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
WPA International Congress Istanbul, July 2016 is Cancelled
We regret to inform you that the World Psychiatric Association International Congress due to be held in Istanbul from July 6-19, 2016,...
WPA International Congress Cape Town 2016- Call for abstracts / submissions extended to 15 May 2016
Congress dates: Nov 18-22, 2016.
Bernard J Van Rensburg
Chair, Local Organising Committee
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
World Mind Matters Day
On the 4th September 2015, the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) launched the first ever ‘World Mind Matters Day’, a global campaign that aims to achieve a FAIR DEAL in mental healthcare across the world
2014 Impact Factor: 14.225! Now the 3rd ranked journal in Psychiatry. World Psychiatry, the official journal of WPA is the most widespread psychiatric journal worldwide, reaching more than 33,000 psychiatrists. Editor: Professor Mario Maj, Naples, Italy.
WPA Position Statement Recruitment in Psychiatry
This statement was developed by Drs Greg Shields(UK), Roger Ng(Hong Kong), Antonio Ventriglio(Italy), Joao Castaldelli-Maia(Brazil), Julio Torales(Paraguay) and Professor Dinesh Bhugra (UK)...
WPA Position Statement on Gender Identity and Same-Sex Orientation, Attraction, and Behaviours
Recent controversies in many countries suggest a need for clarity on same-sex orientation, attraction, and behaviour (formerly referred to as homosexuality)...