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NPA Activities 2019

Council of NPAs Meetings 2019


A thematic Council of NPAs meeting was held in September 2019 in Brno, Czech Republic during the 18th Czech-Slovak Psychiatric Congress. The meeting was attended by the EPA Secretary General, the EPA Council of NPAs Chair and the board members and presidents of the EPA NPAs. The meeting provided an excellent opportunity to share experiences and to know more about NPAs goals, missions and expectations.

EPA2019 – Warsaw

The Council of NPAs meeting was held in April during the EPA 2019 Congress in Warsaw. The meeting was attended by around 40 participants, including NPAs representatives and EPA leaders. A new Steering Committee was elected during the meeting: Simavi Vahip (Chair, Turkey), Jerzy Samochowiec (Vice-Chair, Poland) and Bernardo Carpiniello (Secretary, Italy).

The new Chair presented his plan of activities for the following years, as well as the results of a survey aimed to evaluate the Council’s activities and working methods. He also invited NPAs to discuss the functions of the Council and proposals to increase interest and participation of NPAs.

Joint Symposia 2019

The EPA, through its Council of NPAs, is present every year in at least one or two national events of its national members with the Council of NPAs Symposia. The Symposia are dedicated to present-day problematics in psychiatry, offering a European and national perspective. This is a way to make the EPA aims and activities visible on a national level and also highlight the local specificities and needs.

Brno, Czech Republic
26 September 2019

“Unmet needs in the long-term treatment of serious mental illness: from remission to recovery”