17TH WORLD PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY
Messe BerlinBerlin, GERMANY Visit the Venue to read more
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is with great honour and pleasure that we welcome you to Berlin for the 17th World Congress of Psychiatry to be held from 8–12 October 2017.
The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) is committed to improving the health care of psychiatric patients through raising the standards of training, education and clinical practice by providing added value. This Congress will be an excellent opportunity to share academic and clinical developments and research and to build on social interactions and support each other.
Needless to say, in the current period of the 21st century psychiatry is at a point where biological, social and psychological factors are changing rapidly, and their interaction provides us with opportunities to take the profession forward. Apart from being the most complex, intellectually stimulating and rewarding medical speciality, psychiatry is at a stage where we are beginning to understand more about brain changes and their impact on an individual’s functioning. In addition, we are starting to better understand cultural and social factors and how they provide possible explanations for our understanding of our patients’ experiences and those of their families.
Several countries across the globe provide innovative services in spite of limited resources. This congress provides a showcase for such developments and how we can learn from each other by sharing experiences and lessons. This World Congress is an ideal opportunity to take stock of the state of psychiatry in the 21st century and the direction of future developments.
We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.
Dinesh Bhugra, WPA President (2014–2017) and Arno Deister, DGPPN President (2017–2018)
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Berlin for the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY to be held from 8–12 October 2017. Register now under MY CONGRESS in the right upper corner and be part of one of the most important scientific events in the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy.
The theme of the congress is “Psychiatry of the 21st Century: Context, Controversies and Commitment” and you can expect five congress days with an outstanding Scientific Programme, fruitful discussions and attendees from all over the world.
To take advantage of the early registration discount, please register before 31 January 2017. The deadlines for online registration are as follows:
September 2016 until 31 January 2017
1 February 2017 until 28 September 2017
29 September 2017 until 12 October 2017
Please note that regular registration will close at 12:00 noon on 28 September 2017, Central European Summer Time. Registrations received after this time will be treated as on-site registrations.
Group Registration (minimum purchase: 10 registrations)
If your company would like to invite participants to the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY in Berlin, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the following information:
• Number of registrations
• Group name / pharmaceutical company
• Please note that contact details of each participant* are mandatory for the name list submission.
• Invoice address
• VAT number
Payment is kindly requested by 31 January 2017 if you like to take advantage of the early bird registration fee. The deadline for the submission of the names is 1 September 2017.
*minimum requirement: full name, country & email address
Official Italian Agency (for Italian delegates only)
Any Italian pharmaceutical company supporting or participating in a congress abroad, is subjected to an authorisation by AIFA (Italian Drug Agency), according to an Italian Government Decree (Decreto Legislativo 219 / 06 – art. 124). The request of authorisation must be submitted within 60 days before the starting date of the event. The appointed agency to collect all applications from pharmaceutical companies and file them with the AIFA is:
AIM Group International – AIM Education S.r.l.
Valentina Disabato / Cristina Ghidoli
Via G. Ripamonti, 129 l 20141 Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 – 02 – 56601.288/360
Fax: +39 – 02 – 70048585
In view of the current situation, we would like to call attention to the following:
An increasing number of unauthorised websites, referring to the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY, has been emerged lately. Those COPY CATS websites trick you into paying more for your registration, hotel, travel reservation etc. Therefore, we expressly refer to the fact that the mentioned actions can only be done through the authorised Professional Congress Organiser, which will always provide you with official and secure platforms and documents in either written or online format. Resultant, please do not answer any phone calls requesting your personal information or credit card details. We do not consider any other provider to be reputable or reliable.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
We have reserved a large number of rooms in various hotels in different price categories. The majority of the hotels are located in the city centre and next to Messe Berlin. The South entrance of Messe Berlin can be reached quickly and comfortably from all hotels by public transport.
You can easily find and book your accommodation in Berlin through our hotel portal. Please click here.
In case you are looking for hostels and low budget hotels, please find a list here.
We recommend to start the visa application process as early as possible and at least twelve weeks prior to your departure. We are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin and wish you a pleasant stay.
You can expect a scientific programme rich in variety including numerous Joint Symposia with speakers representing the full range of stakeholders – professionals, service users and family carers – to provide different perspectives on topics. We are calling these sessions “trialogues” to underline their multi-angle concept.
