The world’s biggest international annual congress on Psychosis and Bipolarity. The 13th conference was in Seville in March 2013. In 2014 the Winter Workshop on Psychosis has merged with the International Review of Bipolar Disorders to form the International Review of Psychosis & Bipolarity (IRPB) conference to be held in Athens from 25 - 28 May. The International Forum of Psychosis & Bipolarity (IFPB), chaired by Prof Jules Angst, is the parent society for the International Review of Psychosis & Bipolarity. The IFPB is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping practitioners keep up-to-date on current thinking and treatments and management strategies.
WANeuroTech is a biennial conference which focuses on innovations and developments in the study of neurotechnology. The parent association of the same name is non-profit making and committed to the development of a forum for researchers, clinicians and industry to allow sharing of knowledge and cross-fertilization of ideas for the betterment of all involved.
Now in its 30th year, the Winter Workshop on Psychosis focuses on cutting edge research and clinical developments, mainly in schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. It also explores the different views and interpretations of the concept of psychosis. The 17th conference was held in February 2013 in Marrakech, and for the next conference the Winter Workshop on Psychosis has merged with the International Review of Bipolar Disorders to form the International Review of Psychosis & Bipolarity to be held in Athens from 25 - 28 May 2014.
Global Addiction is a conference which offers sessions on all addictions, enabling attendees to share best practice and improve knowledge. The most recent conference took place in Pisa, Italy in May 2013 and there are two conferences scheduled in 2014: Rome in June and Rio in November. The Global Addiction Association is the parent association which ensures the message is communicated all year round.
Burning Issues in Psychiatry is a biennial conference focused on psychiatry and located in the Middle East. The inaugural event took place in Lebanon and highlighted developments in opinion and treatment of the Bipolar Spectrum. The theme of the next conference is Relationships in Psychiatry, however it was decided not to hold the conference in 2013 due to scheduling difficulties. The current proposal is that the conference will be held every four years in Beirut, anticipating that by 2015 the current conflict in Syria will have settled down. The associated society, also Burning Issues in Psychiatry, drives the objective of the conference all year round, encouraging the sharing of information and knowledge.
In 2012 we were pleased to announce the introduction of the On-Line Learning service. Practitioners world-wide can now access sessions from conferences past and present and view them at a time convenient to them. The programmes were rolled out on a conference by conference basis across 2012. Future conferences will all be recorded, with plenaries also available on video. Attending delegates will be able to access this service exclusively for 3 months after the conference as part of their delegate registration. Other individuals can either join a full-access membership scheme to access all sessions, or pay on a session-by-session basis. All on-line sessions will earn CME points.