Important dates

  • Due to the unprecedented demand for the ECVCP Congress, we have extended the deadline for abstract submission to July 7th.

  • Abstract submission ends June 30

  • Information about acceptance to speakers July 15

  • Last day for speaker’s registration August 6

  • Program ready on August 30

  • Last registration date to get the free public transport ticket, October 1st (read more)

  • Last registration date October 21

2024 Chris Abderhalden Award for Young Researchers in the Field of Aggression in Healthcare

The EViPRG awards the Chris Abderhalden Award for Young Researchers in the Field of Aggression in Healthcare every two years at the European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry. It is awarded to a researcher who shows the greatest potential for a future contribution in this area based on a description of current or recent research work. Applications are peer-reviewed and evaluated in terms of scientific quality and potential impact. The winner is awarded 1200 Euros and their name is published on the EViPRG website and the conference website of the European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry.

7.-8.11.2024 Kraków, Poland ICE Congress Centre

Due to the unprecedented demand for the 13th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, which will be held in Krakow from November 7 to 8, 2024, we have extended the deadline for abstract submission to July 7th.
Ensure your place as a presenter in this inspiring and enlightening congress by submitting your abstract now. Information about acceptance to speakers will be sent by July 15 at the latest. The last day for speaker registration is August 6, and the final and detailed program will be published by August 30 at the latest.
If you already know that you will be joining the Congress, do the registration and book your hotel in time, as Krakow will be busy in November.
Please follow Congress web pages and social media channels for all updates!
We invite psychiatrists, practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurses, psychologists, health scientists, educators, trainers, researchers, managers, and policymakers engaged in the prevention, management, research into violence and aggression in mental health and intellectual disability settings to attend the 13th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry to be held in 7.-8.11.2024 Kraków, Poland ICE Congress Centre.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Krakow in November!
There is a lot to see in Kraków and in Poland. If you have extra time, you can book trips here

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The themes of the congress:

  • Epidemiology and nature of violence against staff in mental health
  • Epidemiology and nature of violence against patients / victimisation
  • Violence prevention, care, and treatment
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Assessment of risk, prevention, and protective factors
  • Humane safe and caring approaches to coercive practices
  • Neurobiological and pharmacological interventions
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Service users and family perspectives
  • Intersectional perspectives (gender, race, culture, and ethnicity)
  • Ethical, human rights and legal perspectives
  • Sexual offending violence
  • Specific populations: forensics
  • Specific populations: intellectually disabled / learning disabilities
  • Specific populations: children and adolescents
  • Specific populations: older persons and those living with dementia
  • Specific populations: community and outreach care
  • Specific populations: displaced people
  • Specific populations: psychiatric patients in emergency services
  • Staff training and education

ECVCP stands for European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry. It is a biannual scientific congress arranged by Evipro Company in collaboration with the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG) and the European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA).
At ECVCP, we are dedicated to presenting clinically relevant and immediately applicable interdisciplinary scientific and practical knowledge. This knowledge is focused on preventing violence, aggression, and coercion, reducing their incidence and impact, managing their consequences, and understanding how and why they occur.
The Congress’ purpose is to present the best available evidence that will be of use to anyone interested in the subject, be they clinicians, researchers, educators, policymakers, or mental health service users and carers. This evidence is presented and discussed through keynote speeches, oral and poster presentations, and workshops, and it continues during lively and relaxed social programs.

We cordially welcome you to Krakow– Poland ICE conference center 7.-8.11.2024