Everything you need to know about the Bucharest Forum
What is this Forum all about?
The Forum is the highlight of the year for EFPT. It is an opportunity for delegates from each of the member countries to get together to plan the year ahead, work on joint projects and strengthen our network. It involves several set activities, including the General Assembly, scientific presentations, clinics visits, working group sessions and, perhaps most importantly of all, the International Reception!
Unfortunately, the global situation makes a forum of this magnitude and national diversity impossible to
organize. In this context we were faced with a tough decision: indefinitely postpone the event or make a major change. We have decided on the latter and will organize what will be the first EFPT Bucharest Virtual Forum.
We will do our best to move the EFPT Forum experience into the virtual world as seamlessly as possible.
When is the Forum?
The Forum is running from the 1st to the 5th of July 2020 and will be run online from Bucharest, Romania.
When should I arrive?
Considering now you only have to travel from wherever you are to your streaming device and practically cognitively teleport into meetings, workshops, lectures and social events, you are no longer bound by space-time constraints.
We recommend arriving on Wednesday 1st of July. There will be an Early-registration event during the evening where participants will get a first glance of Romania. The Forum officially starts on the morning of the 2 nd of July and finishes on the 5th of July. Please make sure that you are able to stay for the whole day on Sunday for the full General Assembly. The future of EFPT relies on the decisions taken there!
Where is it?
In partnership with the Chamber of Deputies, The EFPT 2020 Bucharest Forum was supposed to take place in the Halls of the Palace of the Parliament – Chambers of Deputies.
The Key note speakers lectures were supposed to take place in the Nicolae Iorga hall, while the country reports and the General Assembly were supposed to take place in the Human Rights Hall (http://cic.cdep.ro/ro/sali/sala-nicolae-iorga, http://cic.cdep.ro/en/halls/sali/human-rights-hall )
In light of recent events, we will move all events online. We will use Zoom to organize the workshops, the lectures, the working group meetings and most importantly the GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Can anyone attend the Forum?
The primary purpose of the Forum is to bring together psychiatric trainees from all countries within the WHO Europe region.
The capacity is limited, so unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that everyone who wants to come will be able to attend.
All the officially nominated delegates and observers up to 18.04.2020 have been accepted and their fee waived. All Member countries NTA that have not yet sent their official nominations still have a 2 delegate and 1 observer spots reserved and should respond to their invitation email.
If you are a trainee representing a non-member country and want to participate please send an email to email@example.com and go to efpt2020.amrpr.ro -> Pre-Registration and register using the form.
If you are not an official delegate, but would still like to attend the Forum, we recommend that you contact your national training association at the earliest opportunity to discuss whether it might be possible to join the Forum as an observer. Links to many of the national training associations of EFPT’s members are available here. Observers participate equally in all parts of the Forum, except for voting and are also ineligible to stand for elected positions.
How do I register?
Priority Pre-Registration is closed. Pre-registration is now opened to non-member countries.
If you are a trainee representing a member country and have yet to send your official delegation please respond to your invitation email.
If you are a trainee representing a non-member country please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and go to efpt2020.amrpr.ro -> Pre-Registration and register using the form.
How much will the Forum cost me?
The Virtual Forum delegate and observer fees will be covered by EFPT and the Romanian National Trainee Association tough, there are a limited number of people we can accept.
Member countries official delegates and observers have priority. Each member country must pay a country fee (this is only paid once per country and it varies from country to country). This membership fee is paid directly to EFPT in Euros, and is not included in the registration fees. In some countries, this fee may be paid by your national trainee association.
Representatives of each country will be contacted separately by the EFPT Treasurer about arrangements to pay this fee.
If you have any questions regarding the country membership fee, then please contact Anne Nobles on email@example.com.
How is the Forum funded?
The Forum is funded by a combination of delegate fees and sponsorships. The Bucharest Forum will receive absolutely no funding from the Pharmaceutical Industry.
We are very pleased to be able to have as partners a number of fantastic groups and organizations, who we feel align well with EFPT’s ethos.
We are extremely grateful to our very generous sponsors and would like to invite you to visit the ‘Partners’ section of the Forum website to learn more about them.
What is happening each day?
The program is currently being revised to fit a virtual format and will be updated as soon as possible.
For the official delegations of the member associations – Please reserve time for the General Assembly that will take place on Saturday starting at 10:00 CET.
The program will include workshops, lectures by the plenary invited speakers, working group meetings, an online Friday International Night Social Event and working groups meetings. We will also gather posters and country reports that will bring a lot of valuable information about the current global situation and how it affected trainees from all over the world. We will also try to find the best projects that are currently developed in the world and share it with all participants.
Wednesday 1st of July – Welcome Day
Early Registration and a first glance at Romanian Culture. Art, drinks and a chance to interact with other EFPT Participants in a beautiful setting.
Thursday 2nd of July – Country Day
Each country talks about psychiatry training in their respective countries. Delegates from each country will be expected to prepare a very short oral report and prepare a poster. More detailed instructions will be sent nearer the time. Country delegates will also receive information regarding the working groups.
Friday 3rd of July – Working groups and Workshops day
The day starts with a presentation held by Dr. Joseph Zohar, official CINP representative to the EFPT Forum and continues with the working group sessions. In the afternoon, there will be different workshops that participants can attend with prior registration.
Saturday 4th of July – Scientific Day
The day start with the second working groups session in order to finish off anything left from the previous day. It then continues with the scientific events, where we will have lectures by some of the top academic neuroscientists and psychiatrists from around the world. The forum will welcome representative from ECNP, EPA, WPA, UEMS, UEMS-CAP, and the Romanian Psychiatric Association.
Sunday 5th July – General Assembly
The General Assembly is the core business session for EFPT; on that day, we will elect the new Board, including the President Elect. Finances will be discussed, bylaws will be changed, prizes will be given out and political drama is to be expected. Make sure you are present and prepared. Make sure to not miss this for the twists and turns of The General Assembly are legendary.
Who is organizing the Forum?
The Forum is being organized by a group of trainees and qualified psychiatrists from all over Romania. To find out more about us, please visit the Local Organizing Committe section of the website.
What if I have any other questions?
If there is anything that you are unsure about, please contact us at the earliest opportunity. We have a dedicated Forum email address firstname.lastname@example.org and members of the friendly Local Organizing Committee are standing by to answer.