December 2011
News from Section on Epidemiology and Public Health

Dear colleagues, mental health professionals and students,

I am pleased to announce that the World Association of Psychiatry Section on Epidemiology and Public Health biannual meeting will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, on March 14-17, 2012. The main theme of this scientific conference will be "Mental Disorder and Urbanization: Challenges of societies in transformation".

The meeting will be held at the Institute / Department of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo Medical School.

It is the first time this event occurs in Latin America, with the presence of the most influential national and international researchers in psychiatric epidemiology and public health.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for oral presentations and posters has been extended, and now is November 30, 2011. The official language is English.

For more information, go to our website:

We look forward to welcoming you to São Paulo in March 2012.

Vivianne Kovess Masfety
President, Scientific Committee

Laura Helena Andrade
Local Host
President, Organizing Committee




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