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Sections

Mission

EPA has established sections that have their own steering committees. The mission of the 21 active EPA sections is to explore and solve problems in different specific areas of psychiatry, to collect and disseminate information, to establish working relations between individuals and with different national and international bodies working in the same field, and to achieve greater coordination.  These Sections organise their own symposia under the aegis of EPA, and annual conferences in Europe.

List of the sections


How to join the sections

EPA individual members can join the Sections directly through their personal EPA Extranet account. Non-EPA members can join the Sections only by contacting directly the Sections’ board. As Section members they shall become members of the EPA within the year they join the Section. Individuals who are not members of the EPA may also participate in scientific meetings organised by the EPA or its sections.

Each section is self-administrating. Please contact directly the section that you would like to join. Contact details are available on the individual section pages.

Establishment of new sections

Any paid-up EPA Member may propose the creation of a new Section. Proposals must be sent to the EPA President 2 months in advance of the EPA Board meeting. Each proposal must include the Section title, its objectives, a list of the activities to be conducted in the two years following establishment, the list of members and the composition of the Section’s Board.

The proposal must be pre-approved by the EPA Board upon the following criteria:
• Section has at least 10 paid-up EPA Members
• Majority of Section’s members are eligible to become EPA Members
• The proposed Section Board includes experts in the field
• Proposed field is relevant to the EPA and is not already covered by an existing Section and could not be covered by an extension

After pre-approval by the EPA Board, the Section may start to function on an ad-hoc basis. The establishment of the Section has then to be approved by the General Assembly.

For more details, please contact the EPA Administrative Office.

Contact

If you wish to get in contact with the network for professional and scientific questions, comments and ideas, please refer to the Secretary for Sections, Michael Musalek.

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