IFMAD is a professional organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the latest international thinking and innovations in mood and anxiety disorders and promoting the exchange of ideas across the global psychiatric community.

IFMAD was founded in 2000 by Professor Siegfried Kasper and Professor Stuart Montgomery, supported by a scientific committee consisting of leading figures in mood and anxiety disorders from around the world.

IFMAD organises a yearly congress to promote debate and highlight the latest research in mood and anxiety disorders. After 14 years of successful congresses, IFMAD on occasion of its 15th edition will be joined in the Scientific Program, by ISAD (International Society for Affective Disorders) and will count on the collaboration of two additional Co-chairmen, Prof Allan Young and Prof. Eduard Vieta.