Early Career Psychiatrist

Early Career Psychiatrist

The 26th European Congress of Psychiatry invites recent graduates to its specialist programme tailored to the needs of the Early Career Psychiatrist.

The EECP Programme offers the following benefits:

  • Reduced Fees: Early Career Psychiatrists pay a reduced rate for the EPA congress.
  • Early Career Psychiatrists' Networking Area: Providing a central and integral part of the programme serving as a central meeting point for networking and recruitment.
  • Scholarship Programme: The scholarship programme for Early Career Psychiatrists and trainees will provide special grants (travel assistance, hotel accommodation for 4 nights, complimentary congress registration, complimentary registration for 1 EPA Course, invitation to attend the Congress opening ceremony, invitation to the EECP Luncheon, 1 year free EPA membership).
Hear from a ECPC Member about the importance of this programme. Read more here.

Early Career Psychiatrists' Programme which includes:

  • Conversations Sessions: These sessions provide Early Career Psychiatrists with the opportunity to hear leading figures of European psychiatry in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Court Debates
  • Training Workshops
  • Symposia


Workshop TitleLecture TitleSpeaker

Psychotherapy for Patients with Eating Disorders: What works?

Psychotherapy for patients with Eating Disorders: What works?

Janet Treasure, UK

Perinatal psychiatry for beginners

Key clinical challenges in perinatal psychiatry

Louise Howard, UK


Pharmacotherapy in pregnancy and postnatal period

Tamas Kurimay, 


Sexual Psychotherapy

Sexual Therapy in 21st century

Goran Arbanas,               Croatia

Prevention of mental health disorders

The art of prevention

Norman Sartorius, 



Effective prevention programmes in childhood

Kristian Wahlbeck,


Prevention of suicide and self-harm behaviour

Merete Nordentoft,


Prevention of substance misuse

Geert Dom, Belgium


Debate Title

Lecture Title


Choose your career wisely: Academia and/or Clinical practice?

Academia and Clinical practice: it is possible to be successful in both

Silvana Galderisi, Italy


You need to focus to be successful: choose academia or clinical practice

Robin Murray, UK


Panel Title


How can psychiatry contribute to the promotion of human rights of people with mental health problems?

Peter McGovern,
    WHO Switzerland

Andreas Heinz,

Miia Männikkö,

Hilkka Kärkkäinen,


Symposium Title

Lecture Title


European Psychiatric Trainees' Research Projects: Key findings

Involuntary treatment in psychiatry: Is there enough training for psychiatric trainees to deal with every day challenges?

Katharina Schonegger,


How is EFPT bridging the gap between clinical practice and research among psychiatry trainees

Iryna Frankova, 


E-psychiatry in France

Audrey Fontaine, France


How can young psychiatrists keep pace with the new psychoactive substances - findings from the EFPT pan-European survey

Diego Quattrone, UK

How to organise acute psychiatric care?

Acute Interventions in Psychosis

Patrick McGorry,


Rapid crisis response team (ERIC) in France

Laure Zeltner, France


Patient Controlled Hospital Admissions

Christoffer Torgaard Thomsen,       Denmark


Integrated or functional model of care?

Domenico Giacco, UK




Internet, smart phones and mental health apps - what is their role in Psychiatry?

Patient Interest, Engagement, and Innovation in Smartphones for Psychiatry

John Torous, US


Using video-calls to combat loneliness in old age

Sonam Zamir, UK   


Patients views and experiences of being in contact  with a volunteer using a smartphone

Mariana Pinto Da Costa,


The role of social media in building resilience among psychiatrists

Greg Lydall, UK