General Information / Deadlines

We welcome you to attend the Annual Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society in Florence, Italy 4-8 April 2020. The Program Committee will be led by Deanna Barch and Peter Falkai. This year’s Congress will be held at the Firenze Fiera Fortezza da Basso rather than the Palazzo Congressi as in past years.



Symposium Submissions Closed: The deadline to submit a symposium was 1 October 2019. Notification for acceptance or otherwise will be emailed to all participants in mid-November.

Oral/Poster and Travel Award Submissions Closed: The oral/poster deadline was 22 November 2019. Notifications for acceptance or otherwise will be emailed to all participants in late December.


Honorific Awards and Global Schizophrenia Award Submissions Closed  The deadline to submit awards was 22 November 2019. Awardees will be notified in January 2020.


Early Registration Deadline: Monday, 6 January 2020


Poster Presentation & Mounting Instructions


Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Group Submissions Closed: Notifications with the allocation of space will go out in mid-November.

Media Embargo Policy

Any press release issued by a presenter, the presenter’s employer, or any other outside person or entity about a presentation scheduled for the SIRS Congress must be embargoed until the time and date of the presentation and should be clear that it is not sanctioned by SIRS. This includes any detail of the abstract and the title.