Be part of the Scientific Programme

The WCP 2017 Scientific Committee invites groups and individuals to submit proposals for Oral and Poster Presentations. You can expect a scientific programme rich in variety including numerous Joint Symposia with speakers representing the full range of stakeholders – professionals, service users and family carers – to provide different perspectives on topics. We are calling these sessions “trialogues” to underline their multi-angle concept.

Enrich the congress programme with your abstract and share your insights with other professionals. Also German-speaking Posters and Orals need to be submitted via this website under „My Congress”. During the review process your proposal will be judged on its originality, scientific merit, study design, clarity of expression, presentation of data, adherence to the rules of submission and relevance to the topic.

Next steps

Abstract Submission for Section Symposia, Zonal Symposia, Regular Symposia and Workshops is closed. The Scientific Committee will review all abstract submissions for symposia and workshops. Once the reviewing has been completed in the middle of April 2017, chairpersons will receive an email informing them whether the scientific contribution has been rejected or accepted. The symposia speakers will receive a confirmation email that includes the request to register online and upload the abstract text within the accepted symposium in their personal congress section “My Congress”.

The scientific programme including all dates and timings will be finalised in July 2017. All active participants will be informed about their personal schedule afterwards. 

Please note that all congress participants are obliged to pay the congress fee, including chairpersons, speakers and ePoster/Poster presenters. Please submit your abstract online by the date specified below.

Deadline for Regular, Zonal and Section Symposia
Deadline for WorkshopsDeadline for
Oral and Poster/ePoster Presentations
Expired
6 February 2017
Expired
6 February 2017

Extended
10 April 2017

Guidelines for abstract submission

Authors of Oral Presentations, Posters and ePosters are hereby kindly invited to submit an abstract for contributions to the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY 2017 by using the online submission form. Please note that online submission is mandatory.

Step 1: Chairperson creates user account (username and password)
Step 2: Chairperson needs to complete the online registration form including payment form
Step 3: Once the online registration has been completed, the link “Abstract Center” will appear in the chairperson’s personal congress section „My Congress”.

Oral Presentations, Poster and ePoster submitted individually and accepted by the Scientific Committee will be grouped by topics into thematic sessions in order to promote communication among the presenters and participants and to allow for inspiring discussions.

Symposium – Deadline expired

Each Symposium will focus on specific topics covering basic, clinical, interface and conceptual issues in psychiatry and will represent several points of view. The Symposia will last 90 minutes and include a maximum of four presentations and an opportunity for discussion.

Abstract submission of Symposia:

Title

  • Please choose a title that clearly indicates the content of the contribution
  • Please avoid abbreviations in the title. Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when used first.

Attribution

  • Please choose a WPA Section (a maximum of 3 sections, if applicable)
    a WPA Zone (if applicable)
  • Please choose a DGPPN Section (Referat) (a maximum of 3 sections, if applicable)
  • Please indicate a preference: accepted as WPA Sectional-, Intersectional- or Joint Symposium (not mandatory)

Author, speakers, topic

  • Name and contact details of the author (submitter)
  • The author’s name (title, full first name, family name) and place of work (institution, address, city, country, telephone number, email address) should be given
  • Full first name, family name, city, country and email address of the co-chair
  • List of speakers (a maximum of 4) in the correct order, full first name, family name, city, country and email address of each speaker
  • Title of each speaker’s abstract
  • Please choose a topic from the topic list. A maximum of 3 topics is selectable

Further information

  • The abstract submission will be completed by clicking “Submit abstract”
  • A main abstract (summary) is required for the reviewing
  • Abstract text length: 150–300 words are recommended
  • Upload of graphic files, pictures, charts etc. is not foreseen
  • Please ensure that the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Submitted abstracts will not be edited in any way. If the abstract does not fulfill the necessary requirements it cannot be published.
  • Declaration of conflict of interest is not required within the abstract submission. The presenter is asked to include a slide with his/her disclosure at the beginning of the presentation.
  • Single abstracts for every presentation within the symposium are required as soon as the main abstract has been accepted.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published online


    Online abstract submission process for Symposia:

  1. The author creates a login and password and has to register online for the congress.
  2. The author’s name (title, full first name, family name) and place of work (institution, address, city, country, telephone number, email address) should be given.
    Abstracts can be submitted via the link „Abstract Center" which can be found in the personal congress section „My Congress”. Please choose “Symposium” as session type.
  3. Please fill in the title of the Symposium.

