Preliminary program

Scientific program consists of total 25 hours, including approx. 120 oral presentations, 60 poster presentations, 4 keynote speeches and round table discussion.

NEW! Pre-Conference ONLINE presentations can be found here.

NEW! Pre-Conference ONLINE abstracts can be found here.

NEW! Oral presentations program can be found here.

NEW! Poster presentations can found here.

Tuesday September 13 (Pre-Conference Online), UCT+1, Portuguese time

15:00-15:15 Opening and welcome

15:15-15:45 Keynote Speech Claudia Marinetti, PhD, Director, Mental Health Europe “The future of mental health in Europe”

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-17:35 Oral sessions: 4 presentations in four parallel sessions

17:35-17:45 Break

17:45-18:55 Oral sessions: 3 presentations in four parallel sessions

18:55-19:15 Discussion and Closing

Wednesday September 14

13:00-16:45 Registration open

13:00-19:00 Poster area open

16:00-17:00 Poster Dating (Poster presenters are requested to be present by their posters)

17:15-18:00 Opening ceremony

  • Musical Performance
  • Opening Speech, Brenda Happell, Chair of Scientific Committee, Professor, Southern Cross University, Australia and University College Cork, Ireland; Director, Happell Consulting, Australia
  • Opening Speech, Representative of Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa

18:00-18:45 Keynote Speech, Adam Christoferson and Jeremiah Brown, Musical Intervention, USA. Topic: The world needs you!

19:00-19:45 Get Together: Cocktail Reception, Canapes and networking.

Thursday September 15

8:30-18:00 Registration open

9:00-9:45 Keynote Speech, Anu Castaneda, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland. Topic: Perspectives of cultural diversity in mental health: What can we all do for the shift from ethnic gaps and inequalities towards healthier societies

9:45-10:15 Coffee break

10:15-11:50 Oral sessions: 4 presentations in 7 parallel sessions

11:50-13:00 Lunch and poster viewing

13:00-14:35 Oral sessions: 4 presentations in 7 parallel sessions

13:00- 16:30 Music Workshop

14:35-15:10 Coffee break and poster viewing

15:10-16:20 Oral sessions: 3 presentations in 7 parallel sessions

16:20-16:35 Break

16:35-17:15 Keynote Speech, Professor Miguel Xavier, Portugal. Mental Health in Portugal: some lessons for the future

19:30 Banquet Dinner and ECMH Party with music and dance in Restaurant Monte Mar Lisboa (separate registration and fee), Music performed by La Bohème

Friday September 16

7:30-8:00 Morning Yoga

9:00-9:45 Round table discussion. Topic: Resilience in the times of change.

9:45-10:15 Coffee break and poster viewing

10:15-11:00 Keynote Speech, Professor Raymond Bond, Ulster University, Northern Ireland. Digital mental health: Why do we need AI, apps and chatbots?

11:10-12:20 Oral sessions: 3 presentations in 7 parallel sessions

11:25-12:20 Workshop for early career researchers on getting published (Session 28)

12:20-13:30 Lunch and poster viewing

13:30-14:40 Oral sessions: 3 presentations in 7 parallel sessions

14:50-15:15 Closing ceremony; Best Poster Award; Invitation to 11th European Conference on Mental Health

15.15-15.45 Coffee and goodbyes