european psychiatric association

Scientific Programme Committee and Local Organising Committee

Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for the EPA 2023 Congress

  • Peter Falkai, Germany, SPC Chair
  • Geert Dom, Belgium, SPC Co-Chair
  • Michaela Amering, Austria
  • Celso Arango, Spain
  • Judit Balázs, Hungary 
  • Julian Beezhold, United Kingdom
  • Philippe Courtet, France
  • Philip Gorwood, France
  • Inez Myin-Germeys, Belgium
  • Merete Nordentoft, Denmark
  • Martina Rojnic Kuzman, Croatia
  • Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany
  • Danuta Wasserman, Sweden

The SPC ensures the high-quality scientific programme of the European Congress of Psychiatry and reinforces EPA positioning as the main congress in Europe. The SPC is responsible for building the core scientific programme and reviewing and selecting the submissions for the accepted scientific programme.

Advisory Scientific Programme Committee (ASPC) for the EPA 2023 Congress

  • Elisabeth Binder, Germany
  • André Decraene, Belgium
  • Livia de Picker, Belgium
  • Andrea Fiorillo, Italy
  • Sophia Frangou, USA
  • Cécile Hanon, France
  • Marek Jarema, Poland
  • Hilkka Kärkkäinen, Finland
  • Ozge Kilic, Türkiye
  • Tamás Kurimay, Hungary
  • Lars Lien, Norway
  • Diego Palao Vidal, Spain
  • Marco Solmi, Italy
  • Jerzy Samochowiec, Poland
  • Agata Szulc, Poland
  • Florence Thibaut, France
  • Simavi Vahip, Türkiye
  • Umberto Volpe, Italy
  • Jan Wise, United Kingdom

The role of the Advisory Scientific Programme Committee, made up of esteemed European psychiatrists, is to provide advice to the SPC.

Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the EPA 2023 Congress

  • Philippe Courtet, France – LOC Chair
  • Bruno Aouizerate, France
  • Fabrice Berna, France
  • Paolo Brambilla, Italy
  • Renaud David, France
  • Dominique Drapier, France
  • Pierre-Alexis Geoffroy, France
  • Iria Grande, Spain
  • Sébastien Guillaume, France
  • Nicolas Hoertel, France
  • Nemat Jaafari, France
  • Aiste Lengvenyte, France
  • Pierre-Michel Llorca, France
  • Emilie Olié, France
  • Benjamin Rolland, France
  • Robertas Strumila, France
  • Guillaume Vaiva, France

The LOC is an official body that takes an active part in the local promotion of the event towards delegates; sponsoring solicitation; promotion and liaison with the local authorities when relevant; review of the Oral and Poster submissions and late breaker proposals; scheduling of Orals and Posters; appointment of chairs for the Oral and Poster sessions; any other duties which may contribute reinforcing the success of the European Congress of Psychiatry.