It is our pleasure and privilege to invite you to join the WPA Inter Zonal Congress which will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 3 to 6 May 2017.
Congress rests with the theme: Changing Society, Changing Psychiatry and Changing Self. International event is dedicated to explore concepts, controversies and consequences of Psychiatry’s responsibility and accountability to society in terms of its scope of practice and of what can be considered as Psychiatry’s social contract. It is expected to attract psychiatrists and other mental health professionals from around the world in order to bring together diverse knowledge and professional expertise.
Different types of sessions will ensure a varied experience. WPA Inter Zonal Congress will consist of Course for Early Career Psychiatrists, Pre Congress Forum and Symposium, as well as the main Congress programme, including plenary lectures, keynote lectures, symposiums, meetings with the experts, workshops, WPA Executive Committee and Nordic Committee meetings, poster sessions and social events.
Lithuania, located at the crossroads between the East and the West and between the North and the South of Europe, is influenced by many cultures and has been subjected to a long often traumatic history. With the challenges of re-establishing democracy, building a functioning economy and ensuring equal standards of living for all persons regardless of nationality or religion, the country is a showcase of psychiatric issues and, we feel there is no better location to hold this WPA Inter Zonal Congress.
Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, charms with its labyrinthine, UNESCO renowned Old Town, sleek business district, an elegant city centre with many open squares and parks, as well as historic suburbs. To have a better understanding about the country we are organizing a rich social program. During the Congress you will have time to experience our culture, heritage, food and many other pleasant activities.
On behalf of the Executive Committee, we look forward to seeing you at the WPA Inter Zonal Congress and wish you a pleasant stay in Vilnius!
Sincerely, Executive Committee, WPA Inter Zonal Congress, Vilnius 2017