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Some Comments on our 16th International Conference (May 2011)

Prof. Dennis C. Daley (Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Chief, Addiction Medicine Services, PI, ATS Node of NIDA Clinical Trials Network, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, USA) I enjoyed the opportunity to attend the APACC conference and present a clinical workshop on treatment of addiction.  The range of participants from so many countries was impressive.  And, I thank you and your staff for the great hospitality in Greece at this conference.

Dr. Pegah Farokhzad (Ph.D. Lecturer, Psychology Dept., Islamic Azad University IRAN) We had a nice time in Greece and it was a pleasure meeting you. You have a beautiful country and kind and lovely people. Hope to get another opportunity to come to Greece again.

Prof. Tatyana Barankin (M.D. FRCPC, DCP Associate Professor, Psychiatry Dept., University of Toronto / Staff Psychiatrist, Hospital for Sick Children and CAMH, Academic Educator, Centre for Faculty Development CANADA) Dear Demy, thank you for a well organized conference and your kind attention to details.

Janis Yahn (M.Ph. Program Supervisor, Municipal Services and First Nations, Ministry of Child and Youth Services, Ministry of Community and Social Services,  Ontario, CANADA) I thoroughly enjoyed the conference activities and networking with other colleagues.  I am very proud to be associated with your organization and I hope to attend future conferences.

Prof. Salomé Vieira-Santos (Ph.D. Professor, Clinical & Health Psychology Dept., Lisbon University, PORTUGAL) Dear Demy, as I told you in Athens I appreciate your kindness and availability very much and I am very grateful for this. I enjoyed participating in the Conference and I hope to have another opportunity to meet you in the near future.

Prof. Intisar A.G. Al-Khudhur (Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Psychiatric Nursing, Al-Zaytoonah University, JORDAN) It was a pleasure for me to be with you in Athens and to participate in your conference. It was very nice and full of knowledge, you did a hard work.

Dr. Anne Provet (Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist, Program Director, Child In-Patient Unit, New York Medical College, USA) Thank you for a wonderful experience. The program was so diverse and exciting, I returned home invigorated, with many new ideas to explore and collaborations to build! Most of all, I want to thank you, Demy, for your kindness and hospitality - you have such a natural and genuine manner that made us all  feel at home, building a spirit of true community.  And I'm afraid you were so successful that I, for one, did not want to leave! I hope this is only the beginning.

Prof. Antonio Fusco and Prof. Rosella Tomassoni (Ph.D. Full Professors, Head: Psychology of Art and Literature and Human and Social Sciences Departments respectively, University of Cassino, ITALY) Thank you very, very much. We are very grateful for your wonderful organization of that event. You're extraordinary organizers and kind Colleagues. Congratulations for the great success the Congress had. We hope to see you soon in a next meeting in Athens or in Rome!

Dr. Carla Almeida (Special Education Therapist, Coordinator, Autism Spectrum Disorders Dept., Child Development Support Centre, Cascais, PORTUGAL) I would like to congratulate for your wonderful Congress. It was so well organized and interesting. Thank you so much for this experience. And congratulations for your amazing city!

Susan Ni Chuileann (BA (Hons), M.Sc. Lecturer, Humanities & Social Studies Dept., Carlow College / Ph.D. Candidate, School of Psychology, Trinity College, IRELAND) Athens was amazing and the people were so welcoming. I would gladly return. I was greatly impressed by how organised and well run the Conference was, and also the standard of other professionals. I learned so much. Thank you.

Prof. Kimberly A. Williams (RN, DNSc, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Family Psychiatric NP Track Coordinator, College of Nursing, University of South Alabama, USA) It was wonderful to think back to be able to participate in this conference.  It was a great experience.

Dr. Gordana Vulevic (PhD. Psychologist, Group Analyst, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Dept., Belgrade University, SERBIA) Thank you very much for sending me these photos. I could feel the nice atmosphere from the Conference once again!

Prof. Sarwat Sultan (Ph.D. Professor and Chairperson, Applied Psychology Dept., Bahauddin Zakariya University, PAKISTAN) It was such a nice conference we attended in Greece. We can not forget a single moment of this great event. We are thankful to all of you for providing this wonderful opportunity. We wish to join you again in next event.

Maria Stylianaki (Preschool Educator, Artist, President / CEO, Hellenic Company for the Information of Parents, GREECE) Thank you A.P.P.A.C. for the conference - it was very interesting and a very good chance to exchange information and meet interesting scientists from all over the World! - congratulations! Will definitely join next year too.  A must for every Greek specialist in child psychology and psychiatry.

Prof. Babak Motamedi (RN, MNSc, DNSc. Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Islamic Azad University Dehaghan, IRAN) Dear Demy, I would like to thank you most sincerely for your cooperation and kindness during the conference time and also for your gracious effort. It truly was a pleasure to meet you and I hope to see you soon in the next APPAC Conference.

Dr. Marija Rusaka (MD Psychiatrist, Psychiatry & Addiction Disorders Dept., Riga Stradins University, LATVIA) Many thanks for the true Greek hospitality!

Prof. Helen Vrailas Bateman (Ph.D. Associate Professor & Chair, Psychology Dept., the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, USA) My students and I enjoyed presenting at your conference a great deal and we were extremely impressed by the EXCELLENT organization of the conference! Congratulations on an amazing job! We hope to be able to attend your outstanding conference again soon!!

Prof. Brian Howe and Prof. Katherine Covell (Ph.D. Full Professors, Psychology & Political Science Dept., Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia, CANADA) Demy, thank you for your organizational work. We enjoyed the conference as we did two years ago. Once again, the sessions were interesting and informative.

Keila Brockveld (Ph.D. Candidate, Psychology Dept., Macquarie University, North Strathfield, AUSTRALIA) I enjoyed the Conference, it was very good! Loved your beautiful city too!

Dr. Laurie Guidry (Psy.D. President MATSA - Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Psychological Consulting, Training and Assessment Services, LLC, Massachusetts, USA) Dear Demy, I wanted to thank you again for your warmth and hospitality! I am very interested in submitting and presenting again at the 2012 APPAC conference so please let me know when the request for submissions comes out again later this year. You did a terrific job in organizing the event and I do look forward to 2012!