Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure and honor to welcome you at the 25th European Forum of Psychiatric Trainees that will take place in Istanbul between 30 June – 4 July.

Istanbul has been one of the world’s most important cities in history and today. It is a metropolitan that not only straddles over Europe and Asia but also attracts people from all over the world. Built on seven hills and crossed by the beautiful Bhosphorus, it has been a source of inspiration for authors, poets, artists and photographers from many different countries.

Representing psychiatric trainees from more than 30 countries, EFPT has gained international respect while keeping its young and dynamic spirit through generations. Inspired from EFPT’s unique value that allows psychiatric trainees to shape their own future and therefore the future of psychiatry, we selected this Forum’s theme as “Hope for the Future of Psychiatry”.

We are looking forward to meeting you all and hosting EFPT’s 25th Anniversary to stimulate fruitful collaborations towards its goals.

See you in Istanbul next year!

Ekin Sönmez

EFPT President 2016-2017