european psychiatric association

EPA Scientific Sections

The mission of the 22 active EPA Scientific Sections is to explore and solve problems in various specific areas of psychiatry, to collect and disseminate information, to establish working relationships between individuals and with different national and international bodies working in the same field, and to achieve greater coordination. The EPA’s Sections organise their own symposia under the patronage of the EPA, as well as annual conferences throughout Europe.

Although the EPA Office provides administrative support, EPA Sections function independently within the established framework with regard to member recruitment and management, leadership elections, meetings, and internal and external communication.

A new Task Force on Sections was created on 2019 to support the activities implemented by the Sections. For further information click here.

For any questions about the EPA Sections, please contact the EPA Administrative Office.

Secretary for Sections

Jerzy Samochowiec
Secretary for Sections


  • Professor of Psychiatry, certified psychotherapist and Chair of the Department and Clinic of Psychiatry at the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin (Poland).
  • Board member of the European Psychiatric Association.
  • Secretary for EPA Scientific Sections.
  • Official Representative of the Polish Psychiatric Association.
  • Member of Editor Board of “Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry”, “Psychiatria Polska”, “Alkohol i Narkomania” (Alcohol and Drug Dependence).

EPA Scientific Sections