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.


Abstract submission is now open. Submit your research by 3 November 2020.

Latest Updates

First Slots Filled

EPA 2021 Scientific Committee are building the programme. You can follow their progress by viewing the sessions and speakers added to the programme page as they are confirmed.

Abstract Submission

We will be offering exposure for abstracts in the field of psychiatry, psychology, social work, and clinical trials. Abstract submission is open, submit before the extended deadline on 3 November 2020.

Access EPA 2020

Access to the virtual congress is now closed. Click here to reach the 2020 congress website. Participants can claim their CME accreditation until 7 October, 2020.

Why Attend

The 29th European Congress of Psychiatry, EPA 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.

Florence, Italy

We remain optimistic that we will meet in person in Florence. We will keep on top of developments and communicate updates as necessary.

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 2021 in Florence 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.



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