Previous Congresses

Third European Congress on Assertive Outreach - "Reaching out together"

June 24 - 26 2015, Oslo, Norway

open : congress Program Book

open : Photo album Oslo

open : Presentations in plenair sessions

open : Presentations in parallel sessions



Second European Congress on Assertive Outreach - "Improving Integration"

June 26, 27 and 28 2013, Avilés, Astrurias, Spain

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open : congress Photo Album



First European Congress on Assertive Outreach - "Crossing Borders"

October 5, 6 and 7, 2011, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Programme Preconference - 5 October:


open : programme overview Preconference


open : Opening presentation
Speaker - Prof.dr. C.L. Mulder, Research Center O3, Erasmus MC Bavo-Europoort and
Municipal Health Center Rotterdam , The Netherlands, (chairman)
Outpatient Care for difficult to engage severely mentally ill patients in Europe.


open : presentation 1
Speaker - Dr. H. Kroon, Trimbos Instituut, The Netherlands
The effectiveness of Assertive Outreach in Europe.


open : presentation 2
Speaker - Prof. Stefan Priebe, Queen Mary, University of London, England
Does Assertive Outreach reduce hospital beds?.


open : presentation 3
Speaker - Professor Merete Nordentoft, Psychiatric Center Copenhagen,
Copenhagen University, Denmark
Implementation of Assertive outreach in Europe.


Programme - 6 October:


open : presentation 4
Speaker - Prof. T.P. Burns, University of Oxford, England
Effective Ingredients in Assertive Outreach (ACT).


open : presentation 5
Speaker - Prof. dr. J. van Os, The Netherlands
Assertive Outreach and Treatment: A European Agenda.


open : presentation 6
Speaker - Prof. Stefan Priebe, Queen Mary, University of London, England
Quality of care for difficult to engage patients with SMI in Europe.


Programme - 7 October:


open : presentation 7
Speaker - Remmers van Veldhuizen, Psychiatrist - Chairman of Certification Centre
for ACT & FACT, The Netherlands
FACT - Flexible Assertive Community Treatment.


open : presentation 8
Speaker - Mike Firn, National Forum for Assertive Outreach (NFAO), England
Cheri Sixbey, Assertive Community Treatment Association (ACTA), USA
Can or should AO be implemented in all European Countries, and should we choose one model?.


open : presentation 9
Speaker - Torleif Ruud, Psychiatrist / Professor, Akershus Hospital Trust
University of Oslo, Norway
Implementation of Assertive Community Treatment Teams in Norway.