• adherence to therapy
  • advocacy and ethics in mental health
  • aging
  • biology of mental disorders
  • community mental health services
  • consultation liaison mental health services
  • disability
  • early intervention
  • emergency services in mental health
  • good practices models for approach of persons with mental health disabilities
  • how to write a scientific paper
  • human resources in mental health system
  • human rights
  • major psychiatric disorders
  • mental health – past, present and future
  • mental health and culture
  • mental health and economics
  • mental health legislation
  • mental health policies: between ideal and reality
  • migrants: a target for mental health services
  • online mental health services
  • psychiatry and psychiatric services
  • research in mental health
  • stigma and mental health
  • stress
  •  other and unspecified

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Room A (Senate Hall)

08:30 – 09:00 Opening
09:00 – 09:45 Contribution of biological stress to depression and anxiety

Lavinia Duica (Romania)

09:45 – 10:30 Management of psychiatric emergencies

Ciprian Bacila, Cristina Bredicean (Romania)

10:30 – 11:15 E-Medicine-current validity and view for future perspectives

Thapana Chiranthana Y N (India)

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Group therapy in acute treatment settings

Amine Ben Salem (Tunisia)

12:00 – 12:30 Psychotropic medications – between myth and reality

Vlad Drăgulescu (Romania)

12:30 – 13:00 Opportunities to involve professionals in community psychiatry in Romania

Monica Șipoș (Romania)

13:00 – 13:45 The language of images in Phronetik art-therapy. Symbolism and therapy

Laura Candea Burnete (Romania)

13:45 – 14:00 Coffee break
14:00 – 14:45 Public health and mental health: commonalities and differences

Monica Laura Cara (Romania)

14:45 – 15:30 Combination of antipsychotics in schizophrenia

Mihai Mutica (Romania)

15:30 – 16:15 Substantiation of the revenue and expenditure budget of a hospital setting

Valentin Antohi (Romania)

16:15 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:15 Aggressiveness vs. Criminal behavior: psycho-medical, social and cultural conditioning

Marius Milcu (Romania)

17:15 – 18:15 Suicidal phenomenon in contemporary society

Doina Cozman, Lavinia Duică, Ciprian Băcilă (Romania)

18:15 – 18:30 Discussions, Q&A.
18:30 – 19:00 Opening ceremony

Friday, September 27, 2019

Room A (Senate Hall)

08:30 – 09:30 Symposium:

Mental Health Association of South-Eastern Europe – another year has passed

Ariel Como (Albania), Vladimir Nakov (Bulgaria), Mihail Cristian Pîrlog (Romania)

09:30 – 10:15 Round table:

A critical perspective on psychiatric services – what we need and what we have

Chairman: Howard Goldman (USA)

10:15 – 11:15 Keynote lecture:

Implementation of mental health systems reforms in Europe – Contributions from WHO, EU and other international organisations

José Miguel Caldas de Almeida (Portugal)

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 One step closer to suicide – Hikikomori phenomena and its global impact and importance

Hiroaki Ambo (Japan)

12:00 – 12:45 Keynote lecture:

Psychological interventions and psychotherapy for people with intellectual disabilities

Germain Weber (Austria)

12:45 – 13:15 A cross-sectional study of service user needs in the Republic of Moldova – first step of asessment

Jana Chihai (Moldova)

13:15 – 13:45 Promoting employees mental health – a contemporary approach

Maria Ladea, Mihai Bran (Romania)

13:45 – 14:15 Lunch Break

Poster Session

14:15 – 14:45 Industry Symposium
14:45 – 16:00 Keynote lecture:

How to organize a CL Psychiatry team

Graça Cardoso (Portugal)

16:00 – 16:30 Antipsychotics and antidepressants during pregnancy – risk or necessity?

Petru Ifteni (Romania)

16:30 – 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 – 18:00 Round table:

Violence in psychiatric settings. Past and present. Problems and solutions.

