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EPA 2020 is going virtual!

Official EPA communication:
The EPA 2020 congress is going virtual!
Updated 7 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our model of face-to-face meetings as authorities have imposed travel restrictions and physical distancing which are increasingly stringent. To adapt to the current situation, the EPA Board has decided to transform the 28th European Congress of Psychiatry in Madrid into a fully virtual meeting that will offer the mental health community the possibility for educational exchanges, scientific news and best practice updates while protecting the safety, health, and well-being of all congress participants.

The virtual meeting will take place between 4 – 7 July 2020. Virtual sessions will allow for live interaction, and will be available on-demand in the weeks following the congress.

In this time of uncertainty, we look to transform this crisis into a new opportunity, one that will open a wide and ongoing discussion on our collective local and national experiences and challenges in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with regard to our patients. The EPA is working hard to make this online platform a relevant and effective communication channel between clinicians and researchers, with positive effects reaching far beyond the congress.

It is our goal that this virtual congress will continue to meet the needs of the EPA community and to ensure a viable future for the association’s activities in psychiatric education and professional support. Registered participants will still be eligible to receive the number of CME credits attributed to the virtual meeting, and authors whose abstracts were accepted will be published in the digital abstract book, with e-posters available for virtual consultation.

Further registration and scheduling details for delegates, speakers and industry partners will be announced in due course. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions on the congress website, which is updated regularly to reflect the most recent changes in policy.

We thank you in advance for your support in making the EPA 2020 Virtual Congress a success!

Philip Gorwood – President
Peter Falkai – President Elect
Silvana Galderisi – Past President
Julian Beezhold – Secretary General
Geert Dom – Treasurer
Simavi Vahip – Council of NPAs Chair

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