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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)

Thursday, 12 October, 2023 – “A” Hall (HYBRID)


08.30-09.30 - Registration of the participants


09.30 - 10.15 Welcome and Introduction

  • Opening speech by the representative Ministry of Health of Republic of Moldova (MH) 

  • Opening speech by the representative of the Parliamentary commission in the social and medical field

  • Opening speech by the representative of the Nicolae Testemiţanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy (SUMP) 

  • Opening speech by the representative of the Society of Psychiatrists, Narcologists, Psychotherapists and Clinical Psychologists of the Republic of Moldova (SPNPPC)

  • Opening speech by the representative of the Mental Health Association of South-Eastern Europe (MHASEE)

  • Opening speech by representative of the Swiss Cooperation Office in the Republic of Moldova - Victoria Condrat, local manager of the Moldovan-Swiss project MENSANA - "Support for the reform of mental health services in Moldova".


10.15 - 11.00 Keynote lecture:

  • Problem Management Plus (PM+): Psychological help for adults in communities exposed to adversity - Marit Sijbrandij (Netherlands)

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee Break (E-posters view session)

11.15 - 12.30 Thematic Session:

Opportunities and challenges in the recovery of patients with schizophrenia

  • The balance between efficacy and safety of therapy in patients with schizophrenia - Ion Cosciug (Moldova), Mirela Manea (Romania)

Chair: Ion Cosciug (Moldova)


12.30 - 13.15 Keynote lecture:

  • Transgenerational effects of the traumatic events - Jutta Lindert (Germany)

13.15 - 14.00 Lunch Break (E-posters view session)


14.00 - 15.00 Thematic Session:

Interdisciplinary approach to neurocognitive disorders

  • Management of cognitive and non-cognitive impairments in dementia - Ion Cosciug (Moldova), Inga Deliv (Moldova)

Chair: Jana Chihai (Moldova)


15.00 - 16.45 Thematic Session:

Mood and psychotic disorders – current approaches

  • New trends and modern approach in schizophrenia – Valentin Oprea (Moldova)

  • Anxiety – a progressive condition of humanitarian crises - Jana Chihai, Alina Bologan (Moldova)

Chair: Jana Chihai (Moldova)


16.45 - 17.00 Coffee Break (E-posters view session)


17.00 - 19.00 Keynote lectures:

  • Reflections on the Importance of Services for Families of Adults with Serious Mental Illness - Lisa Dixon (USA)

  • Social determinants of Health and Sequelae of Trauma - Robert Drake (USA)

Chairs: Howard Goldman (USA), Mihail Cristian Pirlog (Romania)

Thursday, 12 October, 2023 – “B” Hall (HYBRID)


11.15 - 12.30 Thematic Session:

Recovery intervention in mental health

  • Recovery: The seven Cs: requirements for care of people with severe mental illness outside psychiatric facilities – Anastasia Ceban, Victoria Levinschi, Rodica Lupu, Cristina Russu, Xenia Stupac (Moldova)

  • What does community care for people with severe mental illness require? - Eugenia Staver, Ivan Vasiloi (Moldova)

  • FACT and ACT Models – differences and opportunities – Radislav Cosulean, Victoria Garstea (Moldova)

  • Case management in mental health – Corina Babii, Angela Zaiat (Moldova)

Chair: Alina Bologan (Moldova)


14.00 - 16.45 Workshop:
Healing and transformation of trauma - from catastrophizing to happiness
Moderator: Cornelia Adeola (Moldova)



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