Upcoming events: EPA congress: sessions on suicidal behaviours

This year’s EPA congress takes place in Paris, March 25-28 2023.

This year, the programme is rich in suicide-related sessions led by or including the EPA suicidology section members. Here’s the list of the sessions to look forward to:

EPA CoursesEuthanasia and assisted suicide: legal and ethical aspects and ethical principles in mental health care. Danuta Wasserman (Sweden) & Meryam Schouler-Ocak (Germany) – 25/03/2023 | 13:30 – 17:00 | 07. Room 141
Symposium – Hosting NPA – French Psychiatric Associations Symposium: Precision Psychiatry: the new horizon, Chair: Nicolas Hoertel (France) , Eduard Vieta (Spain) – 26/03/2023 | 08:00 – 09:30 | 02. Room Ternes
Precision suicidology Philippe Courtet (France)
Workshop – How to deal with co-mortality and suicide within substance use disorders. Chair: Geert Dom (Belgium) – 26/03/2023 | 10:00 – 11:30 | 07. Room 141
  • Alcohol use and suicide in Lithuania: proximity shouting out loud Darius Jokubonis (Lithuania)
  • Suicidality and self-injury behaviours due to the use of novel psychotropic substances (NPS) Laura Orsolini (Italy)
  • Suicidal behaviour and substance use disorders with prison populations Massimo Clerici (Italy)
  • The impact of suicidal patients on inpatient nurses and caregivers: interventions, attitudes and skills Tine Maes (Belgium)
  • Gender differences in suicide and suicide attempts among patients in AUD treatment Jorgen Bramness (Norway)
Symposium – New research on media coverage of mental illness and suicide: implications for stigma, suicide mortality and social inclusion. Chair: Rob Whitley (Canada) , Juan Pablo Carrasco Picazo (Spain) – 27/03/2023 | 10:00 – 11:30 | 07. Room 141
  • Changing Media Coverage of Mental Illness and Suicide: Results from a Multi-Year Canadian Action Research Study. Rob Whitley (Canada)
  • Spanish media coverage of youth mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic Juan Pablo Carrasco Picazo (Spain)
  • The Werther effect in social networks: a systematic review Serena Calvo Satorres (Spain)
  • A Film-based Workshop to Teach Young People about Suicide John Goodwin (Ireland)
Oral Communications 7: Suicidal behaviours– Chair: Aiste Lengvenyte (France) – 27/03/2023 | 08:00 – 09:30 | 08. Room Passy
Symposium – Suicidology and brain imaging Chair: Philippe Courtet (France) , Maria Gloria Rossetti (Italy) – 28/03/2023 | 10:00 – 11:30 | 03. Room Passy A
  • Mental pain and suicide risk: implications for neuroimaging Maurizio Pompili (Italy)
  • The ventrolateral prefrontal cortex: a region of interest in suicidal behaviour Emilie Olié (France)
  • Deep brain stimulation of the medial forebrain bundle in patients with major depression: putative effects on depression, anhedonia and suicidality Jair Soares (United States)
  • An Internet-Based Multi-Approach Intervention Targeting University Students Suffering from Psychological Problems: MindBlooming Raffaella Calati (Italy)
Symposium – Psychological trauma in the digital era, Chair: Umberto Volpe (Italy) , Laura Orsolini (Italy) – 28/03/2023 | 10:00 – 11:30 | 05. Room 153
  • Positive and negative correlates of social media use, including agression, trauma and suicide Ekin Sönmez-Güngör (Türkiye)
Workshop – The importance of social connectedness for mental health, Chair: Danuta Wasserman (Sweden) , Andrea Fiorillo (Italy) – 28/03/2023 | 13:15 – 14:45 | 03. Room Passy A
  • Social connectedness and suicide in patients with severe mental disorders. Danuta Wasserman (Sweden)
  • The impact of mental pain and childhood traumatic experiences in patients with severe mental disorders Maurizio Pompili (Italy)
  • Loneliness in Young Adults During the First Wave of COVID-19 Lockdown Mario Luciano (Italy)
  • Social connectedness in older adults Cécile Hanon (France)
  • Minority Stress and Mental Health Antonio Ventriglio (Italy)

The full congress programme can be found on the congress website

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