WPA Declarations and Position Statements

Declaración República Dominicana Migraciones y Salud Mental (20 de octubre 2016) Read More
Declaración de San José, Costa Rica sobre Migración y Salud Mental Read More
WPA Position Statement on Suicide Prevention Read More
WPA Position Paper & Curriculum on Intimate Partner Violence Read More
WPA-PPA Manila Declaration on the Promotion of Mental Health Read More


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Bill of Rights for Persons With Mental Illness

The World Psychiatric Association (WPA), a global organization representing nearly 250 000 psychiatrists,



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Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry: 25-28 Oct 2017, São Paulo

The 35th Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry – 35th  BPC, will be held from 25-28 October 2017 at the Transamerica Expo Center, in São Paulo, SP, Brazil. For this forthcoming event, we are expecting  8,000 participants. Theme: “The future of psychiatric neuroscience”.



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WPA INTER ZONAL CONGRESS: 3-6 May 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania

It is our pleasure and privilege to invite you to join the WPA Inter Zonal Congress which will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 3 to 6 May 2017. 



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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 XVIIWORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY ...



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WPA WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY

It’s happening in autumn 2017: the WPA WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY, one of the most important scientific congresses. Where does the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy stand today?



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Bill of Rights for Children and Young People with Mental Illness

The World Psychiatric Association (WPA), a global organization representing nearly 250,000 psychiatrists, urges ALL Governments to ensure that children



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Women’s Mental Health


The Vth International Conference on Women’s Mental Health [Read More
Does Globalization Affect Women’s Mental Health [ Read More]
Panamanian Psychiatric Society, May 9-10,2013 [ Read More]
Marta B. Rondon sent a detailed report of the 5th IAWMH World Congress in Lima [ Read More]
5th World Congress on Women's Mental Health in Lima, Peru [Read more]
Dr. Anita Riecher-Rössler is a Board member and also the president of the International Association for Women's Mental Health [ Read More]
Activities in 2011-2012: Presentations by Profs. Donna Stewart and Marta Rondon [ Read More]
Women’s Mental Health - Report of October 2011 [ Read More]
Women’s Mental Health – Report of Activities [ Read More]



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Stigma and Mental Health

On June 4-6, the Section on Stigma and Mental Health of the World Psychiatric Association co-hosted the 5th InternationalTogether Against Stigma Conference with the Mental Health Commission of Canada through their Opening Minds anti-stigma initiative



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Public Policy and Psychiatry

The Affordable Care Act in context [Click here to View]

Minutes of section meeting of WPA Section on ‘Public Policy and Psychiatry’ Madrid, 2014, September, 15 [Click here to View



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Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry

Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry (PIP) has been very active throughout 2013 [ Read more]
3rd Monothematic Congress "Crises and Disasters" [ Read more]
An Open Day [ Read more]



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Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care

Develop a program to train non physician[ Read more]
Conducting a worldwide survey of attitudes of primary care physicians[ Read more]
International Congress in Prague on Diagnosis and Treatment[ Read more]
Education in Psychiatry on developing a training program for non-psychiatrists[ Read more]



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Psychiatric Rehabilitation

3rd Asia Pacific Conference [ Read more]
WPA Regional Meeting held in Bali[ Read more]



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Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

International perspectives in values-based practice in mental health [ Read more]
Oxford’s First Summer School [ Read more]
16th International Conference[ Read more]
Summer School: Mind, Value and Mental Health [ Read more]
The 6th RD Laing Conference [ Read more]
Report of activities at the World Congress of Psychiatry 2011[ Read more]



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Perinatal Psychiatry and Infant Mental Health

The WPA Section on Perinatal Psychiatry and Infant Mental Health is focused both on parental and infant mental health without one or the other being predominant..



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Order of Canada for Prof Donna Stewart

We are very happy to inform you, our WPA Zone 1 Representative Donna Stewart is being inaugurated by Canada’s Governor General (the Queen’s representative) into the Order Of Canada for her pioneering life accomplishments in women’s health.



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History of Psychiatry

The History of Psychiatry Section of the WPA, under the chairmanship of Prof. German Berrios has been active in terms of symposia organized,Journal activity, and a general fostering of interest in the history of the discipline.. 



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Forensic Psychiatry

The Forensic Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatric Association has developed this position paper to provide guidelines for the conduct of Independent Medical Examinations..



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Pharmacopsychiatry

The WPA Section on Pharmacopsychiatry was very productive in the past years and published altogether five position papers that were published in the European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences as well as in Schizophrenia Research.. 



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Family Research and Intervention

On the occasion of the 166th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco, Prof. Ira Glick coordinated a meeting between the WPA Section on Family Research and Intervention headed by Co-chair Prof. Akram Wilson and the delegation of the American Association of Family Therapists..



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Military Psychiatry

The International Congress of the WPA in Prague in October 2012 has been an important stage in the development of the WPA Section on Military Psychiatry. During the Congress, a Section symposium and a Section business meeting were held..



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Evolutionary Psychiatry

Evolutionary psychiatry is concerned with function and poses the question [ Read more]
During the past year we have been happy to contribute [ Read more]



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Schizophrenia

At the last meeting of the WPA Executive Committee, held in September 2013 in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, it was decided to update the WPA educational programs published on the website, especially the one on schizophrenia. The WPA Secretary for Education, Prof. Edgard Belfort, has appointed the Chair of the WPA Schizophrenia Section, Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel, to organize together a Review Committee on Schizophrenia program update..



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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Leaders forum: the future of child and adolescent psychiatry [ Read more]
59th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry [ Read more]
Regional Meeting "Mental Health and Disaster: Beyond Emergency Response" [ Read more]
Important element of world psychiatry [ Read more]



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Clinical Psychopathology

The WPA Section on Clinical Psychopathology has participated in the Third (III) Congress of Psychiatrists of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The congress, organized by the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH)..



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HIV/AIDS Psychiatry

Iintroduce the new WPA Section [ Read more]
The goal of our Section is to raise awareness about HIV psychiatry[ Read more]



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