Save the date: 17 to 20 October, 2017
We are delighted to invite you to the 16th congress of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology (IFPE) to be held in Melbourne, Australia from October 17 to 20, 2017.
The congress theme – Priorities in Global Mental Health: Taking Psychiatric Epidemiology to Scale– will consider major international challenges to mental health, such as conflict and displacement, economic uncertainty and rapid social change, and highlight innovation in mental health research. The congress will continue to support all areas of psychiatric epidemiology including clinical epidemiology, mental health promotion and prevention, health service use, pharmaco-epidemiology and epigenetics.
About the IFPE
The International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology (IFPE) promotes the acquisition, dissemination and application of epidemiological knowledge in the fields of psychiatry and mental health. The congress brings together the diverse disciplines and geographies that contribute to global population mental health research with the aim of building a collegial international network of researchers.
The host city
Melbourne will provide a vibrant and exciting setting for the 16th IFPE congress. The city balances graceful old buildings with stunning new architecture, and is surrounded by parks and gardens. Melbourne has a diverse and dynamic art, theatre and cultural scene and is renowned for its cafés and fine dining. It has been the world’s most liveable city for five consecutive years.
Melbourne is a great destination for a post-congress break, or an ideal starting point for further travels. Melbourne is the gateway to world-class wineries, spectacular coastline and natural wonders including Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road. From Melbourne you can readily access other Australian cities and attractions. October is an ideal time of the year to visit the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru or Kakadu National Park.
We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in 2017.
Professor Wulf Rössler Professor Peter Butterworth
President, IFPE Chair, Organising Committee