european psychiatric association

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.

Forum Programme

9:00 – 9:15

9:15 – 10:30​

 

Welcome and Introduction 
Silvana Galderisi​

Mental health as an essential component of public health​
Chair: Silvana Galderisi

Public mental health: time to translate evidence into practice
Kristian Wahlbeck 

The failure to translate evidence into practice: is it a matter of cost-effectiveness?
Martin Knapp 

Promoting and protecting mental health in Europe: Challenges and opportunities
Daniel Chisholm

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
Norman Sartorius

The organisation of Mental Health Services in Northern Europe
Merete Nordentoft

The organisation of Mental Health Service in Southern Europe
Angelo Fioritti 

The organisation of Mental Health Service in Eastern Europe
Cyril Höschl

11:35 – 11: 50

11:50 – 12:00 

Discussion

Coffeebreak 

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)​

​​The 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 

General Discussion
moderated by Wolfgang Gaebel

EPA Forum Lunch