Welcome Letter from the Local Committee

Welcome to WPA XVI World Congress. Welcome to Madrid,

It is on behalf of the Iberian Associations AEN, (Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría), SEP (Sociedad Española de Psiquiatría) and SPPSM (Sociedade Portuguesa de Psiquiatria e Saude Mentale)  co-organizers of the XVI WPA World Congress that we are cordially welcoming you and inviting you to attend the Madrid 2014 World Congress, organized by WPA, which will be taking place from September 14th to 18th.

An important effort is already being made by WPA and our Associations to achieve a high level attractive Scientific programme. The 21st century presents new psychiatric challenges:  clinical outcomes, research, social structures, …, many changes have and are taking place, but many old battles are still to be won.  We look forward to your contribution, on these many issues incorporating the richness and difference which the many environments around the world offer. Free presentations which will be increasing the value for all those attending the meeting, an opportunity to share with colleagues, which were over 14.000 from over 112 countries at the last World Congress (Buenos Aires 2011)

Madrid, warm and invigorating  is a city easily accessed,  it boasts a wide offer off good accommodation suiting all pockets, good city transport facilities, culture, universities, sports, worldwide known museums and historical buildings, parks, excellent shopping, restaurants….an incredible offer which we feel sure will meet your expectations.

Save the date and join us in Madrid on September 2014, contributing to make this 16th World Congress an outstanding scientific meeting, an opportunity to prepare psychiatry for the present and the future.

Welcome to XVI WPA World Congress. Welcome to Madrid.


         Miguel Gutierrez Fraile                     Eudoxia Gay                     Antonio P. Palha      
                President SEP                                  President AEN               

                  Past-President SPPSM                  


Jeronimo Saiz Ruiz Mari Fe Bravo
Past-President SEP Past-President AEN