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Congress EPA Courses

The EPA Course programme was launched in 2002 during the 11th European Congress of Psychiatry in Stockholm and is tailored for mental health professionals interested in accessing continuing medical training and international education programmes about new scientific data and new medical techniques that are essential for their daily practice.

The EPA courses are 180-minute sessions that have been designed to emphasise learning experiences that actively involve participants and include an opportunity for informal exchange with the faculty.

The content of the course programme is designed by the EPA Committee on Education, which assures a continuous evaluation of the educational quality of provided courses using peer reviews and participant surveys.

EPA Courses for EPA 2023

EPA Courses are included every year in the Scientific Programme of the European Congress of Psychiatry. The 31st European Congress of Psychiatry will take place on 25-28 March 2023 in Paris, France. Once selected, the final list of EPA Courses is available on the Congress website.

If you want to help shape a better future for mental health professionals and patients, we are happy to announce that the submission platform is officially open! The EPA 2023 Scientific Programme Committee will be pleased to receive all proposals for EPA Courses, Workshops and Symposia to be included in the EPA 2023 scientific programme.  

The deadline for submission is 31 July 2022. 

Though some EPA Courses remain within the congress programme for several years due to popular demand, the EPA also encourages new proposals to bring fresh perspectives and new topics of interest into the programme.

EPA Courses Guidelines

In order to harmonise the quality of the EPA Courses, EPA Guidelines were developed by the EPA Committee on Education together with the EPA faculty. The Guidelines cover the key points of organisation of an EPA Course, including submission of a course proposal, selection criteria, course format and methods, evaluation system, etc.