19th Congress  EPA Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry  
April 4-7, 2018 - Vienna, Austria

Welcome

Dear friends and colleagues!

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 19th congress of the Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) in Vienna, Austria, April 4-7, 2018.

Psychiatric epidemiology is the basis for getting knowledge on disease burden and etiology, prevention, mental health service and treatment planning. The congress welcomes a broad range of topics of social psychiatry and the epidemiology of mental health. Social psychiatry is focusing on the social causes and consequences of mental disorders as well as social networks of patients as well as service planning. Psychiatric epidemiology covers a broad range of topics including both basic and applied research. The program will include plenary lectures, parallel sessions and debates. The program will cover some of the most recent studies, methods and ideas, and reviews of present knowledge. There will also be debates on topics of current controversy.

Vienna has a sound tradition of social psychiatry research including psychiatric epidemiology. The city of Vienna is a busy tourist destination, offering a variety of culture and history. Vienna has an international airport with direct flights to more than 200 international destinations all over the world.

Our section is one of the most active ones in EPA, with attendees from all over Europe and from other continents. The conference is known for attracting researchers at all levels in their career, and for its friendly atmosphere. We are looking forward meeting colleagues from all professions involved in this kind of research and clinical work, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, nursing specialists, health economists, sociologists and other social sciences. 

We are looking forward meeting you in Vienna!

Herzlich Willkommen in Wien!


Johannes Wancata,

Local Host 

 

Arnstein Mykletun,

Chair of the Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA)

 The congress is supported by the following companies: