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* Important message from EPA
* Extended Deadline for abstracts and Travel Grants
* World Mental Health Day
* European Psychiatry 2014 Impact Factor and Editor's Choice feature
* News from Brussels


*  19 October 2015
Abstract Submission Extended Deadline for EPA 2016 Madrid
*  21-24 October 2015 (Berlin)
Berlin CL-Course: Consultation-Liaison-Psychiatry and Psychosomatics
*  23-24 October 2015 (Sarajevo)
XIV Psychiatric days of Bosnia and Herzegovina
*  29-31 October 2015 (Frutillar, Chile)
17th International Conference on Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology
*  12-15 March 2016 (Madrid)
24th European Congress of Psychiatry

In memoriam Pedro Montellano


EPA mourns the loss of Pedro Montellano, GAMIAN-Europe President and EBC Vice-President.

He was a strong advocate for mental illness awareness and education through his leadership in several worldwide mental health organisations and alliances.

A friend to many, Pedro was a dedicated and constructive partner for EPA in our mission to improve psychiatry and mental health care in Europe. He will be greatly missed.
Condolences can be sent to

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Submit Now for EPA 2016 Madrid

Extended deadline for abstracts and Travel Grants

EPA 2016 Madrid has extended the deadline for submissions of Poster and Oral Communication Abstracts. View the list of abstract topics and make your submissions by 19 October 2015.

And don't forget: EPA is handing out 15 Travel Grants to deserving abstract submitters! Check out the application criteria and submit your application by 19 October 2015.


World Mental Health Day

10 October 2015

October 10 was World Mental Health Day, which was initiated as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992. This year, the initiative was based on the theme “Dignity in mental health”.

EPA endorsed the initiative and its theme, which are both fully in line with the Declaration on Quality of Psychiatry and Mental Health Care in Europe adopted by EPA in 2013.

Please visit the EPA website for more information about the WFMH and this year’s initiative.

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European Psychiatry

2014 Journal Impact Factor and Editor's Choice

The impact factor for the EPA’s official journal, European Psychiatry, is 3.439 (2014), representing an increase from the previous year (3.210 in 2013).

European Psychiatry contains high-level, original scientific articles, short communications and editorials. EPA members receive a free electronic subscription to the journal.

Join EPA as a member today to receive full access to the journal, and benefit from many other advantages.

And for those who aren't yet members, the Editor's Choice feature, accessible through the website's homepage, provides 6 months of promotional access to 1 article from each issue published in 2015, in addition to the Guidance Papers. This gives a great preview of one of the many benefits of being an EPA member.

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  News from Brussels

Public Consultation on Opinion:
Access to health services in the EU

A public consultation on the preliminary opinion for “Access to health services in the EU” has been launched by the European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH).
The preliminary opinion addresses barriers to accessing health care and explores policy measures that can overcome them. Special attention is given to access to health services for underserved groups such as Roma, undocumented migrants and people with mental health problems.
The Expert Panel is now seeking feedback from the scientific community and stakeholders on this opinion.
All interested parties are invited to submit their comments on the scientific basis of the opinion, as well as any other scientific information regarding the questions addressed.
Deadline for submission is 6 November 2015.
For more information, visit the Expert Panel website.
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