23rd World Congress of Psychiatry (WCP 2023) in Vienna, Austria

The WCP, member societies & The Psychiatric Association of Austria welcome you to the 23rd WPA World Congress of Psychiatry in Vienna, Austria, 28th September – 1st October 2023.


Psychiatry: current knowledge and perspectives for action.


There are exciting times for the practice of psychiatry as psychiatry and mental health are witnessing rapid changes, especially with the current pandemic that is placing a big impact on health care systems around the globe. Today, treatment and recovery of mental disorders go hand in hand with promotion and prevention, and there is an increased interest in rehabilitation and psycho-social interventions.


The WPC will examine and discuss all the crucial issues in psychiatry and mental health and are setting up an exciting scientific program with numerous sessions and lectures that convey our present scientific and technological revolution. Delegates will certainly profit from up-to-date research data, the best lectures from experts in all fields of mental health, high-quality scientific content, interaction between mental health & other health & social care professionals, patients and carers, and relevant peer-to-peer networking.


Furthermore, whether your contribution is in the field of psychopathology, biologic psychiatry, pharmacotherapy, psychiatric training, psychotherapy, social psychiatry, rehabilitation, prevention, or services organization, it will surely be an opportunity to share our knowledge.




Join colleagues and thought leaders from across the globe for learning, sharing, and networking.


Needless to say, in the Congress, you will find a memorable reception, informed scientific discussions, great networking prospects, and enjoyable cultural and gastronomical events from our Austrian hosts.


We look forward to seeing you in Vienna, Austria from 28th September - 1st October 2023.


Austria Center Vienna

Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria




28th September - 1st October 2023



The official language of the Congress is English.



Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Citizens of EU member states, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland do not need a visa for entering the Republic of Austria.


Nationals of other countries might require a visa in order to enter the Schengen Area or the Austrian territory. We suggest you contact your local Austrian Consulate for official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that may apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required. If you need to contact the local organizers for details for your visa application please contact https://www.oegpp.at/home/ 


Letter of Invitation

An official personalized letter of invitation will be provided to registered participants as part of the registration procedure. This invitation is prepared solely for the purpose of visa applications and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the Scientific Program. Invitation letters can be provided electronically (PDF) or as a hard copy if required.  Hard copies will be mailed via regular post free of charge. In case of special delivery (courier) request, the participant will be responsible for all charges.



September in Vienna has agreeable weather, with the average temperature varying between 21.1°C (70°F) and 15.3°C (59.5°F).


Dress Code?

Participants are advised to wear business casual for all Congress functions and programs.


Guest Attendance Policy

All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.


Liability and Insurance

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.


The Congress 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.