EUFEP-Congress 2010

Focus: Mental Health

16th to 18th June 2010
Congress Casino Baden

The congress will take place from June 16th to 18th in Baden near Vienna, Austria. The focus of EUFEP 2010 is prevention programs for mental disorders.

Building on the success of last year’s event, which was attended by numerous international and renowned speakers, the 2010 European Forum for Evidence-based Prevention (EUFEP) will take place on June 16th to June 18th in Baden, Austria. The focus of EUFEP 2010 will be on evaluation and the economic aspects of evidence-based prevention programs for mental disorders and will be conducted in cooperation with the University of Vienna, the Danube University Krems, the Lower Austria Health- and Social Fund, the Lower Austria Academy and the initiative “Best Health” (Beste Gesundheit).

Physicians, nurses, health care academics, and decision makers in public health comprise the intended target audience.
Nevertheless, the symposium is open to all interested professions. A special workshop on the contemporary debate surrounding evidence-based prevention will be held for journalists.

The focus of EUFEP 2010 will be on evaluation and the economic aspects of evidence-based prevention programs for mental disorders and will be conducted in cooperation with the University of Vienna, the Danube University Krems, the Lower Austria Health- and Social Fund, the Lower Austria Academy and the initiative “Best Health” (Beste Gesundheit).

 Program Survey - Congress Topics 2010

  • National and international evidence-based prevention programs for mental disorders of focus groups such as children, youth, and the elderly
  • Evaluation of “Mental Health” prevention programs
  • Health economic aspects of evidence-based prevention in the area of mental disorders

Day 1

June, 16th 2010






Prof.Dr. Gerald Gartlehner MPH 
Prim. Dr. Johannes Püspök






Abgeordneter zum Bundesrat Christoph Kainz in Vertretung von Landeshauptmann Dr. Erwin Pröll






Prim. Dr. Paulus Hochgatterer, Leiter der Abteilung für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie im NÖ Landesklinikum Donauregion Tulln
"Was wir von Pippi Langstrumpf und Huckleberry Finn lernen können - Gedanken zur Förderung psychischer Gesundheit bei Kindern und Jugendlichen"






Music: Radio String Quartett

Day 2

June, 17th 2010

09:00 – 10:30


Plenum I: Evidence-based Medicine and Mental Health – Potentials and Challenges



Moderation: Gerald Gartlehner



1. Clinton W. Anderson, PhD, American Psychological Association
How evidence-based are programs for mental health?



2. Helen Keleher, Monash University, Australien
Evidence-based mental health and the role of evaluation



3. Mark Suhrcke, University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)
Health economics and prevention/health promotion- a European perspective.



Forum: Discussion with all participants of the plenum and audience

10:30 – 11:00



11:00 – 12:15


Session 1A, Topic: Suicide Prevention



Moderation: Gerlinde Rohrauer-Näf



1. Stephen Platt, University of Edinburgh, Schottland
Evaluation of national suicide prevention strategies: evidence and methodological challenges



2. David McDaid, London School of Economics, UK
The health economics of suicide prevention



Session 1B: Clinical Prevention and Screening for Mental Disorders



Moderation: Andreas Sönnichsen



1. Johannes Wancata, Vienna General Hospital, Austria
Screening auf Depression in Österreich



2. Wolfgang Lalouschek, Health Center The Tree, Vienna, Austria
Prävention von Burnout auf Intensivstationen

12:15 – 14:00


Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:15


Session 2A: Mental Health in Children



Moderation: Adrian Kamper



1. Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, University Clinic  Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Mental Health and Well-Being in Children and  Young People (Results from three large European  Studies)



2. Manfred Döpfner, University of Cologne, Germany
Prevention of behavior problems in pre-school children



Session 2B: Mental Health in High Risk Groups: The Elderly



Moderation: Dir. Anton Brachner



1. Johann Behrens, Medical Faculty of the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
A critical self-reflection of the nursing profession: Evidence based nursing and caring



2. Gabriele Meyer, University  Witten/Herdecke, Germany
Depression screening in nursing homes?

15:15 – 15:45



15:45 – 17:00


Session 3A: Gender Aspects of Mental Health



Moderation: Fueloep Scheibler



1. Wolfgang Rutz, University of Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany
Special aspects in the prevention of male  suicide – an international perspective



2. Karin Gutierrez-Lobos, Medical University Of Vienna, Austria
Prevention of mental disorders - a question of sex



Session 3B:  Mental Health in High Risk Groups: The Elderly



Moderation: Norbert Bachl



1. Carol Musil, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Vision 2020: Evidence for Psychiatric an Mental Health Nursing Interventions with Older Adults



2. Christoph Gisinger, Danube University  Krems, Austria
Mental Heralth and successfull aging

15:30 – 18:00


Workshop for journalists



Evening Event - Conference dinner at the typical local wine tavern Streiterhof





Day 3

June, 18th 2010

09:15 – 10:30



Thema: Mental Health in Children



Moderation: Wilhelm Sedlak



1. Georg Spiel, Promente, Österreich
Mental health and prevention



2. Bradley Gaynes, University of North Carolina, USA
Screening for Depression in Adolescents: Weighing the Evidence Behind the Guideline.



