EPA Minds Online N°4/2013

EPA Board Elections 2013
During the EPA General Assembly held on 7 April 2013 at the 21st European Congress of Psychiatry in Nice, France, 9 members were elected to the Board for a mandate of 4 years from 8 April 2013 to 31 December 2016.
Congratulations to:
Sue Bailey, UK
Julian Beezhold, UK
Geert Dom, Belgium
Wolfgang Gaebel, Germany
Andreas Heinz, Germany
Marianne Kastrup, Denmark
Tamas Kurimay, Hungary
Wulf Rössler, Switzerland
Rutger Jan Van der Gaag, Netherlands
Peter Falkai, Germany, has become an ex-officio member of the Board as Chairman of the EPA Council of National Societies/Associations (NPAs) for two years.

The full composition of the Board can be consulted on the EPA website.
EPA Nice 2013 -
EPA Munich 2014

The 21st European Congress of Psychiatry which took place on 6-9 April 2013 in Nice, France brought together over 3700 participants from 90 countries. The Congress under the motto “Europe Challenges the Burden of Mental Disorders” was opened by EPA President Danuta Wasserman's lecture “Life as a Project”. In addition to the scientific programme, the highlights of the Congress included: the celebrations of EPA's 30th Anniversary, the European Early Career Psychiatrists Programme, the Healthy Congress and the elections of the EPA Board and the Steering Committee of the Council of NPAs.

The 22nd European Congress of Psychiatry guided by the motto “European Psychiatry Focusing on Body and Mind” will take place 1-4 March 2014 in Munich, Germany. This Congress will be held under the EPA Presidency of Professor Danuta Wasserman, Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chair Professor Peter Falkai and LOC Honorary Chair Professor Hans-Jürgen Möller.

Three important dates to note:
- 28 May 2013 Deadline for Submissions of CME Academia Course, Symposium & Workshop proposals
- 1 October 2013 Deadline for Abstract Submissions
- 14 January 2014 Early Bird Registration Deadline

EPA Summer School 2013:
Scholars selected!

25 scholars were selected for the 3rd EPA Academia Summer School on “Comorbidity between mental and physical disorders” which will take place on 7-10 June 2013 in Strasbourg, France, under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland.

The jury selected the best candidates after careful consideration of 59 applications from 24 European Countries. The participation in the Summer school and its social events as well as the accommodation will be covered by EPA.

Check the list of the selected scholars here.

EPA Section Chair publishes new book
Anita Riecher-Rössler (Chair of the EPA Section Women, Gender and Mental Health) and Claudia Garcia-Moreno have recently published a new book, Violence against Women and Mental Health.

This book, which is a first comprehensive overview, discusses current evidence of the links between violence against women and mental health. It is authored by internationally renowned experts, and is both enlightening and thought-provoking. It reviews violence against women in different parts of the world, discusses its prevalence, nature and underlying causes. It looks at the implications of these findings for mental health policies and programmes, and further, it strives to stimulate discussion and debate that will lead to pro-action not only in the medical but also in the political field.

This book is essential reading for psychotherapists and clinicians of varying fields, including psychiatry, psychosomatics, general medicine, and gynecology. It shall also serve as an important reference book for sociologists and policy makers.    Read more here
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