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* See you in Florence!
* EPA President attends AFPA Congress
* 7th EPA Summer School
* EPA-EBC Brain Awareness Week Events
* Upcoming Psychiatry Events
* News from Brussels


* 1-4 April 2017 (Florence)
25th European Congress of Psychiatry
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See you in Florence!

25th European Congress of Psychiatry
1-4 April 2017 

There's still time to register for the 25th European Congress of Psychiatry, taking place 1-4 April in Florence, Italy!

Guided by the motto, "Together for Mental Health," EPA 2017 will host over 4000 participants and showcase the top research and developments in European psychiatry.

The 2017 Scientific Programme will feature over 1000 presentations among the 4 plenary sessions, 6 State of the Art lectures, 63 symposia, 15 EPA Courses, 3 Ask the Expert sessions, 5 debates, 15 workshops, 8 oral communication sessions and 7 e-Poster sessions.

Don't forget that EPA members receive special deals on registration rates and EPA Courses. Become a member today for these and other advantages!

Visit the EPA 2017 Florence website for complete information about the congress programme, activities and location.


EPA 2017 Mobile App


Download the EPA 2017 Mobile App today and get full access to information about the Scientific Programme, poster presentations, sessions like the EPA Forum and Ask the Experts, exhibitors, the congress centre, visiting Florence and more.

NEW FOR 2017: Delegates with the EPA 2017 App will have access to speaker presentations in real time during the sessions.*

Search for "EPA 2017" on your smartphone application store.

*applicable for speakers who have uploaded their presentations by the session date


Digital Abstract Book


Accessing the abstracts is as easy as ever with the interactive digital abstract book, available for download on 1 April 2017 through the Mobile App or EPA Florence 2017 website. 

EPA President attends AFPA Congress 

24-26 March 2017, Abu Dhabi

EPA President Prof. Silvana Galderisi attended the 6th World Congress of Asian Psychiatry in Abu Dhabi, held 24-26 March 2017. Invited by Prof. Shigenobu Kanba, President of the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA), Prof. Galderisi participated in multiple sessions during the congress, and most notably on 25 March for the following scientific programme highlights: 


AFPA/EPA Joint Symposium

In a Joint Symposium featuring the hosting association and EPA, Prof. Galderisi gave a lecture on "Integrated and personalized treatment for people with schizophrenia".


Plenary Session, “Regions of the world”: Presentation from Presidents of Regional Psychiatric Associations

Prof. Galderisi spoke about the efforts of EPA to advance psychiatry education and advocacy, and was joined by the Presidents of the African Association of Psychiatrists and Allied Professions (AAPAP), Arab Federation of Psychiatrists (AFP), and the Latin-American association, La Asociación Psiquiátrica de America Latina (APAL).

Meet the Expert Session for young psychiatrists

Prof. Galderisi led a discussion group on the topic of "Unmet needs in the treatment of schizophrenia".
The Congress Dinner concluded the day, offering opportunities for introductions and exchange.

EPA is pleased to announce that the EPA 2017 Summer School will take place on 7-10 September in Strasbourg, France and will focus on the topic "ABCs of Psychotherapy."

Led by a renowned faculty, the Summer School programme aims at developing the participants' communication skills and covering the basics of conducting a psychotherapeutic interview.

The EPA Summer School is tailored for psychiatrists who are either trainees within 2 years of completion of specialist training and who reside in a country that forms part of the WHO Europe region.

Deadline for applications: 1 May 2017

For more information, please visit the EPA website

EPA-EBC Brain Awareness Events

Expanding brain research in Europe

On the occasion of Brain Awareness Week (BAW) on 13-17 March, the European Brain Council (EBC), in collaboration with EPA, the Dana Foundation, the Belgian Brain Council, and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), organized an Outreach Event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on 16 March 2017.

The Outreach Event theme, “Expanding Brain Research in Europe: A Societal Need?”, was also addressed at a Lunch Debate organised in Brussels on 14 March and the BAW Networking Cocktail held at the EPA office in Strasbourg on 15 March. 

The meeting resulted in a fruitful debate, with a good showing of policymakers, researchers and the general public, all interested in raising public awareness for brain research in Europe.

Photo caption: Prof. Patrice Boyer (EBC Vice President, left) and Prof. Philip Gorwood (EPA President Elect, right) attend the EBC Outreach Event at the European Parliament on 16 March 2017.

Other Events


News from Brussels


Online Now: EPA Policy Event Report

EPA is pleased to inform that the report of the 2016 EPA Policy Event “From policies to practice - from practice to policies: Creating synergies for better health in Europe” held on 9 December 2016 in Brussels is now online on the EPA website.

Additional event-related materials (press release, speakers presentations) are also available on our dedicated webpage.

We take this opportunity to once again thank all the speakers and participants who contributed to making this event a success.
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