3. Renee Romeo, University of London, UK
Cost of Autism



Forum: Discussion with all participants of the plenum and audience

10:30 – 11:00



11:00 – 12:15


Session 4A: Burn-out Prevention



Moderation: Andreas Remmel



1. Anita Rieder, University of Vienna, Austria
Burn-out in Österreich



2. Wulf Rössler, University Clinic for Psychiatry, Zurich, Switzerland
Current concepts in burn-out-prevention



Session 4B: Challenge evaluation



Moderation: Ludwig Grillich



1. Thomas Elkeles, University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg, Germany
Evidence-based health promotion in relation to “mental health” 



2. Phil Peter Rüesch, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
The evaluation of health promotion: psychiatric health/stress

12:15 – 14:00


Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:00


Poster Presentations

14:00 – 15:15


Session 5A: Topic: National Programs Promoting Mental Health



Moderation: Roman Winkler



1. Christoph Hörhan, Fund for a Healthy Austria, Austria
The current state and future challenges of mental health promotion in Austria 



2. Christa Straßmayr,  Ludwig Boltzmann  Institut for Social Psychiatry, Wien, Österreich
Mental health promotion and psycho-social prevention of disadvantaged group in 14 European countries - the EU project "PROMO"



Session 5B: Physical Activity and Mental Health



Moderation: Ursula Reichenpfader



1. Henriette Walter, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
The impact of physical activity in burn-out  and fatigue-syndrome 



2. Julie Pasco, University of Melbourne, Australia
Physical activity and other lifestyle factors as risk  factors for depression. Findings from the Geelong Osteoporosis Study

15:15 – 15:45



15:45 – 17:00


Session 6A: Ethics and Prevention



Moderation: Anita Rieder



1. Brigitte Lohff, University of Hannover, Germany
Ethical aspects in the prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health



2. Ulla Walter, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Mental health – aspects of prevention and health promotion



Session 6B: Mental Health: Practical Examples



Moderation: Stefan Frühwald



1. Gert Lang, Research Institute of the Red  Cross, Austria
Mental health promotion training and  handbooks



2. Cornel Binder-Krieglstein, Professional Organization of Psychologists, Austria
The concept of psychological first aid courses  – The perspective of health psychologists and  psycho-trauma 






Clinton W. Anderson, PhD
Prof. Dr. Johannes Behrens
DDr. Cornel Binder-Krieglstein
Prof. Dr. Manfred Döpfner
Prof. Dr. Thomas Elkeles
Prof. Dr. Bradley Gaynes, MPH
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Gisinger
Prof. Dr. Karin Gutierrez-Lobos
Prim. Dr. Paulus Hochgatterer
Mag. Christoph Hörhan
Prof. Helen Keleher
Prof.Dr. Wolfgang Lalouschek, MSc
Mag. Gert Lang
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Lohff
Dr. David McDaid
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gabriele Meyer
Prof. Dr. Julie Pasco, MA, BA
Prof. Dr. Stephen Platt
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer
Prof. Dr. Anita Rieder
Dr. Renee Romeo
Prof. Dr. Dipl-Psych. Wulf Rössler
Prof. Dr. Peter Rüesch
Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Rutz
Prof. Dr. Georg Spiel
Prof. Dr. Marc Suhrke
Prof. Dr. Henriette Walter
Prof. Dr. Ulla Walter
Prof. Dr. Johannes Wancata



Congress Casino Baden

Congress Casino Baden – an elegant atmosphere in historical ambience in the middle of the Kurpark. Due to its vicinage to Vienna, the convention town Baden can easily be reached by various means of transport. Unforgettable events at the highest stage make us the number one choice.

Baden near Vienna

Baden is situated 26 kilometres south of Vienna, in the middle of the sun-blessed wine country Thermenregion in the Wienerwald. Its widespread range of musical and shopping attractions allures visitors all around the year. As a former royal summer residence, the town of Baden offers first class accommodation, an abundant assortment of cultural and culinary treats and modern spas. Additional attractions come in the form of the magical Congress Casino Baden, of international trotting races and some of Europe’s most scenic golf courses.


Franz Grillparzer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauß: famous artists found inspiration in Baden and a second home in the Wienerwald. Ludwig van Beethoven was also in Baden several times and Baden is where he composed the 4th suit of the “Europahymne”. Today, Baden is particularly known as metropolis of operetta. In the City theatre and the canopied “summer arena” not only entertaining operettas, but also plays and musicals are performed. Among the highlights ranks the festival of operetta during summer. Additionally, there are “Beethoventage”, “Mondscheinsonatenkonzerte” and – during summer – a daily “Kurkonzert” in the pavilion in the Kurpark. Website of the township of Baden