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



3-6 August 2022


Theme: Psychiatry 2022: The need for empathy and action  


WPA Regional and Thematic Congresses

Our Upcoming Thematic Congresses

WPA Thematic Congress

Theme: Understanding psychiatry today: Economic reactivation, social inequalities and mental health

Cartagena, Colombia

23-25 February 2022

Website: https://psiquiatria.org.co/congreso-regional-psiquiatria-colombia/


In partnership with WPA member society: Colombian Psychiatric Association

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WPA Thematic Congress

Theme: Public Mental Health

Lahore, Pakistan

11-13 March 2022

Contact: congress@wpathematiccongress2022pk.com

Website: http://wpathematiccongress2022pk.com/


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

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WPA Thematic Congress

Theme: Mental Health at the Workplace

Moscow, Russia

2-3 June 2022

Website: https://www.mental-health-congress.ru/en/

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 Thematic Congress

Theme: Early Intervention in Psychiatry across the life span

Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece

23 -25 June 2022

Website: https://www.wpathematic.org/

​Organised by WPA Action Plan Group on Early Interventions in Psychiatry

with PCO Erasmus

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WPA Thematic Congress

Theme: TBA

Tbilisi, Georgia

14-16 October 2022

Contact: Professor Eka Chkonia, President of the Society of Georgian Psychiatrists


In partnership with WPA member society: Society of Georgian Psychiatrists

WPA Intersectional Thematic Congress

Theme: New Horizons in Psychiatric Practice: Creative Ideas and Innovative Interventions

St. Julian, Malta

10-12 November 2022



Organised by the World Psychiatric Association Scientific Sections with PCO Erasmus.

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)

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