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Upcoming Events

Date EVENT Location description
2019.09.26-28 7th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research Berlin


The European Conference on Schizophrenia Research is a biennial thematic conference that has been established as a platform for scientific exchange on current issues and controversies in schizophrenia research and clinical care. Not only in the light of the revised edition of ICD the topic of diagnosing psychoses is worth to be in the focus of the ECSR 2019. Advances in early diagnosis due to innovative tools and neurobiological findings need critical evaluation with regard to their clinical relevance.

From the beginning on the organiser of this congress’ series cooperates with EPA together aiming at enhancing the visibility of the European schizophrenia research. Accordingly, the scientific programme will be designed to update knowledge, discuss findings with experts in the field, and figure out emerging topics for further research.

The ECSR shall also serve as a forum for young scientist to present own data, and socialize with senior colleagues. The interactive scene of the ECSR also provides the opportunity to initiate consortia for new EU funded research projects. According to this concept and the objectives the active contribution of (basic, clinical, health services) researchers, clinicians and therapists to the scientific programme is most welcome and those are cordially invited to submit their proposals. Respective deadlines and further information can be taken from the congress homepage.

2019.02.04-09 Virtual Conference on Adult ADHD Online

ADHD virtual conference 2019_logoEPA is pleased to offer its patronage for the online conference Virtual Conference on Adult ADHD, which will take place from 4 to 9 February 2019. This conference is organised by the Psychiatry Department of Juan Ramon Jimenez University Hospital, Huelva (Spain).

Attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity, continues to be a controversial issue despite the significant impact on life quality of individuals —without forgetting that it can also form the basis of other disorders, such as addictions. The objective of this conference is to update the subject from an interdisciplinary approach that allows participants to increase their knowledge, their therapeutic skills, their motivation to continue research at a clinical level, and that all this has an impact on the well-being of patients.

Always within the framework of scientific evidence, organizers have opted for a congress that gathers expert speakers in the approach of ADHD from their field. Aiming to promote the integration of some techniques that will be useful in clinical practice, and likewise promote research and teamwork.

Further details about registration, programme and abstract submission you will find here.

2019.03.05-08 8th IAWMH World Congress on Women’s Mental Health Paris

IAWMH 2019 Paris_bannerThe International Association for Women’s Mental Health (IAWMH) in collaboration with La Société Marcé Francophone (SMF) are very pleased to welcome clinicians and researchers involved in the field of women’s mental health from every country to the 8th IAWMH World Congress on Women’s Mental Health, in Paris from 5 to 8 March 2019.

The main domains of interest at the congress will be: Gender equality, Well-Being and Vulnerability which are important contributors to Women’s Mental Health. There will be outstanding Plenary Lectures, Scientific symposia, Educational and Special lectures, Workshops, Free Communications and Poster sessions, and also many social events to help you discovering the wonderful cultural city of Paris with guided tours.

We will dedicate all our efforts making this Congress an unforgettable experience for you and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Paris in March 2019, around the Women’s day: Jayashri Kulkarni (IAWMH President), Florence Thibaut (IAWMH Congress President and President elect IAWMH), Florence Gressier (France SMF President elect), Nine Glangeaud-Freudenthal (France SMF and Marcé Society Past President).

Further details about this event you will find here.

2019.07.04-06 18th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders IFMAD Vienna

banner-Ifmad-2019-viennaIFMAD has developed the reputation over many years of being the most interactive, stimulating and productive educational meeting in its field in Europe. This year the 18th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders will take place in Vienna, Austria from 4 to 6 July 2019.

Since 2015 we are providing an even more comprehensive scientific and educational programme. In a friendly atmosphere difficult clinical challenges are dissected, discussed and reformulated with high ranking experts to achieve the best evidence based path to treatment in depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. To avoid bias, our educational program is completely independent from pharmaceutical support. This year the following topics  will be discussed: : New findings on lithium, Nutritional psychiatry as it relates to mood disorders, Advances in treating bipolar depression and mixed states, Treating cognitive dysfunction in mood disorders, Valproate in women of child bearing potential ,Enduring effect of psychotherapy versus medication in anxiety disorders, Hypochondriasis as an OCD disorder (ICD11). Therapeutic implications, Personalized treatment of TRD, Advances in the treatment of TRD, Advances in technology and digital Psychiatry, Can we reopen blocked genetic pathways in TRD, New antipsychotics in the treatment of depression, Baclofen in anxiety disorders with alcohol dependence, Treatment of disorders of problematic use of internet.

For more information please see the official website.

2019.08.27-31 International Conference on Women, Safety and Health in Asia Kathmandu

Women Safety in Asia 2019_Cultural section event LOGOThe International Conference on Women, Safety and Health in Asia is an EPA Section on Cultural Psychiatry co-organised event and will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal in August 29–31, 2019. In the context of this event some Pre-Conference Workshops will also take place Kathmandu University Dhulikhel in August 27–28, 2019.

The conference will focus on the health of women in Asia, which is increasingly threatened by poverty, discrimination, violence, and other challenges to physical and psychological well-being. These challenges have to be approached by interdisciplinary strategies integrating mental health, general medicine and gynecology, legal and social research and interventions.

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A limited number of scholarships for students and participants from the Asian region will be offered in order to enhance networking and offer low barrier access to the conference, that will be partly covere
d by the general participation fees.ocial research and interventions. Recent research as well as intervention models developed in Asia, by international expert groups, organizations and service providers will be the special focus of the conference.

For more information please visit the official website.