Norman SARTORIUS Norman Sartorius, M.D., M.A., D.P.M., Ph.D., FRC. Psych. President Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes 14 chemin Colladon Geneva, Switzerland Email: Dr Norman Sartorius, MD, MA, DPM, PhD, FRCPsych, obtained his M.D. in Zagreb (Croatia). He specialized in neurology and psychiatry and subsequently obtained a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in psychology (Ph.D.). He carried out clinical work and research and taught at graduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Zagreb, at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, at the University of Geneva and elsewhere. Dr Sartorius joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1967 and soon assumed charge of the programme of epidemiology and social psychiatry. He was the principal investigator of several major international studies on schizophrenia, depression and health service delivery. Dr. Sartorius was responsible for WHO’s much of work on the classification of mental and neurological disorders. In 1977, Dr. Sartorius was appointed Director of the Division of Mental Health of WHO. In 1993 Professor Sartorius was then elected President of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) and served as President-elect and then President until August 1999. Dr. Sartorius is currently the President of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes and he is a member of the Geneva Prize Foundation, having been its President 2004-2008. Dr Sartorius holds professorial appointments at multiple international universities, along with being a Senior Associate of the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Professor Sartorius has published more than 330 articles in scientific journals, authored or co-authored books and edited a number of others. He is the Co-editor of three scientific journals and a member of editorial and advisory boards of many scientific journals.Professor Sartorius is also a corresponding membe honorary doctor and fellow of a large number of international organizations, universities, and advisory boards. He speaks Croatian, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.