european psychiatric association

2nd EPA Forum

The EPA Forum 2016 took place on 11 March in Madrid, Spain. 186 participants centred their discussion on the theme A Common Language in European Psychiatry – Can it be achieved? Speakers from the Commission, WHO and UN, as well as European psychiatric organisations and networks such as EUFAMI, GAMIAN and ROAMER, joined EPA leaders for topical lectures and discussions concerning matters of European importance in the field of Mental Health and Mental Health Care.



The Programme of the 2nd EPA Forum

​09:00 – 09:15

09:15 – 10:​25

​Welcome and Introduction

​European Psychiatry: What are the concepts?
Chair: Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel​​

Why a European Psychiatry?
Balancing unity and diversity?
Mario Maj (University of Naples)

Human rights and mental health care –
Can we find a common ground?
Dainius Puras (UN Special Rapporteur on Health)

​10:05 – 10:15 

10:15 – 10:30

​10:30 – 11:30


​Coffee Break

​European psychiatric workforce: Generalists or specialists?​​
Chair: Prof. Silvana Galderisi​

European Psychiatrists: What unifies us – What is our role?
Wolfgang Gaebel (EPA)

National Psychiatric Associations and the EPA:
What are core principles in education?
Manuel Martín Carrasco (EPA)

European Research: Where should we set the focus?
Josep Maria Haro (ROAMER)

11:30 – 11:45 

​11:45 – 11:55 

11:55 – 12:45


​Coffee Break

​European Mental Health Service: The value of treatment and care​
Chair: Prof. Danuta Wasserman​

Outcomes of promotion, prevention, treatment and care
Matt Muijen (WHO-Europe)

Economic aspects in European mental health services
Martin Knapp (London School of Economics)

Patients’ and relatives’ view on European Psychiatry
Bert Jonhson (EUFAMI)
Yoram Cohen (GAMIAN)

12:45 – 13:40

13:40 – 13:50 


General discussion moderated by Wolfgang Gaebel 

Concluding remarks
Wolfgang Gaebel (EPA)