About WPA
The WPA is psychiatry’s global association representing 140 psychiatric societies in 120 countries, and bringing together more than 250,000 psychiatrists.  It promotes collaborative work in psychiatry through its 70 scientific Sections, education programs, publications and events. 
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Scientific Sections

WPA’s 70 scientific sections cover practically every aspect of psychiatry. Each Section brings together psychiatrists from across the world with specialist knowledge or interest in the relevant discipline, group or practice area, ensuring a diverse view to any research or other scientific work undertaken.  The Sections enjoy a great degree of independence within the framework of the WPA Statutes and By-Laws.  They produce symposia, publications, educational programs and consensus statements.  

The Secretary for Sections supervises and guides the work of the sections, coordinating and facilitating inter-sectional collaboration as well as collaboration with WPA members and other stakeholders.

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Learn more about WPA Sections here

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