EPA 2023 ACCEPTED PROGRAMME
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

for Symposia, Workshops and Courses

Symposium Proposals

Symposia 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.

Requirements for proposals:

  • A brief description of the session (max. 250 words) for evaluation purposes only. (This is not considered as an abstract.)
  • 1 Chair, 1 Co-Chair and 4 Speakers per session. (The Chair and Co-Chair may be chosen from the Speakers.)
  • To ensure a better country balance within the programme, no more than 2 Speakers may be of the same nationality.
  • The Symposium should value gender balance as much as possible
  • Prior to submission, the Chair and Proposer should ask for the preliminary availability of every Speaker in their session.
  • Symposium sessions are 90 minutes in length.
  • Only the Proposer will receive notification of the final Scientific Programme Committee decision, and is responsible for communicating the result to all other Chairs and Speakers. 

 

All members of the faculty of a Symposium should be self-financed and registered to the Congress. EPA Section Chairs may submit symposium proposals on behalf of their Section, either individually or jointly with another Section.

Workshop Proposals

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.


Requirements for proposals:

  • A brief description of the session (max. 250 words) for evaluation purposes only. (This is not considered as an abstract.)
  • 1 Chair, 1 Co-Chair and 4-6 Speakers per session. (The Chair and Co-Chair may be chosen from the Speakers.)
  • Each presentation should be no longer than 10 minutes.
  • At least 30 minutes of discussion at the end of the Workshop.
  • To ensure a better country balance within the programme, no more than half of the Speakers may be of the same nationality.
  • The Workshop should value gender balance as much as possible
  • Prior to submission, the Chair and Proposer should ask for the preliminary availability of every Speaker in their session.
  • Workshop sessions are 90 minutes in length.
  • Only the Proposer will receive notification of the final Scientific Programme Committee decision, and is responsible for communicating the result to all other Chairs and Speakers.

 

All members of the faculty of a Workshop should be self-financed and registered to the Congress. EPA Section Chairs may submit Workshop proposals on behalf of their Section, either individually or jointly with another Section.

Course Proposals

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


Important Information about EPA Course Proposals and Selection.


Requirements for proposals:

  • A brief description of the session (max. 250 words) for evaluation purposes only. (This is not considered as an abstract.)
  • Each EPA Course must have one Director. One Co-Director is authorised.
  • The Proposer should receive the consent of the course Director and any Co-Directors prior to submission.
  • EPA Courses are 180 minutes in length and are presented in 2 consecutive 90-minute sessions. (Please note: the format of EPA Courses may be adapted if a virtual event is organised.)
  • Only the Proposer will receive notification of the final Scientific Programme Committee decision. The Proposer is responsible for communicating the result to the Director and Co-Director.

 

Though EPA Course Directors are financed by the EPA, the Co-Director should be self-financed and registered to the Congress. Please note that according to EPA rules, the transfer of benefits from Director to Co-Director is not permitted. EPA Section Chairs may submit Course proposals on behalf of their Section, either individually or jointly with another Section.