WPA, in partnership with our valued member society, The Russian Society of Psychiatrists (RSP) invites you to save-the-date for WPA’s Regional Congress “Interdisciplinary understanding of co-morbidity in psychiatry: from science to integrated care” 16-18 May 2021. Whether you are a psychiatrist or other mental health professional, policy maker or service user, this is an event you won’t want to miss!
The new high-technology research possibilities have opened a new era in the study of mental disorders, along with advances in psychological fields of psychiatric and mental health research. Recent data from basic sciences have opened a new perspective on the understanding of comorbidity of mental and somatic disorders, as well as comorbidity and syndromes overlapping between different groups of mental disorders themselves. This faces specialists with a challenge to reconsider the existing understanding and classification approach to mental illnesses.
Recent findings in genetics and epigenetics raise new questions to work on in the nearest future. Should we define new illnesses with mental and somatic syndromes prevailing at the different stages of the disease?
Speaking about practical issues, we have to admit that the implementation of interdisciplinary care in everyday practice needs our further common efforts and we have failed so far to achieve this standard. The congress will give the opportunity for brainstorming on how can we achieve it.
We are very pleased to inform you that now congress website https://wpa2020spb.com is opened and you are very welcome to submit your abstracts until April 2, 2021.