THE TRANSITION CONGRESS, 9 – 11 July 2017

17th International Congress of ESCAP 2017 Geneva

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Learn all about the ESCAP 2017 Congress on these web pages: congress programme, speakers and symposia and 'Transition': the main theme of the Geneva congress. You are welcome to click the Congress Planner to organize your congress, or to download the pdf.

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  • KEYNOTE AT ESCAP 2017

    The long-term effects of bullying

    Dieter Wolke.

    Bullying has underestimated long-term effects into adulthood on depression, anxiety disorder, increased self-harm, increased suicide, and psychotic symptoms.
    Professor Dieter Wolke (University of Warwick, UK) reveals the huge impact that bullying by peers and siblings can have on children's mental health. He will perform a keynote lecture at the ESCAP 2017 conference in Geneva. Read the interview in Englishen françaisauf Deutsch.

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    Mood problems in young people

    Patrick Luyten.

    Professor Patrick Luyten (Leuven, London), keynote speaker at the 2017 ESCAP Congress in Geneva, 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. Read the interview.

    Congress programme

  • KEYNOTE AT ESCAP 2017

    Adolescents' access to care

    Patrick McGorry.

    “Imagine if people with cancer or heart disease were told: ‘It’s not serious enough, come back later when it is worse’. We are talking about a massive double standard here between mental illness and somatic illness.”
    Professor Patrick McGorry (Australia) on the access of young people to mental health services. Adolescents with mental health problems often meet the care system at its weakest. In English, en français, auf Deutsch.

  • KEYNOTE AT ESCAP 2017

    Growing up poor: a high-risk transition

    Maria Melchior.

    Inequality is related to the onset of mental health problems, confirms Maria Melchior (Paris). Melchior is a keynote lecturer at the ESCAP 2017 Congress about Social inequalities in children’s mental health. Read the interview in EnglishFrench or German and learn about her answers to the high risks of low socioeconomic status (SES). 

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    Where and when

    Congress registration is open. The ESCAP 2017 congress will take place from 9 to 11 July 2017 at the Centre International de Conférences Genève - CICG, 17, rue Varembé, 1202 Geneva. View map.
    The ESCAP 2017 Congress is organized by ESCAP in collaboration with the Swiss Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and the Swiss Society of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (FMPP).

    Programme overview

  • KEYNOTE AT ESCAP 2017

    Reducing autism by early intervention

    Tony Charman.

    Professor Tony Charman (King’s College London) says he aims “to make differences between trajectories and try to divert children from a pathway where they would possibly go on to develop autism, to a more typical outcome”. As a keynote speaker at the ESCAP 2017 Congress, Charman will present his “very promising” study on the effects of early intervention on reducing autism. Available in EnglishFrench or German.