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European Forum For Electroconvulsive Therapy
 
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EFFECT

European Forum For Electroconvulsive Therapy

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EFFECT

European Forum For Electroconvulsive Therapy

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EFFECT organized 11 annual meetings
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More than 70% of severely depressed patients respond to ECT

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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

EDUCATE

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

PROMOTE

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

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

Venue

Semmelweis University

Department of Psychiatry

H-1083 Budapest, Balassa utca 6.

Hungary

Date

Friday, November 8, 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time

Friday 12:30 – 17:30

Saturday 08:30 – 16:30

Registration Fee

Free to ECT practitioners who register from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Croatia.

For all other participants, €70 can be transferred to

Zorg KU Leuven – EFFECT
Leuvensesteenweg 517
3070 Kortenberg (Belgium)

IBAN BE94 7795 9036 9114

BIC GKCCBEBB

12th Annual Meeting EFFECT

Back To Basics – Effective clinical practice in ECT
  • 12:30 - 13:30 - Welcome & Introduction

    12:30 -13:10 Registration for Days 1 and 2
    13:10 -13:20 Introduction and welcome – Gabor Gazdag (Hungary), Pascal Sienaert (Belgium)
    13:20 – 13:30 Opening remarks – János Réthelyi (Head, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Hungary)

  • 13:40 - ECT in Eastern & Southern Europe - Chair János Réthelyi (HU), Charles Kellner (USA)

    13:30 – ECT and Hungary: return to the future – Márton Asztalos (HU)
    13:45 – Changes in ECT practice in the Dept Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University – Levente Hermán (HU)
    14:00 – ECT in Italy: past, present and future – Gabriele Sani (IT)
    14:20 – ECT practice in Slovakia: a brief history, current status and future prospects – Jozef Dragasek (Slovakia)
    14:40 – ECT in Poland: past, present and future – Anna Z. Antosik-Wójcińska (Poland)

  • 15:00

    Coffee!

  • 15:30 - Clinical Practice - Jozef Dragasek (Slovakia) - George Petrides (USA)

    15:30 – Indications for ECT: who benefits the most? – Pascal Sienaert (Belgium)
    16:00 – Is there a role for ECT in schizophrenia? – George Petrides (USA)
    16:30 – Optimising ECT technique: dos and don’ts – Charles Kellner (USA)
    17:00 – How can we (start to) understand ECT-related anxiety? – Jasmien Obbels (Belgium)

  • 17:30 - Closing Remarks

    Gabor Gazdag (Hungary), Pascal Sienaert (Belgium)

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