WASP World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Bucharest, Romania, 2019

Message from the President


Dear Colleagues,


We are delighted to invite you to the 23rd Congress of the World Association of Social Psychiatry at Bucharest October 25-28, 2019. As you know, this is a special occasion for all of us including our member societies, social psychiatrists and mental health professionals all over the world to meet together and engage in scientific deliberations. As you know, we are coming to Bucharest after our highly successful 22nd World Congress at New Delhi-2016.


The theme of the Congress, “Social determinants of mental health and access to care” is contemporary and relevant.  It reflects our concern for mental health in this age of globalization, commercialization and the merging of boundaries between nations. Despite rapid advances in all fields, enough attention has not been devoted to the social determinants of mental health. And access to care remains severely limited in most parts of the world including high income countries. Our world is changing as never before, which has profound implications for mental health. We are sure, the deliberations of the Congress will give us newer insights into the emerging dynamics in all these areas.


WASP is one of the oldest global mental health organizations. Having been founded in London in 1964, UK by Dr. Joshua Bierer, now we have number societies from all parts of the globe. The Romanian Association of Psychiatry and the Romanian Association of Social Psychiatry are hosting this Congress. Let me thank them and especially Prof. Doina Cozman and Dr. Alexandru Paziuc for the invitation and for their hard work in organizing this event.


We will have four days of rich scientific programme with invited lectures, symposia, workshops, free papers and posters. There will be also be cultural events and get togethers which will be very entertaining to you and families.


Let me specially thank my fellow members of the EC Prof. Rachid Bannegadi (President Elect), Prof. Fernando Lolas (Secretary General), Marianne Kastrup (Treasurer)  and our advisors Prof. Eliot Sorel and Prof. Tom Craig. Our PCO PROevents and Conference and its leaders Dr. Theodor Badiu and Alina Puscas deserve our special appreciation.  


Hearty welcome, once again!


Prof. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil

President, World Association of Social Psychiatry

Vice- Principal, Professor & Head, Dept of Psychiatry,

Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences,Tiruvalla, Kerala- 689 101,  India
Web www.wpanet.org  www.waspsocialpsychiatry.com





XXIII World Congress of Social Psychiatry Scientific Partners:














August 12, NEWS:

Meet our speakers:
Dr. Alexandru Paziuc (Romania)

President of the Association of Social Psychiatry in Romania, affiliated with the World Organization of Social Psychiatry.

Former Director of the Psychiatric Hospital in Campulung Moldovenesc

Former Director of the Suceava Public Health Authority

Head of the Psychiatric section at the Psychiatric Hospital in Campulung Moldovenesc

TOPIC: Psycho-Social Rehabilitation - Between Theory and Practice

August 7, NEWS:

Reasons to join us in Bucharest. Message from the President of WASP and the President - elect.


August 5, NEWS:

The WPA Conflict Management & Resolution Section will be contributing the symposium on Dying with Dignity: Global Perspectives, co-chaired by Professors Eliot SOREL, USA & Joseph VARGHESE, India at the 23rd World Congress of Social Psychiatry in Bucharest, ROMANIA this October. The Section will also hold its business meeting at the same congress reviewing its activities to date and since its founding in 1990 as well as plan for its 30th anniversary celebration, 1990-2020 at the WPA World Congress in Bangkok in 2020.

August 1, NEWS:

Professor Eliot Sorel (USA)

Chair, Access to Care Committee, American Psychiatric Association

CoChair Scientific Committee Social Determinants of Health  2019

World Congress

GWU School of Medicine & School of Public Health

Founder Conflict Management Section World Psychiatric Association

Founder Global Mental Health & Psychiatry Caucus APA​​​​​

Chair of the Theme Symposium: The Social Determinants of Health & Access to Care

July 31, NEWS:

CMCR Section business meeting at the World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Bucharest, October 2019.

More information here.

July 30, NEWS:

Meet our speakers:

Professor Silviu Zancu (Romania)

Associate professor “POLITEHNICA” University from Bucharest – Faculty of Aerospace Engineering since 1986, PhD in Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering. 

Professional Coach, executive and life.

Mental Coach, working with athletes. Mental Coach of S.H. (2008,2017)

TOPIC: Mental Health & Superior Performance: Lessons Learned from Tennis

July 29, NEWS:

WASP Election Notification 2019 - click here for more information

July 25, NEWS: 

Meet our plenary speakers:

Professor Roy  Abraham Kallivayalil (India)

President of the W.A.S.P;

Head, Department of Psychiatry, and Vice-Principal, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla, Chair of the WPA Section on Preventive Psychiatry;
President National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMH);
Member of the Board, Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations;
Founding Fellow International College for Person Centered Med (ICPCM)

TOPIC:  Presidential Address  








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