Stigma in YPs' perspective: Hope and Challenge"
Minsk, Belarus, 27-29 September 2012
About 3rd YPN Meeting
The 3rd YPN Meeting took place 27-29th September, 2012 in Minsk, Belarus.
The meeting was titled, “Stigma from the YPs' perspective: Hopes and Challenges”.
After inspiring lectures of world-known experts, participants had many opportunities to share their views on the issue of stigma during workshops and poster sessions.
The emphasis of the meeting was to involve young colleagues as much as possible.
The booklet with participants’ abstracts was also published.
Psychiatric Service users made a contribution to the conference by exhibiting their paintings, the best being awarded by a prize.
The importance of the meeting was emphasized by the fact that it was the first international psychiatric conference to be held in Belarus.
It was attended by 74 participants from 21 countries (Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK), and supported by the European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT), Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (BelMAPGE) and Belarusian Psychiatric Association (BPA).