Research Working Group

As the Research Working Group (RWG) we work on;

– Collaborating and coordinating academic projects among psychiatry trainees from several countries in Europe and around the world,

– Organizing events for psychiatry trainees on subjects related to scientific research such as journal clubs and workshops,

– Sharing knowledge and brainstorming among peers with different backgrounds.

Acceptance of E-mental Health Among Psychiatry Trainees Study

          This year we have decided to shift our focus on e-mental health applications as new technologies have opened a new avenue for modern psychiatric practices to evolve into being more convenient and widely accessible. Electronic mental health (e-mental health) practices are not limited to only tele-psychiatry but it also involves smart phone applications, websites designated to mental health, online assessment or diagnostic tools, therapeutic online gaming programs, robotic simulations, virtual reality systems and much more.

          We are planning to conduct the first multi-national survey to inspect the acceptance or resistance of using electronic mental health applications and the intention to use them among psychiatry trainees.

          We have prepared a survey with a slightly modified The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model questionnaire, also with a few inputs from the Almere model and the post acceptance model. We are going to use a five-point Likert scale.

          We are currently assembling national coordinators for the the “Acceptance of E-mental Health Among Psychiatry Trainees” study to collect the data from their countries.

          If you want to be national coordinator for the “Acceptance of E-mental Health Among Psychiatry Trainees” study, please state your interest by sending an e-mail to research-wg@efpt.eu.

Brain Drain Follow-up Study

          The Brain-Drain study, which investigated the attitudes of psychiatry trainees on immigration, was conducted by the EFPT-RWG in the past and it had a promising outcome. We are currently working on the follow-up of the past study.

          We are currently assembling national coordinators for the the “Brain Drain Follow-up” study to collect the data from their countries.

          If you want to be national coordinator for the “Brain Drain Follow-up” study, please state your interest by sending an e-mail to research-wg@efpt.eu.

Journal Club Meetings

          We have decided to establish a monthly journal club each time organized with collaboration of a different National Psychiatry Trainee Association. We intend to invite the author of the manuscript which is being analyzed, is going to be invited to the meeting to have an elaborate discussion. The meetings will be held in English.

          First journal club meeting will be held in India as they have an established journal club and it can set a precedent for the upcoming journal clubs. Following journal club meetings will be held in Turkey and in Russia. Succeeding journal club meetings will be announced.

Case-report Workshop with Neuropsychopharmacology Working Group

          As Neuropsychopharmacology Working Group have suggested we have decided to organize workshops on scientific studies. For our first event we have decided to analyze case report studies. We are planning to have a 1 hour course on how to write a case report study and current guidelines on how to write a case report study. In the second hour we are planning to discuss a few case study examples in the small groups.

          Timing of the Case-report workshop with Neuropsychopharmacology Working Group will be announced in the following weeks.

Research Working Group Meetings

          Monthly RWG meetings are held on Monday of the fourth week of the every month at 17:00 pm London time, 18:00 pm Paris and Berlin Time, 19:00 pm Istanbul and Moscow time and 20:30 India Time.

          If you have interest to learn more about the activities of the RWG and join you can always send an e-mail to research-wg@efpt.eu. We will update our web page monthly on the progress of our studies, projects and activities.

Current active members of the RWG

NameCountryNameCountry
Emre Cem EsenTurkeyMuhyiddin Bera DemirtaşTurkey
Manik Inder SinghIndiaNikola ŽajaCroatia
Andrey KibitovRussiaJanaina MauricioPortugal
Daniele CavaleriItalyTuğçe KayaTurkey
Sara DodicSerbiaUmar MukhtarNigeria
Oluwadolapo AdedapoNigeriaDipesh BhattaraiNepal
Sara RamosPortugalŞafak ErayTurkey
Sheikh ShoibKashmirJibril HandulehEthiopia
Daniela ZammitMaltaEmma CamilleriMalta
Pelin Özkara MenekşeoğluTurkeyLeonardo Alfonsius Paulus LalenohIndonesia
Dicle Dilay DemirTurkeyRoel MockingNetherlands
Dorottya ŐriHungaryFrancesca BrufaniItaly
Selin TanyeriTurkeyIsa Multazam NoorIndonesia
Nigar ArifAzerbaijan