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

Students around a table on laptopsWe are pleased to announce two pre-congress workshops for Early Career Researchers on the day before the official start of the congress. These workshops will allow our ECRs to gain valuable transferable skills in two crucial areas for their future academic careers: 

  • Reproducibility: A cornerstone of evidence-based mental health research, reproducibility is fundamental to establishing causal associations between exposures and outcomes. To improve these skills, this workshop will provide practical training, tips and hands-on activities to make your research more reproducible, from conception to publication.  
  • Media training and public engagement – from Twitter to the BBC: Communicating our findings to the public is an essential part of our research. Yet we rarely receive any training in the best ways to talk to the public or the media. This interactive workshop will prepare you with the basics of how to engage successfully with the public and the media.  

Our interactive workshops will be led by internationally-recognised scientists, journalists and public engagement experts. Workshop leaders will be announced closer to 2022. 

    Through these workshops, we will provide attendees with hands-on, practical skills to improve their research quality and its impact on the wider world. Our workshops will be hosted at the University of Cambridge on the day before the congress. They are free to attend, but limited to 30 places, on a first-come, first-serve basis at the time of registration. 

      Further details
      • Workshops are open to Early Career Researchers only. We define ECRs as students, trainees, or those who graduated from their Ph.D. (or equivalent) no longer than 5 years from the date of the workshop.  
      • Attendees are expected to attend both workshops
      • Lunch and refreshments will be provided
      • 30 places will be available, on a first-come, first-serve basis at the time of registration
      • A waiting list will be set up for ECR who are unable to secure a place
      • We will require attendees to confirm their attendance at the workshop in late July. Spare places at this time will be offered to ECR participants on the waiting list, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
      • The workshops will be followed by an ECR social, including a free walking tour of Cambridge and drinks/dinner at a local restaurant or pub (paid for by the delegate). Tickets are limited and can be booked at registration.  
      • We advise booking an extra night of accommodation on 8th September for delegates attending the workshop. Visit our travel and accommodation pages for more information.

      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.