Chairs: Howard Goldman (USA), José Miguel Almeida (Portugal), Maria Ladea (Romania)

Friday, September 27, 2019

Room A

08:30 – 09:00 Resilience strategies at individual and organisational level for the management of mental health

Adrian Tudor Brate (Romania)

09:00– 09:30 Sources of individual well-being in postmodern society

Felicia Morândău (Romania)

09:30 – 10:00 Representations of the tensional psychological states

Alin Gilbert Sumedrea (Romania)

10:00 – 10:30 Cognitive intermediate phenotypes in schizophrenia

Corneliu Moșoiu (Romania)

10:30 – 11:00 Is cognitive flexibility a fundamental aspect of mental health?Insights from anxiety research

Oana Mărcuș (Romania), Colin MacLeod (Australia), Laura Visu-Petra (Romania)

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 The Perceived Competence in Children. Assessment and Implications

Raluca Sassu (Romania)

11:45 – 12:15 Fast reading – an efficient learning method

Călin Dragoman (Romania)

12:15 – 12:45 Impact of school climates on the adolescents subjective well-being.

Anamaria Cătană (Romania)

12:45 – 13:15 The quality of life of institutionalized elder persons in rezidential care center

Viorica Bobic (Romania)

13:15 – 13:45 The protagonist and the psychodramatic scene / the assisted person and the psychosocial reality in the social assistance of the elderly.

Sorina Corman (Romania)

13:45 – 14:15 Lunch break
14:15– 18:00 Workshop:

The Gate of Fulfillment (I)

Petre Rădescu (Romania)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Room A (Senate Hall)

08:30 – 09:30 Plenary session

Chairs: Mihai Mutică (Romania), Rumiana Dinolova (Bulgaria)

09:30 – 10:30 Standards of Quality in Mental Health Services

Monica Laura Cara (Romania), Vladimir Nakov (Bulgaria), Ciprian Băcilă (Romania)

10:30 – 11:30 Keynote lecture:

Developing integrated comprehensive mental health services based in the community and the general hospital

Graça Cardoso, José Miguel Caldas de Almeida (Portugal)

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:00 Round table:

The real needs of the mental health services users. To know and to try to fulfill them!

Chairs: Howard Goldman (USA), Germain Weber (Austria), Mihail Cristian Pîrlog (Romania)

 In collaboration with Association of the Psychiatric Hospital Dr. Ghe. Preda Sibiu and Help Autism NGO

13:00 – 13:45 Emotions – their role in psychopathology and in everyday life

Petre Radescu (Romania)

13:45 – 14:15 Industry Symposium
14:15 – 14:45 Lunch Break

Poster Session

The A B C of the TRILOGOS® Method

Germain Weber (Austria)

In collaboration with TRILOGOS Stiftung

14:45 – 16:00 Workshop:

E-Mental Health in 21st Century

Chair: Tea Vukusic Rukavina (Croatia)

16:00 – 17:00 Workshop:

Autism – a problem without age

Chairs: Camelia Crismariu (Romania), Sergiu Raiu (Romania)

In collaboration with Help Autism NGO

17:00 – 18:00 Pharmacological issues in treatment of mental disorders

Mohammed Alsbou (Jordan)

Sunday, September 29, 2019

ROOM A (Senate Hall)

08:30 – 10:00 Plenary Session

Chairs: Lavinia Duica (Romania), Vladimir Nakov (Bulgaria)


Special session for young doctors and researchers
10:30 – 11:00 Academic career in medical world of Eastern Europe

Ariel Como (Albania), Mihail Cristian Pîrlog (Romania)

11:00 – 11:30 To write and to publish! Editor’s perspective.

Howard Goldman (USA)

11:30 – 12:00 Developing skills?Training perspectives for young psychiatrists

Diana Stănculescu (Romania), Alina Haiduc (Romania)

12:00 – 12:30 Opportunity of a new journal. Ideas, topics, stories.

Howard Goldman (USA), Mihail Cristian Pîrlog (Romania)

12:30 – 13:30

Conclusions. Plans for future actions. Closing ceremony.

Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists, social workers, nurses), Medical professionals (MDs, nurses, social workers), Students, Stakeholders (NGOs, Advocacy).

