The following session types will be scheduled in the program:
The plenary sessions will each last 90 minutes. For each of them there will be two chairpersons, one speaker (who will introduce the topic in 30 minutes), three discussants and a rapporteur. The introductory talk will be discussed by the three invited discussants and the two chairpersons. The discussion about the presentation will last 30 minutes. The chairpersons will then invite the audience to make comments for approximately 15 minutes. At the end of the discussion the chairperson will invite the rapporteur to summarize what was discussed. The summary will last approximately 10 minutes.
The five presidential symposia will address themes which in the opinion of the President deserve special attention. They will last 90 minutes. These symposia will have two chairpersons and 3 speakers each. Each of the speakers will have a maximum of 20 minutes for their talk. The chairpersons will ensure that the audience has time to ask questions and make comments.
There will be 9 state of the art sessions, each lasting 90 minutes. These sessions will have a chairperson and three speakers, each speaking for no longer than 20 minutes. The time for the discussion involving the audience will be 30 minutes.
These sessions will last 90 minutes. Each of the sessions will be composed of two special lectures followed by 15 minutes of discussion.
An exciting series of original sessions are planned in a dedicated hall. We welcome all early career psychiatrists and participants to come and attend these interesting sessions. Sessions will include:
- Difficult case discussions
- The digital interactive theatre
- The WPA three-minute competition
- Collaborative research session
- The WPA book Presentation session
Special sessions will be selected to discuss particularly important development relevant to psychiatry.
The Panel discussions will be introduced by their chairperson who will moderate the session.
The courses will be held in the morning of the first day of the Congress and last for 4 hours.
The Scientific Committee will select accepted symposia from the submitted proposals. There will be 4 speakers for each symposium, speaking for approximately 15 minutes each so as to leave 5 minutes after each presentation for questions and discussion.
Free communications presentations sessions will be composed of 8 oral presentations selected by the Scientific Committee from those submitted through abstract submission. The presentations will be grouped according to the list of topics produced for the Congress. Each speaker will have 10 minutes for the presentation (8 minute talk and 2 minutes for questions and answers).
Short oral communication presentations will last 5 minutes (3 minute talk and 2 minutes for questions and answers) and will be given in the exhibition and poster area on 22-24 of August.