Submit an Abstract


If you were unable to submit prior to the original submission deadline, you have one more opportunity to present at the 2017 WCPG. We are looking for fast moving, energetic science to be considered for poster presentations. Everyone is welcome to submit, priority is given to young investigators.

Submission Criteria:

  • Late breaking abstracts should contain new information such as results that were not yet known by the original deadline.  Late breaking abstracts are not an extension of the abstracts submission deadline.
  • Presenting author must be the submitter.
  • Presenting author is expected to attend the 2017 WCPG.
  • Revisions to the abstract may be made until the deadline.
  • Abstracts will not be eligible for the ECIP Award or ISPG Honorific Awards.
  • Abstracts will not be published in the European Neuropsychology Journal.

The deadline for Late Breaking Abstracts is August 25, 2017. Click HERE to submit. 

Submissions for symposia, oral/poster presentations and Education Day are closed. * All participants must register by July 28, 2017. 

For 2017, we encourage submissions related to the broad field of psychiatric genetics and the following topics of particular interest to the Program Committee:

  1. Cellular and animal models
  2. DNA and RNA sequencing related to psychiatric disorders and alcohol and substance abuse
  3. Ethical issues of new technologies
  4. Functional genomics
  5. Genetic counseling
  6. Imaging genetics
  7. Personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics


The following submission types will be accepted:

Symposia Presentation
*DEADLINE EXTENSION: April 26, 2017 (chairs) and May 3, 2017 (participants/speakers)
DEADLINE:  April 16, 2017 (chairs) and April 26, 2017 (participants/speakers)
A symposium is a 1½ hour session with a maximum of 7 participants. Each submission must include: 1 chair, 1 co-chair, 4 presenters, and 1 formal discussant. The discussant may not be a presenter.  The chair and co-chair may be a presenter on the panel. An individual can only participate as chair in a maximum of two (2) symposia.

Education Day Proposals
*DEADLINE EXTENSION: April 26, 2017 (chairs) and May 3, 2017 (participants/speakers)
DEADLINE:  April 19, 2017 (chairs) and April 26, 2017 (participants/speakers)
The proposals should include a topic, educational objectives, length of session and speakers.  Sessions may have a up to 5 participants. Each submission must include one chair. The chair can be a participant which will require an overall abstract and individual participant abstract.

Oral and Poster Presentation
*DEADLINE EXTENSION: Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT
DEADLINE:  June 12, 2107
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.


For each submission, you will be asked to select which category for your abstract.

2017 WCPG Submission Category

  • ADHD
  • Affective Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Autism
  • Biostatistics / Bioinformatics
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • ELSI, Counseling and Genetic Testing
  • Endophenotypes
  • Epigenetics
  • Ethics
  • Functional Genomics & Model Organisms
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Miscellaneous Other Psychiatric Disorders
  • Mood Disorder
  • Neuroimaging
  • OCD – Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Other
  • Other Childhood Psychiatric Disorders
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Technology – Sequencing

Abstracts from the 2016 WCPG have been published in the European Neuropsychopharmacology Journal, the official journal of European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP). Click HERE to view abstracts from 2016 WCPG.