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WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY Online-Registration - Registration -

Press accreditation

As a journalist, you can attend the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY 2017 in Berlin for free. To register, please complete all the fields marked with an asterisk * in the registration form and send the completed form to us. As soon as we have received and checked your information we will confirm your registration by e-mail. You can pick up your accreditation on site at the press desk in the Messe Berlin. If you have any press enquiries before the congress, please contact the DGPPN Press Office directly.

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Publishing company*
Postal Code*


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Press Accreditation, 8–12 October 2017
1 EUR 


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Accreditation guidelines

The Press Centre of the DGPPN, the local partner of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), will be responsible for accreditation.

Eligible people

Only professional journalists and people working as journalists at editorial offices, news agencies and publishing houses are eligible for accreditation. A valid press card must be presented for accreditation. Journalists who do not have a press card must prove that they work as journalists by providing written confirmation from their employer or client and work samples.

The DGPPN reserves the right to validate the proof of work as a journalist.

Please attach a copy of the press card or written proof that you work as a journalist to the form. Alternatively, you can send a copy of the card or written proof by e-mail to

There is no given right to accreditation. If necessary, the WPA and DGPPN are permitted to deny access to the congress.

Scope of the accreditation

The accreditation covers access to the Press Centre, press conferences, scientific programme and exhibition. Separate registration is required for the courses offered as part of the educational programme; you can register for courses by sending an e-mail to The events of sponsoring companies are not included in the accreditation. If you are interested in attending these events, please contact the respective organizer. You can find an overview of the sponsoring companies here.

Permission to take photos / film

Unless they are for private use only, image and sound recordings of the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY 2017 require prior written permission from the DGPPN Press Office. To obtain permission, please complete the form “Approval of image and sound recordings” and send it by e-mail to Your application must reach the Press Office at least 24 hours before your recording date.

Image and sound recordings of the exhibition are only allowed with the prior consent of the exhibitor. The filming of events of sponsoring companies also requires the permission of the respective sponsor. In addition, the “Approval of image and sound recordings” form must be submitted to the DGPPN.

   Yes, I acknowledge the accreditation guidelines and agree to abide by them. *