ICD Revision Advisory Groups: Mental and Behavioural Disorders and TAG Neurology

Information on the new International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders and the Topic Advisory Group (TAG) for Neurology

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The International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders was constituted by the WHO for a period of two years (2007 – 2008) with the primary task of advising the WHO on all steps leading to the revision of the mental and behavioural disorders classification in ICD-10, in line with the overall ICD revision process.

The initial period of operation has now expired and the group has been reconstituted and reappointed for the next two year period. The appointment of the Harmonization Group and other working groups reporting to the Advisory Group has also now expired, and new working groups will be appointed based on the current needs of the revision.

The Advisory Group is co-ordinated by Senior Project Officer, Dr Geoffrey M Reed, PhD, who is seconded to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO, Geneva, through the IUPsyS (International Union for Psychological Science). The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse will also be managing the technical part of the revision of Diseases of the Nervous System (currently Chapter VI), as it is doing for Chapter V.

The new Advisory Group expands and makes some changes to its composition in order to obtain better geographical representation and also based on the nature of the tasks of the next period of the revision process.

The members of the new International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders are:

Steven Hyman (Chair), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
José Luís Ayuso-Mateos, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Alan Flisher, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
Wolfgang Gaebel, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany
Oye Gureje, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Assen Jablensky, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
Brigitte Khoury, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Anne Lovell, Institute National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Paris, France
Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria Ramon de la Fuente, México, D.F., Mexico.
Afarin Rahimi, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Norman Sartorius, Geneva, Switzerland
Pratap Sharan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Pichet Udomratn, Prince Songkha University, Hat Yai, Thailand
Xiao Zeping, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai, China

The professional and scientific organisations that have been asked to appoint representatives to the International Advisory Group for Mental and Behavioural Disorders, and the names of their representatives, are:

International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP):
Per-anders Rydelius, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

International Council of Nurses (ICN):
Tesfamicael Ghebrehiwet, International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW):
Dr Sabine Bährer- Kohler, Psychiatric University Clinic, Basel, Switzerland

International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS):
Ann D. Watts, Entabeni Hospital, Durban, South Africa

World Organization of National Colleges, Academies, and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA):
Michael Klinkman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

World Psychiatric Association (WPA):
Mario Maj, University of Naples, Naples, Italy

All of these organisations were also represented on the previous Advisory Group with the exception of IACAPAP.

The first meeting of the reconstituted Advisory Group took place on 28 – 29 September 2009, in Geneva. There have been no other meetings since the December 2008 meeting of the former group. It is anticipated that a Summary Report of the meeting held last month, 28 – 29 September will be available within two months.

The report of the meeting held on 1 – 2 December 2008 can be read here: http://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/icd_advisory_group_december_08_summary.pdf


Topic Advisory Group for Neurology

Lead WHO Secretariat for TAG Neurology is Dr Tarun Dua, Management of Mental and Brain Disorders, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO. Email: duat@who.int.

Dr Dua, a neurologist, co-ordinated the Atlas Multiple Sclerosis Resources in the World 2008, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation and was a co-author of the World Health Organization publication, Neurological Disorders: Public Health Challenges, 2006 or download by chapters in PDF format at: http://www.who.int/mental_health/neurology/neurodiso/en/index.html

The members of the Topic Advisory Group (TAG) for Neurology are:

Raad Shakir (Chair), Imperial College London, London, UK
Donna Bergen, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Pierre Bill, Inkosi Ambert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa
Mandaville Gourie-Devi, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi, India
Mitsuru Kawamua, School of Medicine, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan
Marco Medina, National Autonomos University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Mohamad Mikati, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

The professional and scientific organisations that have been asked to appoint representatives to the Topic Advisory Group for Neurology, and the names of their representatives, are:

Alzheimer’s Disease International:
Murat Emre, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

International Brain Research Organization:
Krister Kristensson, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

International Child Neurology Association
Marc Patterson, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

International Headache Society:
Jes Olesen, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

International League Against Epilepsy:
Ettore Beghi, Istituto “Mario Negri”, Milan, Italy

International Neuropsychological Society:
Andreas Monsch, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Movement Disorders Society:
Kapil D Sethi, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation:
Alan J. Thompson, Director, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London, UK

World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies:
Marc Levivier, Centre Romand de Neurochirurgie, Lausanne, Switzerland

World Federation of Neurology:
Johan Aarli, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

World Stroke Organization:
Bo Norrving, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

1 October 2009


Daily iCAMP YouTubes on the WHOICD11 Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/WHOICD11

Transcripts of YouTube narrations on the ICD11 blog: http://whoicd11.blogspot.com/

For further information on the proposed structure of ICD-11, the Content Model and iCAT, the collaborative authoring platform the WHO will be using to revise ICD-10:


Agenda for the 22 September – 2 October iCAMP Alpha Draft Training Meeting [MS Word]

Content Model Style Guide document [MS Word]

Morbidity Reference Group Discussion papers:
        ICD-11 rules, conventions and structure [MS Word]
        Revision topics for topic advisory groups [MS Word]

Content Model Blank document [Excel]

Content Model Myocardial infarction example document [Excel]

Content Model Hypertension Category example document [Excel]

ICD 11 Alpha Draft presentation by Dr B. Ustun [MS pptx slides]

Start-Up List presentation by Dr R. Jakob [MS pptx slides]

Myocardial infarction Content Model presentation [MS ppt slides]

[Note that some of these documents are “works in progress” and subject to ongoing review and revision.]