26TH EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY (EPA 2018)
Nice Acropolis Convention Centre | Société d’Exploitation de Nice Acropolis #NICE, FRANCE
PRESENTATION OF NICE ACROPOLIS
A world-renowned complexThe Nice Acropolis Convention Centre includes the Acropolis Exhibition Centre, built in 1954, and the Acropolis Convention Centre, added in 1984. The convention and exhibition centre has hosted over 3,000 events drawing in more than 7 million people. The venue's appeal has won it numerous awards. The Acropolis Convention Centre was named « Europe's number one convention centre » for three years in a row !
Nice Acropolis, a partner for your eventAcropolis is a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting conferences, annual general meetings, symposiums, conventions, exhibitions, trade shows, seminars, receptions, galas, performing arts and sporting events and more. Its size, state-of-the art equipment and modular spaces make it one of the most versatile convention and exhibition sites in Europe.
Impressive visitor capacityNestled in the heart of downtown Nice, just 15 minutes from the airport, the Acropolis Convention and Exhibition complex offers you: 5 auditoriums with 250 to 2,500 seats, 50 meeting rooms with 20 to 800 seats and a 26,000 sqm exhibition hall. The facilities boast modular configurations that can be easily rearranged to suit the most demanding needs.
The 26th Congress of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), the largest international association of psychiatrists in Europe, will take place 3-6 March 2018 at the prestigious Nice Acropolis Convention Centre located in the city of Nice, the dynamic, cosmopolitan, unofficial capital of the Côte d'Azur.
The theme of the Congress will be "Mental Health - Integrate, Innovate, Individualise".
Integrate emphasises the need to include mental health in both health and social policies; promote the integration of different approaches to mental health care and research; integrate research and mental health services focusing on different life epochs.
Innovate emphasises the importance of identifying priorities for mental health care and research; disseminating and promoting translation into standard practices of new successful prevention and intervention programmes; developing e-mental health programmes to improve service delivery and communication with users, and overcome spatial and linguistic barriers.
Individualise emphasises the current view of mental health care and research as person-centred by matching therapeutic interventions with an individual's characteristics, values and preferences.
A special focus of the Congress will be the integration of new technologies and research findings into person-centred approaches to prevention, care and training, at a time in which difficult challenges, such as displacement, war, terrorism and economic constraints, require new answers.
The Congress will bring together expert clinicians, researchers and leaders of stakeholder organisations in the field of mental health, offering an outstanding set of Plenary and State of the Art Lectures, Educational Courses, Symposia, Workshops, informal meetings with experts and sessions designed by and for early career psychiatrists.
We are confident that, like every year, the Congress will represent for all participants an unforgettable personal and professional experience, and we look forward to welcoming you to Nice.
Chair of the Local Organising Committee
Dinesh Bhugra, UK
Patrice Boyer, France
Michael Davidson, Israel
Peter Falkai, Germany
Andrea Fiorillo, Italy
Wolfgang Fleishhacker, Austria
Sophia Frangou, USA
Cécile Hanon, France
Marc Hermans, Belgium
Helen Herrman, Australia
Reinhard Heun, UK
Nikolina Jovanovic, UK
René Kahn, Netherlands
Levent Küey, Turkey
Tamas Kurimay, Hungary
Mario Maj, Italy
Manuel Martín Carrasco, Spain
Michael Musalek, Austria
Andrea Raballo, Norway
Martina Rojnic Kuzman, Croatia
Jerzy Samochowiec, Poland
Marco Sarchiapone, Italy
Norman Sartorius, Switzerland
Masatoshi Takeda, Japan
Danuta Wasserman, Sweden
Local Organising Committee (LOC)
Philippe Courtet- Chair, Montpellier
Michel Benoit, Nice
Gilles Bertschy, Strasbourg
Renaud David, Nice
Sonia Dolfus, Caen
Pierre-Alexis Geoffroy, Paris
Sébastien Guillaume, Montpellier
Emmanuel Haffen, Besançon
Yann le Strat, Paris
Jorge Lopez Castroman, Nîmes
Luc Mallet, Paris
Emilie Olie, Montpellier
Diego Palao, Barcelona (Spain)
Emmanuel Poulet, Lyon
Nicolas Ramoz, Paris
Marie Tournier, Bordeaux
Guillaume Vaiva, Lille
Iñaki Zorilla, Vitoria (Spain)
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Abstract submission deadline 2017-09-26
Before you begin, please prepare the following information:
Presenting author's contact details
Full postal address
Daytime and evening phone number
Author and co-authors' details
Full first and family name(s)
Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
Abstract title - limited to 25 words
Abstract text – limited to 250 words
(Please Note: Word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added)
Abstract layout - Abstracts should use the following structured format:
Tables, graphs and images:
A maximum of 3 tables of up to 10 rows x 10 columns can be included per abstract.
