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* EPA 2016 Research & Scholarship Prize Winners
* EPA Courses in Madrid
* Board Elections in Madrid
* News from Brussels


* 2-4 February 2016 (Irsee, Germany)
"Psychiatry during WWI" Conference
* 12-15 March 2016 (Madrid)
24th European Congress of Psychiatry
* 12 March 2016 (Madrid)
2nd annual EPA Forum

Happy New Year from EPA!

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EPA 2016 Research & Scholarship Prizes


Congratulations to our winners!


EPA Research Prize

Following a rigorous selection with many qualified candidates, the jury selected 4 winners for the 2016 Research Prizes:

Category 1: Clinical psychopathology and refinement of psychiatric diagnostic categories
Rashmi Patel (UK)

Category 2: Biological correlates and treatments of mental disorders
Adrian Georg Fischer (Germany)

Category 3: Psychiatric epidemiology, social psychiatry and psychotherapeutic interventions in mental disorders
Nicolas Hoertel (France)

Category 4: Child and adolescent psychiatry
Agnieszka Butwicka (Poland)

The Research Prize winners will receive 2500€ each for the best scientific papers published in the year 2015.


EPA Scholarship Programme

After equally difficult deliberation, the following 5 early career psychiatrists (ECP) were selected for the 2016 ECP Scholarship Programme:
  • Livia de Picker (Belgium)
  • Howard Ryland (UK)
  • Iria Grande (Spain)
  • Ozge Kilic (Turkey)
  • Milos Milutinovic (Rep. of Macedonia)

They will receive waived registration to the 24th European Congress of Psychiatry, travel, hotel, access to one EPA Course, invitations to the Opening Ceremony and ECP Luncheon, as well as one year of membership in EPA.

All winners will be invited on stage during the Opening Ceremony of the Congress on 12 March 2016 in Madrid.

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EPA Courses in Madrid

EPA Members get one free!

The EPA Courses featured at the EPA 2016 Madrid Congress are designed to emphasise learning experiences that actively involve participants and include an opportunity for informal exchange with the faculty.

This year, the 16 EPA Courses at the Congress will center around the following topics: Psychotherapy; Psychopathology; Women, Gender and Mental Health; Addictive Behaviors; Cultural Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry; and Research Methodology.

EPA members receive an exclusive offer when registering for the Congress: Buy one Course entry, get the second Course entry for free!

Sign up as member today for this and other member benefits.

Board Elections in Madrid

Applications for Seats still open until 12 February

Elections for EPA's 2017-2020 Board will be held during the EPA General Assembly on Sunday, 13 March 2016 during the 24th European Congress of Psychiatry in Madrid.

7 Seats are available and all Honorary members as well as fully paid-up Individual Members and Fellows are encouraged to apply by 12 February 2016.

More details on the Board application procedure and deadlines are available on the EPA extranet.

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  News from Brussels


Final Conference of the Joint Action on
Mental Health and Wellbeing
21 - 22 January 2016

The Final Conference of the Joint Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing took place on 21 and 22 January 2016 in Brussels.  The event fostered fruitful discussions among EU institutions, Member State representatives and key stakeholders on the main results of the Joint Action, in particular on the different aspects of the Framework for Action implementation.
EPA was officially represented by Professor Wolfgang Gaebel, EPA President, who gave a presentation during the plenary session on the view of the EPA National Psychiatric Associations (NPAs) on mental health policy implementation. He also gave a presentation during the breakout session on long-term mental health care in the community, focusing on the issue of quality assurance in mental health systems.
We take this opportunity to thank the EPA NPAs for their contribution and commitment to improving mental health policies in the EU. EPA will keep working on the follow-up and implementation of the Joint Action in 2016.
More information is available on the Joint Action website.

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