EPA Minds Online N°3/2014

Submit for EPA 2015 Vienna by 12 May

The LOC Chair Professor Michael Musalek and SPC Chairs Professor Wolfgang Gaebel and Professor Danuta Wasserman kindly invite and remind you to submit your EPA Academia Educational Course, Symposium and Workshop proposals by 12 May 2014!

This is your chance to influence the 23rd European Congress of Psychiatry, taking place 28-31 March 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

Access the submission systems:
EPA Academia Educational Course -
Symposium - Workshop
EPA President Professor Danuta Wasserman welcomes our two new NPA members

Since 2012, National Psychiatric Associations have the possibility to become full members of the EPA. The EPA has the great honour to announce its 2 new National Society/Association Members, bringing the total number of NPA members to 35.

Croatian Psychiatric Association  
created in 1992

Maltese Association of Psychiatry
created in 2013

EPA encourages applications from National Societies/Associations based in European countries that are not yet members. Read more on EPA’s website.

Consult EPA’s new guidance papers

We are pleased to announce that the 4 new guidance papers, released in European Psychiatry in February 2014, are now available on the EPA website.

Clinical practice guidelines are important tools which aim to improve the quality of Mental Health Care in Europe.

Check out the 4 new EPA guidance papers below:
Watch 4 mPIVAS Webcasts 

The European Psychiatric Association is one of the partners of the mPIVAS project (mHealth psychoeducational intervention versus antipsychotic included side effects). It aims at improving the monitoring of side effects of antipsychotic medication in clinical practice.

In order to facilitate this process, a mobile application (PsyLOG) is being developed.

Two mPIVAS psychoeducational courses were organised at EPA Munich 2014. The sessions were filmed and 4 webcasts are now available on the EPA website. View them now.
The EPA Board congratulates our two scholarship winners

On 21-23 March 2014, the 2nd edition of the School on Psychopathology, organised by the EPA Early Career Psychiatrists Committee and the EPA Section on Philosophy and Psychiatry, took place in Florence (Italy). Twenty-three early career psychiatrists from several European countries participated in the School.

EPA awarded two scholarships of 1 000€ each to the two school participants with the best essays on the topic “Excellence in psychiatry, how to teach and be trained in psychopathology?”

Congratulations to the Scholarship winners: Suzana Jonovska (Croatia) and Antonios Liolios (Switzerland)!
News from EPA's Ethics Committee

The EPA has actively contributed to the Council of Europe’s ongoing work on a draft Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, concerning the protection of the human rights and dignity of persons with mental disorders with regard to involuntary placement and involuntary treatment.

The EPA Ethics Committee provided its comments on the key issues to be addressed in the Additional Protocol and a Committee member, Dr. Cécile Hanon, participated in a hearing on 11 March 2014 at the Council of Europe’s premises in Paris.
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