Forefront of good practice

We live in the digital era; the time has come for psychiatry to exploit its potential for the implementation of new models of prevention, care and rehabilitation.

EPA Virtual 2021

The European Psychiatric Association is excited to invite you to its second virtual congress, EPA Virtual 2021.

250 speakers, 2,000 abstract presentations, 60+ live sessions, 50+ live Q&A sessions, all available on-demand for 3 months after the congress.

Choose the next EPA congress to access the latest research, meet with renowned experts, and interact with 1000s of like-minded colleagues in the field of psychiatry and mental health care.

Register for the live programme 10 -13 April 2021.

New Live Features, Enhanced Learning

EPA Virtual 2021 will allow for more live interactions during each session. The entire core programme and early career track will be delivered to you live with time for questions and answers and lots of interactions.

Latest Updates

All Abstracts Now Published

EPA Virtual 2021 received a record of over 3,000 high-quality abstract submissions. All accepted abstracts are published in the Digital Abstract Supplement of the latest edition of European Psychiatry, the official journal of the EPA. The Digital Supplement is now published and available to you here.

EPA 2022

The 30th European Congress of Psychiatry, will take place on 2-5 April 2022 in the beautiful and historical city of Budapest, Hungary. Linking Clinical Practice and Research for Better Mental Health Care in Europe will be the guiding motto for the next edition of the EPA Congress. Visit the official congress website to learn more.

Submit a Proposal

Proposal submissions for symposia, workshops, and courses for EPA 2022 is now open. We invite you to help shape the future of psychiatry by submitting your proposals for symposia, workshops, and courses to be included in the scientific programme. Visit the EPA 2022 website to submit your proposal.

Why Attend

The 29th European Congress of Psychiatry, EPA Virtual 2021, is guided by the motto, “Personalising and integrating mental health care in the digital era”. Hear the latest research, gain new tools to adopt the latest practices and nurture collaborations with the EPA global community.

EPA Virtual 2021

The transformation to an innovative online experience will allow us to unlock new opportunities and make the congress even more accessible.

Latest Trends

Immerse yourself in the rapid advances in technology and research that are influencing today’s practices and treatment options.

Career Opportunities

Extend your network and benefit from face to face meetings with colleagues who are looking to grow collaborations worldwide.

Great Speakers

EPA congress attracts international speakers who are influencers and experts in their fields. Hear the discussions firsthand.

Global Community

Take a break from everyday life with the EPA global community. A community of professionals who share your values and goals.

ECP Task Force

Early career psychiatrists task forces support young professionals. Their activities include a dedicated scientific track at the EPA congress.


EPA Virtual 2021 unites an inspiring group of thought leaders to deliver a programme packed with expert presentations and fruitful discussions.


Philip Gorwood

Philip Gorwood, MD, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry at Sainte-Anne Hospital and Head of the CMME department, teaching at the University of Paris. Professor Gorwood’s mandate as EPA President will run from 7 April 2019 to 11 April 2021.


Peter Falkai

Peter Falkai holds the position of Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of Munich. Professor Falkai will co-chair the Scientific Programme Committee and holds the position of President-elect of the European Psychiatric Association.


Silvana Galderisi

Silvana Galderisi, MD, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Chair of the Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive Medicine of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. Professor Galderisi currently sits on the EPA Executive Committee as Past President.


Mario Maj

Mario Maj is Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health at the University of Naples. Professor Maj served as EPA President during 2003-2004.


Join over 20,000 members of the EPA online community to exchange experience, ideas and learn the latest updates about the congress.