Format Descriptions

Format Descriptions

Plenary Lectures

Plenary lectures are 45-minute sessions held by renowned experts. The speakers will be chosen from among the most prominent researchers in their respective fields.

Debates

Debates are intended to offer a platform for a lively, yet balanced 90-minute discussion on controversial issues. A moderator (chairperson) and two speakers (one proponent and one opponent) state their opinions on different subjects.

Symposia

Symposia are selected, covering basic, clinical, interface and conceptual topics of Biological Psychiatry. Symposia are 90-minute sessions and will be organized and chaired by the experts whose proposals are accepted by the International Scientific Program Committee.

WFSBP Task Force Symposia

WFSBP Task Forces have submitted symposia organized by their key members on issues related to their field of special expertise. Those symposia are included in the scientific program and pertain to Treatment Guidelines, Consensus Statements and other hot topics in their respective thematic areas.

Workshops

Workshops are 90-minute highly interactive sessions with an educational focus. This format is designed to give specific regions a platform for presentation and networking. Workshop proposals have been reviewed and the best among them have been accepted by the International Scientific Program Committee.

WFSBP Task Force Workshops

WFSBP Task Forces have submitted workshops organised by their key members on issues related to their field of special expertise. Those workshops are included in the scientific program and pertain to Treatment Guidelines, Consensus Statements and other hot topics in their respective thematic areas.