european psychiatric association

EPA Scientific Sections


The mission of the 21 active EPA Scientific Sections is to explore and solve problems in various specific areas of psychiatry, to collect and disseminate information, to establish working relationships between individuals and with different national and international bodies working in the same field, and to achieve greater coordination. The EPA’s Sections organise their own symposia under the patronage of the EPA, as well as annual conferences throughout Europe.

Although the EPA Office provides administrative support, EPA Sections function independently within the established framework with regard to member recruitment and management, leadership elections, meetings, and internal and external communication.

A new Task Force on Sections was created on 2019 to support the activities implemented by the Sections. For further information click here.

For any questions about the EPA Sections, please contact the EPA Administrative Office.

Secretary for Sections

Andrea Fiorillo   Secretary for Sections

  • Full Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy
  • Board member of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
  • Secretary for EPA Scientific Sections
  • Editor of European Psychiatry
  • Co-Chair of the Section on Education in Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
  • President of the Italian Society for Social Psychiatry
  • Author of more than 200 scientific papers
  • Main research interests: social psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology, prevention of mental disorders and promotion of physical and mental health, education in psychiatry

Current EPA Scientific Sections