WPA Thematic Congress 2018 - General Information

General Information

Congress Venue

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Pl,

South Wharf 3006




English is the official language of the World Psychiatric Association's Thematic Congress, Innovation in Psychiatry: Effective Interventions for Health and Society in Melbourne Australia. All abstract submissions and presentations should be in English.


The Congress dress code is informal for all occasions.


Lunch will not be provided by the Congress but there are plenty of lunch options for purchase available within walking distance of the Convention Centre. Participants can receive discounted prices at restaurants in the nearby South Wharf Promenade using a special passport which will be available in the registration area. 


For full visa details, please visit our Visa Requirements page.


Liability & Insurance

The WPA Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip. 


The weather in Melbourne in February should be pleasant. February is a transitional month between summer and autumn. Daily high temperatures range from 24°c to 22°c. Rain is possible. For more information on Melbourne weather, please visit the following website: www.bom.gov.au  

Exhibition and Sponsorship

A professional exhibition will be held within the framework of the Congress. 

For details regarding support opportunities and/or exhibition space, please contact: Carolina Barbosa Groenendal

Congress Organizer & Secretariat

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Tel: +41 22 908 0488 +41 22 908 0488 

Fax: + 41 22 906 9140

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