Welcome to the Schizophrenia International Research Society

The mission of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) is to bring together researchers from across the world who work on schizophrenia and other related disorders.



SIRS membership provides the opportunity to join and network with fellow scientists from around the world to exchange the latest advances in biological and psychosocial research in schizophrenia. Your SIRS membership benefits your career as well as your profession — an invaluable investment in your future. Join the recognized leader in promoting schizophrenia research.

Importance of Research

SIRS is committed to providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information, which is critical for the advancement and translation of scientific discovery in schizophrenia and related disorders. SIRS provides the opportunity to stay current on the latest in schizophrenia research through our partnerships with npj Schizophrenia (SIRS official journal), Schizophrenia Bulletin and Schizophrenia Research.

Support Schizophrenia Research

In order to further our mission of bringing together researchers in schizophrenia and related disorders, philanthropic gifts are needed to positively impact the field through research and clinical application. All gifts are important whether $50, $200, $2,000 or any size – they all are meaningful and needed to fuel the continued growth, development and advancement of schizophrenia research.

2021 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society 

17-21 April 2021 | A Virtual Experience

The 2021 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) to be held in a virtual format, 17-21 April 2021. This year’s theme is Bringing Precision Medicine to Mental Health Services.

The 2021 Virtual Conference  will have more ways than ever to interact with attendees! In addition to uploading an ePoster, each presenter will have the opportunity to submit a sound file with a voiceover of their presentation that attendees can view at any time during the conference. Each poster will have a public discussion board where attendees can post questions and comments for the presenter throughout the conference. The virtual conference platform will also offer a chat feature for individual or one-on-one messaging with attendees. Most importantly, presenters will have the opportunity to provide a link to a video conference room that will be made available during their designated poster session date and time so that attendees can drop in and chat with presenters face to face! There will also be a number of networking and roundtable sessions. 

Registration for the 2021 Congress is open. Click here to see the registration details and deadlines.



2021 Symposium Interviews: Watch SIRS Early Career Awardees interview some of the symposium speakers about their presentations at the upcoming virtual 2021 Congress. WATCH NOW

SIRS has awarded its 2020 Research Fund Award to Leandro Valiengo from Sao Paolo, Brazil.  – see the announcement!

SIRS has a number of webinars available to members and non-members. WATCH NOW



Listen as SIRS Secretary, Paola Dazzan, chats with Gemma Modinos about the value of SIRS membership.

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