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

December 2020
March 2021
July 2021

Our next Thematic Congress

11-13 December 2020

Virtual Meeting

Psychological Trauma: Global burden on mental and physical health

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Our next World Congress 

10-13 March 2021

Virtual Meeting


Psychiatry in a Troubled World


2021 Regional Congress

7-9 July 2021

Kyiv, Ukraine

Psychopathology in Periods of Transitions

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

About WPA
The WPA is the 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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