Abstract Submissions – CLOSED

2020 WCPG Call for Proposals

The 2020 Program Chairs warmly invite you to attend the first Virtual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG).  This is a time of unprecedented discovery and advances in psychiatric genetics. With the growing understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of psychiatric disorders, new opportunities for the identification of novel treatments are on the horizon. The WCPG is the premier international scientific meeting for research in psychiatric genetics and related areas. Leading experts from national and international research centers in the area of genetics, neuroscience, and psychiatry will be participating.

The Program Chairs encourage submissions related to the broad field of psychiatric genetics and the following topics are of particular interest to the Program Committee:

  • Polygenic Risk Scores – Methods and Applications
  • Functional Genomics
  • Model Systems in Psychiatry
  • Sequencing-approaches Related to Psychiatric Disorders
  • Machine Learning approaches in Psychiatric Genetics or Psychiatry
  • Population-level Phenotyping
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Ethical Issues and Genetic Counselling


The following submission types will be accepted:

Symposia Presentation – CLOSED 
May 22, 2020 (chairs) and May 29, 2020 (participants)

A symposium is a 1½ hour session with a maximum of 7 participants. Each submission must include 1 chair, 1 co-chair, 4 speakers, and 1 formal discussant. The discussant may not be a speaker.  The chair and co-chair may be a speaker on the panel. An individual can only participate (includes all roles) in a maximum of two (2) symposia. Chairs should have their overall abstract, list of participants and disclosures entered by May 22, 2020.  Participants must have individual abstracts and disclosures entered by May 29, 2020.

Oral and Poster Presentation – CLOSED 
July 24, 2020

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. Please note the number of oral presentations accepted is limited.

Early Career Investigator Award Application – CLOSED
July 10, 2020

An 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. Past ECIP travel award recipients are not eligible to receive the award again.   However, you can participate in the oral and poster finalist program that will be judged onsite.  Details are on the ECIP Programming Information.

Honorific Award Nominations – CLOSED 

Nominations for the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics Honorific Awards open March 1, 2020.  The available awards are the Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award, the Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award, and the Gershon Paper of the Year Award. CLICK HERE for a full description of these Awards.

Submission Instructions


Submission Type Deadline Status Submission Instructions
Symposia Presentation (chairs) May 22, 2020 CLOSED View Instructions
Symposia Presentation (participant) May 29, 2020 CLOSED View Instructions
Oral and Poster Presentation July 24, 2020 CLOSED View Instructions
Gershon Paper of the Year Award July 24, 2020 CLOSED View Instructions
Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award July 10, 2020 CLOSED View Instructions
Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award July 10, 2020 CLOSED View Instructions
* All oral/poster participants must register for the Congress by August 24, 2020. *