Successful 14th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry held in Vancouver, 2-6 June 2019

The biennial World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, hosted by the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) and the local society, the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT), took place in Vancouver from 2-6 June 2019, with over 1200 international delegates attending.

Highlights included an outstanding plenary talk on “Telomeres – What they do and don’t tell us” by Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn from UC San Francisco (pictured here with session chair Dr. Siegfried Kasper, Scientific Program chair, Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, and Local Organizing Committee chair, Dr. Raymond Lam).

From left: Dr. Siegfried Kasper, Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, and Dr. Raymond W. Lam

Also popular were the debates, especially Drs. Gin Malhi (University of Sydney) and Andrew Nierenberg (Harvard) squaring off on “Bipolar II is a myth,” and the Educational Program for Young Investigators featuring sessions on neuroimaging, neurostimulation, and evidence-based psychiatry.

Come join us in 2021 for the next congress in Vienna, where Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham will be presiding as WFSBP President.