EPA2024 Budapest, Hungary. 6 -9 April 2024.

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10th EPA Forum 2024 Agenda

Towards Inclusive Mental Health Care: Multiple Perspectives

First introduced in 2015, the EPA Forum traditionally precedes the official opening of the annual European Congress of Psychiatry, bringing together EPA members and Congress delegates with European organisations, stakeholders and policy makers in the field of mental health and mental health care.

The 2024 EPA Forum will take place as an in-person event in Budapest on Saturday 6 April (9:00 – 12:00 CEST, Room P1-P2-P3), and it will also be broadcast on the EPA Congress website on this page to allow everyone access to the event.

Under the overarching theme “Towards Inclusive Mental Health Care: Multiple Perspectives”, this year’s programme will focus on barriers to access mental health care services and ways to make mental health care systems more resilient and inclusive in Europe.

The Forum’s Agenda is now available below. Please note that this is subject to change.

Saturday 6 April 2024, 9:00 – 12:00 CEST

Room P1-P2-P3, HUNGEXPO, Budapest, Hungary

9:00 – 9:10

Opening speech – Geert Dom, President, EPA

9:10 – 9:15

Introduction of Julian Beezhold, Secretary General, EPA

9:15 – 9:45

SESSION 1 – What are the barriers to inclusion in mental health care: setting the scene

Moderated by Julian Beezhold, Secretary General, EPA

9:15 – 9:25
Speech – Guglielmo Schininà, Head of Mental Health Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication Section, IOM
9:25 – 9:35
Speech – Kjell Larsson, President, FEANTSA
9:35 – 9:45
Perspective of patient and families in mental health: stigma, access to care and barriers to access – Péter Kéri, GAMIAN-Europe & André Decraene, EUFAMI

9:45 – 10:25

SESSION 2 – Dialogue on healthcare professionals and socio-economic aspects: education, ongoing training and workforce challenges

Moderated by Julian Beezhold, Secretary General, EPA

  • Andrea Fiorillo, President Elect, EPA
  • Nina Kilkku, President, HORATIO
  • John Francis Leader, Board Member, EFPA
  • Elena Moro, President Elect, EAN

10:25 – 10:35

Presentation of EPA Ambassadors Survey 2024

Presented by Martina Rojnic Kuzman, Treasurer, EPA

10:35 – 10:55

Coffee break

10:55 – 11:35

SESSION 3 – Roundtable on finding solutions to a more inclusive mental health care

Moderated by Joan Marsh, Editor in Chief of Lancet Psychiatry

  • Geert Dom, President, EPA
  • Doron Wijker, Health Policy Analyst, OECD
  • Ledia Lazeri, Regional Adviser for Mental Health, WHO Europe
  • Cyrus Engerer, Member of the EU Parliament (S&D)

11:35 – 11:55

Q&A session

11:55 – 12:00

Closing remarks – János Réthelyi, LOC Chair EPA Congress 2024

The EPA Forum 2024 is organised under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.