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* Happy Holidays from EPA
* Register now for the 3rd annual EPA Forum
* EPA 2017 Florence Early Registration ends 18 January
* EPA - GAMIAN MoU signed
* EPA selects participants for the Gaining Experience Programme
* News from Brussels - EPA Policy Event


* 1-4 April 2017 (Florence)
25th European Congress of Psychiatry
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Happy Holidays from EPA

The EPA Board, Council of NPAs and Administrative staff would like to thank our partners and members for their support and contributions throughout the year.
We wish you a wonderful holiday season and
a very happy new year!

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3rd Annual EPA Forum

Together for Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities

The 3rd annual EPA Forum will take place at the 25th European Congress of Psychiatry on Saturday 1 April 2017 in Florence, Italy. The programme will center around the theme, "Together for Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities", focusing on identifying and bridging the gaps in the organisation of mental health services across Europe.

Visit the EPA 2017 Florence website for complete information about the topics and featured speakers.
Register for the Congress today and reserve your seat for the Forum via the EPA 2017 Florence website.

EPA 2017 Florence: Don't miss out!

Early registration deadline: 18 January 2017

Take advantage of your last opportunity for registration discounts!

EPA 2017 Florence is offering Early Bird Registration rates until 18 January 2017.

View the list of confirmed speakers and sessions and register now for savings on registration fees.

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Memorandum of Understanding

EPA and GAMIAN to collaborate for common goals

On the occasion of the EPA Policy Event on 9 December, EPA President Wolfgang Gaebel and GAMIAN-Europe President Hilkka Kärkkäinen signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

The agreement serves to formalise and reinforce collaboration, allow for an exchange of research and facilitate the organisation of activities between EPA and GAMIAN-Europe

Gaining Experience Programme

Congratulations to all selected participants

EPA is pleased to announce the 5 highly motivated early career psychiatrists selected for participation in our Gaining Experience Programme, whose placements will begin in 2017:
  • Alla CHISTOL (Rep. of Moldova), placed in Hungary
  • Gulay MAMMADZADA (Azerbaidjan), placed in UK
  • Yuriy OSADSHIY (Russia), placed in Spain
  • Massimo TUSCONI (Italy), placed in Italy
  • Maria Magdalena DUMITRU (Romania), placed in Sweden
For more information about the selected participants, the programme and participating institutions, please visit the EPA website

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News from Brussels

EPA Policy Event a Success

The European Psychiatric Association would like to express a sincere thank you to all who contributed to making our 1st Policy Event in Brussels a success.
The event, which took place on 9 December 2016 at the University Foundation in Brussels, was well attended and focused on two main topics that are high on the EU agenda, namely the issues of integrated health care and mental health in the workplace.
High-level representatives from European Institutions, (mental) health professionals, academics, patients and civil society had constructive discussions on possible solutions for better health and health care in Europe. In addition to EPA leaders, Keynote speakers included:
  • Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General of the EU Commission Directorate General on Health and Food Safety;
  • Hilkka Kärkkäinen, President of GAMIAN-Europe;
  • Patrice Boyer, Vice President of the European Brain Council;
  • David McDaid, Expert on Health Policy and Health Economics at the London School of Economics;
  • Jorge Costa-David, Policy Officer in the Health and Safety Unit of the EU Commission Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
Consult the event press release for more information.
Please explore the EPA website for speaker presentations and more photos from the event.
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EPA Policy Event 2016

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