About the World Psychiatric Association
The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies aimed to increase knowledge and skills necessary for work in the field of mental health and the care for the mentally ill. Its member societies are presently 138, spanning 118 different countries and representing more than 200,000 psychiatrists.
The WPA organizes the World Congress of Psychiatry every three years. It also organizes international and regional congresses and meetings, and thematic conferences. It has 65 scientific sections, aimed to disseminate information and promote collaborative work in specific domains of psychiatry. It has produced several educational programmes and series of books. It has developed ethical guidelines for psychiatric practice, including the Madrid Declaration (1996).
The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies, presently 138, spanning 118 different countries. Here you will find the recent news on the activities of the WPA Member Societies.
WPA Guidance Papers are published
WPA Secretary General, being the editor of the WPA Website and the WPA News, facilitates the process of their publication. Here you will find the recent news on related activities. Facts about www.wpanet.org
The new impact factor of World Psychiatry is 20.205. World Psychiatry ranks now no. 1 among Psychiatry Journals worldwide! This official Journal of WPA is the most widespread psychiatric Journal in the world reaching more than 40,000 psychiatrists. Editor: Professor Mario Maj, Naples, Italy.
Bill of Rights for Children and Young People with Mental Illness
Dinesh Bhugra CBE, President, World Psychiatric Association
The World Psychiatric Association (WPA), a global organization representing nearly 250,000 psychiatrists,...
World Mind Matters Day
A third of UN member states don’t permit people with mental illness the right to vote or marry
On World Mind Matters Day 2016, a global survey funded by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA),
From Allan Tasman, MD, Chair WPA Section on Education in The Provider’s Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O)
The Provider’s Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a free, convenient resource for
WPA Position Statement on High Quality Post-Graduate Training in Psychiatry
The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) for the benefit of our patients places the highest importance on the quality of training for psychiatrists at all levels. This includes training at all levels including: undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing medical education (CME)..
WPA Position Statement on Prevention of Mental Illness
Mental illness carries a significant disease burden globally in comparison with cardiovascular disorders and cancer. Between 1 in 6 and 1 in 4 adults will go on to develop at least one episode of psychiatric disorder..
Letter from the WPA President
Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,
I hope that you had a restful period over holidays. I am writing to you with some key issues and need your support. The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) is extremely concerned over the Pakistani government’s plans to execute a severely mentally ill man, Khizar Hayat.
PRESS STATEMENT ON KHIZAR HAYAT CASE
Geneva, 25 January 2017: The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) is extremely concerned over the Pakistani government’s plans to execute a severely mentally ill man, Khizar Hayat.
WPA World Congress of Psychiatry, Berlin: Young Fellowship Programme
As part of the Young Fellowship Programme the WPA is awarding scholarships to young professionals whose scientific contribution is accepted for the scientific programme...
WPA World Congress of Psychiatry, Berlin: Call for Abstracts: Deadline extended to 6 February 2017
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
You have until 6 February 2017 to take advantage of the opportunity to actively shape the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY...
WPA Conference on Education in Latino America: Cuenca, Ecuador, February 8-11, 2017
Dinesh Bhugra (UK), Helen Herrman (Australia), Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (India), Belfort Edgard (Venezuela), Masatoshi Takeda (Japon).
WPA Position Paper & Curriculum on Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) are global public health and human rights problem in every country of the world and cause serious physical and/or...