Psychiatric Association of Turkey
Annual Meeting and 1st International 25th National Clinical Education Symposium of Psychiatric Association of Turkey


Suggestion Submission and Evaluation System
Event submission deadline 21 February 2022

What kind of events can be suggested?

What Would You Do?

These are the sessions in which a competent expert/instructor approaches a topic and/or a case step by step with participants and enable interaction. A design is suggested in which every topic/case is minimized to 5-8 questions, brief presentations are made to provide a ground for each question, the question “what would you do in this situation?” is asked to participants following the presentations and, in this way, inviting them to discuss the topic. Topic examples that can be discussed in this way:

  • Forensic psychiatry with cases
  • Diagnosis and therapy in resistant cases
  • Diagnosis and therapy in cases with comorbidity
  • Psychiatric tables in patients with physical illness
  • Approach to the patient who does not accept therapy
  • Approach to the patient at risk of suicide
  • Determination of suitability for psychotherapy in a case
  • Procedures to be followed by a psychiatrist who is sued
  • Formulation of a case
  • Psychotherapy process of a patient step-by step

Duration: 90 minutes

Sessions for Diagnosis and Therapy in Challenging Cases

These are the sessions in which diagnosis and therapy in challenging cases, which is one of the leading topics clinicians need will be discussed. In these sessions, it is aimed to present a specific issue related to the cases that clinicians have the most difficulty in practice with case examples and to discuss them in the light of literature and experience.

It is recommended for speakers to pay attention to the following points while selecting cases for these sessions:

  1. They should be educational
  2. They should be within the scope of the subject to be discussed
  3. They should be an example of challenging cases that clinicians may encounter.

Examples of topics to suggest for these sessions:

  • Challenging bipolar cases in diagnosis and therapy
  • Diagnosis and therapy in challenging bipolar cases
  • Diagnosis and treatment in challenging cases: Bipolar disorders
  • Resistant bipolar disorder with cases
  • Approach to bipolar patients planning pregnancy

Duration: 90 minutes

Session for Last Year’s Most Important Research

These are the sessions that aim working units to compile and present the most important research of the previous year in their fields, to evaluate them critically and to discuss their future perspectives. It is planned to assign duties to a maximum of two Scientific Sections each year for these sessions.

Duration: A 90-minute session per Scientific Section

A Subject in Ten Questions

These are the sessions in which it is aimed at minimizing any subject to ten questions and discussing it in such a way to keep participants’ attention. It is suggested that maximum 3 speakers will take part and clear presentations will be made. Comment and discussion parts can be held at the end of the session as well as during breaks. Topic examples that can be discussed in this way:

  • Forensic case examination and report writing in ten questions
  • Stigmatization in ten questions
  • CBT in ten questions
  • Violence against women in ten questions
  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy in ten questions
  • Mourning in ten questions
  • Drug interactions in ten questions
  • TMS in ten questions
  • Psychosocial interventions in schizophrenia in ten questions

Duration: 90 minutes


These are the active debate meetings in which it is aimed at discussing the controversial matters especially in daily practice from two different/opposite perspectives. It is recommended not to give the floor to attendants as a general principle in meetings where two debaters, as for and against, present their arguments by compiling supportive literature findings and debate actively and fascinatingly. However, it is recommended that the debate moderator set the trend among the attendants for the two opposing views using his/her own method both at the beginning and at the end.

Duration: It is planned to debate 2 different subjects in 90 minutes. Thus, 45 minutes will be allocated for each debate subject. Suggestion for a time pattern to be followed in a debate: Identifying and defending positions by each debater in 10-minute periods; giving each debater a second and a third right to speak for 5 minutes, respectively; identifying the trending and concluding the topic by debate moderator in the last 5 minutes.


These are the meetings where the training of a particular subject is given in a way that enables formal and informal interaction with the participants and by using suitable training methods. Some of the various methods to be used are as follows:

Presentation, video display, question-answer-discussion, problem-based training, modular training, role-playing, small work group (practical skills training, training with feedback, etc.)

Some examples for the course subjects: reviewing basic concepts, reviewing an advanced and complex subject, reviewing a specific subject, reviewing the perspective of various theories regarding a specific subject, addressing different aspects of a specific topic by various experts, theoretical preparation before gaining specific skills, gaining specific skills.

Examples for course topics:

  • Basic CBT
  • Introduction to psychoanalytic psychotherapies
  • How research should be conducted? The most fundamental features of a research process from planning to publishing
  • Treatment of eating disorders
  • Long-term therapy and follow-up of the patient diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Basic statistical information and SPSS use training for a psychiatry resident
  • Introduction to forensic psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry for newly graduated specialists
  • Introduction to psychopharmacology
  • Biological therapies in psychiatry
  • Rational psychopharmacology
  • Suicide: Guidelines from the clinic to the forensic process for a resident
  • Probation practices
  • Pregnancy and puerperium in psychiatric diseases
  • Psychoeducation in bipolar patients

Duration: 1, 2 or 3 sessions of 90 minutes depending on the subject

Working Groups

These are the sessions in which it is aimed at discussing a specific subject with small groups in a high level and interactive environment (e.g. meetings aiming to provide an intense exchange of views among the participants) and/or producing a specific document or source (e.g. guidelines or consensus reports). The form of these sessions consists of brief presentations and active, informative, and interactive discussions. A 90-minute duration will be allocated unless the subject requires more. Working groups including different activities such as movie screening, reading a long and comprehensive text and opening it for discussion can exceed the allocated duration.

Duration: 1 or 2 sessions of 90 minutes


Limited number of panels will be conducted in order to enable interactive and functional education opportunities more widely. The panel duration is 90 minutes. It is recommended that speakers will prepare maximum 20-minute presentations and that at least 30 minutes will be structured in a way to provide interaction with discussions among panellists and participants. Thus, the recommended speaker number is maximum 3. It is strongly recommended to allocate sufficient time for the discussion part in which audiences will state their own opinions, ask questions, and get answers and the panelists will state their opinions.

Duration: 90 minutes

Meet the Expert

These are the small group meetings which enable an expert with expertise and/or experience on a particular subject to share their experience. These meetings generally aim at bringing senior practitioners in the profession and practitioners who are relatively new to the profession or need to gain experience together. The meetings can be conducted semi-structured as well as unstructured. Meet the expert sessions are usually held as an open-frame meeting in terms of the subject. However, the subject framework can relatively be limited. Unless the expert recommends otherwise, it is recommended to have a 15-20 pax limit in order to get the highest level of efficiency. The purpose is to prepare a ground to create a small group environment.

Duration: 90 minutes

How will the Events be Evaluated?

We are planning to determine the scientific program of the Annual Meeting and 1st International 25th National Clinical Education Symposium of Psychiatric Association of Turkey through refereeing/consultation system, which we have implemented at the 24th Clinical Education Symposium for the first time. Your event submissions will be evaluated by the advisory referees, and the evaluations will be reviewed by the Scientific Organization Committee. As a result of this process, it will be decided whether the suggested event will be presented at the Congress, and if so, how to implement it in the most suitable manner at the Congress.

The event evaluation criteria are as follows:

  • The event should be planned in line with current scientific data
  • The goal of the event should be clear and realistic
  • The event should be meant for participants of the Clinical Education Symposium
  • It should be clear what kind of contribution this suggestion will provide for the event and participants
  • The event should be within the scope of the congress theme (if available)
  • Integrity of the event and the cohesion of the session subjects
  • The event submission should be authentic
  • Competency of the event presenters
  • Suitability of the Congress Program



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