Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

The 30th European Congress of Psychiatry, organised by the largest association of psychiatrists in Europe, will take place on 2-5 April 2022 in the beautiful and historical city of Budapest, Hungary.

After two virtual editions, we are happy to invite you to join us again in a face-to-face meeting with virtual interactive elements that will enhance participants’ experience and make the EPA 2022 congress a memorable event.

The motto of the congress is “Linking Clinical Practice and Research for Better Mental Health Care in Europe”.

Clinical practice and research often feel like separate entities in psychiatry. However, significant progress in research often starts with case observations. Likewise, basic science findings have often been bolstered by clinical cases and clinical studies brought to practice.

An objective of the next EPA congress will be to facilitate a closer relationship between the clinical practitioner and the researcher. Psychiatrists in clinical practice need to share their interesting cases to foster new diagnostic tools and treatments, and basic scientists need to interact with clinician scientists to make use of their findings for better clinical care.

The EPA 2022 congress will be an opportunity to engage with state-of-the-art clinical tools, to learn directly from the experts, explore innovative ideas for mental health care and prevention with a community of global professionals and stakeholders in the field, and to expand the frontiers of research.

We are confident that the 30th European Congress of Psychiatry will represent for all participants an unforgettable personal and professional experience, and we look forward to welcoming you to Budapest.

EPA Congress 2022 Peter Falkai

Peter Falkai

EPA President & SPC Chair

Peter Falkai is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of Munich. Professor Falkai will chair the Scientific Programme Committee and holds the position of President of the European Psychiatric Association after EPA Virtual 2021.

EPA Congress 2022 Judit Balázs, 2-5 April, 2022

Judit Balázs

LOC Co-Chair

Judit Balázs is Professor and Chair of the Department of Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology of Institute Psychology Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary. Professor Balázs is also President of the Hungarian Psychiatric Association and Co-Chair of the Local Organising Committee for EPA 2022.

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Tamás Kurimay

LOC Co-Chair

Tamás Kurimay holds the position of Head of Centre at Saint John Hospital Family Centred Buda Mental Health Centre, Budapest. Professor Kurimay is the Co-Chair of the Local Organising Committee for EPA 2022.