The World Congress of Psychiatry, organized by the World Psychiatric Association every three years, is the main international scientific event in the field of psychiatry.
The 15th World Congress aims to provide a comprehensive overview of those achievements which have stood the test of time (our heritage) and of the most promising current trends (our future) in the various areas of psychiatric research and practice, with the contribution of the most prominent experts of the various topics.
The World Psychiatric Association is proud of the outstanding quality of the scientific programme. The programme includes 24 Keynote Lectures, 15 Core Symposia, 111 Regular Symposia and Workshops (selected from over 500 submissions), 58 Symposia and Workshops organized by WPA Scientific Sections, 14 Symposia and Workshops organized by WPA Zones, 8 Special Sessions, 28 Oral Communication Sessions, 5 Poster Sessions, in addition to the Spanish/Portuguese Track and the Sponsored Events.
By September 9, more than 12,000 paid registrations had been received. About 13,000 participants are expected. The official language of the Congress will be English, but simultaneous translation into Spanish and Portuguese will be available for Keynote Lectures, Core Symposia, Special Sessions and selected Regular, Section and Zonal Symposia. An extremely attractive programme of tours for Congress participants and accompanying persons has been organized.