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EPA Minds Online
N°9/2015

 

CONTENTS

 
* Late-breaking Abstract Submission dates
* 2016 EPA Scholarship Programme
* mPIVAS project outcomes
* News from Brussels

UPCOMING EVENTS

* 12-15 November 2015 (Athens)
4th Psychiatric Congress of Eastern Europe & 3rd Congress of Preventive Psychiatry
* 2-4 December 2015 (Prague)
15th International Forum on Mood and Anxiety Disorders (IFMAD)
* 5 December 2015
Late-breaking Abstract Submission Deadline
* 9 December 2015 (Brussels)
European Brain Council Conference: Lifting the Dark Clouds
* 12-15 March 2016 (Madrid)
24th European Congress of Psychiatry
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Last chance to submit for Madrid!

Late-breaking abstract submissions to open
25 November - 5 December


EPA 2016 Madrid will open late-breaking abstract submissions of Poster and Oral Communication Abstracts on 25 November.

View the list of abstract topics and take advantage of this final chance to make your submissions by 5 December 2015.
 

2016 Scholarship Programme

Early Career Psychiatrists, Apply by 7 December!


The application process for the 2016 Scholarship Programme is still open. We encourage all eligible early career psychiatrists to apply.
 

Scholarship Programme

 
The EPA Scholarship Programme provides 2016 European Congress of Psychiatry registration, travel and accommodation, event invitations and other exclusive advantages to 5 early career psychiatrists or trainees working in the countries of the WHO Europe region.

Apply by 7 December 2015!

More information about the programme, application deadline and eligibility criteria is available here.


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Success for mPIVAS

EU-funded project closes with promising results

 

Under the coordination of Dr. Martina Rojnic Kuzman, the EPA and its partners have successfully completed the mPIVAS project (mHealth Psychoeducational Intervention Versus Antipsychotic-Induced Side Effects) with a number of significant outcomes, including the organisation of training courses, translation of the PsyLOG mobile application into 6 different languages and the completion of an initial study on the benefits of using the application for both doctors and patients.

The positive results of the project have been presented at several international and national conferences, and announced in various publications.

For more information about the project and the mobile application PsyLOG, please visit the EPA website.
 


  News from Brussels


EPA Position Paper:
Psychiatric Care of Refugees in Europe

 
On 3 November 2015, EPA sent a position paper to EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis to express its concern for the impact of the current migration crisis on healthcare systems in Europe.
 
As for mental health in particular, most services are coping with an increasing demand related to psychiatric illnesses, limited healthcare resources, decreasing numbers of trained specialists and new legal requirements.
 
In the paper, EPA stresses the importance of appropriate and timely provision of mental health care to refugees and migrants in Europe. EPA intends to contribute to the implementation of the European Agenda on Migration, and will provide strategic advice and expertise in mental health related issues through its Council of National Psychiatric Associations (NPAs) across Europe.
 
To read the full EPA statement, please click here.

 
 

European Commission commits €16 billion
to research and innovation

 
The European Commission will invest almost €16 billion in research and innovation over the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding plan, following a new Work Programme for 2016-17 adopted on 13 October.  
 
The new Work Programme 2016-17 offers funding opportunities through a range of calls for proposals, public procurements and other actions like the Horizon Prizes, together covering nearly 600 topics. The programme's structure is a reflection of the overall flexibility of Horizon 2020 which focuses on the EU's long-term priorities and the most pressing societal challenges, while allowing it to swiftly address emerging problems such as outbreaks of diseases.
 
The programme will support a range of cross-cutting initiatives and build on current successes in health research to improve the impact of Horizon 2020 funding.
 

 
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