EPA Minds Online N°5/2013

EPA 2013 Nice Webcasts Now Available

Sixteen sessions during EPA 2013 Nice were filmed and are now available as webcasts exclusively to fans of EPA’s European Psychiatric Network.
Among these sessions is EPA’s 30th Anniversary Plenary Lecture The Past Thirty Years of European Psychiatry and its Future Perspectives led by Professor Norman Sartorius with commentaries from several of EPA’s Past Presidents.
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Join Us for EPA’s 30th Anniversary Symposium

EPA’s 30th Anniversary Symposium “Are people with mental illness truly citizens of Europe?” will take place 15 November 2013 in Strasbourg, France under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland and in the framework of the European Year of Citizens.

The symposium will open with presentations addressing:
  • Community psychiatry and treatment of mental illness in the community;
  • Ethics in Psychiatry;
  • Interaction between culture, mental illness and human rights;
  • Political issues related to the rights of people with mental disorders.
The presentations will be followed by a Round Table discussion moderated by Marianne Kastrup, Chair of EPA’s Committee on Ethical Issues. We are pleased to announce the following Round Table participants:
  • Danuta Wasserman, EPA President
  • Mary Baker, European Brain Council President
  • Bert Johnson, EUFAMI President
  • Pedro Montellano, GAMIAN Europe President
  • Matt Muijen, WHO Europe representative
  • Michael Hübel, European Commission - DG Sanco

Participation at the symposium is free, but pre-registration is required (deadline 15 October 2013). Don’t miss out on this unique event! Sign up today!

Epidemiology & Social Psychiatry Section Meeting

The EPA Section on Epidemiology & Social Psychiatry is organising its 17th Section Meeting on 21-24 May 2014 in Ulm, Germany. The meeting will be hosted by Ulm University.
The theme is Disease Burden and Service Delivery and confirmed speakers include  Carol Brayne; Mary Ganguli; Josep Maria Haro; Louise Howard; Sonia Johnson; Helen Killaspy; Stefan Priebe; Steffi Riedel-Heller;  Stephen Stansfeld.
The Preliminary Flyer of the Meeting can be downloaded here. For more information, please contact the organisers  or visit the meeting website.

EPA Releases Commemorative Brochure for its 30th Anniversary

In April 2013, EPA released a special brochure for its 30th Anniversary. European Psychiatric Association: Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence in European Psychiatry - 1983-2013 can be downloaded on the EPA website; paper copies are available upon request to the EPA Administrative Office.

School of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for ECPs

Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) are invited to attend the School of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy “From Making Sense of a Session to Conceptualizing Change in Psychotherapy” which will take place at the Interuniversity Centre Dubrovnik (IUC) in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 22-26 July 2013.
The school is well known for a good balance between theoretical lectures and clinical case discussions, as well as its friendly atmosphere. The lecturers include Dr. Peter Dunn (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY; also, Director for Clinical Services, New York Psychoanalytic Institute), Dr. Dinko Podrug (NY, private practice) and Dr. Vedran Bilic (University of Zagreb, Croatia).
The cost is 120 Euros (payable by wire transfer to IUC or cash upon arrival). If you are interested in attending, please contact the School Director, Dinko Podrug, M.D., D.Sc.


€30,000 Research Grant

The Evens Foundation is proud to announce the Evens Foundation Scientific Challenge 2013: the Neuroscience of Empathy.
In the framework of this challenge a grant of €30,000 will be awarded to an individual or group with an established track record of research in the behavioural neurosciences involving human subjects, and that proposes to investigate the neural processes of empathy. By encouraging research in this field, the foundation seeks to substantiate its initiatives related to constructive conflict management in the framework of its Peace Education Program.   
The grant, which will be awarded by an international expert jury, is intended to fund the initiation of new research or to support a research project already in progress. Preference will be given to projects that explore how empathic behaviour can be encouraged or stimulated.
Further information about the criteria can be found here. Submissions should be provided in English in electronic form or by post before 15th September 2013 to Ms Marjolein Delvou.

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