european psychiatric association

ECP Task Forces

ECP Task Force on Meetings and Associations

Members 2019

  • Mariana Pinto da Costa – Chair
  • Jamila Ismayilova – Member
  • Tomasz Gondek – Member
  • Ozge Kilic – Member
  • Matilda Naesström – Member
  • Alla Chistol – Member
  • Thomas Gargot – Member
  • Tove Mogren – Member
  • Federico Mucci – Member

Main objectives

  • To facilitate the participation of early career psychiatrists in EPA Congresses and other worthwhile scientific meetings.
  • To organise a high-quality scientific track for early career psychiatrists within the Annual Congress.
  • To organise a meeting of the EPA Early Career Psychiatrists at the Annual Congress.
  • To join and assist Member Societies in the development and implementation of programmes for young psychiatrists.
  • To participate in national and international meetings relevant for European early career psychiatrists.
  • To collaborate with other scientific associations, in the organisations of meetings for early career psychiatrists.
  • To organise at least one scientific annual meeting, besides the Congress.

Current project

 ECPs Keep In Touch (KIT) – Promoting ECPC activities across Europe. The ECPC KIT includes a message for early career psychiatrists and trainees translated and published in different languages. This initiative aims at reaching out to psychiatric trainees and early career psychiatrists across Europe, provide them with information about the existing opportunities for them, and raise awareness of ECPC and EPA.
The KIT can be downloaded here in EnglishRussian, Turkey, Azeri and Polish

Please contact us if you are interested in translating this KIT into another language and publish it in a Journal in your country, at ecpc[at]europsy.net

ECP Task Force on Research

Members 2019

  • Katja Koelkebeck – Chair
  • Diego Quattrone – Member
  • Gaia Sampogna – Member
  • Ilia Fedotov – Member
  • Claudia Palumbo – Member
  • Ekin Sönmez – Member
  • Liana Kobylinska – Member
  • Victor Pereira Sanchez – Member
  • Aleksandar Savic – Member

Main objectives

The task force Research involves early career psychiatrists (ECP) across Europe in research projects concerned with educational aspects as well as career chances and is also open towards multi-center research proposals performed by ECP.

Current project

 Research activities are decreasing in early careers psychiatrists (ECP) and psychiatric trainees. This poses a major threat towards the scientific development and application of evidence-based medicine in the field.

In cooperation with the European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT), we aim at assessing the needs and options regarding research activities among early careers psychiatrists and psychiatric trainees across Europe. We are interested in understanding both barriers and facilitators, in order to develop an action plan to foster research in the next generation of psychiatrists. The survey will be distributed during 2017/2018 via national and international trainee associations and ECP networks across Europe. We hope to present preliminary findings during the EPA congress in Warsaw in 2019.

To participate to the study, please follow this link.

ECP Task Force on Publications

Members 2019

  • Dzmitry Krupchanka – Chair
  • Marisa Casanova Dias – Member
  • Sinan Guloksuz – Member
  • Mario Luciano – Member
  • Georgios Schoretsanitis – Member
  • Ana Moscoso – Member
  • Milica Borovcanin – Member
  • Egor Chumakov – Member

Main objectives

  • To develop online educational publications, to be posted on the EPA website, and possibly sponsored.
  • To produce at least one book by early career psychiatrists and one book dedicated to early career psychiatrists.
  • To produce a series of guidelines on issues of great relevance for psychiatric practice for trainees and early career psychiatrists.
  • To improve visibility of early career psychiatrists’ publications, in particular those published in European Psychiatry, the official journal of the Association.
  • To increase the dissemination of news regarding early career psychiatrists, through the publication of a quarterly bulletin (to be published online and in paper version).

ECP Task Force on Professional Development

Members 2019

  • Olga Kazakova – Chair
  • Costin Matei – Member
  • Olena Zhabenko – Member
  • Franziska Baessler – Member
  • Asilay Seker – Member
  • Costin Roventa – Member
  • Yuriy Osadshi – Member
  • Iryna Frankova – Member
  • Petr Winkler – Member

Main objectives

  • To collaborate with the European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees on training needs of early career psychiatrists.
  • To collaborate with the EPA Committee on Education in the organisation of training workshops, seminars and other activities for early career psychiatrists.
  • To identify key areas for action in the training of early career psychiatrists, through the use of online surveys.
  • To promote the publication of educational modules for early career psychiatrists on relevant issues.
  • To develop a CME online programme for EPA early career members as part of a global e-learning offer, in coordination with the Committee on Education.

Current project

 For more information on our Gaining Experience Programme, please follow this link.