The World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) is a non-profit, international organization founded in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and composed of 62 national societies of biological psychiatry, representing over 4,000 professionals. As a world authority on biological psychiatry, WFSBP is also highly committed to pioneering and promoting the highest levels of education and dissemination within the field.
The purpose of WFSBP is:
  • To foster and encourage scientific research and advancement in the field of biological psychiatry
  • To improve the quality of training spanning all the biological psychiatry sciences
  • To promote education and achieve the highest level of knowledge and understanding within the field
  • To provide information and guidance to all institutions, societies, or individuals with an interest in biological psychiatry
  • To establish, build, and maintain solid collaboration with international and national organizations related to biological psychiatry

About World Congress

The 16th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry continues a tradition of excellence that has characterized the previous congresses. Each congress undergoes a rigorous peer review process to ensure the highest quality of scientific content. Attendance typically exceeds 750 participants, showcasing the congress’s global appeal and impact.

The annual Congress, formally held biannually, cycles between different host countries to facilitate international collaboration and diversity. Recent locations have included Vancouver, Canada, and Copenhagen, Denmark, highlighting the congress’s commitment to offering a diverse and enriching experience for attendees.

Congress History

9th World Congress

June 2009
Paris, France

10th World Congress

June 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

11th World Congress

June 2013
Kyoto, Japan

12th World Congress

June 2015
Athens, Greece

13th World Congress

June 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

14th World Congress

June 2019
Vienna, Austria

15th World Congress

June 2021