Submit a Proposal

We invite you to help shape the future of psychiatry by submitting your proposals for symposia, workshops, and courses to be included in the EPA 2020 scientific programme.

To submit your proposal, please read the requirements below and click on one of the buttons to access the online submission system. We look forward to receiving your proposal to be included in this groundbreaking congress in Madrid, Spain 2020.

15 April 2019

Proposal Submission Opens

14 May 2019

Proposal Submission Deadline

Call for Symposium & Workshop Proposals

Organise your own Symposia and Workshops at EPA 2020.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Please note the requirements for SYMPOSIUM 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.)
  • No more than two Speakers of the same nationality.
  • 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 SPC decision, and he/she is responsible for communicating the result to all other Chairs and Speakers.

Please note the requirements for WORKSHOP proposals:
The focus of the Workshop is on the discussion.

  • 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.
  • No more than half of the Speakers of the same nationality.
  • 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 SPC decision, and he/she is responsible for communicating the result to all other Chairs and Speakers.

All members of the faculty of a Symposium and Workshop should be self-financed and registered to the Congress.

Call for EPA Course Proposal

Please note that each selected course will be peer-reviewed and the results will be used for the selection process of the courses to be organised at the next EPA congress.

Proposal submission deadline: Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Please note the requirements for EPA COURSE 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. If additional Co-Directors are proposed, please justify their presence in the course description.
  • 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.
  • Only the Proposer will receive notification of the final SPC decision, and he/she is responsible for communicating the result to the Directors and Co-Directors (if different).

Though Course Directors are financed by the EPA, any Co-Director(s) of an EPA Course 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.