The 20th International Congress of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will take place from 29 June to 1 July 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. We are looking forward to a high quality scientific programme and are expecting > 1,000 delegates from all over the world.
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We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!
This academic year has ended with very sad news. Prof. Alessandro Zuddas, a much respected and loved colleague, passed away unexpectedly on 9 July 2022. He was Professor of Child Neuropsychiatry at the University of Cagliari and Director of the Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Unit at the “G. Brotzu” University Hospital (Cagliari, Italy), member of the editorial board of several journals and a very active member of Italian and European Societies including ESCAP. Prof. Zuddas has been a reference in our field, advocating and contributing greatly to the advance and development of European child and adolescent psychiatry and on the forefront of research and advocacy for new psychopharmacological approaches to the treatment of children with mental disorders. He was also a generous and charming leader and colleague and a great, unique, and irreplaceable person and is going to be deeply missed.
You can read the obituary in our ECAP journal here.
ESCAP's purpose is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and their families throughout Europe. To do so, we are constantly working on initiatives based on research, clinical and policy, as well as organising events and educational programs to nurture child and adolescent psychiatry at all levels. Our recent activities:
Accoring to its status, ESCAP pursues the following aims:
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The goals of ESCAP are:
Editorial: The richness of paradigms in child and adolescent psychiatry
Argyris Stringaris, Editorial, Published: 20 October 2022
In his editorial, Argyris Stringaris outlines the variety of sources of evidence found in child and adolescent psychiatry and how they each contribute to our knowledge. This edition of ECAP provides some important examples of how this evidence is generated and presented to its readership.
Read the full Editorial here
MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH: New Realities, Experiences and Knowledge
At ESCAP we love to participate in the local congresses that our National Member countries organise. ESCAP president Dimitris Anagnostopoulos, ECAP editor in chief Johannes Hebebrand, ESCAP 2022 congress president Manon Hillegers, joined ESCAP board member Milica Pejovic-Milovancevic in Belgrade on the 26-28th May to take part in the Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions of Serbia DEAPS VI congress. They held a special ESCAP symposium to discuss the impact of COVID19 on mental health of youth in Europe. Professor Hebebrand held a plenary lecture on "Pronounced clinical improvement in patients with anorexia nervosa upon treatment with human recombinant leptin". In general, the 3-day congress had a packed programme with great opportunities for attendees to discuss key issues in child and adolescent psychiatry in Europe.
We are more than happy to have ESCAP representatives at your local congresses, get in touch with us on email@example.com to discuss further.
European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry Journal
"The infliction of war and military aggression upon children must be considered a violation of their basic human rights and can have a persistent impact on their physical and mental health and well-being, with long-term consequences for their development. Given the recent events in Ukraine with millions on the flight, this scoping policy editorial aims to help guide mental health support for young victims of war through an overview of the direct and indirect burden of war on child mental health. We highlight multilevel, need-oriented, and trauma-informed approaches to regaining and sustaining outer and inner security after exposure to the trauma of war."
The European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) is a not-for-profit association whose purpose is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and their families. As well as to improve the quality of their lives and to ensure children’s right for support to healthy mental development and for appropriate preventive and therapeutic mental health services and interventions.