WFSBP Grants and awards

During the Congresses, the Executive Committee presents several prizes to honour distinguished scientists for their continuous excellence in clinical and basic research. The awards will be delivered during the Opening Ceremony of the Congress. The best poster awards will be delivered during the Closing Ceremony.

WFSBP Award of Scientific Excellence of the WFSBP Host

The "WFSBP Award of Scientific Excellence of the WFSBP Host" is dedicated to an outstanding researcher in the field of Biological Psychiatry originating from the host country of the World Congress of Biological Psychiatry.

WFSBP Lifetime Achievement Award in Biological Psychiatry

The "WFSBP Lifetime Achievement Award in Biological Psychiatry" is intended for senior research scientists (MD, PhD or equivalent) whose lifework has significantly influenced today‘s field of biological psychiatry.

WSFBP Research Prize

The "WFSBP Research Prize" is intended for WFSBP members (MD, PhD or equivalent) whose current scientific work has had an important impact in the field of clinical and / or basic research in the area of biological psychiatry. This award is open to members and non-members of the WFSBP.

WFSBP Award for Excellence in Education

The "WFSBP Award for Excellence in Education" is to acknowledge outstanding and innovative education in biological psychiatry including the implementation of new interactive media. The WFSBP Education prize is open to all WFSBP members who have improved education in all fields of Psychiatry.

WFSBP Young Investigator Awards for the Ten Best Posters (under 40 year-old)

An application for the "WFSBP Young Investigator Award" is not necessary. All posters will be evaluated at the congress. The awards will go to those presentations that not only provide evidence of innovative research, but are also well presented.

Congratulations to all Awardees 2015
  • WFSBP Lifetime Achievement Award
    to Pro
    fessor Janusz Rybakowski, Poland
  • WFSBP Research Award
    to Professor Rupert Lanzenberger, Austria
  • WFSBP Award in Excellence in Mentorship
    to Professor E. Mohandas, India and to Professor Bilgen Taneli, Turkey
  • WFSBP Award in Excellence in Education
    to Professor Philippe Courtet, France and to Professor Konstantinos Fountoulakis, Greece  

WFSBP Young Investigators' Awards for best posters will be also given during the Closing Ceremony to 10 young poster presenters (under 40 years old).          

WFSBP Award for Scientific Excellence of the WFSBP Host
Prof. Dr. Mitsumoto Sato (Japan)

WFSBP Lifetime Achievement Award in Biological Psychiatry
Prof. Michael Trimble (UK) - Prof. Dr. Florian Holsboer (Germany)

WFSBP Research Prize
Prof. Frederico Duarte Garcia (Brazil)

WFSBP Award for Excellence in Education
Prof. Saburo Takahashi (Japan)

WFSBP Young Investigator Awards for Best Posters
Elif Weidinger
Yui Yamamoto
Patrick Schelenz
Hirokazu Doi
Damiano Azzinnari
Kenji Kondo
Filip Ventorp
Sayuri Ishiwata
Yuki Kuwano
Kevin McCairn
All poster awardees