EPA Virtual 2021

The European Psychiatric Association is excited to invite you to its second virtual congress, EPA Virtual 2021.

We have already received over 2200 abstract submissions. Research presented at the next EPA congress will undoubtedly contribute to advancing daily practices in 2021. Clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals in the field of mental health care will take part.

Join them on 10 -13 April 2021 for the next EPA innovative online experience.

Forefront of good practice

We live in the digital era; the time has come for psychiatry to exploit its potential for the implementation of new models of prevention, care and rehabilitation.

Deadline for Oral Presenters

Oral Communication presentation upload deadline: 8 March 2021, 12:00 CET.

Presenters are requested to prepare and upload their presentation before the extended deadline. Please CLICK HERE to view detailed instructions on how to record your presentation.

Latest Updates

Registration Open

Registration for EPA Virtual 2021 is open. With equal opportunity to access the programme wherever you are located, and lower than ever registration rates starting at just €85, EPA Virtual 2021 is more accessible than ever.

Courses Online

High-quality education courses, covering all aspects of psychiatry. Each course will be live, and limited to small groups to allow for active participation. Here you will be presented advanced materials on a chosen topic of practical relevance.

EPA Forum 2021

Quality Indicators of Services and Care for Mental Health in Europe, from Clinician to Patient Perspective: A Paradigm Shift? This year’s Forum will focus on quality indicators for mental health as a tool to improve healthcare systems throughout Europe. The Forum will be live streamed on the virtual platform and congress website, 10 April 2021.

Why Attend

The 29th European Congress of Psychiatry, EPA Virtual 2021, is guided by the motto, “Personalising and integrating mental health care in the digital era”. Hear the latest research, gain new tools to adopt the latest practices and nurture collaborations with the EPA global community.

EPA Virtual 2021

The transformation to an innovative online experience will allow us to unlock new opportunities and make the congress even more accessible.

Latest Trends

Immerse yourself in the rapid advances in technology and research that are influencing today’s practices and treatment options.

Career Opportunities

Extend your network and benefit from face to face meetings with colleagues who are looking to grow collaborations worldwide.

Great Speakers

EPA congress attracts international speakers who are influencers and experts in their fields. Hear the discussions firsthand.

Global Community

Take a break from everyday life with the EPA global community. A community of professionals who share your values and goals.

ECP Task Force

Early career psychiatrists task forces support young professionals. Their activities include a dedicated scientific track at the EPA congress.


EPA Virtual 2021 unites an inspiring group of thought leaders to deliver a programme packed with expert presentations and fruitful discussions.


Philip Gorwood

Philip Gorwood, MD, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry at Sainte-Anne Hospital and Head of the CMME department, teaching at the University of Paris. Professor Gorwood’s mandate as EPA President will run from 7 April 2019 to 11 April 2021.


Peter Falkai

Peter Falkai holds the position of Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of Munich. Professor Falkai will co-chair the Scientific Programme Committee and holds the position of President-elect of the European Psychiatric Association.


Silvana Galderisi

Silvana Galderisi, MD, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Chair of the Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive Medicine of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. Professor Galderisi currently sits on the EPA Executive Committee as Past President.


Mario Maj

Mario Maj is Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health at the University of Naples. Professor Maj served as EPA President during 2003-2004.



Join over 20,000 members of the EPA online community to exchange experience, ideas and learn the latest updates about the congress.