On behalf of the scientific committee we would like to invite psychiatric clinicians, psychiatrists, practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurses, psychologists, health scientists, educators, trainers, researchers, managers, and policymakers engaged in the management, study or treatment of aggressive behaviour of psychiatric patients and/or persons with intellectual disabilities and serious behavioural problems to the 7th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry.
This congress has been approved by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) for the award of a maximum of 20 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits, and this continuing education activity has been approved by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of a maximum of 23,6 International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs).
This time the congress will be held in Prague from the 19th till 22nd of October 2011. Since the first European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry – which was held in Stockholm in 1992 - the congress has expanded rapidly with regard to the number of scientific contributions and participants.
The 7th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry is co-organized by the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG), and is a World Psychiatric Association (WPA) co-sponsored meeting. In line with earlier editions, the 7th European Congress on Violence will focus strongly on clinically relevant and practically useful interventions aiming at treating and reducing violent behaviour of psychiatric and forensic patients. However this time we would also like to focus on severe problem behaviour in persons with intellectually disability. Hence the overall congress theme “challenges for care and treatment”.
The broad multidisciplinary scope of the European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry is expressed in the various subthemes that will be addressed in Prague in 2011:
- Assessment and treatment of sexual violence
- Biological determinants & factors of violence
- Service user perspectives on violence
- Gender aspects of violence
- Impact and effect of coercive measures on patients
- Impact and effect of violence on staff and caregivers
- Ethical and legal perspectives on violence
- Strategies for reducing coercive measures
- Nature, epidemiology and cross-cultural aspects of violence
- Pharmacological treatments for violent patients
- Psychological treatments, therapies & trainings for violent patients
- Risk & Strength Assessment: prediction of violence
- Specific populations: forensic
- Specific populations: intellectually disabled
- Specific populations: child & adolescent
- Specific populations: elderly
- Training and education of staff
As was the case for the previous congresses held in Vienna (2005), Amsterdam (2007), and Stockholm (2009) all contributions to the 7th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry will be collected in a publication reflecting the current state of knowledge about, and research on, the prevention and treatment of aggressive behaviour of psychiatric patients & persons with intellectual disability.
The congress is a unique opportunity to learn and to share innovative and best practice, ideas and experiences with colleagues from all over the world. Wherever you work, take this opportunity to break away from your daily routine, in order to discover new approaches and to get acquainted with the lessons learned. But most of all to network and to return home with new knowledge, insight, ideas and newly motivated to your work and colleagues.
We thus cordially welcome you in Prague in October, 2011 !
Prof. Henk Nijman, Ass. Prof. Tom Palmstierna, Dr. R. Almvik & Dr. Ian Needham,
Chairs of the Scientific Committee of the 7th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry
Mr. Nico Oud, MNSc, N.Adm, RN. Congress Organiser
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