The 24th European Congress of Psychiatry invites recent graduates to its specialist programme tailored to the needs of the Early Career Psychiatrist.

The EECP Programme offers the following benefits:

  • Reduced Fees: Early Career Psychiatrists pay a reduced rate for the EPA congress.
  • Early Career Psychiatrists' Networking Area: Providing a central and integral part of the programme serving as a central meeting point for networking and recruitment.
  • Scholarship Programme: The scholarship programme for Early Career Psychiatrists and trainees will provide special grants (travel assistance, hotel accommodation for 4 nights, complimentary congress registration, complimentary registration for 1 EPA Academia Educational Course, invitation to attend the Congress opening ceremony, invitation to the ECP Luncheon, 1 year free EPA membership).

Early Career Psychiatrists' Programme which includes:

  • Conversations Sessions: These sessions provide Early Career Psychiatrists with the opportunity to hear leading figures of European psychiatry in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Court Debates
  • Training Workshops
  • Symposia
Convince Your Boss
In the largest gathering of psychiatric professionals in Europe you have a prime opportunity to enhance your skill set. You may forward the attached PDF to your boss. 
E​PA 2016 - Convince Your Boss.pdf (PDF)

EPA2016 ECP Programme

All Session will take place in the La Paz hall at the Congress venue

Session descriptionDateTime
Conversations - The Political and Social Mission of Psychiatry
13 March10:00-11:30
Court debates - Mindful or Mindless: Is Mindfulness more than just a Hype?
13 March15:00-16:30
Court Debates - Should Gender Identity Disorder should be Considered a Mental Illness?
14 March08:00-09:30
EFPT/ ECPC-EPA Symposium - Identity or Competency: How to Train the Modern Day Psychiatrist
14 March10:00-11:30
Training Workshop - Using Ethics in Daily Psychiatry
14 March15:00-16:30
Symposia - Services Users and Carers are Experts in Mental Health
14 March1​7:00-18:30
Training Workshop - Dissociative Symptoms, How to Recognise and Treat them
15 March08:00-09:30
Conversations - Tackling Suicide where there are too few Psychiatrists
15 March10:00-11:30
EFPT/ ECPC-EPA Symposium - Research by Trainees and Early Career Psychiatrists
15 March15:00-16:30​


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