Provincia Lombardo-Veneta
Ordine Ospedaliero di S. Giovanni di Dio - Fatebenefratelli
“CENTRO S. GIOVANNI DI DIO - FATEBENEFRATELLI”
ISTITUTO DI RICOVERO E CURA A CARATTERE SCIENTIFICO
(D.I. 19 dicembre 1996)
The Scientific Director
Prof. Martin Miller
President of the Slovak
Chamber of Psychologists
Brescia, 4.12.2013
Dear professor,
RE: INVITATION TO ATTEND A MEETING ON TRANSITION FROM CHILD TO
ADULT MENTAL HEALTH CARE, MADRID 12-13 SEPTEMBER 2014
I am writing to inquire about your availability, or the availability of an expert from your
country to attend a two-day meeting on transition from child to adult mental health care.
The meeting is part of a 5-year project MILESTONE Managing the Link and Strenghtening
Transition from Child to Adult Mental Health Care, recently approved and funded by the
European Union (see attached and http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/110200_en.html ).
We wish to understand transition arrangements in all EU member states and hence wish to
arrange this meeting of European experts.
Transition to adulthood is the period of onset of most of the serious mental disorders that
disable or kill in adult life. Current service configuration of distinct Child and Adolescent
Mental Health (CAMHS) and Adult Mental Health (AMHS) Services is the weakest link where
the care pathway should be most robust. Transition-related discontinuity of care is a major
socioeconomic and societal challenge for the EU. This is the strong background of the project
and we hope that the two days of discussion will provide inputs and suggestions for the project
development and for appropriate policy changes.
I would be grateful if you could therefore send me your availability, or the availability of
an expert in this field from your country, to attend the meeting. We will select a final panel of
experts from all the names we receive. We have limited resources, so we are taking advantage
of the WPA congress in Madrid (14-18 September 2014), and will organize the meeting in the
two days before the start of the WPA congress. We hope that at least some of the participants,
who have already planned to attend the WPA meeting, will be able to cover the travel expenses
on their own. For the participants selected by us we will cover 2 days of accommodations and
the meals, while the coverage of the travel expenses will be decided later on the basis of the
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Provincia Lombardo-Veneta
Ordine Ospedaliero di S. Giovanni di Dio - Fatebenefratelli
“CENTRO S. GIOVANNI DI DIO - FATEBENEFRATELLI”
ISTITUTO DI RICOVERO E CURA A CARATTERE SCIENTIFICO
(D.I. 19 dicembre 1996)
The Scientific Director
final list of participants and the availability of funds. We will soon inform you about the
logistics of the meeting.
Please help us deliver a successful project with active participation from your country. I
am at your disposal for any other clarifications you may need.
I look forward to hearing from you.
With best regards.
Sincerely,
Giovanni de Girolamo, M.D.
Via Pilastroni, 4 – 25125 BRESCIA – Tel. 0303501590 – Fax 0303533513 – E-mail: [email protected]
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