EPA 2025. Madrid, Spain. 5 -8 April 2025.

Scientific Programme

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Scientific Programme

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The EPA 2025 Scientific Programme will cover topics, speakers, and session chairs so that you can plan your Congress experience.

Session descriptions​

The EPA 2025 Scientific Programme will cover the latest developments in psychiatry through State of the Art sessions, live moderation, discussions, and more.

The European Congress of Psychiatry serves the educational mission of the EPA by providing high-quality EPA Courses, covering all aspects of psychiatry. Fees are charged separately for the Courses. Each EPA Course is composed of two 90-minute sessions.

The State of the Art sessions have a strong clinical focus, providing a complete update on significant aspects of current clinical treatments in European psychiatry. The State of the Art sessions are delivered by top European or worldwide experts and last 45 minutes.

The Plenary Lectures are mainly theoretical and research-oriented, with a strong scientific focus. These lectures are delivered by leading psychiatrists, scientists and other mental health professionals invited by the Scientific Programme Committee. They cover the major topics of the Congress theme.

Prominent speakers will present their work and participate in engaging discussions on controversial issues. A chairperson moderates the debate and the following discussion, while two speakers (proponent /opponent) offer and challenge opinions on “hot topics” for 30 minutes each. Participants may also be asked to interact by voting at the beginning and/or end of the session.

These 90-minute sessions, selected by the Scientific Programme Committee, focus on specific topics in psychiatry, representing several points of view. Each Symposium includes four presentations by international speakers and offers an opportunity for discussion at the end.

The Workshops are devoted to a specific topic and bring together experts in this field for an intensive discussion. These are 90-minute working sessions, with 30 minutes devoted to discussion and interactivity.

The EPA invites recent graduates to follow its specialist Programme, which is tailored to the needs and interests of Early Career Psychiatrists. The ECP Programme is composed of a Networking Evening and a special track of sessions throughout the Congress.

Ask the Expert sessions allow participants to meet in a small group with outstanding researchers and clinicians. The format is designed to facilitate informal discussions, allowing participants to present their questions and gain new perspectives. Each session will take place at a round table and is limited to a certain number of participants with advanced sign-up required.

The EPA Forum brings together EPA Council of National Psychiatric Association (NPA) members and individual EPA members, along with other European organisations, stakeholders and policy makers, to present and discuss matters of European importance in the field of mental health and mental healthcare.

Satellite Symposia are organised by pharmaceutical companies in consultation with the Scientific Programme Committee. These sessions are fully integrated into the Congress, but are sessions entirely designed, produced and driven by the pharmaceutical industries by an unrestricted educational grant.