One congress – many players

The WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY involves many players who make their expertise available and participate in the work of various committees. Their support ensures that the congress has a broad range of topics and adequately reflects all the trends within the field.

The following people are members of the various congress committees (in alphabetical order):

Supervisory Committee
  • Dinesh Bhugra (Chair and WPA President, UK)
  • Helen Herrman (Co-Chair and WPA President elect, Australia)
  • Arno Deister (Germany)
  • Peter Falkai (Germany)
  • Iris Hauth (Germany)
  • Andreas Heinz (Germany)
  • Isabella Heuser (Germany)
Organising Committee
  • Masatoshi Takeda (Chair, Japan)
  • Wolfgang Gaebel (Co-Chair, Germany)
  • Eric Yu Hai Chen (China)
  • Peter Falkai (Germany)
  • Wagner F. Gattaz (Brazil)
  • Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (India)
  • Michael Krausz (Canada)
  • Solomon Tshimong Rataemane (South Africa)
  • John H. Krystal (USA)
Local Organising Committee
  • Andreas Heinz (Chair and Local Host)
  • Isabella Heuser (Co-Chair and Local Host)
  • Arno Deister
  • Peter Falkai
  • Wolfgang Gaebel
  • Iris Hauth
  • Fritz Hohagen
  • Senior Advisor: Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)
Young Psychiatrists Programme Committee
  • Fritz Hohagen (Chair, Germany)
  • Norman Sartorius (Senior Adviser, Switzerland)
  • Jibril O. Abdulmalik (Nigeria)
  • Pavel Alfimov (Russia)
  • Livia De Picker (Belgium)
  • Jakob Kaminski (Germany)
  • Olga Kazakova (Belarus)
  • Berend Malchow (Germany)
  • Christian Muñoz Farías (Colombia)
  • Mariana Pinto da Costa (Portugal)
  • Oliver Schubert (Australia)
  • Ekin Sönmez (Turkey)
  • Xudong Zhao (China)
Scientific Committee

  • Helen Herrman (Chair, Australia)
  • Peter Falkai (Co-Chair, Germany)
  • Atalay Alem (Ethiopia)
  • Florence Baingana (Uganda) 
  • Tobias Banaschewski (Germany)
  • Edgard Belfort (Venezuela)
  • Patrice Boyer (France)
  • Michael Davidson (Israel)
  • Paola Dazzan (UK)
  • Ian Everall (Australia)
  • Jörg Fegert (Germany)
  • W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker (Austria)
  • Oye Gureje (Nigeria)

  • Sabine C. Herpertz (Germany)
  • William Honer (Canada)
  • Afzal Javed (Pakistan)
  • Jair de Jesus Mari (Brazil)
  • María Elena Medina-Mora (Mexico)
  • René Sylvain Kahn (Netherlands)
  • Baba Koumare (Mali)
  • Levent Küey (Turkey)
  • Tamás Kurimay (Hungary)
  • Stephen Lawrie (UK)
  • Nadja P. Maric-Bojovic (Serbia)
  • Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (Germany)
  • Petr Morozov (Russia)
  • Merete Nordentoft (Denmark)
  • Michelle B. Riba (USA)
  • Norman Sartorius (Switzerland)
  • Frank Schneider (Germany)
  • Thomas G. Schulze (Germany)
  • Armen Soghoyan (Armenia)
  • Rangaswamy Thara (India)
  • Sam Tyano (Israel)
  • Pichet Udomratn (Thailand)
  • Pierre Vallon (Switzerland) 


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