Spring 2015
Message from the President

Dear colleagues and friends,
I am pleased to bring you this Spring Edition of the EFPT Newsletter covering the plans and outcomes for this year.

I am delighted to announce that EFPT is providing institutional sponsorship to events related with psychiatry. We are collaborating with new associations, reaching out to medical students, and have been tackling one of the key demands from trainees: psychotherapy.

I invite you to follow and contribute to the EFPT Calendar, and I encourage you to apply to the EFPT Award for Excellence 2015.

Start preparing yourself for the upcoming EFPT Porto Forum 2015!

Best wishes,
Mariana Pinto da Costa
EFPT President
On behalf of the EFPT Board

Message from a Working Group 

Dr Kevin Holmes, EFPT Newsletter Editor and Dr Thomas Gargot, EFPT IT secretary, give a flavour of their experiences, challenges and successes in the first year of the new EFPT Social Media Group.
Message from a National Trainees Association 

Dr Marko Tomicevic, President of the Croatian Section of Young Psychiatrists and Psychiatry Trainees gives an account of this young trainee association, not yet 10 years old!  He describes their work to improve the residency programme and includes an account of the exciting 'Psychotherapy to go' pilot.
Message from a Collaborator Organisation

Elias Karam and Hana Awil, medical students representing the International Federation for Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), describe the exciting collaborations that are happening between IFMSA and EFPT.  In addition they outline the structure of IFMSA and how mental health is becoming a major focus for their organisation, with the real hope of closer collaboration with EFPT. 
Message from an EFPT Exchange Participant

Dr Fernando Ochoa, a Portuguese trainee, tells us about his exchange placement in Bristol, UK. Highlights included his experience with community mental health teams and the multi-disciplinary team approach to patients, both of which he feels contrast strongly with mental healthcare in Portugal. 
Message on the EFPT Porto Forum 2015

We are close approaching the 23rd EFPT Forum in Porto between 22 - 27 June 2015. The Local Organizing Committee of this year's EFPT Forum presents an update with the important information for the arrangements of the Forum. Of particular note is the importance of ensuring payment of your registration before May 22nd!  
EFPT Publication

Check out an interesting EFPT article by Dr Marisa Casanova Dias from UK, Dr Maria Orlova from Russia and Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa from Portugal, on "Training abroad? Not so difficult" published The Lancet in 2013.
EFPT Calendar

Use the following link to access the calendar.  
Newsletter Editorial Board:
Kevin Holmes - Editor
Mariana Pinto da Costa
Thomas Gargot
Clara Feteanu 

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