Science of the Congress

Dear Colleagues,

The 2013 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 neuropsychiatric disorders. Please mark your calendars for October 17-21, 2013. We look forward to meeting you in Boston.

Sincerely,
Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., Sc.D.                                   Lynn DeLisi, M.D.
2013 WCPG Program Committee Chair                     2013 WCPG Program Committee Co-Chair