Deadline for Session Proposal: February 20th 2024

How to submit your scientific session proposal?

Session proposals for The Psychiatric Association of Türkiye (PAT) Annual Meeting and 2nd International 26th National Clinical Education Symposium will be submitted online through the system above. The proposals of Scientific Sections of PAT should be submitted by the section chiefs. The password and username to access the submission system will be sent to the section chiefs by email. The proposals that cannot be uploaded in the system via scientific section accounts will be evaluated as individual proposals.
Submission system is designed to submit a session proposal with one moderator.

How will be proposals be evaluated?

Scientific program of PAT 2nd International 26th National Clinical Education Symposium will be decided online through the review/counselor system which has been in use since 24th Clinical Education Symposium. The scientific proposals will be reviewed by counseling referees and these reviews will be overviewed by Scientific Board. At the end of the process, it will be decided if the proposals are suitable to be presented at the congress and if suitable how they are going to be presented. Your scientific session proposal will be reviewed more appropriately, if the proposal is submitted by considering the criteria below.
If requested, the registration for speakers will be covered by The Psychiatric Association of Türkiye while other travel expenses shall be covered by themselves.

Scientific session review criteria

  • The scientific session proposal should be planned accordingly with recent scientific data.
  • The aim of the session should be clear and realistic.
  • The session should be addressing to the congress participants.
  • The contribution of the session to the congress and participants should be clear.
  • The session proposal should be within the congress theme if there is.
  • The session topics should integrate with each other.
  • The session proposals should be original.
  • The speakers should be competent on the topic
  • The activity suggestion should be submitted by Scientific Section
  • The session proposal should be in accordance with the overall scientific program.
The session types to be submitted
What would you do?

What would you do? is a session in which a competent expert/lecturer addresses a topic and/or case step by step in interaction with the participants. It is expected that every topic/case will be discussed with 5 to 8 questions, short presentations for introducing the background for every question and after each presentation a final question of “what would you do in that situation” for an interactive discussion with participants.

Topic examples for this type of session

  • Forensic psychiatry with cases
  • Diagnosis and treatment in resistant cases
  • Diagnosis and treatment in comorbid cases
  • Psychiatric situation in patients with physical diseases
  • The attitude towards the patients rejecting the treatment
  • The attitude towards patients with the suicidal tendencies
  • Deciding the appropriation of a case to the psychotherapy
  • The roadmap of a psychiatrist who is taken to the court
  • Formulation of a case
  • Step by step process of a psychotherapy in a patient
Time limit: 90 minutes

Diagnosis and Treatment Difficult Cases

Diagnosis and Treatment Difficult Cases are the sessions in which the diagnosis and treatment of difficult cases that the clinician require most advice, are discussed. In these sessions the cases which are the most difficult in practice are presented with cases and discussed based on experiences and literature. The speaker is recommended to select the cases that are:

  1. Educational
  2. Within the general frame of topic
  3. Example to the difficult cases that the clinicians can have

Topic examples for this type of session

  • Difficult bipolar cases in diagnosis and treatment
  • Diagnosis and treatment in hard bipolar cases
  • Diagnosis and treatment in difficult cases: Bipolar disorders
  • Resistant bipolar disorder with cases
  • The attitude towards the bipolar patient with future pregnancy plans
Time limit: 90 minutes

Last Year’s Most Important Researches

These are the sessions in which Scientific Sections present the review of last year’s important researches, evaluate with a critical view and discuss with future perspectives. It’s planned to appoint two scientific sections for this session.

Time limit: 90 minutes session for each Scientific Section

One Topic in Ten Questions

One Topic in Ten Questions are the sessions aiming to discuss any topic with just 10 questions by keeping the attention of the participant alive. It is expected 3 speakers at most will take part in the session with clear presentations. Q&A with can either be held betweenwhiles or at the end of the session.

Topic examples for this type of session

  • Forensic case examination and reporting
  • Stigmatization
  • CBT
  • Violence against women
  • Psychoanalytical psychotherapy
  • Grieving
  • Medication interactions
  • TMS
  • Psychosocial attempts in schizophrenia
Time limit: 90 minutes


Debates are live discussion meetings which aim to address two opposite views especially on controversial topics in daily applications. In these meetings, two opposing groups defend their opinion with literary findings without Q&A with the participants.

However, it’s recommended the debate moderator should ask for the tendency of the participants between two opinions.

Time limit: In a 90-minute session, the debate of one topic can be planned for 90 minutes or two opposing topics can be planned as 45-minute discussion for each. Time planning proposal: Each speaker of the topic can present/defend for 10 minutes, take the floor for another 5 minutes for 2nd or 3rd time and at the end the debate moderator will wrap up in last 5 minutes.


Courses are designed to deliver a specific topic to participants by using appropriate educational methods. Presentation, video display, Q&A / discussion, problem-based education, modular education, role-playing (gamification), small group studies are some of the methods that can be used in courses.

Overview of basic concepts, advanced and complex topics, special topics or different perspectives on a specific topic can be example to the design of the course together with discussion the topic by experts or theoretical preparation before a specific upskill are some of the examples for the course.

The courses are scheduled before the opening speech on the first day of the congress. The courses can be planned as 2 sessions at most. Like in the other scientific session proposals, the course applications will be reviewed. So stating the learning aims, tools and information about the lecturer will provide the course to be evaluated comprehensively. be reviewed more appropriately during the review process and increase the participation in the congress.

Topic examples for this type of session

  • Basic CBT
  • Introduction to psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • ow to conduct a research? The most basic features from planning to publishing in the research process
  • Treatment in eating disorders
  • Long-term treatment and monitoring of a patient with diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • Basic statistics information and use of spss education for a psychiatric assistant
  • Introduction to forensic psychiatry
  • Forensic psychiatry for newly graduated experts
  • Introduction to psychopharmacology
  • Biological treatments in psychiatry
  • Rational psychopharmacology
  • Suicide: Guide information from clinic to judicial process for a post grad student
  • Probation applications
  • Pregnancy and postpartum in psychiatric diseases
  • Psychoeducation in bipolar patients
Time limit: Depending on the topic, 1 or 2 sessions with 90 minutes

Study Groups

These are the sessions which aim to make smalls groups discuss a specific topic in a highly interactive environment (for example, the meetings which aim an intense information exchange among the participants) and/or establish a specific document or source (for example, establishing a guide, ecthesis). These sessions have short presentations and live, informative and interactive discussions in that sense. The time limit is 90 minutes, except the topic needs more time. Different study groups which require a film screening or reading a long and comprehensive texts may exceed this time limitation.

Time limit: Depending on the topic, 1 or 2 sessions with 90 minutes


A limited number of panels will be allowed in the scientific program to have more space for interactive and functional education activities. The time limit for the panels is 90 minutes. It is recommended that the speakers may deliver presentations up to 20 minutes and leave at least for 30 minutes for discussion. For this reason, the recommended number for the speakers is 3 at most. In the panels a certain slot should be planned for discussion in which the participants may express their own ideas, ask questions and have an answer.

Time limit: 90 minutes

Meet the Expert

These are the small group meetings which gives an expert to share his/her experiences and expertise on a specific topic. These meetings usually aim to gather senior doctor/researcher with young colleagues who may need to increase their experiences. It can be run without s specific configuration or slightly configurated. Usually, meet the expert sessions are scheduled in an open framework in terms of the topic. However, the framework of the topic would be limited to a certain extend. Unless suggested otherwise by the expert, it is recommended to keep the participant number limited to around 15-20.

Time limit: 90 minutes