Psychotic Patients who Committed Homicide and were Admitted to Yangon Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. Aung Thaw, medical Superintendent, Consultant Psychiatrist, Myintkyina Drug Dependency Treatment Hospital

Peronality of Drug Users Attending Drug Dependency Treatments and Research Unit of Yangon Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. San Dar, Psychiatrist, Mandalay Drug Dependency Treatment Research Unit.

A Study of the Effect of Vipassana Meditation on stress and Anxiety Among Meditation Students at Dhammajoti Meditation Centre. Dr. Khin Aye Kyaing, Psychiatrist, Yangon Mental Health Hospital

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