2017 President’s Letter


Our HAPA wishes for a HEALTHY & PEACEFUL 2017

The HAPA Executive committee invites you to join us at HAPA. The Hellenic American Psychiatric Association (HAPA) is the APA home of Greek, American, Canadian and psychiatrists from all other countries globally, who value the Hellenic Heritage and support the preservation of the timeless Hellenic Spirit and values.

HAPA promotes communication among psychiatrists and ALL mental health professionals who are linked through common values, cultural heritage and shared scientific professional interests. The annual HAPA meetings feature the scholarly, scientific and clinical work of psychiatrists or other mental health professionals from the US, Greece, Canada and the Greek Diaspora. HAPA meetings are always on every Tuesday at 6:00pm during the APA Annual Meeting. The elected HAPA officers serve on a volunteer basis with NO paid staff for 3 years. The executive committee of HAPA meets monthly via teleconference. Currently, HAPA is in the process of establishing a foundation to fulfill its mission and advance its scientific and professional goals including the possibility of funding a post graduate fellowship to aspiring recent Greek or US graduate psychiatrists who wish to further their professional development in special areas either in US or Greece.

Join HAPA and attend this year’s 18th HAPA Annual meeting on May 23d 2017.As always the business meeting is followed by the scientific presentation. The presentation this year is by our very own incoming HAPA President Elect Philip J. Candilis, MD, DLFAPA. It is timely, compelling and informative. Dr Candilis visited Greece and worked on the refugee crisis that is still on going. HAPA is proud to feature his work: “It’s our turn now:” Refugees, Relief Workers, and Resilience.

This year, as in in the past, the evening will wrap up with a Dutch treat dinner at a gourmet restaurant. The HAPA annual meetings and dinners are exciting opportunities to see good friends, network, discover new friends and share cultural and professional experiences. Become part of the growth of this unique Hellenic organization that unites psychiatrists and members of the Mental Health Professional Community in our global world.

DO join and/or renew your HAPA membership NOW!
Pay your HAPA dues thru the HAPA website:. General Member Dues $52.00
Members-in-Training Dues: $27.00 Or mail in your check to:

HAPA Treasurer Katina Mathews-Ferrari, MD
19022 Midway Blvd
Port Charlotte FL 33948

With Warm Wishes for a HEALTHY & PEACEFUL 2017

Maria T. Lymberis, MD
HAPA Founder & Current President

Katina Matthews-Ferrari, MD,
HAPA Immediate Past President & Treasurer