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WPA Congresses & Co-sponsored Meetings

WPA Congresses provide unparalleled forums at which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, patients, carers, and interested parties can meet and discuss some of most important issues of the day.  Drawing leading experts from around the globe, they provide a practical opportunity for participants to share in cutting-edge research and to discuss how local learnings and experiences might be translated and used in their own communities.  

Each year, WPA administers the World Congress of Psychiatry together with thematic and regional congresses.  In addition, it co-sponsors a number of national and specialist meetings that align with its own congress program, to ensure its members and components are provided with a comprehensive range of learning opportunities the world over.

Forthcoming WPA Congresses

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28 Sept - 1 Oct 2023


Theme: Psychiatry 2022: The need for empathy and action 


WPA Regional and Thematic Congresses

Our Upcoming Regional and Thematic Congresses

WPA Thematic Congress

Theme: Mental Health at the Workplace

Moscow, Russia

Postponed - more information to follow


Thematic Congress Newsletter

Thematic Congress Goals and Objectives

In partnership with Union for Mental Health in cooperation with Russian Society of Psychiatrists (WPA Member Society)


WPA Joint Congress Meeting

First Middle East Undergraduate and Graduate Psychiatry Training conference

Theme: TBA

Doha, Qatar




Organised by:

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, World Psychiatric Association, Innovations in Global Health Professions Education, and Sidra Medicine

WPA Thematic Congress

Theme: Mental Health in New Era

Karachi, Pakistan

3-5 March 2023



In partnership with Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House, Lahore (PPRC)

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WPA Regional Congress

Theme: Building Awareness – Bridging Treatment Gap

Kolkata, India

14-16 April 2023

Venue: ITC Royal West Bengal

Contact: Dr. Gautam Saha, Organizing Chair



Organised by South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Psychiatric Federation (SAARC), affiliated WPA association

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WPA Thematic Congress

Theme: Innovations in Treatment & Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Abu Dhabi, UAE

5-7 May 2023

Organised by the World Psychiatric Association Scientific Section Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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WPA Regional Congress

Theme: Innovations in the Practice of Psychiatry in XXI Century

Yerevan, Armenia

8-10 June 2023

Contact: Professor Armen Soghoyan, President, Armenian Psychiatric Association


Congress programme: View the Congress programme here.


In partnership with WPA member society: Armenian Psychiatric Association (in collaboration with the Armenian Medical Association & National Institute of Health)

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Find details of previous WPA Congresses HERE

Forthcoming Co-sponsored Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of WPA co-sponsored meetings have been postponed or cancelled.  Please click here for the most up-to-date information

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