Dear colleagues,

I am happy to announce that the date and the venue of the next International Congress of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology are about to be announced soon. I’d like to thank our sponsors from Orion Code for their help in organizing the event.

Dear colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to inform you that the 14th International Congress of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology will be held in Leipzig, Germany hosted by Professor Steffi Riedel-Heller. The congress theme will be “The uses of psychiatric epidemiology in improving population mental health” however, contributions to all aspects of psychiatric epidemiology are welcome. We look forward to seeing you in Leipzig in 2013!


Johannes Wancata

IFPE President



Dear friends and colleagues,

The 14th International Congress of the IFPE will be held in Leipzig, Germany 5 – 8 June 2013. The city of Leipzig provides an exciting environment in which to exchange ideas.  Leipzig has had a long tradition of hosting international visitors as a central location of historic trade routes. Similarly, a tradition of learning dates back over 600 years when the Universität Leipzig was founded. And, in the early 1990s the peaceful political actions here played a central role in the reunification of Germany.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you as guests in our historic city known for its music, art, and politics. Leipzig’s residents have included famous composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Wagner, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, and Robert Schumann. Their musical imprint is left on the city today with daily concert offerings and museums honoring Leipzig’s musical past.  Leipzig’s thriving contemporary art scene is the home of numerous art galleries and artist studios.

Finally, the Leipzig/Halle airport is conveniently located and easily accessible to travelers. It affords regular connections to major international hubs and direct flights to numerous European capitals. Also, InterCityExpress trains provide highspeed rail service to Leipzig making rail service a popular and convenient option.

We hope you will join us next year.


Best wishes,

Steffi Riedel-Heller

Local Host



In cooperation with DGEpi and DGPPN