4th Eastern European Conference of Mental Health “In and Out of Your Mind”


Conference Program

SATURDAY, November 21st, 2020 (EET)


08:30 – 08:40 Challenges in mental health services in 2020
       Ariel Como (Albania), Vladimir Nakov (Bulgaria), Mihail Cristian Pirlog (Romania)

08:40 – 08:50 Stress, burnout and depression among medical staff
       Jordan Ganev (Bulgaria)


08:50 – 09:00 Vertiginous syndromes in Emergency Department

       Drini Dobi (Albania)

09:00 – 09:10 Hidden madness: mental health governance in socialist Bulgaria

       Vladimir Nakov (Bulgaria)

09:10 – 09:20 Multiple approaches of the development of resilience in psychoterapy, with the aim of preventing mental disorders
       Mihaela Cristina Parvu (Romania)


09:20 – 09:30 Alcohol use disorder and common mental disorders: clinico-epidemiological, neurobiological and psychopharmacotherapeutic aspects       Kaloyan Stoychev (Bulgaria)

09:30 – 09:40 Psychodynamics of the family system in identified alcoholic disease. Family therapy in early recovery.

       Svetlana Dimitrova (Bulgaria)


09:40 – 09:50 Social projects for persons with mental health disorders, within the pandemic context

       Andreea-Mihaela Nita, Mihaela Cristina Parvu (Romania)

09:50 – 10:05 Panic disorder - eliminating recurrences trough addressing the underlying attitude

       Petre Radescu (Romania)

10:05 – 10:20 Phenomenological attitude, an ideal space for sharing psychiatric symptoms

       Costin Cibea (France)

10:20 – 10:30 Challenges of Psychiatric Services during COVID-19 lockdown and alert states in Romania

       Ioana Miclutia, Maria Bonea (Romania)

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:15 Law, code and moral: in search of integrity in professional conduct
       Agnes Verbruggen (Belgium)

11:15 – 12:15 Symposium: Mental Health Interventions in Republic of Moldova during Covid-19 Pandemic 
       Moderator: Jana Chihai (Moldova)

       Evolution of COVID-19 and mental health in Republic of Moldova

              Jana Chihai (Moldova)

       Burnout Syndrome in medical population during COVID-19 pandemic

              Inga Deliv (Moldova), Ion Cosciug (Moldova)

       Anxiety disorders during COVID-19 pandemic

              Alina Bologan (Moldova)

       Depressive disorders during COVID-19 pandemic

              Andrei Eșanu (Moldova)

       Risky health behaviors in adolescent

              Grigore Garaz (Moldova)

12:15 – 12:30 Implementation of Precision Medicine in Treatment of Mental Health Disease
       Mohammed Alsbou (Jordan)

12:30 – 12:45 Highlights over Cannabis use pharmacotherapy
       Mohamed Elwasify (Egypt)

12:45 – 13:00 Break

13:00 – 13:10 Quality of Life in Albanian Gaucher Patients
       Sonila Tomori (Albania)

13:10 – 13:20 Persistent Depressive Disorder.
       Yazan Alsarayrah (Jordan)

13:20 – 14:45 Keynote Lecture: International perspectives on the care of people with severe mental disorders
       Graça Maria Pereira Cardoso,  José Miguel Caldas de Almeida (Portugal)


14:45 – 15:00 Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) instruments – from Theory to Practice

       Adina Turcu-Stiolica (Romania)


15:00 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 17:25 Symposium: Interventions to Promote Participation in Work for Unemployed Individuals Who Are Disabled by Severe Mental Disorders 
       Moderator: Howard Goldman (USA)

       What are the interventions in the Mental Health Treatment Study (MHTS) and how were they implemented?

              Robert Drake (USA)

       What was the impact of the MHTS intervention on employment, mental health and general health status?

              Mustafa Karakus (USA)

       What was the long-term impact of the MHTS intervention on employment?

              Gary Bond (USA)

17:25 – 19:00 Symposium: Interventions to Promote Participation in Work for Unemployed Individuals Who Have Less Severe Mental Disorders and

                                                       Who do not Qualify for Disability Benefits
       Moderator: Howard Goldman (USA)

       What are the interventions in the Supported Employment Demonstration (SED) and how were they implemented?

              Delia Hendrick (USA)

       Who are the individuals in the SED and how do they differ from people disabled by severe mental disorders?

              Jarnee Riley (USA)

       What are the life experiences of participants and how did participants’ life circumstances affect SED service delivery?

              Jocelyn Marrow (USA)


16:00 – 16:10 The impact of dento-maxillary anomalies on quality of life and social relationships

       Maria Popa (Romania)

16:10 – 16:20 Oncopsychology and its importance in increasing the quality of life of patients with oral cancer

       Laura Stef (Romania)

16:20 – 16:30 Principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

       Florina Popa (Romania)

16:30 – 16:40 Drug poisoning with suicidal intention

       Horatiu Dura, Sanda Dura (Romania)

16:40 – 16:50 Allergic comorbidities in psychiatric pathology

       Sanda Dura, Horatiu Dura (Romania)

16:50 – 17:00 Relationship between periodontal disease and depression

       Andreea Angela Stetiu, Mircea Stetiu

17:00 – 17:10 Psychiatric manifestations in HCV

       Liliana Coldea (Romania)

17:10 – 17:20 Clinical-therapeutic aspects in depressive disorder associated to chronic hepatitis

       Ion Udristoiu (Romania)

17:20 – 17:40 Brain IT: The revealed brain – innovative technologies in the study of neurosurgery

       Vicentiu Saceleanu (Romania)