The theme of this congress is: “Psychiatry: Integrative Care for the Community” and will explore concepts, controversies and consequences of Psychiatry’s responsibility and accountability to society in terms of its scope of practice and of what can be considered as Psychiatry’s social contract.1 Confirmed key-note speakers include: Dinesh Bhugra (UK), Sean Hill (Switzerland), Vikram Patel (India), Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (Germany), Wolfgang Gaebel (Germany), Simon Wessely (UK), Maria Oquendo (USA) and Helen Herrman (Australia).
Following the closing of submission of abstracts and symposia proposals, the scientific committee is processing the more than 850 submissions that has been received. Proposers will be notified by the 20th June, while the program will be published by the 30thJune 2016. Please visit the congress website for more information – wpacapetown2016.org.za To note that the early bird registration fees will be valid until 30th June 2016
On behalf of the SASOP and the WPA, we cordially invite you to register to attend the meeting and actively participate in the process and discussions at this important meeting.
Bernard Janse van Rensburg,
Chair: Local Organizing Committee
Photo Caption: Bernard J van Rensburg, South Africa and Helen Herrman (WPA President Elect) at WPA Cape Town 2016 exhibition stand during EPA2016, in Madrid, March 2016.