Published On: October 21 , 2021Categories: Congress

The Conference Centre gears up for the 24th National Congress of Psychiatry

A thousand mental health experts from all over Spain will be meeting up in a face-to-face event from 28 to 30 October

The congress will generate over 2,400 overnight stays in Valencia

“After a year marked by COVID-19, we will once again be able to enjoy human contact and the closeness that the pandemic took from us”. These are the Organising Committee’s words of welcome on the 24th National Congress of Psychiatry’s website. The meeting, which is Spain’s most important annual psychiatry event, will be bringing together over a thousand people in person in our building from 28 to 30 October and will generate more than 2,400 overnight stays in the city. 

The event, which was last held in Valencia in 2008, has been organised by the Spanish Society of Psychiatry, the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry and the Spanish Foundation of Psychiatry and Mental Health and will be presenting the latest advances and developments that have been implemented during the pandemic, as well as encouraging younger psychiatrists to participate in this forum. The event includes a variety of activities, such as symposia, meetings with experts, debates, courses and workshops.

Some of the topics to be discussed by leading mental health experts include the psychosocial impacts on hospitalised COVID-19 patients, new tools to treat depression and prevent suicides in Spain, as well as digital psychiatry and artificial intelligence, gender violence and its impact on women’s mental health, and the application of new technologies in mental health: from screening to intervention.

This medical congress will be taking place in many of the different spaces in our building, including the auditoria, multipurpose rooms, foyer, exhibition area and our new networking areas, located in our 1,400 m2 garden, all in line with the strictest safety protocols.