Michelle Bonita Riba

Michelle Bonita Riba

Professor of Psychiatry, WPA Secretary for Scientific Publications (USA)

Prof. Michelle B. Riba, one of the world’s most prominent scientists of psycho-oncology, will discuss about her area of expertise in Congress Press Conference and Symposiums.

Prof. Riba studied chemistry in Queens College, (NY, USA), organic chemistry in St. John’s University (NY, USA), and medicine in University of Connecticut School of Medicine (USA) to earn M.D. in 1985 and psychiatry residence in 1989.

Currently is a Professor and Associate Chair for Integrated Medicine and Psychiatric Services and Associate Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, Director of the Psychoncology Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and Director, Psychosomatic Fellowship Program.

Dr. Riba is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Association for Academic Psychiatry and American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. She has served as the representative to the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) from the APA and is currently WPA Secretary for Scientific Publications.

Dr. Riba is the author or editor of over 100 scientific articles, books, chapters, scientific abstracts and has served on the editorial board of Psychiatric Services and Cancer News on the Net, Current Psychiatry and has served on the editorial advisory board of the American Psychiatric Press, Inc. She is a reviewer for Psycho-Oncology; Academic Psychiatry; Psychiatric Services; Journal of Psychiatric Practice; and Psychosomatic Medicine; Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

As a psychosomatic medicine psychiatrist, Dr. Riba’s clinical and research interests include collaborative care, psychoncology, depression and cardiovascular disease, and screening for distress in patients with medical illness.

MEETING MT7: MEET THE WPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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CHAIR Dinesh Bhugra (UK) CO-CHAIR Helen Herrman (Australia) SPEAKERS Dinesh Bhugra (UK) – WPA President. Helen Herrman (Australia) – WPA President-Elect. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (India) – WPA Secretary General. Masatoshi Takeda (Japan) – WPA Secretary for Scientific Meetings. Michelle B. Riba (USA) – WPA Secretary for Scientific Meetings. Afzal Javed (UK / Pakistan) – WPA […]

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SYMPOSIUM ST12: PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY – NEW INSIGHTS AND INTERVENTION. STRATEGIES

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CHAIR Michelle Riba (USA) CO-CHAIR Ugur Cikrikcili (Turkey) Samrand Salimi (Iran) SPEAKER THEMES Guida da Ponte (Portugal): Existential Interventions in Advanced Cancer. Silvia Ouakinin (Portugal): Depression and Cancer – A Double Challenge for Patients and Clinicians. Laura Orsolini (Italy): New Intervention Strategies. Giedrė Bulotienė, Jurgita Matuižienė, Kęstutis Žagminas, Alvydas Navickas (Lithuania): The Risk Factors for Depression in Lithuanian […]

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WORKSHOP WZ3: PSYCHIATRY AND HEART DISEASE

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CHAIR Michelle Riba (USA) CO-CHAIR Pranas Šerpytis (Lithuania) SPEAKER THEME Michelle Riba (USA): Psychiatry and Heart Disease.

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