3rd EPA Forum
The 3rd edition of the EPA Forum was successfully hosted in Florence on 1 April 2017. The event preceded the official opening of the EPA Congress 2017, under the motto “Together for Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities”.
With over 220 participants, presenters and discussants focused on mental health as an essential component of public health, and the need for involving all key players to effectively identify and bridge the gaps in the organisation of Mental Health Services across Europe.
Remarkable presentations from high-level experts in the field of mental health were followed by fruitful exchanges with the audience. A general consensus was reached on the importance of working together towards common goals, taking into consideration the gaps, specificities and complementarity of the health care systems in Europe. In particular, the different stakeholders should join forces to share good practices, invest more in research, strengthen prevention policies, and improve academic performance and training.
Click here to download the Forum programme for speakers and presentation titles.
9:00 – 9:15
9:15 – 10:30
Welcome and Introduction
Mental health as an essential component of public health
Chair: Silvana Galderisi
Public mental health: time to translate evidence into practice
The failure to translate evidence into practice: is it a matter of cost-effectiveness?
Promoting and protecting mental health in Europe: Challenges and opportunities
10:30 – 11:50
Identifying and bridging the gaps in the organisation of mental health services across Europe
Chair: Wolfgang Gaebel
Mental health services in Europe: An overview
The organisation of Mental Health Services in Northern Europe
The organisation of Mental Health Service in Southern Europe
The organisation of Mental Health Service in Eastern Europe
11:35 – 11: 50
11:50 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:30
Identifying and bridging the gaps in the organisation of mental health services across Europe: The point of view of the various stakeholders
Chair: Philip Gorwood
The role of the European Commission
Herta Adam (DG Sante)
he point of view of the users
Hilkka Kärkkäinen (GAMIAN)
The point of view of the families
Miia Männikkö (EUFAMI)
The point of view of the European general practitioners
Henk Parmentier (WONCA)
The point of view of the European Psychiatric Nurses
Martin Ward (HORATIO)
13:15 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
moderated by Wolfgang Gaebel
EPA Forum Lunch