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From Prof Harold Pincus
I am pleased to share with you this opportunity to join the WHO Global Clinical Practice Network for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioral Disorders.
WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse is forming a global network of mental health professionals to help inform the development of the classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders in next version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), currently planned for publication in 2015. We are writing to invite you to register for the Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN). We also ask that you share this invitation with your colleagues and relevant professional networks. The English version of the invitation that you may directly forward to your colleagues can be found at the end of this e-mail message. If you require the invitation in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and / or Spanish, please contact Dr. Tahilia Rebello, GCPN Project Coordinator, at email@example.com.
As a part of this international network of mental health professionals, you will be asked provide information and feedback to us based on your clinical expertise, experience, and knowledge as we develop the new classification of mental and behavioural disorders. This is of vital importance to ensuring that the new classification is clinically useful, easy to use and accurate.
Once registered in the GCPN, you will receive survey requests no more than once a month, and each survey will take approximately 20 - 30 minutes to complete. You participation will be completely voluntary, and your responses will be kept confidential, secure, and will not be released to anyone else. We will never ask you to provide information that could be used to identify any of your patients. Data are to be analyzed in aggregate form and used exclusively for the purpose of ICD revision.
The first studies have already begun. There are now more than 8900 participants enrolled in the GCPN, from over 100 countries. From the main link below, you can choose to register in any of eight languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish).
To register for WHO Global Clinical Practice Network, please click on this link or paste it into your Internet browser:
If you have any questions about the Global Clinical Practice Network or about your participation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Best regards, Harold
Harold Alan Pincus, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Psychiatry
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Columbia University
Director of Quality and Outcomes Research
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 09
New York, NY 10032
Senior Scientist, RAND Corporation
National Program Director, Health and Aging Policy Fellowship www.healthandagingpolicy.org