Dear colleagues!


The  ICD-11 is scheduled for approval by the World Health Assembly in May, 2019. Many countries, Russia included, have conducted ICD-11  field studies  under the  auspices of the WHO.     The studies aimed to evaluate clinical consistency  and clinical utility of the diagnostic guidelines and showed that it is necessary to conduct educational courses  concerning the implementation of the new classification.

The first workshop “Implementation of  ICD-11 in Diagnostics of Mental Disorders in Clinical Practice” will take place prior to the  conference   “Centenary of community based psychiatry: landmarks and perspectives”, which will be held  in Moscow from 16 to 18 May, 2019.  The course will cover some of the areas of most central concern to psychiatric practice and that account for the greatest proportion of mental health service utilization: 1) Schizophrenia or Other Primary Psychotic Disorders; 2) Mood Disorders (including Bipolar Disorders and Depressive Disorders); 3) Anxiety and Fear-related Disorders; 4) Obsessive-compulsive and Related Disorders; 5) Disorders Specifically Associated with Stress, and 6) Personality Disorders.


Organizers and Trainers:


- Geoffrey M.Reed,  Senior Project Officer for the Development of ICD-11Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, Professor of Medical Psychology and Co-Director of  WHO Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building and Training in Global Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA

- Kathleen M. Pike,  Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Director, Global Mental Health WHO Collaborating Centre at Columbia University, Deputy Director, Health and Aging Policy Fellowship

- Wolfgang Gaebel , Professor,  Past President EPA, Head of  Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical Faculty, University, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre  LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf, Germany  


The learning objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of key principles and scientific foundations for ICD-11
  2. Describe new diagnostic guidelines in ICD-11
  3. Expand knowledge about psychopathology & diagnostic classification for some groupings of disorders
  4. Demonstrate  cases  of  ICD-11 diagnostic guidelines implementation in clinical practice



Opinion leaders in mental health care, heads of psychiatric services and research departments, clinicians qualified in psychiatric practice.



14 to 15 May, 2019



Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, 7/1, Miusskaya square, Moscow

The language of the workshop is English (simultaneous translation to Russian will be provided).



Upon completion of the workshop participants will receive certificates confirming that they have completed the respective stage of the educational cycle on the implementation of ICD-11.



Preliminary registration is required




Tuesday, 14 May

09.00-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.15 Welcoming remarks. Introductions and agenda

10.15-10.55 Diagnostic principles of the ICD-11. Content of the ICD-11 CDDG. A systematic program of field studies for the ICD-11 CDDG

10.55-11.40 ICD-11 Diagnostic Guidelines and key changes for Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. Questions

11.40-11.55 Coffee

11.55-12.35 Vignettes practice. Discussion

12.35-13.20 ICD-11 Diagnostic Guidelines and key changes for Mood Disorders

13.20-14.00 Lunch  

14.00-14.40 Vignettes practice. Discussion  

14.40-15.25 ICD-11 Diagnostic Guidelines and key changes for Anxiety and fear related Disorders  

15.25-15.40 Coffee

15.40-16.20 Vignettes practice. Discussion  

16.20-17.00 Questions and Discussion  


Wednesday, 15 May

10.00-10.45 ICD-11 Diagnostic Guidelines and key changes for Disorders Specifically Associated with Stress  

10:45-11:30 Vignettes practice. Discussion 

11.30-11.45 Coffee 

11.45-12.30 Diagnostic Guidelines and key changes for Personality Disorders 

12.30-13.15 Vignettes practice. Discussion 

13.15-14.00 Lunch  

14.00-14.45 Diagnostic Guidelines and key changes for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders  

14.45-15.30 Vignettes practice. Discussion 

15.30-15.45 Coffee

15.45-17.00 Questions and closing discussion. Certificates of participation 



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.