Thank you very much for your submission and for enriching the congress programme! We have outlined the next steps for you.
Symposia and Workshops
Abstract Submission for Section Symposia, Zonal Symposia, Regular Symposia and Workshops is closed. The Scientific Committee has reviewed all abstract submissions for symposia and workshops. All chairpersons have been informed by email whether the scientific contribution has been rejected or accepted. The symposia speakers have received a confirmation email that includes the request to register online and upload the abstract text within the accepted symposium in their personal congress section “My Congress”.
Orals and Poster/ePoster-Presentations
Online submission for Oral Presentations, Posters and ePosters is closed. The Scientific Committee has reviewed the abstract submissions for Orals and Poster/ePoster-Presentations. Abstract submitter have received a notification of acceptance end of May 2017 and the request to register online and upload the abstract text within the accepted presentation in their personal congress section “My Congress”.
Guidelines for Poster and ePoster Presentations can be found here.
The scientific programme including all dates and timings will be published in July 2017. Beforehand all active participants will be informed about their personal schedule. Please note that all congress participants are obliged to pay the congress fee, including chairpersons, speakers and ePoster/Poster presenters.
Dates and Deadlines
Deadline for Premium Sponsorship1 March 2017
Deadline for Major Sponsorship1 April 2017
Deadline for Main Sponsorship
1 May 2017
Deadline for Registration of Exhibition Space30 May 2017
Set-up and Dismantling
7 October 2017
8 October 2017
12 October 2017
13 October 2017
Provisional Exhibition Hours
9 October 2017
10 October 2017
11 October 2017
12 October 2017
Duration: 90 min.These 90-minute sessions are fully integrated into the congress. They are organised and executed by the pharmaceutical industry.
The WPA gratefully acknowledges the support of the following companies (as of 13 July 2017)
ABcann Germany GmbH
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Deutschland GmbH
Agfa HealthCare GmbH
Aktionsbündnis Seelische Gesundheit e.V.
APK - Aktion psychisch Kranke
ADHS Deutschland e. V.
Bundesverband Angehöriger psychisch erkrankter Menschen e.V.; BApK
Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft beruflicher Trainingszentren, BAG-BTZ
Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Rehabilitation psychisch kranker Menschen; BAG RPK e.V.
DGBS Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bipolare Störungen
Deutsch-Russische Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatische Medizin
Deutsche Depressions Liga e.V.
Deutsche Gesellschaft Zwangserkrankungen e.V.
Eckhard Busch Stiftung
Elfriede Dietrich Stiftung
Tourette-Gesellschaft Deutschland e.V.
Verein für Psychiatrie und seel. Gesundheit (vpsg)
American Psychiatric Association
Aristo Pharma GmbH
Ärzte ohne Grenzen e.V.
BEE Medic GmbH/EEG Info
Beltz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Berufsverband Deutscher Nervenärzte e.V. - BVDN /
Berufsverband Deutscher Fachärzte für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie e.V. - BVDP
Congrès Français de Psychiatrie
Electromedical Products International, Inc.
EPA - European Congress of Psychiatry
Georg Thieme Verlag
H. Lundbeck A/S
Hexal AG & Sandoz Pharmacenticals AG
HMNC Brain Health
Hogrefe Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
ID Information und Dokumentation im Gesundheitswesen GmbH Co. KGaA
inomed Medizintechnik GmbH
JUNFERMANN VERLAG GMBH
Lehmanns Media GmbH
LivaNova Deutschland GmbH
MAG & More
Magrathea Informatik GmbH
Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft
neuroCare Group GmbH
Otsuka Pharma GmbH
Pabst Science Publishers
Pearson Clinical & Talent Assesment
Psychiatrie Verlag, Köln
RAD Zentralschweiz, Regionalarztdienst IV Stelle Luzern
S. Karger AG
Servier Deutschland GmbH
Springer Medizin Verlag GmbH
STADA Arzneimittel AG
Stillachhaus Privatklinik GmbH
Thieme + Frohberg
Trommsdorff GmbH & Co. KG
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
31st CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology
Please note: Due to consideration of the medical products advertisement law (Heilmittelwerbegesetz) the technical exhibition is reserved for doctors, scientists and health care professionals only.
CPO Hanser Service