New Congress Dates Announced

New Congress Dates Announced

The 20th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry has moved to
10-13 March 2021

Updated 4 June 2020

Dear friends,

The COVID-19 pandemic around the world has led to many restrictions regarding travels and the hosting of events and congresses by governments and health authorities.

In an effort to prevent spreading the virus and for the sake of event participants health and safety, we have decided to postpone the 20th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry, ‘Psychiatry in a troubled world’ in Bangkok, Thailand.  The congress will now take place on 10-13 March 2021 at the same venue, BITEC (Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre). 

In order to minimize inconvenience and in anticipation of your questions we have compiled some Frequently Asked Questions below to assist you.

The WPA would like to thank all of our participants and partners for their cooperation and understanding during this time. Despite this difficult situation and the significant investment the congress represents for the WPA and its partners, we are working hard to ensure that the 20th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry, ‘Psychiatry in a troubled world’ in Bangkok, Thailand remains a success.

As we continue to analyse the different options for supporting participants and faculty through these changes, we will inform all those concerned about any developments in the organization of the event, and appreciate your continued patience and support.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Bangkok on 10 – 13 March 2021.

With warmest regards,

Helen Herrman, Australia
WPA President

Professor of Psychiatry at Orygen, National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and The University of Melbourne. She is President of the World Psychiatric Association and immediate Past President of the International Association of Women’s Mental Health and the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatry. She has received a number of civil and professional awards including appointment as Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and honorary Doctor of Medical Science from The University of Melbourne.

Helen Herrman, Australia
WPA President
Kiattibhoom Vongrachit
Director General, Department of Mental Health, Thailand

Kiattibhoom Vongrachit
Director General, Department of Mental Health, Thailand
Chawanun Charnsil
President of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand

Chawanun Charnsil
President of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand

Word Congress of Psychiatry FAQ

Please see below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the postponement of the event.

No. In order to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have taken the decision to postpone the 20th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry, ‘Psychiatry in a troubled world’.

The new dates for the WPA congress are 10-13 March 2021.

If you have any questions that are not listed here, please use the contact form.

Please select the most relevant subject for your query and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Registration & Abstracts

Yes, your registration is automatically transferred. Further details and guidance on how to navigate the meeting platform will be announced in due course.

Registration is open and participants can register. More information is available at https://wcp-congress.com/register/ 

Abstract submission will be re-opening on 8 June 2020. Vist our website and social media for the most recent information.

You can use the contact form here and select Registration as the Subject.

Please consult the cancellation policy outlined on the registration page for the most up to date information. Please click here.

Program & Sessions

We will contact you directly regarding your participation in the program.

You will be contacted personally and provided with information.

Exhibition

Yes, there will be an exhibition area. The format of the congress will remain the same.

We will contact you directly regarding your participation at the event. If you need to get in touch with us, please contact your Industry Liaison person.