The 9th World Congress of Asian Psychiatry was held in Hyderabad, India, September, 2022, under the auspices of the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), as the corona epidemic appears to be under control. It was held from September 16-18. More than 500 psychiatrists participated and enjoyed a rich scientific program.
The 8th World Congress of Asian Psychiatry was scheduled to be held in Calcutta, India, in January hosted by the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS). However, due to the global corona epidemic and the resulting travel and transportation restrictions, it became impossible to hold the conference locally. Therefore, the meeting was held as a half-day Web-Meeting in September. The Indian Psychiatric Association is the largest psychiatric association in the world with many members not only in India but also in the United Kingdom, the United States, Austlaria, and Canada, and psychiatrists from all over the world participated.
The seventh World Congress of Asian Psychiatry (7th WCAP) was held at Sydney, Australia from 21-24 February 2019 in collaboration with the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) .The congress was attended by more than 350 participants from more than 30 countries and areas in Asia ,Pacific and all over the world. More than 20 psychiatric societies in Asia and Pacific contributed to the success of the congress. Please refer to 7th WCAP.
The sixth World Congress of Asian Psychiatry (6th WCAP) was held at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 24-26 March 2017 in collaboration with Arab Federation of Psychiatric Societies..
The congress was attended by more than 55 0 psychiatrists coming from over 40 countries and areas in Asia. More than 20 presidents and representatives of national psychiatric societies in Asia contributed to the success of the congress. The congress was rich in scientific programs.
Please see the summary : 6WAP Report and photos.
The fifth World Congress of Asian Psychiatry (5th WCAP) was held from 3rd to 6th March 2015, Fukuoka Japan in collaboration with Japan Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN). 5th WCAP was attended by 502 participants from 37 countries and areas. National psychiatric societies from 8 countries from Asia joined AFPAS; they are Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia
4th WCAP was convened in Bangkok with full support by Department of Mental Health (DOH) of Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, Psychiatric Association of Thailand (PAT) and Thai Society for Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry (TSGN).The Congress was attended by more than 1,200 participants coming from 43 countries and areas. The Congress was opened by the royal highness of Princess of Thailand. AFPA Board meeting attended by 16 presidents and representatives of national psychiatric society elected new Office Bearers and adopted the resolution which stressed the unity and collaboration of psychiatric societies in Asia.
The 3rd WCAP was held in Melbourne on 31 July to 4 August. 2011. The congress was hosted by Indo-Australian Initiative. Many eminent Indian psychiatrists from overseas made the scientific program attractive. More than 500 psychiatrists attended.
The 2nd World Congress of Psychiatry (2nd WCAP) was held in Taipei in 2000. The Congress was hosted by the Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry .The Congress had more than 700 participants half from overseas and the rest from Taiwan. This became the largest international psychiatric congress ever held in Taiwan. At the first Board Meeting in Taipei, it was suggested to prepare the AFPA constitution in consultation with member societies and associations.
First World Congress of Asian Psychiatry (1st WCAP) was held on 2-5 August 2007 in Goa, India. Indian Society of Biological Psychiatry and SAARC Psychiatric Federation hosted the Congress. More than 300 psychiatrists and mental health workers attended and mostly from countries in South Asia.
The AFPA was launched in Lahore, Pakistan, in February 2007, with the blessing of leading international and national psychiatric societies. The list included, among others, World Psychiatric Association (WPA), World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH), World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR), American Psychiatric Association (APA), The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP), Indian Psychiatric Association (IPA) AFPA was welcomed in Asia. Harmony, friendship and consensus were stressed as a guiding principle of AFPA.
Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) marked the 100th Anniversary in 2002 and hosted the 12th World Congress of World Psychiatric Association (WPA) first time in Asia in 2002 in Yokohama. Japan. At the WPA World Congress in Yokohama in 2002, a dozens of leading Asian psychiatrists and WPA Board Members who attended the Congress exchanged the views to form the network of Asian psychiatrists. The name of Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA) was proposed and adopted for the network.
Name: Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations
Office: Kodennma-cho, 10-8,
Chuo district , Tokyo
Date of the registration:
12th December 2017
(Heisei 27 Japanese year)