Mental health services amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe:
what lessons can we learn and act on?

January 29th, 2021


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To all attendants via email


“Mental health services amid the COVID-19 pandemic in  Europe: what lessons can we learn and act on?”

January 29th, 2021 at 11:00 GMT

New York



New Delhi


The Webinar continues the series of MSc Webinars – the online-ZOOM events for the clinicians and educators in the field of psychiatry.

The MSc Webinar is organized for mental health professionals under the auspices of

  • Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences and Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • World Psychiatric Association (Standing Committee on Planning, Section on Evidence based Psychiatry)
  • World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

The aim of these educational sessions is to provide a global and comprehensive update of the newest developments in neurobiology, psychopharmacology, treatment guidelines and personcentered care of mental disorders.

The strategic approach of the invited speakers is to avoid content-free eloquence and authority and to face hard questions on the base of research findings.

During the upcoming webinar you will have a unique opportunity not just to listen to the experts, but also to discuss your questions during Q&A sessions.

Opening statements

Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge

"WHO Regional Director for Europe"

Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge began his term as WHO Regional Director for Europe on 1 February 2020. He has 25 years of experience in medical practice and public health in numerous settings around the world. Graduate of the Catholic University of Leuven, Dr Kluge joined WHO in 1999, as TB and TB-HIV Project Manager at the WHO Country Office in the Russian Federation.

Zoe Rapti

"Vice Minister of Health of Greece"

Graduate with distinction from the Moraitis school. Graduate of the Law School of the University of Athens. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM with honors) in International Commercial Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. She is a lawyer at the Supreme Court.

Prof. Afzal Javed

"WPA President"

Consultant Psychiatrist, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Nuneaton, Honorary Clinical Associate Teacher, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK, Chair, Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

Country Perspectives

Ioannis Diakogiannis

"MD, PhD"

Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry Director of the Neuroscience sector. School of Medecine Aristotle University Thessaloniki Greece. Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry in Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Yale University. Head of the Drug Dependence Unit of the 3rd Department of Psychiatry of A.U.TH.. Chairman of the 1st Department of Psychiatry in Papageorgiou Gen Hospital. Served as the National representative of Greece to the Scientific Committee of European Center for Drugs and Drug addiction in Lisbon. President of the Greek Society for the Study of Addictive Substances. President of the branch of Addiction Psychiatry of the Greek Psychiatric Association

Daria Smirnova

"MD, PhD"

Deputy Director on Clinical issues, Neuroscience Research Institute Head, International Research Lab in Neuropsychiatry Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Samara State Medical University. She acted as coordinator of International multi-centre projects on Mental health care policies, diagnostic assessments, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, including several projects on estimating the effect of COVID-19 on Mental health in general population and COVID-19 associated psychiatric and neurological complications. She is an author of 100+ publications, including 35+ peer-review papers in English and 5 book chapters

Mauricio Pompili

"MD, PhD"

Full Professor and Chair of Psychiatry as part of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he received his M.D. degree, where he trained in Psychiatry (both summa cum laude). He is the Director of the Residency Training Program in Psychiatry of his faculty and He is the Director of the University Psychiatric Clinic and the Director of the Suicide Prevention Center at Sant’Andrea Hospital in Rome. He is the President of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Technique degree program at Sapienza University of Rome.

Maria João Heitor dos Santos

"MD, PhD"

Director of Psychiatry and Mental Health Department and of Psychiatry Service at Beatriz Ângelo Hospital (HBA), Portugal. President of the Ethics Committee of HBA. Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Health of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. Member of the National Council of Mental Health. Board member of the College of Psychiatrists of the College of Physicians. President of the Portuguese Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health (SPPSM). WPA Representative for SPPSM. EPA-Council of NPAs, Official Representative for SPPSM.


Dr Jonathan Campion


Dr Jonathan Campion is Director for Public Mental Health and Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Visiting Professor of Population Mental Health at University College London and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is involved in the development and implementation of local, national and international public mental health strategy. He trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London. He initially worked as a GP and spent time working in remote parts of Australia with mainly Aboriginal populations with high levels of mental illness, substance misuse and alcohol problems.

Dr Claudia Marinetti

"BA, DPhil"

Dr Claudia Marinetti is director at Mental Health Europe (MHE) and has extensive expertise in the areas of equity and health, and their social determinants. With over 10 years of experience in management, policy, advocacy and research, Claudia has worked across sectors to improve the well-being of European citizens, including approaches based on human rights, access to quality services, HiAP, and social inclusion. Prior to joining MHE, she worked for EuroHealthNet, a not-for-profit partnership working on public heath, disease prevention, health promotion, and inequality reduction. She has also worked for K.U. Leuven and briefly for the University of Oxford’s Centre for Criminology.She graduated with a BA in Occupational and Social Psychology from Universita degli Studi di Padova and holds a DPhil from Oxford University in Psychology. She is Italian and based in Brussels, Belgium.

Dr Pavlos Theodorakis

"MD, MSc, DipLSHTM, PhD"

Dr Pavlos Theodorakis is Senior Health Policy Advisor, at the WHO Country Office in the Russian Federation. Between 2016-2019 he served as WHO Senior PHC Advisor at the WHO European Centre for PHC in Almaty and in 2018 he worked as a member of the Technical Coordination Team in WHO HQ in Geneva for the organization of the Global Conference on PHC and the Adoption of the Declaration of Astana. He has worked as Senior Advisor to several Ministers of Health in Greece and abroad and between 2012 and 2015 he was the Chair of the National PHC Committee, of the Health Reform Support Programme in collaboration with WHO Europe and TFGR EU. He closed down the first psychiatric hospital in Greece in 2006 in Crete. He holds and MSc from LSE and a PhD on Quality of PHC. He has published more than 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals and he is an Honorary Professor of PHC and Public Health at the National School of Public Health of the Kazakhstan Medical University. He is Greek and based in Moscow, Russia.

Professor Peter Morozov

"MD, PhD, Dr. Sci. (Med)"

Professor Peter Morozov is Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty for Advanced Medical Studies, Russian National Medical Research University n.a. Pirogov in Moscow, Russia. He serves as the Vice President of the Russian Society of Psychiatrists, Section on International collaboration and as Vice President of the World Psychiatric Association, as well as a member of the WPA Standing Committee on Planning. Between 2012-2016 he served as the ECPN Ambassador for Russia. From 2011-2017 he was a WPA Board Member/ Zonal Representative for Eastern Europe. From 2006 he is member of the committee of experts of the Council of Europe. He has published as author/ editor more than 250 publications and 6 books.


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