Section Committee

István BITTER, Chair

Julio BOBES GARCIA, Co-Chair

Matej Stuhec, Secretary

Defne ERASLAN, Councillor

Jonas EBERHARD, Councillor



Tobacco Dependence and Smoking Cessation in People with Mental Illness


Joint symposium of the Section of Addictive Behaviour and Section of Psychopharmacology: Tobacco Dependence and Smoking Cessation in People with Mental Illness Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 Time: From 08:00 to: 09:30 Hall E Chair: Marcin Wojnar, Poland Chair: Istvan Bitter, Hungary 08:00 - 08:20 EPA Guidance Paper on Tobacco Dependence and Smoking Cessation Hans-Jürgen Möller, Germany 08:20 - 08:40 Smoking Cessation and Soft Signs of Mental Disorders Tobias Rüther, Germany 08:40 - 09:00 Smoking: a Risk Factor for Suicide Henri-Jean Aubin, France 09:00 - 09:20 Is It Feasible and Effective to Help Patients with Severe Mental Disorders to Quit Smoking? Julio Bobes, Spain 09:20 - 09:30 Discussion


Section of Addictive Behaviours

Venue: Congress venue

Date: 03/04/2017

Driving Ability and Psychotropic Drugs (Section Symposium)


Chair:  Gerd Laux, Germany 

   13:15 - 13:35 Driving Ability and Psychotropic Drugs: Introduction, Epidemiology and General Aspects

Alexander Brunnauer, Germany 

   13:35 - 13:55 Antipsychotics and Driving Ability

Carlos De las Cuevas, Spain 

   13:55 - 14:15 Antidepressants and Driving Ability

Jan Ramaekers, The Netherlands 

   14:15 - 14:35 Driving Ability and Psychotropic Drugs: Legal Framework,

Forensic Aspects

Marc Graf, Switzerland 

 14:35 - 14:45 Discussion 


Venue: Congress venue

Date: 04/04/2017

Annual meeting of the Section



* Report about activities of the Section in 2016 - I Bitter
* Short summary/Follow up: EMA/CHMP consultation with Healthcare Professional Organisations/the European Psychiatric Association on the harmonisation of the indications of haloperidol and haloperidol decanoate in all EU Member States - PM Llorca/I Bitter (The report was submitted with the Annual report of the Section for 2016) 
* Topic of the Section Symposium for the next European Congress of Psychiatry (2018) - All
* Miscellaneous

Publication based on the activity of the Section.


A proposal for a psychopharmacology-pharmacotherapy catalogue of learning objectives and a curriculum in Europe.

World J Biol Psychiatry 2017 Feb 6;18(1):29-38. Epub 2016 Apr 6.


Presentations at non-section events

Other Section activities

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