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WFSBP returns to an in-person congress in the historic city of Istanbul on 5-8 June 2024. Registration is now open for the 2024 meeting. Register and book hotel accommodations today.
Leading World Biological Psychiatry Researchers Discuss 16th World Congress
Prof. Peter Falkai
Incoming WFSBP President
Prof. Michael Berk
Prof. John Krystal
Prof. Steven Hyman
Prof. Anthony Pelosi
Prof. Deanna Barch
Prof. Steven Lawrie
Prof. Lakshmi Yatham
Prof. Nora Valkow
Prof. Ole Andreasean
Prof. Ludger Tebartz van Elst
Prof. John Torous
Prof. Dave Castle
WFSBP Statement on the 16th World Congress Postponement
The WFSBP Executive Committee has been looking forward to hosting the World Congress of Biological Psychiatry this year in August in Istanbul. However, the unexpected devastating earthquake last month in Türkiye has had massive impact on our colleagues, their families and friends and we have been continuing to hear from our colleagues about the toll of the earthquake and the work being done to support citizens of Türkiye. As you will agree with me, in these unfortunate circumstances, the priority of the WFSBP ought to be, to allow the members of the Local Organizing Committee and our Turkish colleagues to focus their relief efforts on mental health and psychosocial supports in the country.
In light of the above, after much deliberation, the WFSBP Executive made a difficult decision to postpone the 16th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry in Istanbul, Türkiye to 4-8 June 2024. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause but believe that it is the right decision under the circumstances, as we hope that this will allow our colleagues in Türkiye time to address the aftermath of the earthquake.
15th World Congress on Biological Psychiatry Highlights
2021 Plenary Talk by Thomas Südhof
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