|Online Talks with Experts
|JOIN OUR TALK WITH DR KEN COURTENAY ON 6 JULY
|The EPA Early Career Psychiatrists Committee has teamed up with the EPA Section on Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities for the fourth Online Talks with Experts session, to be held on Thursday 6 July.
Dr Ken Courtenay, who has more than twenty years’ experience working with people with intellectual disabilities in the UK as a consultant psychiatrist, will speak on the topic ‘Mental Health in Intellectual Disability’.
This 1-hour exchange will start with a short presentation followed by a Q&A session. The talk will explore clinical presentations, assessment, and treatment of mental disorders in people with intellectual disabilities outlining the specific skills that a psychiatrist can develop to support people with ID.
Use the link below to read more about the talk and register for the event, which takes place on Thursday 6 July at 15:00 CEST.
|EPA Summer School
|CONGRATULATIONS TO SELECTED PARTICIPANTS!
|Congratulations to the 30 scholars selected to participate in the next edition of the EPA Summer School!
The selected participants will join us in Strasbourg, France, from 14-17 September for the 12th edition of the EPA Summer School. This year’s Summer School has the theme ‘Focus on Suicidal Behaviours – One Step Beyond’.
Many thanks to all candidates who applied for the programme – and for those selected, we look forward to an exciting three days of discussions, workshops, role-plays and more!
|GET READY TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS FOR EPA 2024
The plans for EPA 2024 are in progress, with the submission period for abstracts opening soon.
Abstracts may be submitted for the Oral Communication Session, E-Poster Presentation or E-Poster Viewing.
The Scientific Committee will determine whether the abstract will be accepted for presentation, with consideration given to the author’s preference.
Stay tuned for more news in due course.
EPA 2023 online platform – last chance to check out this year’s Congress!
The EPA 2023 Online platform remains accessible until 28 June 2023.
Visit the platform to access live streamed sessions such as the EPA Forum, EPA 2023 Opening Ceremony, Symposia, Plenary Lectures, Debates, Workshops as well as Oral Communication and e-Posters.
|EPA Committee on Ethical Issues
|JOIN OUR WEBINAR ON ALTERNATIVES TO COERCION
|The EPA Committee on Ethical Issues will hold a webinar on ‘Implementing alternatives to coercion in psychiatric practice’ on Wednesday 19 July.
Chaired by Meryam Schouler-Ocak (Germany) and Silvana Galderisi (Italy), the webinar will examine coercion as a complex phenomenon and the legal and ethical requirements for the use of coercion in psychiatry.
Speakers will include Péter Kéri (Hungary), István Gallai (Hungary), Silvana Galderisi (Italy), Gil Salzman (Israel), and Meryam Schouler-Ocak (Germany).
To join the webinar, which takes place on Wednesday 19 July from 16:00-18:00 CEST, click the button below.
|THE EPA WELCOMES THE EU COMMISSION COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO MENTAL HEALTH
|The EPA welcomes the new EU Commission comprehensive approach to Mental Health, released on 7 June 2023.
Mental illnesses are increasing in Europe and worldwide and are among the leading causes of disability and detrimental effects on society, individuals and families in all areas of life.
The EPA values this comprehensive approach as timely and believes it constitutes a step forward for making mental health care a priority at national and EU level.
|TAKE PART IN THE EPA AMBASSADORS SURVEY 2023!
The EPA has launched the fourth edition of its Ambassadors Programme.
Started in 2020, this initiative aims at establishing a database of information on mental health practices, featuring perspectives from around Europe and from within different mental health disciplines.
This year’s questionnaire focuses on Schizophrenia spectrum disorders. It takes around 25 minutes to complete: fill it in now and share your views and experience on the topic.
EPA ENDORSES EBC ‘PLEDGE FOR SCIENCE BRAIN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN THE EU’
|In light of recent policy developments, the European Brain Council (EBC), together with its members and and like-minded organisations, has launched a Pledge for Science.
The Pledge calls upon national, EU and international policymakers to support Brain Research and Innovation, combining research and public health initiatives to address brain function and disorders in a comprehensive, collaborative and innovative way.
The Pledge is open for signatures – click the button to find out more.
EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY PUBLISHES 2022 ANNUAL REPORT
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published its 2022 Annual Report, which provides an overview of the evaluation and monitoring of human and veterinary medicines.