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Event Date: 2016-11-18       Event Time: 8 am - 5 pm

Event Title: World Psychiatric Association International Conference

Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Description: The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) is hosting a four day conference in Cape Town, South Africa from November 18-22. The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies aimed to increase knowledge and skills necessary for work in the field of mental health and the care of the mentally ill. Its Member Societies are presently 137, spanning 118 different countries and representing more than 200,000 psychiatrists.

The WPA organizes the World Congress of Psychiatry every three years. It also organizes international and regional congresses and meetings, and therapeutic conferences. It has 68 scientific sections (including two ad hoc sections) aimed to disseminate information and promote collaborative work in specific domains of psychiatry.

The aims of the WPA include the following:

- To encourage the highest possible standards of clinical practice
- To increase knowledge and skills about mental disorders and how they can be prevented and treated
- To promote mental health
- To promote the highest possible ethical standards in psychiatric work
- To disseminate knowledge about evidence-based therapy and values based practice
- To be a voice for the dignity and human rights of the patients and their families, and to uphold the rights of psychiatrists
- To facilitate communication and assistance especially to societies who are isolated or whose members work in impoverished circumstances

To learn more about the conference and to register, click here.