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Joaquim Cerejeira

President of Local Organizing Committee

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that our 8th Annual Meeting of Psychogeriatrics will be held in Vilamoura, Portugal on November 2rd – 4th, 2017.

Please save the date in your calendar now!

This annual meeting is becoming, year after year, a major event for those interested in the field of old age psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology and nursing offering the possibility to meet and discuss research topics and methodologies, share and develop ideas, learn from each other and gain knowledge from other researchers. In line with the previous editions, we believe that this year will be no exception as the scientific program will offer a broad range of exciting topics for discussion and educational opportunities for all who attend. In fact, our speakers are major international figures and the program has a wealth of topics covering major issues in clinical practice and research. We will also have multiple poster presentations from submitted abstracts which will be competing for the 2017 Young Researcher Award and for the prestigious Professor Vaz-Serra Prize. So please start thinking about what you would like to submit!

After a long day of work at the congress, we invite you to relax and enjoy the beautiful village of Vilamoura together with people from all around the world. It will be great to discuss future projects and share new ideas having a drink at the marina. If you wish to stay longer there are plenty of places you can easily reach in the region of Algarve.

We are confident that you will return home with excellent memories of this meeting after having spent your days developing your knowledge and enjoying the unique atmosphere of the Algarve in good company.

We look forward to seeing you in Vilamoura!

Congress Information /

Vilamoura Portugal

Hotel Dom Pedro Golf
8125-478 Vilamoura
Algarve, Portugal

November 2-4, 2017

English is the official language of the Congress.

Travelling to Vilamoura
Faro is easy to get to. It is a short flight away from most European cities, and is just as easily accessible by road or by railway.

Faro International Airport is 25 kilometers (16 miles) from the Dom Pedro Hotels, and guests usually arrive by rented car, taxi, or a shuttle bus which is normally provided by guests’ travel companies.

The local currency is the Euro (€).

Clothing and Climate
Informal for all occasions. Vilamoura – Algarve lies in both the Atlantic and Mediterranean climatic zones, thereby enjoying a pleasantly temperate climate year-round, with average temperatures of 13°C (55°F) to 17°C (63°F).

Certificate of Attendance
Your Certificate of Attendance for the 8th International Meeting of Psychogeriatrics will be provided at the end of the Congress.

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from this congress. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Please consult the Portuguese Customs Regulations: https://portugal.visahq.com/customs/

Congress Secretariat
Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat if you require any additional information or assistance. Please address all correspondence to: cereberoemente@gmail.com


  • Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Vascular depression
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Vascular cognitive impairment
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Delirium
  • Service organization
  • Neuropsychology
  • Suicidal behavior

Keynote Speakers

IanIan McKeith holds the Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry in Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom). His papers from 1991, were among the first to suggest that Lewy Body Disease was a distinct form of dementia. He then went on to delineate the clinical features of this disorder, and correlate these with neuropathology. He led the group which published the (now very widely used) diagnostic criteria to distinguish Lewy Body dementia from other dementias.

In 2015 Dr. McKeith received a Bengt Winbald Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Disease Research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington, D.C. He continues to make significant strides in understanding Lewy body Dementia (LBD) as he leads scientific investigations into the illness and other dementia diseases. His current work uses knowledge of the distinct neuropathology of the disease to improve and target treatment in the dementias. He is also renowned as an excellent communicator of science.

Carlos B SaraivaCarlos B. Saraiva is currently the Chair Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Director of the Women’s Ward of the Department of Psychiatry at the Centro Hospitalar Universitario de Coimbra. He created and coordinates the Unit of Suicide Research and Prevention since 1992. He was the first president of the Portuguese Suicidology Society (2001-2005). Dr. Saraiva received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Coimbra, supervised by Professor Adriano Vaz-Serra, and trained as a psychiatrist at the Central University Hospital of Coimbra. He is also a scientific advisor to several academic or government institutions. Dr. Saraiva is extensively involved in clinical practice, medical education and research, mainly on mood disorders, psychodrama, medical legal issues, and suicidology. He has published more than 100 articles, wrote two books on suicidology, and several book chapters. He has also presented hundred invited lectures.

Jose FerroJosé M. Ferro is Chief and Professor of the Department of Neurology at the Hospital Santa Maria in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr Ferro’s main scientific areas of research are stroke, clinical epidemiology, vascular dementia, vascular cognitive impairment, headache, secondary stroke prevention, clinical decision analysis, cerebral vein thrombosis and subarachnoid haemorrhage. Dr Ferro has led and leads various research projects, such as the International Study of Cerebral Vein and Dural Sinus Thrombosis (ISCVT). Moreover, he was a member of the Steering Committees of the EAFT, ESPS II, TESS II, TACIP, SCOPE, FOP/ASIA and SAFE II studies, as well as a member of the Scientific Committees of the European Stroke Conference, the 3rd and 4th World Stroke Conference, and the Programme Committee of the Stroke Conference. He has authored more than 120 articles listed in Medline and serves as editor of the journal Functional Neurology. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of Cerebrovascular Disease and the Journal of Neurology, as well as the Editorial Board of the journal Stroke. Moreover, he is an ad-hoc reviewer for the journals Stroke, European Neurology, the European Journal of Neurology, Revista de Neurologia, Acta Médical Portuguesa, Lancet and the Cochrane Stroke Group.

