POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 DUE TO  COVID-19   –   20th Congress   –   Cambridge

Confirmed speakers

Keynote speakers confirmed for our 20th Congress:
Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Prof. Sir Michael Marmot


Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, and President of the World Medical Association. He is the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world and Status Syndrome: how your place on the social gradient directly affects your health

Professor Ann John

Prof. Ann John

Swansea University, UK

Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry at Swansea University & Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Public Health Wales. Research focus on suicide and self-harm prevention and children and young people’s mental health.

Professor Peter Jones

Prof. Peter B. Jones

University of Cambridge, UK

Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry & Deputy Head, School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. His interests are in the epidemiology of mental illness, particularly early life determinants, and in evaluation of effective interventions at the individual and system level.

Prof. Inez Myin-Germeys

Prof. Inez Myin-Germeys

KU Leuven, Belgium

Prof Myin-Germeys is a psychologist & professor of Contextual Psychiatry. She is the head of the Center for Contextual Psychiatry (CCP), which she founded in 2015, and a world-renowned expert in the field of Experience Sampling Methodology and mobile Health (mHealth) in relation to psychopathology, and more specifically psychosis.

Professor Ian Colman

Prof. Ian Colman

University of Ottawa, Canada

Prof Colman is the Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Epidemiology, and President of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology. He directs the Applied Psychiatric Epidemiology Across the Life course (APEAL) Lab, investigating the longitudinal & life-course epidemiology of depression, anxiety and suicide.

Dr Susanne Röhr

Dr Susanne Röhr

University of Leipzig, Germany

Head of the research group Epidemiology & Population Brain Health at the Institute of Social Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Public Health (ISAP). Her group focusses on large-scale population-based cohort studies of cognitive decline and dementia.

Dr Oleguer Plana-Ripoll

Dr Oleguer Plana-Ripoll

Aarhus University, Denmark

Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher investigating register-based psychiatric epidemiology and biostatistics, particularly in the estimation of health metrics using administrative health records.

Dr Francesca Solmi

Dr Francesca Solmi


Psychiatric epidemiologist & Sir Henry Wellcome fellow in the UCL Division of Psychiatry. Her research investigates factors that increase risk of develop eating disorders across the life course.

Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingault

Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingault


Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology using genetically informed causal inference designs to trace causal pathways from early risk factors to the development of mental health difficulties

What to expect from our 20th Congress!

Our 20th biennial congress of the EPA Section of Epidemiology & Social Psychiatry is on the theme Towards a perfect vision for public mental health. Here's what to expect when you attend:

Renowned keynote speakers

We are delighted to welcome several internationally renowned researchers to share their vision of perfect public mental health in the 21st Century

High Quality Research

We'll showcase the very best psychiatric epidemiology & social psychiatry research being conducted across Europe

Peer networking

Opportunities to connect with colleagues from Europe & beyond working in psychiatric epidemiology & social psychiatry

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Local Organising Committee

Meet the local organising committee for our 20th Congress in Cambridge, UK
James Kirkbride

James Kirkbride

Chair, LOC

James is the chair of the Local Organising Committee & looks forward to welcoming you to his home city of Cambridge

Jennifer Dykxhoorn

Program coordinator

Jen is the Progam Coordinator for the Local Organising Committee, and has a background in psychiatric epidemiology, public mental health & policy

Christina Blanner Kristiansen

Christina Blanner Kristiansen

Marketing & communications

Christina is the EPA Section general secretary and marketing & communications lead for our 20th congress

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Congress location

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP, UK

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Congress date

10-12 September, 2020

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Postponement due to Covid-19

With deep regret, we have decided to postpone the 20th Congress of the EPA Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry until 2022. We have taken this decision in the best interests of the health & safety of our delegates, speakers, staff, and the wider community during the current Covid-19 global pandemic.  We plan to reorganise our congress for a time in 2022, in Cambridge, when public health responses to mental health needs in the wake of Covid-19 are likely to be more important than ever.