EPA Minds Online N°8/2013

Apply for EPA Prizes and Awards 2014

The application process for the EPA Research Prizes and the EPA Scholarship Programme 2014 is now open. We encourage all eligible early career psychiatrists to apply.
The EPA Scholarship Programme will support 5 early career psychiatrists and trainees working in the countries of the WHO Europe region in attending the European Congress of Psychiatry. More information and the eligibility criteria are available here.

5 Research Prizes of 2500€ each will be awarded by EPA to early career psychiatrists working in Europe, who have published the best scientific papers in the year 2013 in one of these categories. More information and the eligibility criteria are available here.
One of the prizes will be awarded to the best scientific paper published in European Psychiatry journal.
Save Now: Extra Discounts for Early Career Psychiatrists

Register now for the 22nd European Congress of Psychiatry taking place 1-4 March 2014 in Munich, Germany and save!

Early Career Psychiatrists, Residents/Trainees and Students benefit from a 25% discount on the early fee price if registering by 1 October 2013.
Don't miss out on the savings - sign up today on the Congress web site!
Check Out Our Impact Factor

The new impact factor for EPA's official journal, European Psychiatry, is 3.285 (2012) which represents a noticeable increase from the previous year.

Out of a total of 111 articles published in the Journal in 2012, 5 of the 6 original EPA Guidance Articles which were published in Vol. 27 of European Psychiatry are ranked amongst the top 30 papers in terms of citations as of 11 September 2013 (source: SCOPUS).

Here is the ranking of the Guidance papers as of 11.09.2013:
  • Ranked 2nd out of 111 – The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) Guidance on Suicide Treatment and Prevention
  • Ranked 12th out of 111 – EPA Guidance on the Quality of Mental Health Services
  • Ranked 20th out of 111 – EPA Guidance on Prevention of Mental Disorders
  • Ranked 21st out of 111 - Position Statement of the EPA on the Value of Antidepressants in the Treatment of Unipolar Depression
  • Ranked 27th out of 111 – Mental health Promotion: Guidance and Strategies

European Psychiatry contains high-level, original scientific articles, short communications and editorials. EPA members receive a free electronic subscription to the journal. Join EPA today and discover this and many other advantages of being our member!
Join Us in Ulm

The 17th meeting of the Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry of the European Psychiatric Association will be held on 21-24 May 2014 in Ulm/Neu-Ulm (Germany). The conference theme is “Disease burden and Service Delivery”.

For further details please visit the web site.
Honouring EPA Board Member

EPA Board member Professor Sue Bailey has recently been recognised by Health Service Journal as being among healthcare’s top 50 most inspirational female leaders and healthcare’s top 100 clinical leaders. Furthermore, Sue Bailey is in the BBC Radio 4's list of the 100 most powerful women in the UK today.
Prof. Bailey explains,
"It’s a strange feeling to be told you have been placed on three "lists". Particularly so the woman's 100 power list. It was an amazing opportunity to meet with the other 99 women and to hear what they do. I have already made good use of new contacts from across the fields of industry, arts, politicians, scientists, philosophers and philanthropists. These have provided opportunities to get the mental health message out in the media and in particular I have had the chance to appear on current event programmes on radio and television.
I discovered as a group of women we were enablers who believed passionately in our cause and we have each brought evidence to bear on our area of interest. I guess the key qualities we showed as females were persistence, multitasking, seizing each and every opportunity and above all working as part of really fantastic teams, always working pragmatically and with a sense of humour."

The EPA warmly congratulates Professor Sue Bailey on these achievements!

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