June 13

Meet our plenary speakers:

4. Professor Debasish Basu (India)

Professor of Psychiatry, Drug De-addiction & Treatment Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India

TOPIC: From the Rat Park to Romania, via Vietnam and Iceland: An exploration into the social determinants of substance use and addiction


June 11

Meet our plenary speakers:

3. Professor Boris Cyrulnik (France)

Professor of human ethology at the University of South-Toulon-Var

TOPIC: Resilience of children in wars


June 8

Meet our plenary speakers:

2. Andres J Pumariega (USA)

Professor and Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Florida
Former President, American Association of Social Psychiatry

TOPIC: Acculturation, Cultural Identity, and Mental Health: Implications for Post-Modern Youth





June 5

Meet our plenary speakers:

1. Professor Afzal Javed (United Kingdom)

President Elect World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
Past President World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR)

TOPIC: Involving Patients, carers & families in the treatment programmes: Some emerging priorities in current psychiatric practice





June 3 Professor Doina COZMAN, Chair of the 23rd WASP Congress National Organizing Committee has started her Romanian Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Association (RPPA) Presidential mandate, 2019-2022, at the conclusion of the RPPA national congress held recently in Sibiu, Romania. Congratulations!  




June 3 Professsor Daniel DAVID will be delivering the 1st Joshua BIERER Memorial Lecture, Psychocultural Profile of ROMANIA and Its Implications for the Mental Health Field at our WASP congress this October.  He has been honored recently with the Elisabeth Pilkington RATIU Mental Health Award at the Babes Bolyai University in Cluj, ROMANIA. This prize was established by Mr. Nicolae RATIU, Chair of the RATIU Family Charitable Foundation in London, UK, and Professor Eliot SOREL in memory of Mr Ratiu's mother who was a mental health professional in London, England and a pioneer in mental health promotion.  




June 3 At the request of colleagues from throughout the world we are extending the abstracts submission deadline until June 15th and also the Early Bird Registration deadline by June 30th  

Don't forget to send your abstract by June 15th!




May 27

In a historic meeting at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC in April 2018, the Government of Canada together with the World Bank Group (WBG), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) advocate for Global Mental Health inclusion in  Global Health and the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda. 


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May 22

For GROUP REGISTRATION (more than 5 people)we offer a 20% discount from the official rates and for SINGLE REGISTRATION, but paid on spot (cash or card), we offer a 10% discount from the official rates only at the National Romanian Psychiatry Congress in Sibiu, 29th of May - 1st of June.

DON'T MISS this rare opportunity! See you in Sibiu! Look for our logo near the Registration Desk in Ramada Sibiu Hotel. 




May 21 For GROUP REGISTRATION (more than 10 people) please contact us at we offer a 20% discount from the official rates.     



May 15

The Romanian Academy is now our Scientific Partner. Welcome to WASP 2019




May 13

"Professor Daniel DAVID, Pro-Rector at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA, will deliver the 1st Joshua BIERER Memorial Lecture at the 23rd World Association for Social Psychiatry (WASP)  Congress. Dr. BIERER, a British psychiatrist of Romanian origins established the WASP in London UK, in 1964 thus this year we will celebrate its 55th anniversary. The topic of Prof DAVID's lecture will be Romania's Psychocultural profile and its implications for mental health."




April 30

Deadline for submitting abstracts, e-posters, workshops and symposiums has been extended to May 31st!

  Click HERE for more information!



April 19 Read the interview with Prof. Dr. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil on the challenges of social psychiatry in the journal.   Click HERE to read the full article 



April 17 Professor Norman Sartorius was selected for the prestigious award "Yves Pelicier Prize". His lecture:  Are the current paradigms of work against stigma obsolete?  will be of great interest at the WASP2019 Congress.  



March 18 Professor Doina COZMAN, President-Elect of the Romanian Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Association, will do a Master Class on Preventing Youth Suicide in Europe at the XXIII World Congress of Social Psychiatry, in Bucharest, Romania, October 2019                    



March 5

Professor Vincenzo Di Nicola of Montreal, Canada, Dr. Lavinia Duica of Sibiu, and Dr. Roxana Stoean of Bucharest, Romania have been appointed to co-chair the Young Health Professionals Track's (YHPT) Scientific Posters Jury at the XXIII World Congress of Social Psychiatry.

                    Don't forget to send your abstract by March 31st!



February 20 We cordially invite colleagues participating in the WHO initiative on community-based mental health services that promote human rights and the recovery approach to present their project at our World Congress of Social Psychiatry in Bucharest, Romania, this October 25-28, 2019                     Click HERE for more information!



February 18

 Young Health Professionals Track (YHPT) at the 23rd WASP Congress in Bucharest being organized.  

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February 8 We welcome our first 15 registered participants from Germany, Chile, India and Romania  



February 5 Mme. N. Louise Bradley, President of Canada's Mental Health Commission is now a confirmed speaker at the XXIII World Congress of Social Psychiatry in Bucharest in October, 2019. She will also do a workshop with Professor Eliot Sorel on Canada's Mental Health Commission and how to adopt this innovative model globally.  



January 30 The distinguished Medical University "Victor Babes" of Timisoara has accepted our invitation to be a scientific partner with us at the XXIII World Congress of Social Psychiatry in Bucharest, this October  



January 25 Make sure you check out the Scientific Committee   



January 25 OECD Health at a Glance Europe 2018 just released and relevant to our Social Determinants of Health/Mental Health & Access to Care Congress, in Bucharest 25-28 October 2019  

  Download more information from here




January 16 Check out the National Organizing Committee   



January 8

ROMANIA's three leading Universities are now our scientific partners




       January 5   Registration is now open!  



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