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EPA 2019 PRIZES AND AWARDS – APPLY NOW!

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15.10.2018 - The EPA is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2019 Research Prizes and Scholarship Programme is now open!

RESEARCH PRIZES

The EPA will award Research Prizes of €2000 each to early career psychiatrists working in the WHO Europe region, who have published the best scientific papers in 2018 in selected categories. One of the categories will highlight the best scientific paper accepted for publication in European Psychiatry Journal in 2018.

Selected candidates who attend the Opening Ceremony of the EPA Congress on 6 April 2019 will also be reimbursed up to €500 for travel and accommodation costs, upon presentation of original receipts and documentation.

Visit the Research Prizes page for more information about the prizes and eligibility criteria and apply by 23 October 2018!

ECP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

This programme is open to early career psychiatrists who are either trainees or within 5 years of completion of specialist training in psychiatry. Selected candidates for the EPA Scholarship Programme will receive 2019 European Congress of Psychiatry registration, travel and accommodation, event invitations and other exclusive advantages. Early career psychiatrist or trainee candidates must be working in countries of the WHO Europe region.

Visit the ECP Scholarships page for more information about the Scholarship Programme and eligibility criteria and apply by 23 November 2018!

 Pictured: EPA 2018 Scholarships winners

 

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EPA SUPPORTS WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

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10.10.2018 - The EPA is marking this year’s World Mental Health Day by emphasising the topic proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO), “Young people and mental health in a changing world”.

On this day, EPA President Prof. Silvana Galderisi underlines the high importance of mental health of the younger generation:

“Mental health in young people is a key priority for the European Psychiatric Association. As highlighted by the WHO, half of all mental illnesses begins by the age of 14 [1]Within the context of mental health care special attention should be given to the transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services. Indeed, many psychiatric problems originate in early/late adolescence and continue through adulthood.”

In a changing society, where new technologies are being increasingly used by new generations, innovative approaches must be developed to address the mental health of the population and in particular to provide psychosocial support and promote mental health among young people. Being aware of this challenge, in recent years the EPA has introduced innovative e-tools to educate and train the new generation, such as through the launch and successful implementation of the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)[2]. This initiative, free and accessible to all, allows professionals and students interested in mental health to gain a basic understanding of CBT, the psychotherapy with the strongest evidence base, and exchange and interact online to improve their knowledge and skills on relevant mental health related issues. The EPA will promote further developments of e-learning and digital tools aimed at improving mental research, care and training in mental health.

The EPA is also developing research plans aimed at addressing the widespread problem of transition of care, and its important negative impact on the quality of life and care of patients and their families.

Attention for mental health in young people is essential for safeguarding and educating the generations to come, on what it means to be mentally healthy.

“On a day like this” , Prof. Galderisi concludes,“let us pledge to support young people on building mental resilience in a changing world by increasing efforts to develop appropriate interventions and to rethink the mental health care systems in an integrated, person-centred perspective, that ensures continuity of care in all phases of life”. 


[1] http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2018/en/
[2] https://www.europsy.net/education/e-learning/

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THE EPA LAUNCHES NEW MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

nattavut12.09.2018 – The EPA is pleased to announce that two new membership categories have been created in order to expand EPA benefits and involvement opportunities within the global mental health community. 

Professionals working in and around the psychiatric field, including psychologists, neurologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and others, are now eligible to become Associate Members

University students of psychiatry, psychology or other fields related to mental health may join as Student Members.

These new membership categories are open to any applicant fulfilling the professional or academic criteria, regardless of country of origin. 

Don’t forget that in addition to becoming an integral part of a growing mental health care community within the EPA, members are also entitled to benefits such as significant reductions in congress registration and EPA Course fees, and receive a free online subscription to European Psychiatry to stay up to date with the latest in psychiatric research. 

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Membership page.

 

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APPLY NOW FOR THE GAINING EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME!

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09.08.2018 – The EPA Early Career Psychiatrists Committee is pleased to announce that applications for the next Gaining Experience Programme are open !

The programme offers Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) short observership placements in various institutions across Europe, allowing them to broaden their clinical, research and teaching knowledge, and become familiar with different mental health systems in Europe.

Interested ECPs have until 17 September 2018 to apply.

For more information on the selected institutions and programme requirements, please visit the dedicated webpage.

 

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THE EPA OPPOSES U.S. POLICY SEPARATING FAMILIES

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21.06.2018 – The EPA joins the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics in opposing the U.S. immigration policy that separates children from their parents.

This is inhuman and likely to have a profound and negative life-long impact on the mental and physical health of those involved. 

The positive outcome following vibrant, worldwide protest demonstrates the importance of raising our voices to stop cruel and inhuman practices.

The EPA Executive Committee

 

 

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Patient organisations join the EPA

logo homepageThe EPA is very pleased to announce that patient organisations GAMIAN (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks – Europe) and EUFAMI (European Federation of Association of Families of People with Mental Illness) have joined the EPA Board as ex-officio members. 

The inclusion of these key patient and carer organisations will further strengthen the EPA’s important relationships with its partner organisations, and help continue its work in supporting mental health patients, their families and their carers.

 

 

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In Memoriam: Per Bech 1942-2018

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of former EPA President Professor Per Bech, who passed away on 9 May 2018.

The EPA extends its deepest sympathy to his family and friends, and will be forever grateful for his numerous contributions to the field of psychiatry.
 
In tribute to Prof. Bech, former EPA committee members Prof. Marianne C. Kastrup and Prof. Wolfgang Rutz have prepared an obituary to further honour his life and accomplishments.

 

 

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EPA SUMMER SCHOOL 2018

10.04.2018 – The EPA is very pleased to announce that applications are open for the 8th edition of the EPA Summer School

Organised in Strasbourg (France) from 6-9 September 2018, the Summer School will once again focus on the topic “ABCs of Psychotherapy.” 

Led by a renowned faculty, the scholars will be able to interact on a diverse range of topics such as systemic therapy, psychodynamic practice and neurosciences, or cognitive behavioural therapy. Moreover, simulation sessions will also be part of the programme, to offer a safe and realistic environment to practice skills needed in clinical work. 

The EPA Summer School is tailored for psychiatrists who are either trainees within 2 years of completion of specialist training and who reside in a country that forms part of the WHO Europe region.

Deadline for applications has been extended: 7 May 2018
 
More information on how to register at www.europsy.net/education/summer-school/application/
 

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SIGN UP NOW FOR THE EPA MOOC !

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01.03.2018 - The EPA is very pleased to reveal the topic for its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): “Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy”!

This 4-week online course, starting on 9 April, is designed for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and is free to access for all those interested.

Through mini-lecture videos, demonstrative role-plays and interviews with international experts, the course covers the varieties of CBT, their evolution, the application of CBT to various disorders, its key clinical features and the place of this important therapy in psychiatry today.

More information on how to register at www.europsy.net/onlinelearning

 

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EPA MOOC COMING SOON!

EPA MOOC_logo16.02.2018 - The EPA is thrilled to announce that an exciting online project is in the works!

During the past year, the Committee on Education has been working on developing the EPA MOOC, an online training and e-learning programme tailored for psychiatrists and mental health professionals.

Now in the final stages of completion, the online course is set to go live in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned for more information coming up, or visit us at the EPA booth in Nice!

 

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Title page image: Dr. Stirling Moorey gets ready for his close-up during filming at the EPA Strasbourg office in December 2017.

 

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