EPA MInds Online n°2/2012
European Psychiatric Association

Attend CME courses at EPA2012 in Prague


The 20th European Congress of Psychiatry - EPA2012 - serves the educational mission of the EPA by providing high-quality Continuous Medical Education (CME) courses, covering all aspects of psychiatry. These 180 minutes sessions will present advanced material on a chosen topic of practical relevance.

A total of 15 courses have been chosen for the EPA 2012 Scientific Programme. Consult the detailed CME course programme at the Congress website.

Spaces for the CME Courses are limited - Register Now to ensure attendance at your requested course.


Science against Stigma of Mental Disorders

The Juan José López-Ibor Foundation is proud to announce the third edition of the International Juan J. López-Ibor Prize worth 40.000,00 €.

The Prize aims to recognise initiatives in favour of the human dignity of those who suffer from mental disorders carried out from a scientific perspective. Bridging rational thinking and respect towards those who suffer mental illnesses is the goal of the award. At the same time the award will recognise the contributions to therapeutic advances for those who suffer from mental illness.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 15 April 15 2012. Visit the  Foundation web site for complete programme guidelines and the downloadable application form.

EMEA press release on meprobamate-containing medicines


The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has published on 20 January a press release recommending the suspension of all marketing authorisations for meprobamate-containing medicines for oral use in the European Union, because their risks, particularly the risk of serious side effects affecting the nervous system, are greater than their benefits.

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