NACT Conference 2020 Postponed!

Dear Colleagues

 

The escalation of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, world-wide has led to restrictions regarding travels and the hosting of events and congresses by governments and health authorities. NACT Board takes these regulations very seriously and believe that the safety and health of everyone, including all those planning to attend our conference, is our main concern.

Therefore, NACT Board have decided to postpone the 15th Nordic Experience Meeting „Who Benefits from ECT? Contemporary Use and Practice of ECT“, scheduled to take place in Snekkersten, Denmark from 27-29 May, 2020.

We have been monitoring the situation very closely and have been discussing thoroughly several scenarios concerning whether to cancel or postpone the conference. We decided that we will postpone the conference and keep the program largely unchanged if possible. While considering several prognosis and its probable influence on public health as well as global economic situation we see it would be very difficult to hold the meeting later this year.

NACT Board has decided to postpone the 15th Nordic Experience Meeting to 26-28 May 2021 and by current plan it will be held at the same place, Snekkersten, Denmark.

NACT Board would like to thank all of our members, participants and partners for their cooperation and understanding during this difficult time.

We will keep you all updated via e-mails and for the latest information please check NACT website nact.se.

 

Please, stay safe!

 

With kind regards and on behalf of the NACT Board,

 

Margus Lõokene – Secretary of NACT

Marco Nobis – Chairman of NACT

Important information about COVID-19

Dear Colleagues,

 

The latest news on COVID-19 situation have kept NACT Board alert.

We would like to inform that according to current information 15th Nordic Experience Meeting „Who Benefits from ECT? Contemporary Use and Practice of ECT“ will be held at May 27-29, 2020 in Comwell Borupgaard, Snekkersten, Denmark as planned.

Though, as organizers of the conference, NACT Board believe that the safety and health of all those attending is our main concern and we are monitoring the situation very closely. We are following the recommendations of the World Health Organization as well as those of the local health authorities in Nordic countries. We will continue to closely monitor the information and recommendations and will update the congress website as the situation develops.

Please note that the registration is open, but we will not send out invoices until it is 100 % clear that the conference is safe to be held.

 

On Behalf of NACT Board,

 

Margus Lõokene

Secretary of NACT

 

Marco Nobis

Chairman of NACT

Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

 

The 15th Nordic Experience Meeting (ERFA 2020) “Who Benefits from ECT? Contemporary Use and Practice of ECT”, organized by Nordic Association for Convulsive Therapy (NACT), will take place on 27-29 May 2020 in Snekkersten, Denmark. The scientific part and related activities will be held in Hotel Comwell Borupgaard. It is located in central North Zealand close to beach, forest and Helsingør. The hotel is established in modern manor houses and has a beautiful view over scenic surroundings. Snekkersten is easily accessible by public transport, the direct train from Kastrup Airport departs in every 20 minutes and the nice comfortable journey with plenty of scenic views on his way lasts for 40 minutes.

NACT has been organizing ECT-related conferences since 2001 and from 2016 the conferences have been held annually. Each conference has been focused on different aspects of ECT-related research and up-to-date clinical experience. This time the conference is focused on clinical indications of ECT, perhaps the most important topic to all clinicians. Much attention is devoted to new, exciting and not-so-common indications of ECT, its use in neurological disorders and in special populations. Several key specialists from all over the world will present their research and share their clinical experience. Among those Charles Kellner and Georgios Petrides from USA, Chittaranjan Andrade from India, Harm-Pieter Spaans from Belgium Poul Videbech, Martin B Jörgensen and Tom Bolwig from Denmark, Anne-Liis von Knorring from Sweden and Lauri Hurri from Finland.

In addition to scientific lectures NACT will carry on the tradition of integrating different specialists together by reserving time for discussions before, after and between lectures as well as holding scientific dinner and other activities.

We feel confident that the ERFA 2020 will serve as a place of learning where we can all share the latest experiences, approaches, and research, continuing with all the best traditions of the practice of ECT and representing for all participants a treasured personal and professional experience.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Denmark!

 

On behalf of NACT board,

 

Margus Lõokene

Secretary of NACT

 

Marco Nobis

Chairman of NACT

Dear participants

Dear participants of the this years NACT conference in beautiful Gjøvik.

NACT board sincerely thanks you all making this conference so good. It was probably one of the best ever.

The presentations will be soon available in the section “Past Meetings”, so check the website after a while. All the presentations were great and very useful. Also the reactions we noted from the audience was priceless and made us very very happy.

NACT Board never rests, we are already planning the next years conference probably to be held in Denmark. Just save the date – May 27-29, 2020 and keep checking the website for further news. We already can assure, it’s going to be great once again. The main topic of the conference will be indications of ECT with focus on non-traditional ones, like always practical parts are including not to mention social activity which is a very important issue as well.

So long, enjoy your holidays and work.

 

On behalf of NACT Board

Margus Lõokene