Science of the Congress

Dear Colleagues,

The 2015 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics 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.  Please mark your calendars for October 16-20, 2015.  We, along with our Canadian (local) and International Program Committee members, look forward to meeting you in Toronto.

Best wishes,

James Kennedy
Toronto, Canada                           

2015 WCPG Chairperson