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7th Eastern European Conference of Mental Health In and Out of Your Mind & 4th International Public Mental Health Conference & 3rd International Congress of the SPNPPC

(International Hybrid Joint Event)

Saturday, 14 October, 2023 – “A” Hall (HYBRID)


09.00 - 09.45 MHASEE Symposium:

A glimpse over the mental health in Eastern Europe

  • Challenges in Service Provision for Adolescents - Ariel Como (Albania)

  • Burnout, depression and suicide - self-care as a professional imperative Vladimir Nakov (Bulgaria)

  • Cognitive-behavioral interventions to enhance help-seeking behavior to reduce suicide in teenagers – a pilot project in Yamagata, Japan - Hiroaki Ambo (Japan)

Chair: Mihail Cristian Pirlog (Romania)
09.45 – 11:00 Symposium:

Mental health services during wartime

  • Mental health services for the population affected by Russian aggression - Krystyna Vysotska (Ukraine)

  • Training interventions for Ukrainian MH professionals for better treatment of people with PTSD - Jonathan Rolfe (UK)

  • Setting up youth-friendly spaces and supporting families of Internally Displaced people near the front line - Denis Vasiluk (Ukraine)

Chair: Cornelia Ciofu (Germany)

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break (E-posters view session)

11.30 -12.15 Keynote lecture:

  • Psychiatry's contribution to the stigma of schizophrenia - Heinz Katschnig (Austria)


12.15 -13.30 Symposium:

The Main Challenges in Mental Health Reform – Poland, Georgia, Serbia

  • Mental Health in Poland: Challenges, Reform, and Access to Care - Katarzyna Kinga Kowalczyk (Poland)

  • Mental Health in Georgia - Eka Chkonia (Georgia)

  • Mental Health in Serbia:  Challenges in addiction prevention, treatment and research - Igor Pantic (Serbia)

Chair: Grigore Garaz (Moldova)


13.30 - 14.00 Coffee Break (E-posters view session)

14.00 – 14.45 Keynote lecture:

  • How predictable is suicide risk? - Michael Davidson (Israel)

14.45 - 16.00
EPA Symposium:

Mental health and well-being for all: building a world in which mental health is valued, promoted and protected

  • Harmonizing practices and strengthening the collaboration of psychiatrists from different European regions - Martina Rojnic Kuzman (Croatia)

  • Ethical dilemma in Psychiatry - Eka Chkonia (Georgia)

Chair: Jana Chihai (Moldova)

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break (E-posters view session)

16.30 - 17.30 Thematic Session:

Mental health conditions and gender-related issues

  • Electroconvulsive therapy – necessity in the therapeutic management of treatment-resistant psychiatric pathology - Claudia Anghel (Romania)

  • Counselling, accompaniment and psychotherapeutic interventions before, during and after pregnancy - Highlights from six case studies - Petre Rădescu (Romania)

  • Moringa Oleifera as adjuvant therapy during pregnancy and breastfeeding - Larisa Boronin, Igor Nastas (Moldova)

  • Possible risks of using medicinal plants as adjuvant therapy during pregnancy and lactation in mental patients - Larisa Boronin, Igor Nastas (Moldova)

Chair: Igor Nastas (Moldova)

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