Abstract & Symposium Topics

1: Mental health care from theory to outcome

It includes all the following: Supporting recovery at the individual, family and community levels, including new theories about mental health issues (e.g. diagnosis validity, continua models), novel interventions and service models, e-health and online approaches, collaborative working approaches, peer-led research and services, engaging successfully with families and informal careers, new assessment and monitoring methodologies (e.g. measurement approaches, wearable technology)


2: Managing systemic complexity

It includes all the following subjects: Public mental health and epidemiological approaches, harnessing big data (e.g. health insurance), managing organizational boundaries (e.g. primary and secondary care, pharmacy, housing, social support, criminal justice), impact of funding arrangements, addressing dual diagnosis and multi-morbidity challenges, evidence-based policy, using improvement / implementation science to support the implementation of innovation, improving human rights, influencing social determinants, advocating for social change.


3: Access inequities

It includes all the following subjects:Universal coverage, economic factors, access to mental health care (e.g. national comparisons across Europe), impact of different funding systems, measuring and addressing barriers to access (e.g. low resource settings, difficult to reach groups, language barriers, gender and other sociodemographic characteristics, societal stigma, anticipated discrimination), stigma in health professionals, coercion, case mix analysis of in-system access inequities, national and international inequalities (e.g. Gini coefficient and mental health).


4: Cross-cultural learning in mental health

It includes all the following subjects: Working with minority groups, personalized medicine, co-production methodologies, global mental health, working across borders to meet transnational needs (e.g. mental health consequences of human trafficking / refugees / migrants), international comparisons, responding to the challenges of economic austerity through institutional transformation, interdisciplinary research.


5: Other

Please only indicate this Topic (Other) should none of the Topics 1- 4 be adequate to your proposal of abstract. Please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to re-adjust the inclusion in one of the topics 1-4 should the scientific programmer planning require this.

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