It is important to note that each image included in the abstract is worth 30 words. A maximum of 3 images can be included per abstract.
All tables, figures, and reference citations must be referred to in the text of the abstract. If there is no reference in the text, the table/figure/reference as applicable will be removed from the abstract before publication.
Tables and figures must be sized to one column, or be reducible to the width on one column. Tables submitted in figure format will be reproduced as such.
The maximum file size of each graph/image is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel. You may upload graphs in JPG, PNG or GIF format only.
Rules for Submission
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university specific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.
Abstracts must be original and must not be or have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the Congress. Abstracts containing updated information or modified data to previously published or presented abstracts will not be considered or accepted for presentation.
Please note that each person may submit up to 5 abstracts as a presenting author.
Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by will be scheduled and included in the Abstract e-supplement.
Upon submission, the Abstract Submitter confirms that the abstract has been previewed and that all information is correct, and accepts that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and is aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.
Submission of the abstract constitutes the authors' consent to publication
(e.g. in the European Psychiatry Journal, the Congress e-supplement , the website, Programmes and other promotion, etc.)
The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content ("Content") provided to the 25th European Congress of Psychiatry - EPA 2017 and Kenes International (Hereafter: "The Organisers"). The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights.
The Abstract Submitter grants the Organisers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the Content.
The Organisers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.
Upon submission the Abstract Submitter confirms that the contact details saved in the system are those of the corresponding author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
The Local Organising Committee will review abstracts. Following the information regarding acceptance, scheduling information will be sent to the abstract submitter.
The Congress Abstract E-supplement (published by Elsevier) will include plenary lectures, symposium abstracts and all accepted oral and e-poster presentations.
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Participation by exhibitors/supporters is dependent upon compliance with all rules, regulations and conditions stated herein.
Kenes International is the official Organiser of the EPA 2018 Congress (Hereinafter: “The Organiser).
The Organiser’s Exhibition Manager, acting under direction of the Organising Committee, has the final decision as to the acceptability of displays. Exhibitors are not to share with others any space allotted to them without prior written consent by the Exhibition Manager.
The Organiser reserves the right to alter the general layout or limit the space allotted to each exhibitor/supporter, postpone the exhibition or transfer it to another site if unforeseen circumstances warrant suchaction. Should any contingency prevent the holding of the exhibition, neither the Organiser nor EPA willbe held liable for expenses incurred other than the cost of exhibit space rental fees.
All exhibits are to be displayed so as to avoid blocking aisles, obstructing adjoining booths, damaging the premises or the leased equipment. Exhibitors are kindly requested to allow sufficient see-through areas, which ensure clear views of surrounding exhibits.
In standard booths, height is restricted to 246cm. Exhibitors are responsible for the cost and execution of the design, installation and delivery of their display to (and its removal from) the exhibition site.
Flammable materials are not to be used. Equipment displayed or demonstrated must be installed with
strict adherence to safety measures.
Access to the exhibition is authorised on presentation of a badge issued by the Organiser. Exhibitors’ badges will not be mailed in advance and may be collected from the Exhibition Manager’s desk.
Exhibitors undertake to observe the timetable designated for completion of their display before the exhibition opening and its dismantling at the close of the exhibition. No dismantling or packing of the display before the designated hour. It is the Exhibitor’s responsibility to pack and remove or consign for shipment all items of value prior to leaving their exhibit unattended, otherwise the Organiser will arrange for their removal at the exhibitor’s risk and expenses.
Promotional activities are only allowed within the exhibition surface and only as long as they do not interfere with the running of the Congress nor disturb the fellow exhibitors. Activities such as “Meetthe- Expert” sessions and scientific or product presentations talks are not permitted in the exhibition booth. Any kind of walking advertisement throughout the exhibition area and Congress venue is strictly forbidden.
Sound, electrical and other mechanical appliances must be muffled so that no noise disturbance is caused to other exhibitors. The exhibition Organiser reserves the right to determine at what point activities have to be reduced, respectively sound constitutes interference with others and if it must be discontinued.
The rules of the Congress venue, do apply and are binding to all exhibitors. Whoever does not follow these regulations will be excluded from the exhibition after a first warning. Copies of these regulations can be provided upon request. Material safety and fire certificates of all stand materials must be available for controls during build-up. Representatives of the French authorities as well as the Congress Venue technical staff must be allowed access to your stands at all times. Smoking is prohibited in the buildings.
DAMAGES / SAFETY / INSURANCE
Exhibitors are entirely liable for damages to third parties’ stands, properties, health (be injury or death). To this extent the Organiser, EPA, their respective staff and providers as well as the Congress Venue are to be considered third parties. Exhibitors’ liabilities are extended to their personnel and / or other people working under their control. Since neither the Organiser, EPA, and their staff nor the Congress Venue are liable for any damages and/ or loss suffered by the exhibitors during the exhibition, including installation and dismantling, it is strongly recommended to arrange insurance accordingly.
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