Professor Heinz Katschnig

Heinz Katschnig is past chairman and emeritus professor of psychiatry of the Psychiatric Department of the Medical University of Vienna/Austria. He has a long-standing interest in all aspects of social psychiatry and community mental health, and has especially worked on deinstitutionalization, stigma, and quality of life in mental disorders. He has over 400 publications in these and related fields. His book, co-edited with Norman Sartorius and Hugh Freeman, on quality of life in mental disorders has been published in two editions and four languages.



16.05.2019 CME Credits Update

The scientific programme is accredited with 14 WPA Education credits (14 CME).

Foreign participants will receive WPA Educational Credits Certificates via e-mail.


24.01.2019 The deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended

Dear colleagues,
Hereby we are informing you that, in accordance with the decision of the Organizing
Committee of the international conference “Centenary of community based psychiatry:
Landmarks and Perspectives”, 
the deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended until March 01, 2019 (inclusive).
The abstract submission section will be available in your personal account after
The conditions for abstract submission are also described in your personal account.


01.06.2018 Electronic pre-registration opened.

Call for papers

Scientific Committee invites you to contribute with an article on the organization of community-based mental care in your country. The collection of articles will be published as a book that aims to reflect current situation in community-based mental care in different countries over the globe (details on publication terms and conditions will be provided shortly). The language of publication is English.
If you would like to contribute with the article, please, contact [email protected] for further instructions. Please, provide information regarding your name, your country, professional position and affiliations in the covering letter.