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Upcoming Events

Date EVENT Location description
2017.09.14-16 6th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research (ECSR)

ECSR_2017 BannerThe European Conference on Schizophrenia Research (ECSR) will take place in Berlin from September 14th to 16th under the patronage of EPA. It is a biennial thematic conference organized by the European Scientific Association on Schizophrenia and other Psychoses (ESAS) in cooperation with the World Psychiatric Association’s section on schizophrenia, the Asian College of Schizophrenia Research (ACSR) as well as the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN). The scientific programme will deal with recent developments in schizophrenia research as well as with challenges in clinical settings. It comprises symposia, debates, workshops, oral presentations, and posters on basic and translational topics as well as on a broad range of clinical issues relevant to improve treatment and care. Each conference day will be highlighted by plenary lectures of distinguished experts in the field. The ECSR 2017 will be held under the motto “Advancing Research – Promoting Recovery”.

The conference will be an ideal forum to present own research and socialize with colleagues. Active contribution of (basic, clinical, health service) researchers, clinicians and therapists to the scientific programme is most welcome. The deadline to submit proposals for symposia will be 16 January 2017.  Abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be accepted until 10 April 2017.

For more information please visit the event’s official website.


International Psychopharmacology Course 2017


International Psychopharmacology Course 2017The Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy of Boston and the Università degli Studi di Salerno (University of Salerno) are proud to present the first International Psychopharmacology Course 2017, which will be held on Sept 29-30, 2017, in Salerno, Italy. This two-day course, lead by distinguished European and American experts, will provide an in-depth review of the latest knowledge in treatment, epidemiology, and diagnosis across mental health conditions including depression, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy has been hosting the renowned Psychopharmacology Conference in the U.S. for over 40 years. This international course will be interactive and multidisciplinary and will provide a unique opportunity to understand differing perspectives and approaches from some of the world’s leading mental health experts, as well as an exceptional forum for networking, exchanging ideas, learning, and sharing experiences with colleagues and faculty.

For further information about the conference please check the course official website.

2017.10.12-14 2nd European Conference on Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry  Munich

The 2nd European Conference on Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry will take place in Munich from 12 to 14 October 2017. 

Topics list is a broad range of applied brain stimulation methods including neurophysiology, neuroimaging, replication, single-case studies. The 2nd ECBSP will be hosted by the German Society of Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry (DGHP). The conference is a joint meeting of the Dutch-Flemish Society of Brain Stimulation, Stimulation Transcrânienne en Psychiatrie (STEP) and the DGHP. The conference will include theoretical lectures and hand-on workshops. The preliminary program will be released soon.

For more information please visit the event’s official website.

2017.10.26-27 2nd European Meeting on Women’s Mental Health

2nd Women MH meeting 2017_bannerWe are pleased to present the II European Meeting on Women’s Mental Health to be held in Barcelona on 26 and 27 October 2017, organised by the Catalan Research Workgroup on Women’s Mental Health. The main goal is to update the knowledge about several issues related to the topic of women, gender and psychosis. The speakers participating in the Congress are well known European experts in this area, from several disciplines as psychiatry, psychology and endocrinology. The meeting will be composed by:

  • Three plenary lectures concerning gender differences in several aspects. 
  • Four Symposiums. Proposals for Symposium are welcomed. 

The Scientific Committee encourages you to participate and submit proposals for symposium, oral communications or poster, in order to share knowledge on the research carried on by the different teams that are currently working in the topic of psychosis and gender.

For more information, complete programme or registration please see the official website.

2017.11.16-19 IV Congress of Psychiatry of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Banja Luka
(Bosnia & Herzegovina)

IV Congress of Bosnia-HerzegovinaThe Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (PABH) organizes the IV Congress of Psychiatry of Bosnia and Herzegovina with international participation on November 16 – 19, 2017 in Banja Luka. The main purpose of this most important psychiatric event in the country is to bring together experts in psychiatry from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the region as well as Europe and worldwide to discuss the main Congress theme “Psychiatry and Mental Health: Dilemmas and Perspectives”, from different points of view (See 1st Announcement for topics).

The IV Congress will be held under the patronage of the European Psychiatric Association and is supported by the World Psychiatric Association as WPA Co-sponsored event.

As part of traditionally close collaboration with EPA, an EPA Itinerant Course “Recognizing and Assessing Negative Symptoms in Patients with Schizophrenia” led by Professor Armida Mucci (Italy) will be organized during the Congress (please see the attachment).

