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On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the conference hosted by MEP Stelios Kympouropoulos (Greece, EPP) entitled “All in one brain: a discussion on mental health“, with the participation of the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Ms Stella Kyriakides and the Deputy Minister of Health and psychiatrist Dr. Dimitris Vartzopoulos. The conference will take place on 10 October 2023 at the European Parliament in Brussels, in room SPINELLI 3E2 from 16.30 to 18.30 CET and will be accessible online.

In the first panel, with the participation of Ms Kyriakides and Dr. Vartzopoulos, the political discussion will focus on the on the European Commission’s Communication on Mental Health, published on 7 June 2023, and the European Parliament’s Report on Mental Health, where MEP Kympouropoulos is the shadow rapporteur for EPP. The discussion will join MEP Susana Solis Perez, the Renew shadow rapporteur.

The second panel will be joined by the President of the Hellenic Brain Council, Dr. Christina Dalla, member of the Board of Directors at the European Brain Foundation (EBF), and will focus on the value of early diagnosis, treatment, and innovative research methods.

In the last panel, the discussion will focus on digital technologies and the role they can play in mental health. Professor Elisabeth Steindl will start with a comparative analysis of the legislative framework outside the EU and comment on the new opportunities presented by the European Parliament report. Then Professor Richard Rak will present telehealth solutions and evidence-based practices for mental health, while highlighting the importance of data collection through the latest developments in the legal framework, including the European Health Data Space (EHDS).

Finally, the conference will close with the presentation of the digital application “Thymia” by CEO Ms Emilia Molimpakis. This app helps to identify mental health conditions and symptoms using voice, movement and behavioural data.

The discussion will be moderated by Frédéric Destrebecq, Executive Director of the European Brain Council (EBC).

To register in person please press here. To register online please press here.

For more information please contact stelios.kympouropoulos-office@europarl.europa.eu

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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