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*  17-18 September 2015 (Rome) 1st Roman Forum on Suicide
*  20-23 September 2015 (Copenhagen) 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry
*  24-26 September 2015 (Berlin) 5th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research
*  12-15 March 2016 (Madrid)
24th European Congress of Psychiatry

EPA Launches 2nd Gaining Experience Programme

Deadline for Applications: 1 September 2015

After the great success of the first Gaining Experience Programme in 2014-2015, the Early Career Psychiatrists Committee (ECPC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd Programme for 2015-2016!

The Programme aims at young psychiatry specialists and will offer 5 observership placements in various psychiatric institutions in Europe: 3 placements in Austria and 2 placements in the UK.

For successful applicants, the EPA is pleased to offer scholarships to help with travel, accommodation and other expenses. The scholarship amounts to 800 EUR per selected applicant.

All Early Career Psychiatrists are encouraged to apply by 1 September 2015.

Further information on the requirements, application and selection process can be found on the EPA website.

EPA's 5th Academia Summer School

10-13 July 2015, Strasbourg

EPA’s 5th Academia Summer School was a fine achievement! Twenty-four scholars from 18 countries came to Strasbourg 10-13 July to discuss Comorbidity between mental and physical disorders.

They were led by a faculty composed of Dr. Cécile Hanon (Secretary for Education), Prof. Norman Sartorius, Prof. Albert Diefenbacher, Dr. Henk Parmentier and Dr. de Mendonça Lima. Through lectures, case studies and role play, participants gained practical knowledge that can be put in place in their daily practice.

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Poster and Oral Communication Abstracts

EPA 2016 Madrid is now accepting submissions of Poster and Oral Communication Abstracts. View the list of abstract topics and make your submissions by 6 October 2015.

Check if you are eligible to win one of our 15 Travel Grants and apply through the abstract submission system.

EPA Collaboration Requests

New Online Form

Keen to collaborate with the EPA? In order to facilitate procedures and best meet your needs, it is now possible to submit your event collaboration requests for patronage, cross-promotion or joint scientific co-organised activities via the internet by filling in the new online EPA Collaboration Request Form.
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News from Brussels

EPA Participation at Key EU Events

Governmental Expert Group on Mental Health and Wellbeing, Luxembourg, 29-30 June 2015

Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel, EPA President, was invited by the European Commission as a keynote speaker to the meeting of Governmental Experts on Mental Health and Wellbeing, on 29 – 30 June in Luxembourg.

Prof. Gaebel presented the EPA feedback on the planned Psychiatric Reform in the Czech Republic (introduced by Dr. Ivan Duskov, Czech Ministry of Health) through an evidence-based analysis of the proposed reform.

EPA’s work and its view on the EU policy priorities were also presented by Prof. Gaebel, who put forward proposals for advice on concrete actions at the national level, particularly via the expertise of the EPA National Psychiatric Associations.

To read the full article, please click here.

EBC Round Table on the “Value of Treatment” project, 19 June 2015

On 18-19 June, the EPA took part in some key events of the European Brain Council (EBC), of which EPA is a member.

Following the EBC Board meeting on 18 June, the EBC “Roundtable on the Value of Treatment” took place on 19 June in Brussels. Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel, EPA President, actively contributed to the roundtable and discussed relevant aspects of the study such as the scope, objectives and methodology.

To read the full article, please click here.


Calls for proposals under the 3rd Health Programme

The call for proposals for projects under the 2015 Health Work Plan was published on 5 June 2015. The deadline for submissions is set for Tuesday 15 September.

The total budget available for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 9.000.000€. Specific budgets for each topic range from 1.300.000 to 2.500.000€, with a co-funding from the European Commission generally up to 60%. Project proposals may be submitted for the following priority areas:
  • Gathering knowledge and exchanging best practices on measures reducing availability of alcoholic beverages
  • Early diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis
  • Early diagnosis of tuberculosis
  • Support for the implementation and scaling up of good practices in the areas of integrated care, frailty prevention, adherence to medical plans and age-friendly communities
  • Common assessment methodology on quality, safety and efficacy of transplantation therapies
Read more on the EC website.
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