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6th Key Note Speaker Announced – 4th Horatio European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing “Working in Partnership” – Malta – 11th – 14th May, 2017

The organisational committee of the 4th Horatio European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing is proud to announce the 6th Key Note speaker. Dr. Matt Muijen (MD phD)

Dr. Muijen is a consultant in international mental health, continuing to support WHO activities, and policy adviser to the Mental Health Foundation Denmark. Until January 2017, he was the Programme Manager for Mental Health at the WHO Regional Office for Europe. responsible for planning and coordinating mental health policies and strategies, research, dissemination and implementation in the Region, supporting the development of integrated and Dr. Matt Muijen based mental health services in many countries. He was responsible for the drafting of the WHO European Mental Health Action Plan for Europe, approved in September 2013 by the 53 European Member States in Izmir, and the Bucharest Declaration: ‘Better health, better lives: children and young people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

He also worked intensively with many NGOs and professional organizations, aiming to reach consensus and stimulate the agreement on shared positions.

Until April 2004 he was Chief Executive of the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health in London for 12 years, an organisation strongly involved with mental health care reforms in the UK.

His background is a community psychiatrist and epidemiologist, and he trained in Cambridge and the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He is Dutch, and studied Medicine in Amsterdam.

For information about international & local registration and provisional programme send us an e-mail on

Maltese Delegates Registration – 4th HORATIO European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing

Maltese Delegates who would like to attend the 4th HORATIO European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing are requested to download the registration form specifically for Maltese Delegates by clicking here. Prices for local delegates has been subsidised by the MAPN.

Please note that the early-bird registration expires Tuesday 28th February.

Delegates who would like to stay at the Dolmen Hotel during the festival with special reduced prices are requested to send an e-mail to or call on 99825731