10th Annual Meeting

June 2017 | Copenhagen

2017/06/01 11:37:04
1400000
Patients
Receive ECT annually
9
Annual meetings
EFFECT organized 9 annual meetings
350
Papers published
About ECT in 2015
70
Percent succes
More than 70% of severely depressed patients respond to ECT
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THE STORY OF EFFECT

European Forum for Electroconvulsive Therapy

ECT is the most efficacious biological treatment for the most severe psychiatric disorders. In several European countries, however, psychiatrists and patients still struggle with the stigmatzing negative image of ECT. To ensure that patients and service users across Europe have access to safe and effective ECT when appropriate, a European Forum for ECT was founded.

In November 2005 Björn Wahlund (SE), Pascal Sienaert (BE) and King Han Kho (NL) decided to organize the EFFECT founding meeting. Several ECT psychiatrists across Europe were invited to join this meeting which took place in Leuven, Belgium, from 3-5 February 2006.

On February 4, 2006, The European Forum for ECT was inaugurated at the University Psychiatric Center – KU Leuven, campus Kortenberg in Belgium. An executive board was elected with Tom G. Bolwig (DK) as President, Björn Wahlund (SE) as Chairman, King Han Kho (NL) as Secretary, and Pascal Sienaert (BE) as Treasurer. Since then, EFFECT brought together clinicians and researchers to improve the practice of ECT, and to reduce its stigma.

THE GOALS OF EFFECT

European Forum for Electroconvulsive Therapy

Combat

Effect aims to combat the stigma associated with ECT

Promote

Effect aims to promote ECT research and to inform the general public about ECT and its use.

Educate

Effect aims to educate mental health and other professionals about ECT and its use

High standard

Effect aims to work towards a high standard of ECT practice across Europe and to develop guidelines

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  • Venue

    To be confirmed

  • Date

    19, 20, 21 or 22 June 2017

  • Time

    10:00 – 18:00

10th Annual Meeting EFFECT

Preliminary program

  • 10:00-10:30

    TBC

  • 10:30-11:00

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  • 11:00-11:30

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  • 13:00-13:30

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  • 13:30-14:00

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  • 14:00-14:30

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  • 14:30 - 15:30

    Coffee

  • 15:30 - 16:30

    TBC

  • 17:00 - 17:30

    EFFECT Business Meeting

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