The City of Florence in Italy warmly invites you to attend the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG), October 16-20, 2020. 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 theme of this year’s WCPG is “Genetics: Driving the Renaissance of Psychiatry”. Among other topics, we will highlight how genetics improves diagnostics and treatment of neurodevelopmental disease, provide an update on pharmacogenetics in psychiatry, and discuss how results from large scale genome-wide association studies can be translated for clinical application. Furthermore, we will explore how we can best integrate genetic findings with molecular and cellular function and combine information on the envirome with the genome for refined risk prediction.
Scientists from all over the world will again come together for this 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. We look forward to welcoming you all to the Congress and sharing the excitement of your discoveries.
Dr. Elisabeth Binder
Dr. Mario Maj
Dr. Mirko Manchia
Dr. Alessio Squassina
2020 WCPG Program Chairs