  4. Please add a co-chair and maximum 4 speakers including their titles as well as their full first name, family name, city and email address.

  5. Please choose WPA Section, WPA Zone and DGPPN Section, if applicable.

  6. Please indicate a preference: accepted as WPA Sectional-, Intersectional- or Joint Symposium (not mandatory).

  7. Please select at least one topic. A maximum of 3 topics is permitted.

  8. Please add your abstract text for the Symposium. 150–300 words are recommended.

  9. Please check your abstract submission and click “Submit abstract“.

Workshop – Deadline expired

Workshops focus on communicating practice-oriented knowledge and application-oriented skills.

Abstract submission of Workshops:

Title

  • Please choose a title that clearly indicates the content of the contribution
  • Please avoid abbreviations in the title. Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when used first.

Author, speakers and topic

  • Name and contact details of the author (submitter)
    The author’s name (title, full first name, family name) and place of work (institution, address, city, country, telephone number, email address) should be given. 
  • Name, city, country and email address of the co-chair, speaker (a minimum of 1 speaker) and discussant in the correct order
  • Please choose a topic from the topic list. A maximum of 3 topics is selectable.

Further information

  • The abstract submission will be completed by clicking “Submit abstract”.
  • Abstract text length 150–450 words are recommended. 
  • Upload of graphic files, pictures, charts etc. is not foreseen.
  • Please ensure that the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Submitted abstracts will not be edited in any way. If the abstract does not fulfill the necessary requirements it cannot be published.
  • Declaration of conflict of interest is not required within the abstract submission. The presenter is asked to include a slide with his/her disclosure at the beginning of the workshop.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published online.


    Online abstract submission process for Workshops:

  1. The author creates a login and password and has to register online for the congress.
  2. The author’s name (title, full first name, family name) and place of work (institution, address, city, country, telephone number, email address) should be given.
  3. Abstracts can be submitted via the link „Abstract Center" which can be found in the personal congress section “My Congress”. Please choose “Workshop” as session type.
  4. Please fill in the title of the Workshops.
  5. Please add a minimum of 1 speaker including its full first name, family name, city and email address.
  6. Please also add discussants and co-chairs, if applicable.
  7. An online registration for each speaker is also required.
  8. Please select at least one topic (a maximum of 3 topics).
  9. Please add your abstract text for the Workshop. 150-450 words are recommended. The text of the abstract should briefly state: Target (indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was tested), Methods (include the setting for the study, the subjects, the diagnosis or intervention, and the type of statistical analysis. If references are needed, they should be given in the text), Abstract (present as clearly as possible the outcome of the study and statistical significance if appropriate). References need to be given in the text.
  10. Please check your abstract submission and click “Submit abstract“.
Oral Presentation

Oral Presentations will be selected by the Scientific Committee after abstract submissions have been reviewed. The 90-minute sessions will be grouped by topics and chaired by selected specialists. The time slot for a single presentation is 10 minutes including discussion time.

A maximum of 3 Oral Presentations/Poster/ePoster may be submitted per author. Duplicate submissions can not be accepted.

Abstract submission of Oral Presentations:

Title

  • Please choose a title that clearly indicates the content of the contribution
  • Please avoid abbreviations in the title. Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when used first.

Author, data and topic

  • Name and contact details of the author (submitter)
    The author’s name (title, full first name, family name) and place of work (institution, address, city, country, telephone number, email address) should be given.
  • Full first name, family name, address and email address of co-authors within the correct order
  • Please choose a topic from the topic list. A maximum of 3 topics is selectable.

