21st biennial congress – In-person – 11-14 Sep, 2024 Lausanne, Switzerland

Scientific Committee

Our Scientific Committee includes experts from across the breadth of psychiatric epidemiology, social psychiatry and public mental health, and includes diversity by geographical location, gender, lived experience and age. The members of our Scientific Committee are: 

Scientific review process

The Scientific Committee will review all abstracts submitted to our 20th Congress according to a set of standardised criteria regarding the appropriateness to the Congress theme, overall scientific impact of the study, clarity of objectives and methodology, originality of content and interpretability of the public summary. 

Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by two members of the Scientific Committee. Committee members who encounter any conflict of interest during the review process will be asked to recuse themselves from reviewing those abstracts, being replaced by another Committee member.  The Committee will use these scores as the basis for allocation of abstracts to awarding categories (symposia, oral presentations, rapid-fire oral presentations (ECR-only), posters). The highest scoring abstract submitted by an ECR delegate will be offered the ECR Keynote Prize

The decisions of the Scientific Committee will be final. We reserve the right to reject abstracts which lack sufficient scientific quality, raise ethnical concerns or may otherwise be offensive or inappropriate to our delegates. 

Announcing the outcome of the review process

We will communicate the outcomes of our review process to submitting delegates by 30 June 2022. It is the responsibility of the submitting author of themed symposia to notify individual speakers (and symposia chair, if different) of the outcome of this process and ensure all presenting delegates register for the congress.