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2022 Congress Hybrid Format

The 2022 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) is currently planned for 6-10 April 2022 in Florence, Italy. This year’s annual congress will be held in a hybrid meeting format allowing in-person attendance at the Firenze Fiera Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy or virtually on the SIRS Virtual Meeting Platform. The in-person option will include the more classic SIRS Annual Congress experience while the virtual option will allow attendees to participate through live stream in all plenary sessions, and recorded symposia and oral sessions. All presenters should plan to attend in person unless they are unable to attend due to travel restrictions. All plenary, symposia, orals and workshops will be recorded (with the presenter’s approval) for later viewing. There will be the e-poster gallery with in-person and online only posters available. Virtual attendees will not be able to participate in networking sessions or the in-person poster sessions.

COVID-19 Health and Safety

We will closely monitor the situation and follow the appropriate sanitation, safety, and social distancing measures guided by the latest information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Italian Ministry of Health. More specific safety requirements will be made available as we get closer to the meeting.

Stay Informed: Here are local public health and other community resources to help you stay informed with COVID-19 news:

For everyone’s health and safety, please know that the SIRS leadership, 2022 Program Committee and Executive Office are committed to planning a meeting in accordance with the latest Italian Ministry of Health guidelines. These are the requirements set by the Italian government and SIRS will abide by these requirements as a minimum. As SIRS continues to track the rate of COVID-19 transmission and public health guidance, these policies may be updated accordingly.

We are committed to providing a COVID-safe environment for everyone to meet in 2022!

Submission and Nomination Deadlines

We are excited to invite you to participate in the 2022 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) to be held in a hybrid format in Florence Italy on 6-10 April 2022. SIRS 2021 virtual conference attracted nearly 1000 researchers from 51 countries. This year’s theme is Moving Forward Together: Diversity in Global Research.

The Program Committee is now requesting proposals for the following presentations:
Symposium Deadline: 5 October 2021
Oral/Poster Deadline: 30 November 2021
Pharmaceutical Pipeline Deadline: 18 January 2022

Please click here to read the full submission guidelines.

The Education Committee is now requesting applications for the following:
Early Career Awards: Deadline 30 November 2021

Learn more about the SIRS Early Career Award program by clicking here. Are you an Early Career Researcher from an underrepresented country? SIRS is now offering the opportunity to have your oral or poster abstract reviewed prior to the poster/oral abstract submission deadline for the 2022 Congress. CLICK HERE to learn more!

The Awards Committee is now requesting nominations for the following:
Honorific Awards: Deadline 30 November 2021
Global Schizophrenia Award: Deadline 30 November

The individual and nominator must be current SIRS members. Click here to to view the award details and submission requirements.

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.

Should you have a disability and need special accommodations, please contact the SIRS Executive Office at info@schizophreniaresearchsociety.org or 001.615.324.2370.

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