The EU-VIORMED project: the state of forensic psychiatry in Europe 

Final event

September, Monday 27 2021 - From 9.30am until 15.30pm


  • Giuseppe Carrà (Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy) 
  • Giovanni de Girolamo (IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia, Italy) 
  • Heiner Fangerau (Department of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany) 
  • Pawel Gosek, Inga Markiewicz, Janusz Heitzman (Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland) 
  • Laura Iozzino (IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia, Italy) 
  • Harry Kennedy (Executive Clinical Director National Forensic Mental Health Service, Central Mental Hospital Dublin, Clinical Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland)
  • Raimund Oberndorfer (Clinical Division of Social Psychiatry, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria) 
  • Marco Picchioni & Rebecca Ruiz (Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Science, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK) 
  • Paola Sacchi (Unit for Mental Health, Drug Dependence, Disability and Prison Health Care, Directorate General for Welfare, Lombardy Region, Italy) 
  • John Saunders (Executive Director, European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness) 
  • Birgit Völlm (Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University Rostock, Germany) 
  • Johannes Wancata (Clinical Division of Social Psychiatry, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria) 


  • 9:30 - 9:45 Introductory remarks by a representative of the European Union
  • 9:45 - 10.00 Introductory remarks - Paola Sacchi 
  • 10.00 - 10.20 The EU-VIORMED Project and forensic psychiatry in Europe: results of the case-control studyGiovanni de Girolamo
  • 10.20 - 10.40 Results of the cohort prospective studyMarco Picchioni & Rebecca Ruiz 
  • 10.40 - 11.00 Risk assessments’ tools: are they needed?Harry Kennedy 
  • 11:00 -11:20 In forensic psychiatry are the needs of patients with schizoprenia met? The results of CAN and CANFOR analysesRaimund Oberndorfer 
  • 11:20 - 11:40 Capacity to consent to treatment of forensic patients in five European countries: a study with the Mac Arthur Competence Assessment ToolHeiner Fangerau 
  • 11:40 - 12:00 Forensic psychiatric service organisation Birgit Völlm 
  • 12:00-12:20 Architecture and Functioning of Forensic Services: a 26-country survey in Europe - Giovanni de Girolamo 
  • 12:20 -12:40 Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for forensic patients: results of two systematic reviews (WP5)Johannes Wancata 
  • 12:40-13:00 General discussion
  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch break
  • 14:00- 14:20 Cognition and social cognition in the EU-VIORMED sampleLaura Iozzino
  • 14.20:14:40 Factors associated with different Length of Stay in EU-VIORMEDPaweł Gosek, Inga Markiewicz, Janusz Heitzman
  • 14:40 -15:00 EU-VIORMED best PracticeJohn Saunders
  • 15:00 -15.30 General discussion and closing remarksGiuseppe Carrà
  • 15:30 End of the meeting

The EUropean Study on VIOlence Risk and MEntal Disorders (EU-VIORMED) project has received a grant from European Commision (Grant Number PP-2- 3-2016, November 2017–July 2021)


The event releases 7,5 CME credits for all figures of the Italian national health system.

To obtain CME credits, participation in the course without hours of absence is mandatory.

“Accreditation to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) has been requested to obtain CME credits for all participants”.


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September, Monday 27 2021

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