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

New date for our 20th Congress in 2022

SunsetWith regret, we have decided to postpone the 20th Congress of the EPA Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry until 8-10 September, 2022. Please put this date in your diaries, and follow us on Twitter or via our mailing list to keep in touch. 

We have taken this decision in the best interests of our delegates, speakers, staff, and the wider community during the current Covid-19 global pandemic. 

We will announce a new theme, the format and plenary speakers (where possible, as originally billed) for the congress later in 2021. If possible, we plan to host a face-to-face meeting, which we consider will be of enormous value to delegates. 

The new date for the congress is scheduled for 8-10 September 2022, in Cambridge, when public health responses to mental health needs in the aftermath of Covid-19 are likely to be more important than ever.

We hope our EPA Section members and delegates will make vital contributions to this effort, and we look forward to showcasing your research in due course. We would like to thank all the keynote speakers for agreeing to speak at our meeting in Cambridge 2020 and look forward to welcoming them back in 2022, wherever possible.

We had a number of outstanding abstracts submitted to the congress, and hope that your work will be published in the months and years to come. 

Abstracts submitted to the 2020 congress will be returned to the speakers. Any registration fees will be refunded. 

If you have any other questions about the postponement, please contact us.

We hope you all remain safe and well during these unprecedented times.

Yours sincerely 

Dr James B. Kirkbride, Ph.D.
Chair, Local Organising Committee

on behalf of Prof Arnstein Mykletun (Section Chair)

Last updated: 08-07-2020

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.