Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the European Assertive Outreach Foundation (EAOF) and the Organizing and Program Committees, it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the
4TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON INTEGRATED CARE & ASSERTIVE OUTREACH
in Hamburg, Germany 2017!
Mental health services all over the world aim for best-practice models and interventions to support and treat people with mental disorders, speci cally for those with more serious mental illnesses. Integrated Care, Assertive Out- reach Services, Crises and Home Treatment Services, Early Intervention Services, Community Based Recovery Services and Peer Support are examples of care models and interventions seeking to improve care coordination, early detection, community-based crises intervention and treatment as well as consumer involvement, reintegration and recovery. However, the present state of development and implementation of such models and interventions is influenced by many different aspects, among others by varying health care systems and their financial regulations.
Therefore, the main theme of the fourth conference of the EAOF is
LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER…
The EAOF Conference 2017 offers a great opportunity for communication between clinicians, researchers, service users, relatives and stakeholders from different countries and different health care systems. For Germany and all other countries, this is a great chance to exchange knowledge and to support collaboration.
The present version of the Conference Booklet gives you a primarily view on the content of the EAOF Conference. We have already received many proposals for symposia, lectures and workshops – all clinically highly relevant.
The EAOF Conference aims to support solutions by organizing communication between clinicians, researchers, service users, relatives and stakeholders from different countries and different health care systems.
Many associations, institutions, clinicians, scientists, representatives of service users and relatives and stakeholders have agreed to join the faculty participating in this conference. We expect that the interaction between these people from many di erent countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally rewarding.
We look forward to your active participation in the 4th European Conference on Integrated Care & Assertive Outreach and to welcoming you to the beautiful city of Hamburg in September 2017!
We are pleased about the attendance and lectures of different countries to support the international exchange, to share experiences, to learn from each other and to improve psychiatric services.