1. Poster abstracts should not exceed 300 words, should be single‐spaced, and titles should be formatted in uppercase and lowercase letters. Please use generic names for all therapeutic agents and define all abbreviations with first usage. When percentages are used, the absolute numbers from which the fractions are derived must also be stated. Organize abstract sections using the following headings:

  • OBJECTIVE(S) – The hypothesis tested or purpose of the study.
  • METHODS – Details of the study design or protocol.
  • RESULTS – Results of the study with appropriate statistical inferences.
  • CONCLUSIONS – Clinical importance and potential significance of findings.


Poster presentations are encouraged so that many individuals can share in new research findings, new ideas, innovations, and scientific advances. Poster sessions allow presenters and attendees to engage in extended discussions. Posters will be displayed on a 4’ x 6’ poster board along with others arranged in rows in a large hall. Presenters are asked to be at their assigned poster board location during the entire length of the poster session. If your submission is accepted for presentation in a poster session, you will receive further instructions to help you prepare your materials according to the required format.

2. Symposia and Workshops

Symposia are organized in a 90‐minute session format for presenting related research on a single topic or theme (e.g., pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment). Preference is given to symposia that are empirically based, and either present new research data or the findings of systematic literature reviews. The format typically includes a chairperson and three or four primary presenters. The chairperson, who may also be a presenter, arranges the symposium, provides a brief overview of the topic for the audience, and introduces speakers.

Workshops are intended to provide an in‐depth review of topics that are of immediate use in the clinical setting. To this end, presenters should provide participants with handouts and summaries outlining the workshop material. It is requested that the content of workshops is empirically derived and include evidence‐based approaches to the care of patients. Workshops are 90‐minute sessions, which typically involve brief presentations from individual panel members, followed by the opportunity for a lively and informative discussion. This format allows for substantial audience participation and should be highly interactive.



March 30: deadline for symposia/workshop submission

September 30: deadline for poster submission

2017 Young Research Award Competition

The 8th International Meeting of Psychogeriatrics is pleased to announce the 2017 Young Research Award Competition.

In the final competition, 3 awardees will dispute the prestigious Professor Adriano Vaz-Serra Prize and the winner will be granted with a Certificate and a Prize of 1000 euros. The other 2 laureates will receive a Certificate and a prize of 300 euros.

This competition will offer young researchers the possibility to meet and discuss research topics and methodologies, share and develop ideas, learn from each other and gain knowledge from senior researchers.

Posters will be included in the competition if the first author is a young investigator (i.e. trainee, undergraduate or PhD student under the age of 33 years) who is registered in the meeting.


A. On the first day of the meeting all eligible posters will be evaluated by an international jury and a group of 5 finalists will be selected.

B. The 5 finalists will be invited to present a short oral presentation during the second day of the meeting in the Young Researcher Session. These oral presentations should be of 8 minutes duration followed by 2 minutes of Q&A.

C. After the Young Researcher Session, the international jury will decide the 3 winners and the decision will be announced after the presentations.

D. The three Young Researcher Awardees will dispute the Professor Adriano Vaz-Serra Prize. The final winner will be selected based on the votes of the audience after the presentations.

E. The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the closing session of the meeting

Professor Adriano Vaz-Serra Prize
This prize is granted on behalf of Professor Adriano Vaz-Serra to award outstanding research undertaken in the field of Psychogeriatrics by young researchers. Professor Vaz-Serra is currently the Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Coimbra University and is recognized as one of the greatest figures in Portuguese Psychiatry. For more than 30 years he was the Chair Professor of Psychiatry in Coimbra University and the Director of the Psychiatric Department of Coimbra University Hospitals. He has conducted extensive research in the field of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychology with considerable contribution to the scientific literature. He founded several scientific organizations setting the ground of modern Psychiatry in Portugal. Throughout his distinguished career Professor Vaz-Serra has been strongly influential in the professional development of consecutive generations of young doctors, psychologists and other healthcare providers.


Luis Jorge

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Vilamoura is the name given to an area rather than to any actual town. It is outstanding in that it is one of the largest single tourist complex in Europe and covers some 2.000 hectares of land. The land is variable in its vegetation, some parts covered in pine forests whilst others open recovered marshland.