Mental Health Association of South-Eastern Europe

“Lucian Blaga” University Sibiu – Faculty of Medicine

“Lucian Blaga” University Sibiu – Faculty of Social and Human Science

“Gheorghe Preda” Psychiatric Hospital Sibiu


Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana (Albania)

Atlas (Romania)

Inomedica (Romania)

College Private Psychiatry (Bulgaria)

Societatea Psihiatrilor, Narcologilor, Psihoterapeuților și Psihologilor Clinicieni din Republica Moldova – SNPPC (Moldova)

Actaria (Romania)

PR Care – portalnapacienta.bg (Bulgaria)

Trilogos Foundation (Swiss)

President of Conference

Howard H. Goldman (USA)

President of Scientific Commitee

Germain Weber (Austria)

Scientific Commitee

Mohammed Al Sbou (Jordan)

Hiroaki Ambo (Japan)

Valentin Antohi (Romania)

Ciprian Bacila (Romania)

José Miguel Barros Caldas de Almeida (Portugal)

Mihaela Dana Bucuta (Romania)

Monica Laura Cara (Romania)

Jana Chihai (Moldova)

Ariel Como (Albania)

Catalina Crisan (Romania)

Lavinia Duica (Romania)

Petru Ifteni (Romania)

Maria Ladea (Romania)

Mihai Mutica (Romania)

Vladimir Nakov (Bulgaria)

Graça Maria Pereira Cardoso (Portugal)

Mihail Cristian Pirlog (Romania)

Sonila Tomori (Albania)

Ion Udristoiu (Romania)

Tea Vukusic Rukavina (Croatia)

Local Organizing Commitee

Claudia Anghel

Amine Ben Salem

Viorica Bobic

Adrian Brate

Cristina Brediceanu

Simona Butnarasu

Gabriel Cazacu

Anamaria Cătană

Anca Iulia Ciobanu

Costina Ciuciulin

Paul Ciucur

Radu Clopotel

Sorina Corman

Vlad Dragulescu

Andra Ionescu

Monica Itu

Oana Mărcuș

Felicia Morândău

Corneliu Moșoiu

Cristian Nicoara

Elena Daciana Pintilie

Raluca Sassu

Mihai Sima

Monica Sipos

Alin Sumedrea

Diana Vulea

Lucian Blaga University, Faculty of Medicine

Lucian Blaga Street, No. 2A, 550169, Sibiu, România

Tel.: +40-(269)-212320



Fax: +40-(269)-212320E-mail: decan.medicina@ulbsibiu.ro
Web: http://medicina.ulbsibiu.ro

Registration includes full access to all conference symposia, workshops and lectures, welcoming reception, as well as Proceedings (abstract book) and other conference materials and coffee breaks.

To register, please visit section “Conference Registration and Abstract Submission” on our conference web-site http://www.mhasee.ro and fill out on-line Registration Form, or submit your registration request by email to: conference@mhasee.ro.

Early Fee (Until August 25, 2019)

Late Fee (After August 26, 2019)


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100 Euro


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Residents, Social Workers, Nurses

50 Euro

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  • Once we receive your registration payment, the Registration Confirmation/Paid invoice/Receipt will be sent to you by email.
  • If you are presenting an abstract, please register before August 31, 2018: abstract submission closes after this date.

Please contact Organizers – office@mhasee.ro

  • Conference delegates may present abstract, or attend the conference without presenting the abstract.
  • Only one abstract is accepted per each registered delegate.
  • All abstracts must be written in English (1 page A4 in Word format, Times 12 pt, 1.5-spaced) and consist of the following sections:
    • Title of the abstract: ALL CAPITALS;
    • Authors (e.g., AB Popescu, DE Popov), presenting author always first;
    • Organization(s): e.g., Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania;
    • Body (with mandatory sub-sections):
      • Introduction;
      • Methods;
      • Results and discussion;
      • Research support (Conflict of interest disclosure).
  • NO TABLES, FIGURES OR REFERENCES can be included in the abstracts.
  • Submitted papers cannot be edited or corrected.
  • All abstracts will be presented as ORAL PRESENTATION or POSTERS during special sessions of Conference.
    • PC and PC-based multimedia projector will be provided for your Power Point presentation.
    • Please bring your presentations on memory sticks and upload all your presentations in advance, on the day of your presentations
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts is strictly September 8, 2019.
  • To submit your Abstract, please visit section “Conference Registration and Abstract Submission” on our web-site http://www.mhasee.ro and submit your Abstract online, or send it by email to: conference@mhasee.ro.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by the Program Committee before September 15, 2019.