WPA Virtual Congress Experience

All attendees will be eligible to receive CME credits, and authors whose abstracts were accepted will be published in the digital abstract book.

Truly Global

The 20th World Congress of Psychiatry will offer you a fully virtual experience and the opportunity to take part in every aspect of the scientific program.

Scientific Program

The 20th WCP is packed with fascinating sessions, collaborative inter-organizational symposia and panes focusing on key issues. View all of them here.

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Program Highlights

All session hours are in ICT (GMT+7) – Indochina

Difficult Cases 01

A panel discussion on diagnostic and management problems arising on different continents

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Woraphat Ratta-apha, Thailand
CASE 1 - SEARO: Thailand

Chairs: Linda B. Cottler, United States of America and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Sawitri Assanangkornchai, Thailand
CASE 1 - SEARO: Thailand

Chairs: Linda B. Cottler, United States of America and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

John B. Saunders,
CASE 1 - SEARO: Thailand

Chairs: Linda B. Cottler, United States of America and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Yasser Khazaal, Switzerland
CASE 1 - SEARO: Thailand

Chairs: Linda B. Cottler, United States of America and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Michel Botbol, France
CASE 1 - SEARO: Thailand

Chairs: Linda B. Cottler, United States of America and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Tomohiro Shirasaka, Japan
CASE 2 - WPRO: Japan

Chairs: Linda B. Cottler, United States of America and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Japan
CASE 2 - WPRO: Japan

Chairs: Linda B. Cottler, United States of America and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Takahiro A. Kato, Japan
CASE 2 - WPRO: Japan

Chairs: Linda B. Cottler, United States of America and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Michael Musalek, Austria
CASE 2 - WPRO: Japan

Chairs: Linda B. Cottler, United States of America and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Masato Masuda, Japan
CASE 2 - WPRO: Japan

Chairs: Linda B. Cottler, United States of America and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Special Session 01

Reflection on the UN debate: Climate change and the role of psychiatry

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Joanna Nurse, United Kingdom

Chair: Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, India

21:00 - 21:15

Chair: Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, India

21:15 - 21:30

Maria M. Bodic, United States of America

Chair: Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, India

21:30 - 21:45

Chair: Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, India

Quiz Session 01

Original Sessions

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

20:45 - 21:45

Original Sessions

CRPD Case Studies 01

Thursday, 11 March 2021

21:30 - 22:30

Mohan Isaac,

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Soumitra Pathare, India

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Charlene Sunkel, South Africa

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Martha K. Savage, New Zealand

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Andreas Heinze, Germany

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Petra Grunholm, United Kingdom

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Michaela Amering, Austria

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Oye Gureje, Nigeria

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

Special Session 02

The relationship of non-governmental organizations active in psychiatry with pharmaceutical and other industry

Friday, 12 March 2021

Presenter: Paul S. Appelbaum, United States of America

Chairs: Maria Inez Lopez Ibor, Spain and Phillip A. Gorwood, France

19:50 - 20:10

Presenter: Shams UL Arifeen, United Arab Emirates and Khalid Malik, United Arab Emirates

Chairs: Maria Inez Lopez Ibor, Spain and Phillip A. Gorwood, France

20:10 - 20:30

Presenter: Martin Jensen, Denmark

Chairs: Maria Inez Lopez Ibor, Spain and Phillip A. Gorwood, France

Special Session 03

War and Mental Health

Friday, 12 March 2021

Presenter: Elie Karam, Lebanon

Chairs: Elie Karam, Lebanon and Katherine Keyes, United States of America

Presenter: Michael Pluess, United Kingdom

Chairs: Elie Karam, Lebanon and Katherine Keyes, United States of America

Presenter: Viviane Kovess-Masfety, France

Chairs: Elie Karam, Lebanon and Katherine Keyes, United States of America

Difficult Cases 02

A panel discussion on diagnostic and management problems arising on different continents

Friday, 12 March 2021

Tomasz Gondek, Poland
CASE 1 - EURO: Poland

Chairs: Danuta Wasserman, Sweden and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Jerzy Samochowiec, Poland
CASE 1 - EURO: Poland

Chairs: Danuta Wasserman, Sweden and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Dan Cohen, Netherlands
CASE 1 - EURO: Poland

Chairs: Danuta Wasserman, Sweden and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

David R. Cawthorpe, Canada
CASE 1 - EURO: Poland

Chairs: Danuta Wasserman, Sweden and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Pratima Murthy, India
CASE 1 - EURO: Poland

Chairs: Danuta Wasserman, Sweden and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Olga Kazakova,
CASE 2 - EURO: Belarus

Chairs: Danuta Wasserman, Sweden and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Oleg Skugarevsky, Belarus
CASE 2 - EURO: Belarus

Chairs: Danuta Wasserman, Sweden and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Peter Fonagy, United Kingdom
CASE 2 - EURO: Belarus

Chairs: Danuta Wasserman, Sweden and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

Felicity Thomas, United Kingdom
CASE 2 - EURO: Belarus

Chairs: Danuta Wasserman, Sweden and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

TBD
CASE 2 - EURO: Belarus

Chairs: Danuta Wasserman, Sweden and Dzmitry Krupchanka, Switzerland

CRPD Case Studies 02

Friday, 12 March 2021

21:30 - 22:30

Mohan Isaac,

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Soumitra Pathare, India

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Charlene Sunkel, South Africa

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Martha K. Savage, New Zealand

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Andreas Heinze, Germany

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Petra Grunholm, United Kingdom

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

TBD

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

21:30 - 22:30

Oye Gureje, Nigeria

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

CRPD Case Studies 03

Saturday, 13 March 2021

18:00 - 19:00

Mohan Isaac,

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

18:00 - 19:00

Soumitra Pathare, India

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

18:00 - 19:00

Charlene Sunkel, South Africa

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

18:00 - 19:00

Martha K. Savage, New Zealand

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

18:00 - 19:00

Andreas Heinze, Germany

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

18:00 - 19:00

Petra Grunholm, United Kingdom

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

18:00 - 19:00

Michaela Amering, Austria

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

18:00 - 19:00

Oye Gureje, Nigeria

Chair: Neeraj Gill, Australia

Quiz Session 02

Original Sessions

Saturday, 13 March 2021

18:00 - 19:00

Original Sessions

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