Vilamoura is a special place, a unique leisure and recreation resort community where the pace of life is so easy it feels like summer all year round.

Designed from the start to be self-sufficient, Vilamoura is ideally located, features a wide choice of prime accommodation, offers the commercial structure for day-to-day needs and is bursting with sporting and leisure facilities for the whole family. It is a place for rest and relaxation but also for pursuing active pastimes and sports; a friendly and safe residential haven, but also a vibrant and exciting night-life centre. It is a luxury hotel, a private villa or a serviced apartment for the visitor, but also a home to the resident and seasonal population.

It is Portuguese, but also truly cosmopolitan. Away from the hectic pace and the stress of the modern world, all who visit are revitalised by the lifestyle, the convenience and the hospitality of this truly special place.

Algarve. Wherever you look, the colours of the mountains and sea are always with you, creating the impression of a water-colour dotted with highlights of gold, green and blue.

The region is an extensive and pleasant one, with a Mediterranean climate, marked by the smell of the sea at low tide and the scent of wild flowers.
A stroll through the tangled web of narrow streets, alleys and steps to be found away from the coast is the best way of getting to know this part of the region. But you can also easily lose yourself in the vastness of the coastal strip.

Here the backdrop is composed of some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, from where you can admire the rocky coastline and the playful shadows they cast on the sand.
After the enchantment of the landscape, you can discover the aromas and flavours of the traditional Algarve cuisine.

The menu may consist of fish and shellfish, with such dishes as caldeirada de peixe (fish-stew) or cataplana de amêijoas (clams steamed in a copper pan), or you can enjoy the traditional mountain food of stewed chickpeas and cabbage. The range of choices will also include the famous regional delicacies, such as figs, almonds, carobs and the brandy made from the locally grown medronho (arbutus-berry), distilled up in the hills in old copper stills.

As you travel across the Algarve, amidst its hills and plains filled with places of great ecological interest, rich in biodiversity and ecosystems, you will feel as though you are passing through an area full of different traditions, unchanged for many centuries.

The handicraft is skilfully manufactured by the local craftsmen, who make use of longstanding, ancestral techniques and produce an excellent range of pottery, woven baskets, copper and brass articles, or other pieces made of linen and jute.
Only a step away from the tranquil peace of the inland region is the excitement of the Algarve nightlife. Bars, discos, marinas and casinos guarantee visitors the very best kind of merrymaking.

The region’s built heritage is something you cannot afford to miss. The architecture of the whitewashed houses, with their brightly-coloured mouldings and remarkably beautiful chimneys, the church belfries and the museums, all reveal particular memories of the ancestors of the Algarve people and help to make this such a special destination.

Also to be recommended is the range of outdoor sports that are available, whether you’re playing golf on lush green courses or enjoying some physical exercise at some of the region’s excellent facilities, whether you’re on the coast or perhaps up in the hills, where, after the rigours of winter and even before the first signs of spring, the land is covered in a pinkish white blanket, produced by the blossom of the almond-trees scattered across the horizon.

This is the true portrait of an Algarve that you’ll find waiting for you, all year round.

Use the form bellow to submit your abstract.

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Registration /

Registration – Regular participants
TypeRegistration before SET.15.2017Registration after SET.15.2017
Consultant/GP300 €375 €
Medical Trainee200 €275 €
Nurse, Psychologist and other health care professional175 €250 €
Student150 €225 €
Registration – Poster Presenters
TypeRegistration Costs
Consultant/GP300 €
Medical Trainee200 €
Nurse, Psychologist and other health care professional175 €
Student150 €

Registration fees include
Participation in scientific sessions, congress bag, program, all printed material of the congress, invitation to the welcome reception, coffee breaks, lunch on Thursday and Friday.

Bank details

IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 5347 6400 0016 9

BIC (Swift Code): BBPIPTPL

Adress: BANCO BPI, SA – Av. Elísio de Moura, 21 3030-183 Coimbra – Portugal

Beneficiary details:

Name: Cerebro e Mente – Assoc. Des. Saúde Mental

Address: Rua São Teotónio Lote 19 1-P 3000-377 Coimbra Portugal

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be electronically mailed. Refund of registration fees will be as follows:

  • Postmarked before Abril. 10, 2017 – 100% refund (minus € 50 handling fee)
  • Postmarked from Abril. 11, 2017 – 50% refund
  • No refund on cancellations sent after May 5, 2017

Committees /

Organizing Committee

Elisabete Albuquerque
Filipa Maduro
Filipe Almeida
Filipe Vieira
Horácio Firmino
Joaquim Cerejeira
Luísa Lagarto
Mónica Almeida
Pedro Esteves

Scientific Committee

Carlos Ramalheira
Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska
Helena Rita
Horácio Firmino
Joaquim Cerejeira

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