Dear Colleagues,

Register today for your update and sharing of knowledge on the management of violence in clinical psychiatry. Next to all kind of relevant keynotes, symposia, (pre-congress) workshops, paper and poster presentations, there will also be a special debate on the latest UN report on abuses in health-care settings. Get access to an updated scientific program with about 220 presentations and an opportunity to expand your network with colleagues and important leaders from around the world.

You can download the Final Program here.

The 8th European Congress on Violence is a WPA (World Psychiatric Association) co-sponsored meeting and coorganized by the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG). The 8th European Congress on Violence will focus strongly on new clinically relevant and practically useful interdisciplinary interventions aiming at treating and reducing violent behaviour of psychiatric patients, forensic patients and severe problem behaviour in persons with intellectually disability. Hence the overall congress theme new "horizons in interdisciplinary approaches". Click here for the subthemes.

Approval of accreditation is requested from the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) for the award Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits, and from the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs).

We hope to welcome you in Ghent in October 2013!

Prof. Henk Nijman, Prof. Tom Palmstierna, Dr. Roger Almvik & Mr. Bart Thomas. Chairs of the Scientific Committee of the 8th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry. Mr. Nico Oud, MNSc, N.Adm, RN. Congress Organiser.