EECP Programme

​​​​​The 25th 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 Course, invitation to attend the Congress opening ceremony, invitation to the EECP Luncheon, 1 year free EPA membership).

Early Career Psychiatrists' Programme (see below) 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

Early Career Psychiatrists are also invited to visit the ECP Lounge situated on the first floor of the Padiglione Spadolini, adjacent to Hall C where the EECP program sessions take place,  offering the opportunity for networking. 

The Lounge will be open at the following times:

Saturday 1 April            8:00 - 18:30

Sunday,   2 April            7:00 – 18:30

Monday, 3 April             7:30 – 18:30

Tuesday, 4 April             7:30 – 14:00

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In the largest gathering of psychiatric professionals in Europe you have a prime opportunity to enhance your skill set.
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​​​Early Career Psychiatrists' Programme

Session TypeTitle Date Time
​Court debate​Can antipsychotics be discontinued if patients are in remission?​2 April​10:00 – 11:30

Parental mental health: Best practices

2 April15:00 – 16:30
​Training Workshop​Classification: How many categories do we need?​2 April​17:00 – 18:30
​Conversation​Transference focus therapy for borderline personality disorder​3 April​08:00 – 09:30

EFPT/ ECPC-EPA Symposium

Raising your voice as a psychiatry trainee association: How and why?

3 April 10:00 – 11:30

Adolescent Psychiatry in the 21st Century - new settings for old challenges

3 April 15:00 – 16:30
Court debate

Should use of all illegal substances be legalised?

3 April 17:00 – 18:30

Transcultural adaptation after migration: Challenges and advantages for a young psychiatrist

4 April 08:00 – 09:30
Training Workshop

Starting your private practice: Risks and benefits

4 April 10:00 – 11:30

* All EECP Program Sessions will take place in Hall C
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Dr. Olivier Andlauer, EPA Early Career Psychiatrists Chair, talks about an important topic for early career psychiatrists and why they should attend EPA 2017. 


Prof. Andrea Fiorillo, a former EPA Early Career Psychiatrist Committee member, discusses why it is important for early career psychiatrists to attend EPA.

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