Lord John Alderdice
Conflict management
(title to be confirmed)

Michaela Amering
Current hot topics in working with service users and family carers

Stefano Bolognini
Psychoanalytic Tools in the treatment of severely disturbed patients: an integrative approach between psychoanalysis and psychiatry

Prabha Chandra
Women’s mental health in Asia and globally
(title to be confirmed)

Julian Eaton
Psychiatry in Africa: Most urgent issues
(title to be confirmed)

Andrea Fiorillo
Educational needs for modern psychiatrists: the way forward

Kostas N. Fountoulakis
Everything we need to know about suicidality

Wolfgang Gaebel
Treatment in Schizophrenia: state-of-the-art

Linda Gask
Experiencing Depression: Lessons From Being Simultaneously Academic, Doctor And Patient

Oye Gureje
Challenges and opportunity of integrating mental health service to primary care

Andreas Heinz
Patients Rights and Unmet Needs In Mental Health Care Of Migrants and Minorities

Gabby Ivbijaro
Making dignity in mental health a global prioritty

Marianne Kastrup
Human rights in psychiatry

Michael Krausz
Psychiatry without borders

Michael Kidd
Psychiatry and primary care

Viviane Kovess
Epidemiology of child mental disorders

Sir Michael Marmot
The Health Gap : The Challenge of an Unequal World

Meryam Schouler-Ocak
Refugees and asylum seekers in Europe

Vikram Patel
Rethinking Mental Health Care: What Developed Countrıes Can Learn From Developing Countries

Marianne Schulze
Mental health and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Thomas Schulze
Genetics & Public health: The prospects of clinical application and genetic testing-a critical appraisal

Livia Vavrusova
Mental health in transitional societies: Eastern Europe
(title to be confirmed)

Dinesh Bhugra
(title to be confirmed)

Helen Herman
Improving the mental health of young people removed from their families

Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
(title to be confirmed)

Edgard Belfort
Dual pathology in child and adolescent: Latin american vision

Armen Soghoyan
(title to be confirmed)

Masatoshi Takeda
Cognitive reserve and successful ageing

E Michelle Riba
Cancer and distress

Afzal Javed
Rehabilitation Psychiatry: 21st Century Challenges & Opportunities

Donna E. Stewart
Update on intimate partner violence and management of its mental health sequelae

Edmond Hsin-tung Pi
Cross-cultural psychopharmacology: present and future

Virginia Rosabal
Coordinated Mental Health Programme CCSS Costa Rica

Silvia Gavirina
Body image: sociocultural aspects

Alfredo Cia
Emergent problems of Psychiatry from the South Cone. Conclusions and perspectives.

Michel Botbol
Subjectivity and Narratives in Primary care

Jyrki Korkeila
Health related quality an outcome measure and its determinants in outpatient care

Zvi Zemishlany
The central role of the general practitioner in clinical, community and public health in psychiatry

Stojan Bajraktarov
A Changing Landscape: Brain Stimulation Therapies

Petr Morozov
Psychiatry in Post-Soviet space: tendencies and perspectives

P Nahla Nagy
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: neurodevelopmental disorder  with changeable presentation across life span

Walid Sarhan
Update on Amphetamine induced psychosis

Owoidoho Udofia
(title to be confirmed)

David M. Ndetei
(title to be confirmed)

Khalid Attaullah Mufti
Psychiatric problems in Afghan refugees: past and present

T. V. Asokan
Sexuality in India: current scenario

Francis Agnew
(title to be confirmed)

Jorge Alberto Costa e Silva
Brain Devices as treatment for brain diseases

Felice Lieh-Mak
Changes in Society, Changes in Psychiatric Ethics?

Norman Sartorius
Comorbidity of Diabetes and Depression: A Worldwide View

Ahmed Okasha
Translational Psychiatry from Neuroscience to Clinical Practice

Juan E. Mezzich
Systematically conceptualizing person-centered psychiatry and medicine

Mario Maj
The crisis of confidence in the DSM paradigm and the future of psychiatric diagnosis

Pedro Ruiz
Depression and Pregnancy: Clinical and Psychosocial Considerations

 

Dear colleagues,

We regret to inform you that the World Psychiatric Association International Congress  due to be held in Istanbul from  July 6-19, 2016, organized by the World Psychiatric Association, in collaboration with the Psychiatric Association of Turkey and the Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society is cancelled due to the unpredictable safety risks and escalating terrorist attacks in the region.

World Psychiatric Association would like to thank the Psychiatric Association of Turkey and the Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society and Flaptour, the PCO of the Congress, for their extraordinary efforts and collaboration during the preparations of the congress so far.

The registration fees submitted until today will be transferred back to the participants. For any inquiries please kindly contact Flaptour, Ms. Nurcan Ergin nurcan.ergin@flaptour.com.tr

The authors whose abstracts had been approved are free to submit their studies in other scientific meetings.

With our kindest regards,

 

Dinesh Bhugra
President of the Congress
World Psychiatric Association President
(2014-2017)

Helen Herrman
Scientific Committee Chairperson
World Psychiatric Association President Elect (2014-2017)

Simavi Vahip 
Scientific Committee Co-chairperson
Psychiatric Association of Turkey President

Tunç Alkın
Scientific Committee Co-chairperson
Psychiatric Association of Turkey Past President

Levent Küey 
Director of the Congress
World Psychiatric Association Past Secretary General (2008-2014) 

Masatoshi Takeda 
Organizing Committee Chairperson
World Psychiatric Association Secretary for Scientific Meetings (2014-2020)

Mustafa Sercan 
Organizing Committee Co-chairperson
Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society President

Peykan Gökalp 
Organizing Committee Co-chairperson

Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society Past President
 
Welcome Letters

President of the Congress

Dinesh Bhugra
World Psychiatric Association President (2014-2017)   

Director of the Congress
Levent Küey
World Psychiatric Association Past Secretary General (2008-2014)

Scientific Committee
Chairperson
Helen Herrman
World Psychiatric Association President Elect (2014-2017)

Scientific Committee
 
Co-chairpersons

Simavi Vahip 
Psychiatric Association of Turkey President
Tunç Alkın
Psychiatric Association of Turkey Past President

Organizing Committee Chairperson
Masatoshi Takeda
World Psychiatric Association Secretary for Scientific Meetings (2014-2020)

Organizing Committee
Co-chairpersons

Mustafa Sercan
Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society President
Peykan Gökalp 
Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society Past President
 
Important Dates
Early registration deadline: March 15, 2016
Notification of the authors: February 1, 2016
 
Congress Venue