EPA Forum

EPA Forum

Person-centred mental health care:
Outcomes that matter to patients and their carers

EPA 2018 emphasises the current view of mental health care and research as person-centred, i.e. aimed to provide the best available methods and treatments by matching therapeutic interventions with each individual’s characteristics, values and preferences. Within this frame, the outcome assessment of research and treatment programmes in mental health care needs to be re-discussed to determine which methods, stakeholders, outcome domains and outcome measures should be prioritised.


The 2018 Forum aims at stimulating the discussion on these issues and identifying the steps toward a European consensus.


09:00 – 09:15                       Welcome and Introduction

                                                Silvana Galderisi

Measuring quality and outcome of person-centred mental health care

Chair: Silvana Galderisi, EPA President                   

​09:15 – 09:45
​The importance of patient-reported indicators of health system performance
Niek Klazinga (OECD)

​09:45 – 10:15
​Integrating shared decision making and users’ reported outcome measures 

Bernd Puschner (Ulm University)
10:15 – 11:00 
Discussion from the main stakeholders

The Point of View of the Professionals Working with Policymakers, Patients and Families

Helen Herrman (WPA)

​The point of view of the users

Hilkka Kärkkäinen (GAMIAN)

The point of view of the families 

Martine Frager-Berlet (EUFAMI)

​11:00- 11:15
​General discussion

11:15-11:30                           Coffee break

Challenges in the implementation of patient-centred research and care

Chair: Philip Gorwood, EPA President Elect

​11:30 – 11:45
The Role of Digitisation to Support Person-Centred Mental Healthcare in Europe

    Terje Peetso (European Commission, DG CONNECT)
​11:45 - 12:00
​Improving the value from health spending – The case of mental health

Michela Tinelli (LSE)

​ 12:00 – 12:15
Translating academic research into novel value-based methodologies and service

Ivana Silva (EMA)

 12:15 – 12:30
​The outcome measurement program in the Netherlands: What can we learn

Chris Nas (Trimbos)

​12:30 - 12:45
​General Discussion


The role of the EPA and National Psychiatric Associations (NPAs)

Chair: Wolfgang Gaebel, EPA Past President

​12:45 - 13:00 
Silvana Galderisi, EPA President
​13:00 - 13:15  
Tamas Kurimay, Chair of the EPA Council of NPAs
​13:15 – 13:30   
​General Discussion
moderated by W. Gaebel

13:30 – 14:30 EPA Forum Lunch