"Developmental Psychiatry in a Globalized World"

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENSION - 17th DECEMBER

The ESCAP 2019 congress in Vienna, Austria is co-organized by the Austrian Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (ÖGKJP). Here, at ESCAP we have decided to extend the Abstract Submission deadline to the 17th December, it's a busy time of year but this will be the last time to submit your abstract. Be part of this diverse European meeting. Register and submit your abstracts today!

 
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NEW KEYNOTE SPEAKER INTERVIEW
 
Anke Hinney is a professor of molecular genetics working in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. In her latest interview with ESCAP, she describes the techniques behind genome-wide association studies and how her research team are using them to screen DNA or genomes markers in patients suffering with eating disorders and body weight regulation disorders. Read more.

 
The application to particpate in the ESCAP Research Academy in Vienna 28-29th June is now CLOSED. We thank all those who have applied to be part of the workshop and our panel of experts are now selecting those who meet the criteria, they will be notified in due course.
 
Research Academy Info
 
 
 
  • ESCAP 2019 Vienna: president interview, online abstracts and registration open

    ESCAP 2019 Congress
    The ESCAP Vienna congress president Andreas Karwautz provides us with two video interviews on the organisation of the event and reasons why you should come to Vienna, as if you need any more. Online submission of abstracts and registration of delegates is now open. The congress is under the responsibility of the Austrian ESCAP member, ÖGKJP. Find out more on the official website.

  • ECAP, DECEMBER ISSUE

    Mental health and psychiatry


    ECAP journal, June 2018 issue

    Bruno Falissard addresses three main issues in his editorial that surround the mental health of youth today. He speaks of the "grey area" between mental health and child and adolescent psychiatry, the impact of our society on these terms and the challenges the future holds. This issue also has an ESCAP Communication on inpatient care in Serbia. View all contents of the new ECAP December issue.

  • ESCAP board members meet in Belgrade

    ESCAP board members were welcomed in Belgrade for their biannual meeting, and along the way introduced to DEAPS (Serbian association) members and the Faculty of Medicine dean and vice dean to discuss the current situation of child and adolescent psychiatry in Serbia. Johannes Hebebrand, head of the Research Division, also took a small Research Academy-type workshop addressing questions from 14 young clinicians-researchers child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, and medical students. Read the report.

  • KEYNOTE AT ESCAP 2019

    Psychotherapy: compulsory for every psychiatrist

    Professor Franz Resch pleads for a key role for psychotherapeutic skills in the psychiatric practice. “Psychotherapy must be a standard part of the training of every psychiatrist”, he says.
    View all of his arguments, or read the Franz Resch interview on adolecents at high risk. Resch is a keynote speaker at the 2019 ESCAP Congress in Vienna.

  • IFP WORLD CONGRESS

    Prof Kizilhan: the impact of extreme trauma and terror

    Prof KizilhanProfessor Jan Ilhan Kizilhan (University of Baden-Württemberg, Germany), psychologist and trauma expert, gave a keynote lecture on the damage of IS violence against Yazidi women and their community at the 2018 IFP World Congress of Psychotherapy in Amsterdam. He explained what happens when individual violence adds up with genocide and oppression over generations, and how he organized treatment for women and children, suffering from extreme trauma. Read more.

  • ALAN APTER INTERVIEW

    Prevention of suicidal behaviour in adolescents

    “The idea is to try and encourage adolescents and children to feel more free about asking for help”, says Dr Alan Apter of Schneider Children's Medical Center, Petach Tikva (Israel). Read the exclusive Alan Apter interview on ESCAP’s research pages, including abstracts and original presentations, backgrounds, and publications.

  • LARGE SAMPLE STUDY

    High prevalence of mental disorders in Austrian adolescents

    A large sample epidemiological study to assess the prevalence of mental disorders in Austrian adolescents between 10 and 18 years has now been published in ECAP, the official ESCAP journal. The Austrian and British investigators conclude that "DSM-5 mental health disorders are highly prevalent among Austrian adolescents" and recommend that "early access to effective interventions for these problems is needed to reduce burden due to mental health disorders." Read the article (open access) or download the pdf.

  • Trilingual interview

    Growing up poor: a high-risk transition

    Maria Melchior, keynote at ESCAP 2017

    Inequality is related to the onset of mental health problems, confirms Maria Melchior, member of ERES, the prominent social epidemiology research team of the collaborating Paris universities. Melchior was the opening keynote lecturer at the ESCAP 2017 Congress about Social inequalities in children’s mental health. Read the interview in English, French or German and learn about her answers to the high risks of low socioeconomic status (SES). 

  • Fonagy: ESCAP Expert Article on borderline personality disorder

    Professor Peter Fonagy wrote an ESCAP Expert Article on borderline personality disorder in adolescence. This "research review with implications for clinical practice" was published in the November issue of the ECAP Journal.
    View Peter Fonagy's 100+ slides presentation, read the interview or watch his comments on video.

  • Mood problems: the person-centred approach

    Professor Patrick Luyten (Leuven, London), pleads for a more person-centred approach of mood problems in young people, a greater focus on developmental factors and underlying vulnerability, and less parent blaming. Luyten was a keynote speaker at the 2017 ESCAP Congress in Geneva. Read the interview.