Welcome Message

Dear friends and colleagues,
Dear early career psychiatrists of the world,

The Early Career Psychiatrists Section of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) together with the Tunisian Association of Young Psychiatrists and Residents in Psychiatry are delighted to invite you to the 3rd World Congress of Early Career Psychiatrists, which will take place this year between 12 and 15 December in Tunisia.

This congress will be a unique opportunity to bring colleagues from all over the world together, just before entering 2020.

Psychiatry has undergone major upheavals and the last century has given way to a more humanitarian and scientific provision of mental health care. Neurobiological, inflammatory, genetics and the social factors for mental disorders have been shed to light; clinical features and classifications have changed; new therapies have emerged; prevention is advocated as a priority before treatment; and promises of precision medicine and personalized psychiatry emerge to be available across the world. Nevertheless, and despite all these advances, the iceberg of psychiatry remains for the most part submerged under water: what does the future of psychiatry hide?

To promote these discussions, Tunisia will welcome all early career psychiatrists across the world, between the blue of its sky and its turquoise sea, aiming to be the epicenter of these debates, and offer everyone its charms.

Eminent speakers will be contributing to discuss the future of psychiatry in the clinical practice and research, in its different areas. Equally, we expect to have many early career psychiatrists contributing to the scientific program, participating in the various symposia, courses and workshops.

This meeting will certainly be an opportunity to strengthen the global network of early career psychiatrists across the world!

We look forward to seeing all of you at the end of the year in Tunisia.

On behalf of the Organising Committee

 Amine Larnaout     Mariana Pinto da Costa 

          Chair                          Co-Chair 

 of the 3rd World Congress of Early Career Psychiatrists