European Track

​​​​Please note the programme is subject to change.


These 90-minute sessions, selected by the Scientific Programme Committee, will focus on specific topics in psychiatry, representing several points of view. The symposia include four presentations by international speakers and offer an opportunity for discussion.

Upscaling Mental Healthcare - Implementing Guidance and Mental Health Care Recommendations in Europe

Chair: Wolfgang Gaebel (Germany) 
Co-Chair: Tamas Kurimay (Hungary) 
Wolfgang Gaebel (Germany) - How Can Guidance Recommendations Contribute to Better Mental Health?
Manuel Martin-Carrasco (Spain) - Implementation of EPA Guidance – One way for all countries?
Jerzy Samochowiec (Poland) - Country Specific Implementation of EPA Guidance: Example from the Polish Psychiatric Association
Tamas Kurimay (Hungary) - The Joint Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing and its implementation in Europe​

Early intervention in Psychotic Disorders: Comparing Models and Experiences  – Joint Symposium with the Italian Psychiatric Association

Chair: Silvana Galderisi (Italy) 
Co-chair: Claudio Mencacci (Italy) 
Merete Nordentoft (Denmark) - Assertive Interventions for First Episode Psychoses: The Danish Experience
Anna Meneghelli (Italy) - Assertive Interventions for First Episode Psychoses: The Italian Experience
Speaker: TBA ​ - Beyond Stand-alone Centers for Early Intervention in Psychoses: An International Survey
Mirella Ruggeri​ (Italy) - Beyond Stand-alone Centers for Early Intervention in Psychoses: The Italian Experience


The Workshops will be devoted to a specific topic and bring together experts in this field for an intensive discussion. These will be 90-minute working sessions. At least 50% of the time will be devoted to discussion.

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