AEP Congress Profile
The AEP, founded in 1983, is the largest international association of psychiatrists in Europe with members in 63 countries. The mission of the AEP is to improve the quality of mental health care throughout Europe, by enhancing the standard of psychiatric education and training, promoting excellence in psychiatric research and encouraging progress in psychiatric clinical practice.
The AEP Mission
The mission of the AEP is to improve the quality of mental health care throughout Europe, by:
- Enhancing the standard of psychiatric education and training.
- Promoting excellence in psychiatric research.
- Encouraging the progress in psychiatric clinical practice.
- Informing the development of public health policies relevant to mental health.
- Disseminating information about psychiatric research and practice.
- Supporting national psychiatric associations
The AEP Congresses
The European Congress of Psychiatry, organised by the AEP, is the only annual European Congress dealing comprehensively with all the various aspects of psychiatry (diagnosis and classification, psychopathology, the various determinants of mental disorders, the various treatments, including psychopharmacology, the various types of psychotherapy and rehabilitation, community mental health care, organisation of mental health services, forensic and ethical aspects, etc.).
The European Congress of Psychiatry takes place every year in early Spring.
A Core Organising and Scientific Committee has been appointed and will remain stable for many years. The Congress has a high quality Core Scientific Programme, which contents remain the same in the various editions. The Core Scientific Programme covers the most promising areas of psychiatric research in Europe and many of the significant issues currently faced by European clinicians in their daily practice. The programme also favours meetings of psychiatrists with different backgrounds and orientations and serves the educational mission of the AEP.
• Draft guidelines for the use of AEP corporate identity