THE SERIOUS PART
Masaryk Conference Centre
The main conference venue is The Masarykova Dormitory. It is a University dormitory and conference hall. Founded in 1925 thanks to the moral and financial support of the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. The Masaryk College is located in Prague 6 – Dejvice in a strategic position, only 20 minutes away from Prague’s Václav Havel airport with good access to the center (10 minutes by subway). Most of the conference programme will take place in its conference hall. Some of the working groups sessions will also take place in lecture rooms surrounding the main hall. We also offer the accommodation possibilities of hostel or hotel type are prepared for you inside.
Psychiatric Hospital Bohnice (PHB)
Psychiatric Hospital Bohnice is the biggest psychiatric hospital in the Czech Republic and one of the biggest in Europe. Built at the beginning of the 20th century on the outskirts of the city, the hospital is now in the wider center of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The whole complex houses more than 1200 inpatients. This hospital covers all psychiatric subspecialization. It employs approximately 140 psychiatrists, 40 psychologists, 350 nurses, 550 health care staff, altogether almost 1200 employees. The hospital is situated in a lush green park, where plants and trees emphasize the calming beauty of the protected heritage site. When tired of walking around the area, visitors can sit in a local cafe, where patients serve delicious coffee and small snacks. The visitors can also stop by at the hospitals small zoo, where animals used in animal-assisted therapy are kept.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Mental Health is located in the township Klecany just outside of Prague. It is a cutting edge mental health research institution, established in 2015. The Institute combines both basic and applied biomedical research in the field of mental health with adjacent in – and out – patient clinics providing comprehensive care for the patients. The current director and founder is prof. MUDr. Cyril Höschl, DrSc., FRCPsych. The NIMH is divided into several research programs, focusing on neurobiology of aging and dementia, addictions, serious mental disorders, epidemiology of mental disorders, sleep disorders research, and applied electrophysiology of the brain. Part of the research on mental disorders is also the development and testing of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
THE FUN PART
Welcome dinner – The Academic Restaurant
Allow yourself to be surprised and let´s enjoy the first evening together!
Yes! This is the venue where the much expected international night is going to take place! Known as Vila Štvanice, this classicist building built in 1824 is a protected cultural monument on an isolated island in the heart of Prague. Some fun facts about this place are that Bonton Music and Artona Home Video companies used to be located there during the 90s. Today it is a culturally living venue, full of arts and photography workshops, studios and many other artsy activities. Almost daily the Vila is hosting live program, such as scenic courses, literary events, talks and lectures. The building is also home to an independent theatre scene. Visitors can hang out in a café, enjoy a barbeque or just have a drink in a lively bar. To put it simply: the place is not only magical, but also really hip.
Founded in 2012 by then three students, Pragulic offers unconventional city tours and breaks the stereotypes of homelessness in Prague. Pragulic is a social enterprise that challenges the prejudices associated with homelessness by enabling people to experience the world from the perspective of the homeless.
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Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise with Evening Buffet
During the 3-hour cruise on the Vltava river you will have the possibility to experience some of the many charms that Prague has to offer. You will have the chance to admire Prague`s historic monuments gorgeously illuminated after dark. For example the stunning old beauty of the Prague Castle as well as the modern Dancing House. You will be offered a welcome drink and then we will cruise gently down the river towards the Charles Bridge. On the way you will be able to see the Petřín hill, catch a glance of the historic fort of Vyšehrad or admire the neo-Renaissance concert hall of the Rudolfinum. But mostly you will have the unique possibility to sit back, relax and enjoy a chat or a drink accompanied by live music. Should you get hungry, some tasty food will be served on the lower deck as well as a fully stocked bar. We would be glad to celebrate the end of the EFPT Forum 2019 with You on board!
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