We are pleased to announce the 6th World Congress of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP2022)

from 15 – 17 September, 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The Preconference day takes place on Wednesday the 14th of September 2022.


WACP2022 is the most important event worldwide for cultural psychiatry, attracting colleagues from mental health and academia to discuss any topic related to cultural psychiatry and the impact of culture on mental health and illness. The central theme of WACP2022 is The Cultural Perspective in Psychiatry: Moving Forward to Meet the Needs of a Globalizing Society.


WACP2022 will take place at the Postillion Convention Center WTC in Rotterdam. The city of Rotterdam is one of the most culturally diverse cities of the Netherlands with Europe’s mainport, that connects continents. In the field of architecture, music, theater, film, and museums, Rotterdam has a cosmopolitan level of facilities.


Your input on the conference program is important to us and we invite you to submit an abstract for the WACP2022 World Congress. Abstracts can be submitted for a workshop, oral presentation or poster.


The online abstract registration module is now open and can be found here.

Submission deadline: 1st of January 2022.

Detailed instructions can be found here.


We look forward to your input and help in making WACP2022 a stimulating event with lots of networking opportunities. Do not hesitate to get in touch with ideas, suggestions, comments or questions you might have regarding the conference, its program or its organization.


In addition please have a look at our conference website: www.wacp2022.org for recent updates.


Looking forward seeing you all in 2022 at Postillion Convention Center WTC Rotterdam!

On behalf of the local organizing committee,

Mario Braakman

Forugh Karimi

Hans Rohlof