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"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). Planning is well under way and there are key dates to keep in mind. Normal registration is now open.

 
Click on the below links to get all the information you'll need.
Registration Plenary speakers Programme
 
 
VIENNA STATE OF THE ART SPEAKER INTERVIEW 
 
Camilla Bellone and Marie Schaer work in a translational autism spectrum disorder project at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. They spoke with ESCAP about how this translational approach was established through the NCCR-Synapsy project and what their latest findings are. They will present together at ESCAP 2019 in Vienna. View their interview.
 
 
 
The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2019 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth. Deadline for applications is the 1 March 2019. Find out more.
 
 
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. More information to come.
 
 
  • 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.

  • ECAP, FEBRUARY ISSUE

    Biomarkers of therapeutic change


    ECAP journal, June 2018 issue

    In this issue's editorial, Nadia Micali and Cristina Berchio praise the findings in the article by Pincham et al. for its ability to 'take lab into the community'. The study looks at using event-related potentials as biomarkers of therapeutic change. The methodology can help in the understanding of neural connections of developmental problems and psychiatric disorders. View all contents of the new ECAP February issue.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.