Dear Colleagues,


TURKISH ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY (TAP)’s 9th International Congress on Psychopharmacology & 5th International Symposium on Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (9th ICP – 5th ISCAP) will be held on April 26-30, 2017 in Antalya, Turkey. Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology (TAP) is the premier professional society in the psychopharmacology and neuroscience research in Turkey, the geographical, historical, and cultural center of the region. With our motto “We Mind the Brain”, the TAP is committed to ensuring that advances in the understanding of brain function and human behavior are translated into better psychiatric treatments and enhanced public awareness. TAP’s core purpose is to advance scientific understanding of mental illnesses and to facilitate the communication and collaboration between convergent disciplines of neuroscience and psychopharmacology. To achieve this goal; the TAP organizes scientific meetings, fosters research and teaching, encourages publication of primary data research, scientific journals, books, and provides guidance and information to the public on matters relating to treatment of psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacology.


This year’s congress theme is “ Sharing Knowledge for a Better Understanding of the Brain” . The 9th ICP-5th ISCAP  Congress creates an interactive platform, where all participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences regarding new clinical trial data and emerging approaches to the challenging cases about difficult to treat/ treatment-resistant cases.Also, the Congress will provide an opportunity for the attendees to refresh, update, and expand their knowledge in innovative research and challenging domains of psychopharmacology, biological psychiatry, neuroscience, and neuroimaging through contributions from distinguished local and international speakers and enhance their standards of care for the entire spectrum of psychiatric disorders.


Like our previous congresses, distinguished speakers will share the latest developments in the field through conferences, symposiums, pair/combined debates, and satellite symposiums. Workshops, meetings with experts, and certification courses will be organized for interested participants. The abstracts of presentations will be published in the specific supplementary issue of Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology, the TAP’s official journal which is indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E). The first three posters chosen by the poster jury will be awarded with the ‘TAP Outstanding Research Awards‘.


We would like to invite you to take part in the 9th ICP – 5th ISCAP Congress. While benefiting from the stimulating scientific sessions at the congress, you may want to take some time to relax and discover all that historical and post-modern Antalya has to offer with brilliant Anatolian cuisine, flamboyant culture, and wonderful sunny weather. We are certain that Antalya will be a magnificent city to host such a high quality meeting, with its more than two thousands year history reflected in monuments, streets, mosques, museums, caves, and with its current post-modern, cosmopolitan and Mediterranean environment.


We look forward to welcoming you to Antalya, Turkey in 2017.


Kindest regards,


9th ICP – 5th ISCAP Organizing Committee