EPA Virtual 2021: Official Update

In light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and its likely impact on travel restrictions and physical distancing requirements well into 2021, the EPA has decided to transform
the 29th European Congress of Psychiatry into an 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.

Latest Updates

Registration Fees

Registration Fees for EPA Virtual 2021 are now online. We are pleased to offer a significant discount to all delegates joining us for the next EPA online experience. Registration will open in December 2020 with an early registration fee that allows you to save even more.

Scientific Programme

EPA leadership and congress organisers are working together to build an incredible congress programme with an adapted format mindful of the current context. Take a look at a list of the confirmed sessions and speakers.

Review in Process

Thank you to all authors who have submitted research covering a range of topics in psychiatry, psychology, social work and ongoing clinical trials. We have close to 2200 abstracts that will now begin review process. Authors to be notified by end of the year.

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 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.