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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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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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20th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry

14-17 October 2020

Bangkok, Thailand

Psychiatry in a Troubled World


Regional Congress

NEW DATE: 5-7 September 2020

St Petersburg, Russia

Interdisciplinary understanding of co-morbidity in psychiatry: from science to integrated care

Find details of previous WPA World Congresses HERE

Forthcoming Co-sponsored Meetings

To see a list of forthcoming WPA Co-sponsored Meetings, please click here