2017 WCPG
2017 WCPG
Welcome to the
2017 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics

2017 WCPG Call for Proposals
The 25th World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG) will be held October 13 – 17, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
WCPG is taking place at an exciting time in the field of mental health research when an increasing number of genetic risk factors for psychiatric disorders are being identified, diagnostic boundaries and criteria are being re-evaluated and new ways to integrate the underlying biology with clinical diagnosis are being sought. This congress aims to expand the discipline of psychiatric genetics to encompass all researchers whose work in neuroscience, neurobiology and genetics has future implications for developing new treatments for people with major mental illness. Scientists from all over the world will again come together for this five-day conference to share their expertise, research findings and personal experiences with the goal of improving the quality of life for those living with psychiatric disorders. 

WCPG will take place at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Nicknamed “The City Beautiful”, Orlando is one of the world’s premier tourist destination with countless attractions and ideal weather in October. We hope you will set aside time to enjoy what the city has to offer in addition to actively participating in the 2017 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. 

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For 2017, we encourage submissions related to the broad field of psychiatric genetics and the following topics are of particular interest to the Program Committee:
1.   Cellular and animal models
2.   DNA and RNA sequencing related to psychiatric disorders and alcohol and substance abuse
3.   Ethical issues of new technologies
4.   Functional genomics
5.   Genetic counseling
6.   Imaging genetics
7.   Personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics 

The following submission types will be accepted:
Symposia Presentation

DEADLINE EXTENSION: April 26, 2017 (chairs) and May 3, 2017 (participants/speakers)
DEADLINE:  April 19, 2017 (chairs) and April 26, 2017 (participants)
A symposium is a 1½ hour session with a maximum of 7 participants. Each submission must include: 1 chair, 1 co-chair, 4 presenters, and 1 formal discussant. The discussant may not be a presenter.  The chair and co-chair may be a presenter on the panel. An individual can only participate as chair in a maximum of two (2) symposia.
Education Day Proposals

DEADLINE EXTENSION: April 26, 2017 (chairs) and May 3, 2017 (participants/speakers)
DEADLINE:  April 19, 2017 (chairs) and April 26, 2017 (participants)
The proposals should include a topic, educational objectives, length of session and speakers.  Sessions may have a up to 5 participants. Each submission must include one chair. The chair can be a participant which will require an overall abstract and individual participant abstract.

Oral and Poster Presentation
DEADLINE:  June 12, 2107
When submitting, you may choose if you would like your abstract considered for both oral presentation and poster presentation or one of the two options.  Oral presentations are 10 minutes in length followed by 5 minutes of discussion.
Early Career Investigator Award Application
DEADLINE:  June 12, 2017
Early career investigator is an individual who is an undergraduate student, graduate student, medical student, post-doctoral student, or less than five years out of a doctoral program in a field relevant to psychiatric genetics. Individuals will need to submit an ECIP application along with a scientific session abstract, such as oral, poster or symposia presentation abstract submission. Only one application will be accepted per person.
Honorific Award Nominations
DEADLINE:  June 12, 2017
Award nominations are now being accepted for the Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award, the Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award, and the Gershon Paper of the Year Award.
Submission Instructions
Submission TypeDeadlineStatusSubmission Instructions
Symposia Presentation (chairs)Wednesday, April 26thOpenView Instructions
Symposia Presentation (participant)
Early Career Investigator Travel Award
Wednesday, May 3rdOpenView Instructions
Education Day Presentation (chair)Wednesday, April 26thOpen View Instructions
Education Day Presentation (particpant)Wednesday, May 3rdOpenView Instructions
Oral and Poster Presentation
Early Career Investigator Travel Award
Monday, June 12thOpenView Instructions
Gershon Paper of the Year AwardMonday, June 12thOpenView Instructions
Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement AwardMonday, June 12thOpenView Instructions
Theodore Reich Young Investigator AwardMonday, June 12thOpenView Instructions

* All participants must register for the Congress by July 28, 2017. 
Information Items
Early Career Investigator Program (ECIP)
ECIP Travel Award
ISPG Honorific Awards

The 2017 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics will be held October 13 - 17, 2017 in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. 

2017 Registration rates are based upon the attendee’s current residence. Click HERE to view the groupings provided by the World Bank. 

Important Dates:
Early Registration Fee Deadline: August 10, 2017
Regular Registration Fee Deadline: October 5, 2017

2017 Registration FeesEarly Registration Fee  Until 8/10/2017Regular Registration Fee  Until 10/5/2017Late Registration Fee
Attendees from World Bank
Group A
$690.00 USD$800.00 USD$900.00 USD
World Bank Group B, C, D & E
$440.00 USD$500.00 USD$550.00 USD
Education Day Only$195.00 USD$195.00 USD$195.00 USD
Opening Reception Ticket
(Guest Only)
$75.00 USD$75.00 USD$75.00 USD
Networking Reception
Red Coconut Club™ at Universal CityWalk™
$75.00 USD$75.00 USD$75.00 USD
ISPG/ASHG Joint Symposium $25.00 USD$25.00 USD$25.00 USD
Plenary Reception Event Open to ALL Focusing on Women in Psychiatric Genetics $0.00$0.00$0.00
Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry Regular Registration- October 12, 2017.  For more information, click here.$175.00$175.00$175.00
Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry Residents/Fellows/Allied Health Professional Registration- October 12, 2017.  For more information, click here. $175.00$175.00$175.00

*Registration Cancellation Policy: Meeting registration fees will be refunded (less $50 processing fee) if the Executive Office receives written notice to by September 8, 2017.