It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that, together with Local Organising Committee Chair Professor János Réthelyi, we invite you to the 32nd Congress of the European Psychiatric Association. The Congress will take place 6-9 April 2024.
We are heading to another place of excellence, Budapest, capital of Hungary. As a global and multi-cultural hub, Budapest is at the crossroads between East and West, and as such, excellently placed for a bridging role in Europe. Indeed, in these complex geopolitical times, the importance of joining together, crossing borders, and overcoming differences is more crucial than ever.
Within this context, the motto of our congress is timely:
Mental Health: Open and Inclusive!
It highlights three core aspects of modern psychiatry:
- Mental health as a broad dimension from mental health prevention and resilience building to the treatment of specific disorders.
- Open refers not only to our fundamental human rights but also to open mindedness and curiosity for novel approaches and ideas.
- Inclusive implies welcoming and respecting differences between people.
We are convinced that Budapest 2024 will prove to be an excellent opportunity to meet old and new friends, expand your horizons in our beautiful profession and enjoy the many excitements and delights Budapest and Hungary have to offer.
We look forward to seeing you and the whole EPA community teaming up in Budapest.