Further information

  • The abstract submission will be completed by clicking “Submit abstract”.
  • Abstract text length: 150–300 words are recommended. 
  • Upload of graphic files, pictures, charts etc. is not foreseen.
  • Please ensure that the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Submitted abstracts will not be edited in any way. If the abstract does not fulfill the necessary requirements it cannot be published.
  • Declaration of conflict of interest is not required within the abstract submission. The presenter is asked to include a slide with his/her disclosure at the beginning of the presentation.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published online.


    Online abstract submission process for Oral Presentations:

  1. The author (submitter) has to be registered for the congres
  2. The author’s name (title, full first name, family name) and place of work (institution, address, city, country, telephone number, email address) should be given.
  3. Abstracts can be submitted via the link „Abstract Center" which can be found in the personal congress section “My Congress”. Please choose “Oral Presentation” as presentation type. Duplicate submissions will be deleted.
  4. Please add co-authors within the correct order.
  5. Please select at least one topic (a maximum of 3 topics).
  6. Please add your abstract text for the Oral Presentation. 150-300 words are recommended. The text of the abstract should briefly state: Objectives (indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was tested), Methods (include the setting for the study, the subjects, the diagnosis or intervention, and the type of statistical analysis. If references are needed, they should be given in the text), Results/Conclusion (present as clearly as possible the outcome of the study and statistical significance if appropriate). References need to be given in the text.
  7. Please check your abstract submission and click “Submit abstract“.
Poster or ePoster

Each accepted poster will be exhibited at the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY 2017 at the Messe Berlin. The best posters will be grouped into thematic guided poster tours chaired by renowned specialists. The guided poster tours will give authors the opportunity to present their findings and discuss them with the audience.

A maximum of 3 Poster/ePoster/Oral Presentations may be submitted per author. Authors can present their abstracts either as poster or ePoster. Please note that just one presentation type is possible. Duplicate submissions can not be accepted.

Abstract submission of Poster or ePoster:

Title

  • Please choose a title that clearly indicates the content of the contribution
  • Please avoid abbreviations in the title. Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when used first.

Author, data and topic

  • Name and contact details of the author (submitter)
    The author’s name (title, full first name, family name) and place of work (institution, address, city, country, telephone number, email address) should be given.
  • Full first name, family name, address and email address of co-authors within the correct order
  • Please choose a topic from the topic list. A maximum of 3 topics is selectable.

Further information

  • The abstract submission will be completed by clicking “Submit abstract”.
  • Abstract text length 150–300 words are recommended.
  • Upload of graphic files, pictures, charts etc. is not foreseen.
  • Please ensure that the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Submitted abstracts will not be edited in any way. If the abstract does not fulfill the necessary requirements it cannot be published.
  • Declaration of conflict of interest is not required within the abstract submission. The presenter is asked to state his/her disclosure at the beginning of the presentation.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published online.


    Online abstract submission process for Poster or ePoster:

  1. The author (submitter) has to be registered for the congress.
  2. The author’s name (title, full first name, family name) and place of work (institution, address, city, country, telephone number, email address) should be given.
  3. Abstracts can be submitted via the link „Abstract Center" which can be found in the personal congress section “My Congress”. Please choose “Poster” or “ePoster” as presentation type. Duplicate submissions will be deleted.
  4. Please add co-authors within the correct order.
  5. Please select at least one topic (a maximum of 3 topics).
  6. Please add your abstract text for the Workshop. 150–300 words are recommended. The text of the abstract should briefly state: Objectives (indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was tested), Methods (include the setting for the study, the subjects, the diagnosis or intervention, and the type of statistical analysis. If references are needed, they should be given in the text), Results/Conclusion (present as clearly as possible the outcome of the study and statistical significance if appropriate). References need to be given in the text.
  7. Please check your abstract submission and click “Submit abstract“.


Please note that accepted abstracts will be published only after completed registration and payment of the congress registration fee. The acceptance of submitted abstracts simultaneously results in binding registration of the author/speaker to attend the conference. The registration fee must be paid immediately after receiving the abstract acceptance. Authors/speakers who have not settled the registration fee until that date will be omitted from the scientific programme. On-site registration for presenting authors/speakers is not possible.

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