WFSBP 2019 44 Format Descriptions of the Scientific Sessions OPENING LECTURE The Opening Lecture will be held during the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, 2 June 2019. PLENARY LECTURES Plenary Lectures are 45-minute sessions held by re- nowned experts. The speakers are chosen among the most prominent researchers in their respective fields. DEBATES Debates are intended to offer a platform for a lively yet balanced discussion on controversial issues. A moderator (chairperson) and two speakers (one proponent and one opponent) will state their opinions on different subjects. WFSBP TASK FORCE SYMPOSIA WFSBP Task Forces will submit symposia organized by their key members on issues related to their field of spe- cial expertise. Those symposia will be included in the sci- entific program and pertain to Treatment Guidelines, Consensus Statements and other hot topics in their re- spective thematic areas. SYMPOSIA Symposia are selected, covering basic, clinical, interface, and conceptual topics of Biological Psychiatry. Symposia are 90-minute sessions and will be organized and chaired by the experts whose proposals are accepted by the Inter- national Scientific Program Committee. WORKSHOPS Workshops are 90-minute highly interactive sessions with an educational focus. This format is designed to give spe- cific regions a platform for presentation and networking. FREE COMMUNICATIONS Authors are invited to submit abstracts on their latest research findings. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and the best will be selected and allocated to Free Com- munication Sessions. GUIDED POSTER TOURS Abstracts on new research findings and/or major research efforts are expected to be submitted for the poster cate- gory. For those abstracts which will be submitted by young investigators for the poster category, the Local Organizing Committee will arrange Guided Poster Tours to give the authors the opportunity to present these findings and dis- cuss them with the audience. EDUCATIONAL GRANT SESSIONS (Young Scientists Award Sessions) These sessions are dedicated to young researchers up to 40 years of age who will be pre-selected via an applica- tion process. Herewith the WFSBP is promoting education for talented young researchers. Interactional and practical learning is in the focus of these sessions. The educational grant sessions are open to all congress delegates. INDUSTRY SPONSORED SYMPOSIA These 90-minute sessions are fully integrated into the con- gress. The sessions are organized and executed by the pharmaceutical industry by unrestricted educational grants. CME CREDITS The 14 th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry in Van- couver is seeking approval from the European Accredita- tion Committee in CNS (EACIC) to provide CME credits for the scientific program of the congress. More informa- tion will become available prior to the congress on the congress website http://www.wfsbp-congress.org .