EPA Minds Online N°8/2012

Summer School 2012 - Success in Strasbourg



EPA's 2nd Summer School was held in Strasbourg, France from 5-8 July. Twenty-four scholars from 18 European countries participated in the programme addressing "Comorbidity between Mental and Physical Disorders and Disabilities." Following a visit of the Council of Europe, the Opening Ceremony was held on the premises with the presence of distinguished guests Professor Patrice Boyer (EPA President), Dr. Michel Singer (son of Léonard Singer, EPA Founder) and Mrs. Laurence Lwoff (Head of the Council of Europe's Division of Bioethics). In addition to the highly-interactive three day academic programme, participants had the opportunity to visit Strasbourg, home of the EPA Headquarters. Feedback from the event has been extremely positive and preparations for the 2013 edition are already underway!

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2011 European Psychiatry
Impact Factor

The 2011 Impact Factor of European Psychiatry, EPA's official journal, has just been released: 2,766. While a slight decrease from 2010, this change has been observed as a general tendency in many journals. 

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Council of NPAs

The EPA Council of National Societies / Associations met on 9 July in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The meeting was hosted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It addressed key issues such as the Council's proposal for the EPA Rules of Procedures and its long-term agenda. The next meeting will take place during the European Forum at the DGPPN Congress in November in Berlin, Germany. 

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