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2nd YPN Meeting - Riga 2011

"Coercive Measures in Psychiatry, Personality Disorders"

Riga, Latvia 6-8 April 2011

About 2nd meeting:

The 2nd YPN Meeting took place 6-8th April, 2011 in Riga, Latvia attracted 90 participants from 18 countries, the programme including lectures, workshops, study visits and a rich social programme.

The Meeting was supported by the Latvian Psychiatric Association, Riga Centre of Psychiatry and Addiction disorders and Riga Stradins University made a second meeting possible.

Both the Swedish Psychiatric Association and World Psychiatric Association (WPA) had major roles in the planning of the conference, with the WPA providing a grant, allowing us to invite colleagues from non-Baltic countries, such as Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, Greece and Ukraine.

The major scientific topics, personality disorders and coercive care, were presented in the form of lectures from specialists of Eastern and Western Europe, and informal case presentations and workshops, highlighting cultural differences.

Study visits at the Riga Centre of Psychiatry and Addiction disorders gave plenty of opportunity for informal discussion of differences in healthcare.

The conference programme also gave YPs the opportunity to develop their own skills, and a number presented their first poster or presentation.

The network aimed to tighten links with important and well-established organizations, with presentations and discussions amongst representatives from the WPA Early Career Psychiatrists Council (Estonia, Russia, Sweden), European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees and European Psychiatric Association - Early Career Psychiatrists Committee, who informed us of their aims, and established links for future co-operation.






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