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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.


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