The Course for Academic Development of Psychiatrists (CADP) is the biggest annual event organized by JYPO.

The aim of CADP is to develop academic and leadership skills and international relations among young psychiatrists. This course was founded by Prof. Norman Sartorius [former president of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)] and was introduced in Japan in 2002 by Mitsumoto Sato [former president of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neuology (JSPN)]. Since 2008, some participants from various countries have attended this course.

Each participant is assigned a role such as presenter, chairperson, or reporter. Prof. Norman Sartorius attends the course, which is held in Japan each year, and provides direct guidance to all the participants.

All participants actively participate in the programs, thus building friendships that last beyond CADP. These strong relationships encourage further collaborations or symposia in the international congress.

By participating in CADP, young psychiatrists can expand their knowledge, enhancing their skills and consequently their careers and lives.




The 21st CADP- Call for Application!!

Applications are closed!
Thank you for applying.

Dear young psychiatrists all over the world

We are very happy to announce that we will hold the 21st Course for Academic Development of Psychiatrists in Hyogo, Japan, on 8-10 March 2024.

We would like to welcome young psychiatrists from overseas to the 21st CADP.

Please check 21st application guideline and submit to us !!

Application Form:

Application dead line is October 14th, 2023 (UTC +9).


If you have any questions,

please ask JYPO secretary ( with no hesitation.


Best regards,

21st CADP committee