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* EPA Prizes and Awards 2016
* EPA welcomes new NPAs
* WPA World Mind Matters Day
* News from Brussels


*  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
*  6 October 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline for EPA 2016 Madrid
*  12-15 March 2016 (Madrid)
24th European Congress of Psychiatry

EPA Prizes and Awards 2016


Early Career Psychiatrists, apply now!

EPA is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2016 Research Prizes and Scholarship Programme is now open. We encourage all eligible early career psychiatrists to apply.

Research Prizes

4 Research Prizes of 2500€ each will be awarded by EPA to early career psychiatrists working in Europe, who have published the best scientific papers in 2015 in selected categories.

Apply by 2 November 2015!

More information about the prizes and eligibility criteria is available here.

Scholarship Programme

The EPA Scholarship Programme provides 2016 European Congress of Psychiatry registration, travel and accommodation, event invitations and other exclusive advantages to 5 early career psychiatrists or trainees working in the countries of the WHO Europe region.

Apply by 7 December 2015!

More information about the programme, application deadline and eligibility criteria is available here.

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EPA welcomes 38th and 39th NPAs

Armenia and Iceland

EPA warmly welcomes two new members to its growing Council of National Society/Association members, the Armenian Psychiatric Association and the Icelandic Psychiatric Association. These two additions bring the total number of NPA members to 39.

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World Mind Matters Day

EPA supports WPA initiative

On 4 September the WPA launched the World Mind Matters Day initiative, including a position paper on Social justice for persons with mental illness (mental disability), for which EPA gave its support.

The goal of this global initiative, in alignment with the mission of the WPA, is to raise awareness of eight FAIR DEAL priorities through key project delivery, involving global psychiatrists, patients, family doctors, carers and policy makers.
Visit the EPA website to learn about the initiative, its priorities and the position paper.

  News from Brussels

EPA expertise recognised by the
European Commission

EPA’s expertise has been officially acknowledged by the European Commission, which has included EPA on its list of key stakeholders active in the field of mental health.
In particular, EPA and its NPAs are putting its efforts into contributing to the work of the EU Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-being, the European Commission’s funded initiative that aims to promote mental health and well-being, the prevention of mental disorders and improving care and social inclusion of people with mental disorders in Europe.

Read the full article on the EPA website.

Call for Participation in EMA Committees

The European Commission has launched a selection procedure to appoint Civil Society representatives in two Committees of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), in London.
EPA invites interested members to take this opportunity into consideration and apply for the following positions:

Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 
Two members from Civil Society and their two alternates will be appointed as from March 2016 for a period of three years. They will represent patients’ organisations and healthcare professionals.

Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT)
Four members from Civil Society and their four alternates, representing clinician and patient organisations, will be appointed as from 30 June 2016 for 3 years.

The deadline to apply for both calls is 30 September 2015. Additional information is available here.

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