Organizing Committee
Dear colleagues,

One more year it is a pleasure for us to introduce the new edition of the International Symposium about Current Issues and Controversies in Psychiatry that will be focused in the "crisis" of psychiatry and will be held at the Auditori Axa of Barcelona the 20th, 21st and 22nd April 2017.

At present it is not easy to decide whether psychiatry is in crisis or not, if it is understood as such a difficult and complicated situation that can lead to a worsening of it. Such a broad topic requires a selection of issues, some conceptual and other clinical or therapeutic. So we have chosen, as always, remarkable worldwide personalities that will address different topics with own criteria.

The symposium will be webcasted again live on Internet by video streaming with the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers during the discussion turns. It will be recorded to be revisited and we will increase the interaction with all of you through social networks. Furthermore this year we continue to let the possibility for residents and young psychiatrist to present poster abstracts.

It will be a pleasure to rely on you and your contribution in this and next editions.

Yours sincerely,

Luis Sánchez-Planell y Julio Vallejo-Ruiloba
Co-presidents of the Organizing Committee
Dr. LUÍS SÁNCHEZ-PLANELL, co-president
Dr. GERMÁN BERRIOS, Cambridge University
Dr. NARCÍS CARDONER, Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí
Dr. CRISANTO DÍEZ-QUEVEDO, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol