2019 WCPG
2019 WCPG
Welcome to the
2019 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics

Welcome to the 27th Annual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics
"Achieving Precision Psychiatry"

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The City of Los Angeles, California warmly invites you to attend the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, October 26-31, 2019. This is a time of unprecedented discovery and advances in neuropsychiatric genetics. With the growing understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of neuropsychiatric disorders, new opportunities for treatment of these disorders are on the horizon. WCPG is the premier international scientific meeting for research in psychiatric genetics and related areas of research. Leading experts from national and international research centers in the area of neuroscience and genetics will be participating.

The theme of this year’s WCPG, “Achieving Precision Psychiatry” aims to examine the precise discipline of psychiatric genetics and educate all researchers in neuroscience, neurobiology and genetics. “Achieving Precision Psychiatry” will be paramount in order to develop 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.

For 2019, we encourage submissions related to the broad field of psychiatric genetics and the following topics are of particular interest to the Program Committee:
1.   Biomarkers
2.   Cellular and animal models
3.   DNA and RNA sequencing related to psychiatric disorders
4.   Epigenetics
5.   Ethical issues & Genetic counseling
6.   Functional genomics
7.   Precision Health and population-level phenotyping
8.   Pharmacogenomics

2019 Call for Proposals

The following submission types are now being accepted:

Global Diversity Invitation Bank
DEADLINE: August 1, 2019

This bank is to support a researcher in a developing country to attend the annual WCPG by providing waived registration. Please provide a justification for why the nominee should receive the award and how it will benefit the nominee.  The nominee must be from the World Bank country category group B, C, or D.  Nominations must be made by a member of ISPG. Applicants are asked to verify the nominee meets the eligibility criteria. Please note 2019 ECIP Awardees will not be eligible. The recipient will receive a waived registration fee. The ISPG will select up to 10 recipients for the global diversity invitation opportunity.

Submission Instructions
Submission TypeDeadlineStatusSubmission Instructions
Symposia Presentation (chairs)Friday, April 19, 2019ClosedView Instructions
Symposia Presentation (participant)Friday, April 26, 2019ClosedView Instructions
Oral and Poster Presentation
Early Career Investigator Travel Award
Monday, June 24, 2019
(8:00 AM CDT)
ClosedView Instructions
Gershon Paper of the Year AwardMonday, June 24, 2019ClosedView Instructions
Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement AwardMonday, June 24, 2019ClosedView Instructions
Theodore Reich Young Investigator AwardMonday, June 24, 2019ClosedView Instructions
Global Diversity Invitation BankThursday, August 1, 2019Closed
* All oral/poster participants must register for the Congress by July 26, 2019. *
Information Items
Early Career Investigator Program (ECIP)
ISPG Honorific Awards

The 2019 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics will be held
October 26 - 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.


Registration rates are based upon the attendee’s current residence. Included in the registration fee is the annual ISPG membership for 2020 at $75 and access to the online program book.

Registration Fees
Regular  Fee in USD by 10/1/2019Late Fee in USD
Attendees from group country A*$825.00$925.00
Attendees from group country B*$725.00$800.00
Attendees from group country C*$650.00$725.00
Attendees from group country D*$500.00$550.00
Education Day Only$195.00$195.00
Accompanying Other***$75.00$75.00
Networking Reception$75.00$75.00

WCPG Registration Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing to ISPG Executive Office ( on or prior to September 26, 2019. A 75% refund of the World Congress registration fees will be given for cancellations received by September 26, 2019. This includes Networking Ticket.  No refunds will be made after September 26, 2019. No refunds will be made to individuals who attend a portion of the meeting. No refunds will be made for cancellations due to inclement weather or travel delays. ISPG reserves the right to substitute faculty or cancel or reschedule sessions. If ISPG must cancel the conference in its entirety, ISPG may refund the appropriate registration fees to all conference registrants; no refunds will be made for travel expenses related to the conference.*Registration rates are based upon the attendee’s current residence. Click HERE to view the groupings provided by the World Bank. 

** To register as a Student/Post-doc attendee must be a current Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, Resident, or Research Fellow.  Students will be asked to upload verification documents upon registration.  

***A spouse, relative, or significant other (age 18 & older) who accompanies an attendee. An accompanying person may only attend the social functions of the meeting, which include the morning breaks and poster receptions only. You must pay the accompanying person fee to attend the social functions. The only scientific sessions open to the accompanying persons are the poster sessions. PLEASE NOTE: An accompanying person cannot be a scientific colleague.  The Networking Reception is not included with this pass.  An accompanying person MUST purchase a separate Networking Reception ticket in order to attend.