Welcome to the Schizophrenia International Research Society

The mission of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) is to be a worldwide organization that aims to bring together researchers and clinicians in schizophrenia and 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 

Thank you for joining us at the the virtual 2021 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) on 17-21 April 2021. The SIRS 2021 Congress had almost 1000 attendees from over 50 countries! This year’s theme was Bringing Precision Medicine to Mental Health Services. To access the recordings, the agenda, the e-poster gallery and more, enter the Virtual Conference Hall. All the recordings are available to registrants until 20 May.

We encourage all attendees to complete the anonymous conference evaluation. Your candid input on the 2021 SIRS Congress is appreciated as we strive to improve the conference each year! Please do not complete the evaluation until you have watched all desired sessions so you can evaluate the meeting in its entirety. Please note you cannot access the evaluation while logged into the conference platform. You will need to either logout first OR copy and paste the following link into an incognito browser window:

CME & Evaluation Center
Here you will find information on completing the conference evaluation as well as obtaining CME credits or a certificate of attendance. You can also find the information regarding the number of credit hours available for each session. Please click below to view the CME & Evaluation Center.


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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