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* World Mental Health Day
* EPA Supports WHO "Depression: Let's Talk" campaign
* Extended deadline for EPA 2017 Abstracts and Travel Grants
* Apply for EPA Research Prizes before 2 November
* News from Brussels


* 20-23 October (Athens)
2nd World Congress of Early Career Psychiatrists
* 4 November (Milan)
Perinatal Psychiatry Day (EPA Section on Neuroimaging Event)
* 11-12 November (Sarajevo)
XV Psychiatric Days of Bosnia and Herzegovina
* 18-19 November (Rimini, Italy)
1st European Congress on Adherence to Therapy (SIHA)
* 1-4 April 2017 (Florence)
25th European Congress of Psychiatry
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World Mental Health Day

EPA supports WFMH initiative on 10 October

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, an annual awareness event initiated by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) in 1992. This year, the theme is based on "Dignity in Mental Health - Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All".

Through this initiative, the WFMH aims to increase the understanding of mental illness, address the stigma associated with it, and provide the general public with the skills to administer mental health first aid when necessary. 

Please visit the WFMH website for more information about the WFMH and this year’s initiative.

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WHO campaign for mental health

"Depression: Let's Talk" launches 10 October

Today, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, EPA is pleased to support the World Health Organization (WHO) as it launches a new one-year campaign, "Depression: Let's Talk". The goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, in all countries of the world, seek and get help.
Working together with partners during the course of the next 12 months, WHO will, through easy-to-read handouts, visuals and activities, both on- and off-line, seek to improve understanding of depression, its causes, symptoms and possible consequences, and how it can be prevented and treated. 
A highlight of the campaign will be World Health Day on 7 April, which in 2017 will focus on depression. 
For more information, please visit the WHO website

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Submit now for EPA 2017 Florence

Extended deadline: 20 October 2016 

You've still got time to submit! EPA 2017 Florence is accepting submissions for Poster and Oral Communication Abstracts during the extended deadline. View the list of abstract topics and make your submissions by 20 October 2016.

The Travel Grant application deadline has also been extended! Check your eligibility and apply today through the abstract submission system.

EPA Prizes and Awards

Deadlines are approaching, apply now!

the application process for the 2017 Research Prizes and Scholarship Programme is open, and deadlines are approaching. Don't miss out, Early Career Psychiatrists!

Research Prizes

EPA will award 5 Research Prizes of 2000€ each to early career psychiatrists working in Europe, who have published the best scientific papers in 2016 in selected categories. 

Apply by 2 November 2016!

Visit the EPA website for more information about the prizes and eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Programme

EPA will award 5 Scholarships to early career psychiatrists working in Europe to support their attendance at EPA 2017 Florence (scholarship includes registration, travel, accommodation, special events and more).

Apply by 1 December 2016!

Visit the EPA website for more information about the scholarship and eligibility criteria.

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  News from Brussels


Become a Scientific Expert
for the European Commission - DG SANTE

The European Commission is currently looking for experts to be included in the database of the DG SANTE Scientific Committees 2016-2021.

This opportunity is open to scientists interested in contributing to the Scientific Committees on specific issues, on an ad hoc basis, as members of working groups or for scientific hearings and workshops. Selected scientists will be registered in the database of experts serving the Scientific Committees.

Those interested should possess a good command of the English language and a university degree in a relevant scientific area, preferably at postgraduate level.

Please visit the European Commission website for more details on how to apply, or contact the European Commission directly.

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