european psychiatric association

Scientific Programme Committee and Local Organising Committee

Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for the EPA 2020 Virtual Congress

  • Philip Gorwood, ChairFrance
  • Istvan Bitter, Hungary
  • Julio Bobes, Spain
  • Geert Dom, Belgium
  • Andrea Fagiolini, Italy
  • Peter Falkai, Germany
  • Fernando Fernandez, Spain
  • Silvana Galderisi, Italy
  • Chantal Henry, France
  • Laurence Lanfumey, France
  • Diego Palao Vidal, Spain
  • Mariana Pinto da Costa, Portugal
  • Andrea Raballo, Italy

Role

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 2020 Virtual Congress

  • Julian Beezhold, UK
  • Dinesh Bhugra, UK
  • Patrice Boyer, France
  • Andrea Fiorillo, Italy
  • Sophia Frangou, USA
  • Wolfgang Gaebel, Germany
  • Cécile Hanon, France
  • Helen Herrmann, Australia
  • Marek Jarema, Poland
  • Hilkka Kärkkäinen, Finland
  • Eduard Vieta, Spain
  • Tamas Kurimay, Hungary
  • Mario Maj, Italy
  • Miia Männikkö, Finland
  • Petr Morozov, Russia
  • Martina Rojnic Kuzman, Croatia
  • Norman Sartorius, Switzerland
  • Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany
  • Agata Szulc, Poland
  • Simavi Vahip, Turkey
  • Danuta Wasserman, Sweden 
  • Menizibeya Osain Welcome, Belarus
  • Jan Wise, UK

Role

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 2020 Virtual Congress

  • Julio Bobes, LOC Chair, Oviedo
  • Celso Arango, LOC Co-Chair, Madrid
  • Maria-Paz García-Portilla, Oviedo
  • Iria Grande, Barcelona
  • Eduardo J. Aguilar, Valencia
  • José Luis Ayuso-Mateos, Madrid
  • Narcís Cardoner Álvarez, Barcelona
  • Llanos Conesa, Valencia
  • Marina Diaz-Marsá, Madrid
  • Gerardo Florez-Menendez, Ourense
  • Manuel A. Franco, Valladolid
  • Leticia Gonzalez-Blanco, Oviedo
  • Manuel Gurpegui, Granada
  • Luis Gutiérrez-Rojas, Granada
  • Angela Ibáñez, Madrid
  • Javier Labad Arias, Barcelona
  • Pilar Lopez, Madrid
  • Ángel Luis Montejo, Salamanca
  • José Manuel Olivares, Vigo
  • Diego Palao Vidal, Barcelona
  • Roberto Rodriguez-Jimenez, Madrid
  • Carlos Roncero, Salamanca
  • Margarita Sáenz, Bilbao
  • Pilar A Saiz, Oviedo

Role

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.