You can find more information about the Congress on its official website or write to and

2017.11.23-25 Berlin CL-Course 2017 (Consultation-Liaison-Psychiatry and Psychosomatics)

The course is organized by the EPA Section on Consultation Liaison Psychiatry & Psychosomatics in collaboration with the Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge (KEH). It aims at developing necessary skills for beginners in Consultation-Liaison-Psychiatry and Psychosomatics, as well as providing the possibility to discuss and deepen the experience for seasoned ones.
In three parallel tracks there will be workshops, lectures and interactive group work on Consultation-Liaison-Psychiatry and Psychosomatics. Sessions will be held in English and in German language. Internationally renowned experts from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Norway and Austria will be part of the course faculty.

More information about the course can be found in the course brochure and the registration form.

2017.12.14-16 International Forum on Mood and Anxiety Disorders (IFMAD) Madrid

banner_sito_Madrid-2017 - CopieInternational Forum on Mood and Anxiety Disorders (IFMAD). Beside the opportunity to learn from the high level Scientific Programme, by attending the meeting you will also benefit from:

  • Top level education and updating on the latest outcomes in clinical research
  • Full access to interactive discussions between the Speakers and the Audience
  • A lively exchange with colleagues of different cultures and medical approaches
  • An enriching networking experience

For further information about this event please see the official website.

2018.03.03-06 26th European Congress of Psychiatry

The 26th European Congress of Psychiatry is organised by the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), and will take place EPA2018_Banner_650x650in Nice, France, on 3-6 March 2018. The theme of the Congress will be “Mental Health: Integrate, Innovate, Individualise”. The Congress will bring together expert clinicians, researchers and leaders of stakeholder organisations in the field of mental health, offering an outstanding set of Plenary and State of the Art Lectures, Educational Courses, Symposia, Workshops and sessions designed for early career psychiatrists.

For more information please visit the EPA 2018 Nice website.

2018.03.16-18 2nd Panhellenic Congress on the Prevention of Suicide and Violence

HSRPSV_Congress_BannerThe 2nd Panhellenic Congress on the Prevention of Suicide and Violence will take place in Athens Greece from the 16th to the 18th March 2018, under the patronage of EPA. The congress is organized by the Hellenic Society for Research and Prevention of Suicide and Violence, under the auspices of the Hellenic Psychiatric Association, the Hellenic Forensic Psychiatry Association and the Hellenic Academy of Forensic Sciences with the scientific collaboration of A’ and B’ Psychiatric Departments of the Athens University and the 5th Department of the Attica Psychiatric Hospital.

The main theme of the congress is “Suicide and Violence during the Socio-Economic Crisis: The Two Sides of the Same Coin”.

The invited speakers are Professor J. J. Mann (USA) and Professor D. Wassermann. The programme will include main presentations, symposia, and free communications. The emphasis will be put on ways and means of directly preventing suicide. Nevertheless, the various aspects of psychological mechanisms and psychopathological dimensions implicated on suicidality will be thoroughly addressed. Most of the presumed biological pathogenetic processes involved in aggression directed either towards oneself or against others will be elaborated. Also, special attention will be paid to social, cultural and environmental factors, which contribute to the development of self-destructive behavior. The overall aim is to improve our collective understanding of the phenomenon of suicide, based on the accumulated scientific evidence and to utilize the knowledge gained so far, in designing the most efficient programs for suicide prevention.

2018.10.19-21 II Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century (2018) Moscow


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The II Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century will take place on 19-21 October 2018 in Moscow, Russia. This Congress will continue the traditions of the I Congress on Mental Health that resulted in delivering four international conferences, 165 scientific reports, publication of the Collection of scientific papers from different areas of scientific knowledge in the mental health fields and development of the Declaration where 700 experts representing 33 countries introduced their commitment and priority tasks in the field of protection of people’s mental health.

The II Congress on Mental Health will focus on the development of an educational environment favorable to maintaining mental health and well-being. To achieve these goals the Congress will provide a unique forum to review the evidence and discuss the contents of education about mental health as well as methods that could be used to make educational effort productive and attractive through interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and inter-sectoral collaboration and cooperation.

Current education in the field of mental health is multifaceted and includes many different levels. This is due to the philosophical nature of the problem related to the fundamental aspects of human life. Therefore, the II Congress will convene experts from various spheres of public health, psychiatry & psychotherapy, psychology & gerontology, occupational labor & social security, science & education, art & culture, sport & physical fitness, economics & law as well as government, business & community sectors leaders to discuss the most important educational needs in the field of mental health, as well as to search for optimal solutions to develop and improve educational services.

For further information about this event please see the official website.