5th Eastern European Conference of Mental Health “In and Out of Your Mind”


Conference Program

FRIDAY, October 1st, 2021 (CET)

10.00 - 10.40 Keynote lecture: Covid 19 and mental health – results from the longitudinal COPERS study

             Jutta Lindert (University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany)

10.40 - 11.00 A patient and public involvement (PPI) strategy for meaningful and flexible involvement in community mental health settings

             Hiroaki Ambo (Prefectural University of Yamagata, Japan)

10.40 - 11.00 Overview and utilization of Wellness Recovery Action Plan for mental health nursinglth settings

             So Yayama (Kansai Medical University Osaka, Japan)

11.15 - 11.45 Coffee Break

11:45 - 12: 30 Thematic Session: Eastern-European New Perspectives in Mental Health Services

11.45 - 12.05 Comprehensive medical and functional assessment of patients with Severe Mental Illnesses receiving care in period

                           of reforming mental health system 2017-2020 in Republic of Moldova

             Jana Chihai (State University of Medicine and Pharmacy Vasile Testemițanu Chișinău, Moldova)


12.05 - 12.15 The lessons for Bulgaria learned from the project RECOVER-E

             Vladimir Nakov (National Mental Health Center Sofia, Bulgaria)


12.15 - 12.30 The lessons for Croatia learned from the project RECOVER-E

             Danijela Stimac (School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia)



12.30 -14.00 Thematic Session: COVID-19 and mental health - HCPs and services  


12.30-12.45 Trends of admissions in the Psychiatric Hospital before and during the pandemic of COVID-19

             Herta Aga (Psychiatric Department, University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania)

12.45-13.00 How the medical personal did succeed to adapt during Covid19 pandemic

             Catalina Crisan (Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

13.00 - 13.15 Physician Burnout during the COVID-19 Pandemic

             Yazan R. Alsarayrah (Psychiatry Department in King Hussein Medical Center / Royal Medical Services, Amman, Jordan)

13.15 -13.30 Burn-out in residents during the pandemic of COVID-19

             Kristi Kola (Psychiatric Department, University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania)

13.30 - 13.45 Struggles in the primary healthcare caused by COVID-19 outbreak

             Constantin Kamal (University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania)

13.45 - 14.00 Psychiatric hospitals in Romania – changes in the context of pandemic

             Mihai Mutica (Dunarea de Jos University Galati, Romania)



14.00 - 15.00 Lunch Break    



15:00 - 16: 30 Thematic Session: COVID-19 and mental health - patients  

15.00 - 15.30 Psychiatry IN homes of the patients during OUTbreak of COViD-19 pandemic

             Aleksandra Milicevic Kalasic (Singidunum University Belgrade, Serbia)

15.30 - 15.50 Treatment adherence and covid-19 in psychiatric patient

             Eugjen Sotiri (University Hospital Center Mother Teresa, Tirana, Albania)

15.50 - 16.10 Sleep-disorders in parents of children with ASD during isolation from Covid-19

             Florida Dobi (National Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Center for Children, Albania)


16.10 - 16.30 The effect of pandemic outbreak on the symptom-severity of schizophrenia disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder

             Amrita Choudhary (Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)


16.30 - 17.00 Coffee Break    



17.00 - 18.00 Keynote lecture: When Community Becomes Toxic: The Threat of the Corona Crisis to Community Mental Health Care

             Heinz Katschnig (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

18.00 - 19.00 Keynote lecture: Overcoming Mental Health and Addiction Stigma: Communication and Policy Strategies

             Colleen L. Barry (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA)