Oulu Psychiatric Epidemiology Society (OPES)

was founded on January 27, 2007.

The aim of OPES is to promote research activity of psychiatric epidemiology in the Northern Finland. To reach this aim OPES organizes seminars and lectures, and informs on available education related to the topic.

OPES is a registered organization (since September 7, 2007), which in April 2017 had 113 members. OPES board members are Jouko Miettunen, PhD, Professor (chair); Matti Penttilä, MD, PhD (vice chair); Tuula Hurtig, PhD, Adjunct Professor; Tanja Nordström, PhD (treasurer); Lassi Björnholm, BMed, MSc (secretary); Johannes Lieslehto, BMed (culture and leisure director); and Marianne Haapea, PhD.