Psychiatric Association of Macedonia
The Psychiatric Association of Macedonia is a division of the Macedonian Medical Association (МMA) which unites psychiatrists living and working in the Republic of Macedonia.
The aims of the PAM are:
- To follow the news and achievements in psychiatric practice and science, and disseminate the information and knowledge to all members.
- To improve the professional skills of the members, their continuous medical education and support in the clinical work and scientific research.
- To address ethical issues and responsibility of the members in respect to the medical code of the health professionals in the Republic of Macedonia.
- To support publication of professional and scientific articles in psychiatry and allied fields.
- To promote mental health and raising awareness in the community for prevention and active treatment of psychiatric disorders.
- To act on destigmatization of people with psychiatric disorders.
- To exchange experiences and collaboration with similar associations within the country and worldwide.
The first president of the association was Prof. dr. Bozidar Niketic.
After him the next presidents were: Prof. dr. Petar Fildisevski,
Prof. dr. Stefan Stefanovski, Prof. dr. Ljerka Tarnik-Mitreva, Prof. dr. Jordan Jovev
and Prof. dr. Risto Ljapcev.
In 1988 Neuropsychiatric Association of Macedonia was divided into Neurologic and Psychiatric Association of Macedonia (PAM).
The first president of PAM was Prof. dr. Miodrag Micev.
After him the next presidents were:
Prof. dr. Predrag Kirovski (1992-1996) (2000-2004),
Prof. dr. Georgi Cadloski (1996-2000),
Prof. d-r Antoni Novotni (2004-2013),
PAM is a member of The World Psychiatric Association
The acting president of PAM now is Prof. dr. Dimitar Bonevski
While the current secretary of PAM is Prof. dr. Marija Raleva.