ESCAP Congress in Vienna 30 June - 2nd July 2019

"Developmental Psychiatry in a Globalized World"

The ESCAP 2019 congress in Vienna, Austria is co-organized by the Austrian Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (ÖGKJP). The program is now filled with special symposiums, check out the whole program by clicking the banner below. Tickets are now available for the Gala Evening, secure yours today.

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Registration Plenary speakers Programme 
Lucia Valmaggia is a reader in clinical psychology and digital mental health at Kings College London, UK and leads the virtual reality lab at the NIHR/Wellcome Trust King’s Clinical Research facility. Their work aims to improve the understanding of the mechanisms that play a role in the onset and maintenance of mental health problems. She spoke with ESCAP about her projects and how virtual reality can shape mental health treatments. She will be a keynote speaker in Vienna and an expert speaker at the ESCAP Research Academy. View Lucia's interview.
Gala evening in Vienna. We are delighted to offer you an extraordinary Gala Evening in one of the most gorgeous festive surroundings that Vienna has to offer. Besides an exquisite dinner, a festive evening is waiting for you with vocal and instrumental performances of outstanding quality. Enjoy listening to an exceptional young talent playing the piano, an internationally recognized star violinist and a well-known renowned opera and operetta singer. The evening will be completed by the occasion to learn or to bring to perfection the traditional Viennese Waltz. Book your tickets.
Two new special lectures announced in Vienna at the ESCAP Congress: on 30th June at 13h05 The fundamentals of responsible research. Theory and practice by Helmut Remschmidt, Germany and the highly talked about subject of Suicide in adolescents in the United States after the release of "13 Reasons Why": Time series analysis and implications for prevention and policy by Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Austria will take place at 2nd July at 12h45. We strongly recommend you attend these sessions.
ISSUPThe ISSUP is partnering with UNODC to hold the International Conference on Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care - Inspiration and Direction. Join drug demand reduction professionals from Europe and around the world for five days of plenary sessions, workshops, training sessions, networking, exhibits, culture and community. At ESCAP 2019 in Vienna, there will also be a mini-symposium on this subject on the 30th June at 17h15. 

Political influences on European collaborations in child and adolescent psychiatry
The ECAP June editorial is a collaborative effort by all the ECAP editors to stress the need for European collaboration despite the unnerving situation in European politics at present. The uncertainty of Brexit has already had a rippling effect on scientific collaboration and funding, not only in the UK but also how European researchers collaborate with UK colleagues. "We feel an obligation to make ourselves heard to promote European collaboration for the advancement of research and its dissemination in child and adolescent psychiatry". 
  • ESCAP 2019 Vienna: president interview, registration & scholarships

    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. ESCAP is interviewing keynote and state of the art speakers about their upcoming lectures, check out the latest interviews. The congress is under the responsibility of the Austrian ESCAP member, ÖGKJP. Find out more on the official website.

  • ESCAP 2019 speaker

    Anke Hinney 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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.