Tzung-Jeng Hwang, MD, MPH, PhD, Taiwan
Dr. Tzung-Jeng Hwang is currently the President of the Taiwanese Society of Geriatric Psychiatry and the Director and Associate Professor of the Division of General/Geriatric Psychiatry of the National Taiwan University Hospital. He got his M.D. and PhD degree from National Taiwan University and M.P.H. degree from Harvard University. After completing residency training in both Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, he became an attending psychiatrist at National Taiwan University Hospital in 1997. Because of his broad training background, his vision includes not only individual but also public health, not only mental but also aging mental health.
Since 2000, Dr. Hwang has devoted himself to the field of geriatric psychiatry because of its urgent need and relative neglect in Taiwan. In addition to his duties in the Taiwanese Society of Geriatric Psychiatry, he is also a founding member and board member of the Taiwan Dementia Society, as well as a member of the International Affair Committees of the Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry and Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the IPA Bulletin.
Dr. Hwang has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles, written 2 books, 8 book chapters, edited 4 books, and translated 2 books. He has received several research awards from the Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry, Taiwanese Society of Geriatric Psychiatry, Taiwanese Society of Biological Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology, Taiwan Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Japanese Society of Biological Psychiatry, and other organizations. He is also a bestowed member of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP).
Dr. Hwang has actively engaged in a number of international professional organizations, serving as a member of the Scientific Committee for international meetings, including those of the International Psychogeriatric Association, Tripartite Psychogeriatric Group, World Psychiatric Association, Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists, and Alzheimer’s Disease International etc. In December 2016, as the Scientific Committee Co-Chair of the IPA Asian Regional Meeting, Dr. Hwang and his colleagues organized a successful meeting, bringing together more than 400 delegates from 24 countries.