Welcome to the CEPHOS-LINK final conference in Helsinki, Finland.  Please find all details in the programme below!

FINAL CONFERENCE: Reducing psychiatric rehospitalisation, making the right decisions
Date: 23rd March 2017
Venue:  Sali 1 National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) Mannerheimintie 166 A, Helsinki, Finland Map and directions
Registration: Please register through the registration link.
Contact person: Project Coordinator Johanna Cresswell-Smith
 Project website:
10.00 - 10.15
Opening words
Project Leader Kristian Wahlbeck, MD, Research Professor Mental Health Unit, Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
10.15 - 10-45

Comparing psychiatric re-hospitalisation rates across countries by using routine health care data: possibilities and limitations
Heinz Katschnig, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of IMEHPS research, Austria
10.45 - 11.00

Reducing psychiatric rehospitalisation with the help of a Decision Support System
Project Coordinator Johanna Cresswell-Smith, MSc Psychology, Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
11.00 -  11.30


Mental health service users' experiences of admission and readmission to hospital - a focus group study in six countries
Research Manager Marian Ådnanes, PhD Psychology SINTEF, Norway
With commentary from Expert by Experience Sigrid Sundell
11.30 - 12.00

Psychiatric rehospitalisation – making sense of differences from the Finnish perspective
Senior Researcher Peija Haramo, PhD, Mental Health Unit, Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland

12.00 - 13.00
Lunch, courtesy of the CEPHOS-LINK project at Helmi lunch restaurant, THL
13.00 - 13.30
The future of e health care in Finland
Speaker TBC

13:30 - 14.00

Monitoring and improving quality of mental health care in Europe
Professor Francesco Amaddeo, MD, Section of Psychiatry, Dept of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Italy
14.00 - 14.30 Coffee, courtesy of the CEPHOS-LINK project
14.30 - 15.15


Panel discussion with insights from policy briefs from Austria, Finland, Italy, Norway, Romania and Slovenia
Moderator: Medical Director Grigori Joffe, MD, HUS (Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa), Finland
15.15 - 15.45 Conclusions from the panel and questions
15.45 - 16.00

Concluding words
Research Professor Jaana Suvisaari, MD, Head of Mental Health Unit, Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
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