ESCAP 2017 Geneva: full programme, abstracts and more

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Geneva 2017 Congress - ESCAP

The main theme of the ESCAP 2017 Congress was Transition. View the abstract book, the programme brochure, keynote and state of the art presentations (audio and slides) and poster presentations.


ESCAP 2017 Congress: keynote speakersKeynote speakers: 



  • Tony Charman (UK) – Tracking the emergence early autism symptoms in at-risk infants: possibilities for prodromal intervention?
  • Jörg Fegert (Germany) – Care of traumatized children in youth welfare systems.
  • Patrick McGorry (Australia) – Transitioning to 21st century mental health care: early intervention for young people with emerging mental disorders.
  • Johannes Hebebrand (Germany) – Pre- and postnatal screening: implications for child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Paul Hoff (Switzerland) – Conceptual transitions: what will happen to the concept of mental disorders in the 21st century?
  • Patrick Luyten (Belgium/UK) – A radical shift in the treatment of child and adolescent depression Perhaps the time is ripe?
  • Maria Melchior (France) – Social inequalities in children's mental health – from observation to prevention.
  • Dieter Wolke (UK)  – Peers and siblings matter for mental health: long term consequences of bullying.

ESCAP refugee project team.State of the art speakers:

  • Henrikje Klasen (Netherlands), Milica Pejovic Milovancevic (Serbia), Dimitris Anagnostopoulos (Greece) – ESCAP for mental health of child and adolescent refugees: facing the challenge together, reducing risk and promoting healthy development
  • Celso Arango (Spain) – Future of neurodevelopmental and neuroprotective psychopharmacology in child and adolescents psychiatry
  • Silvia Brem (Switzerland) – From the preschool child to the adult: Neuronal basis of developmental dyslexia
  • Martin Debbané (Switzerland/UK) – Where mind meets brain: the adolescent body and its implication in psychopathology
  • Bruno Falissard (France) – Why child and adolescent psychiatrist are repulsed by public health and why they are so wrong
  • Christine Freitag (Germany) – Adolescent female conduct disorder – state-of-the-art and new findings
  • Joaquín Fuentes (Spain) – Autism spectrum disorder: supporting people to transit through science, lives and services
  • Bernard Golse and Sylvain Missonnier (France) – Joint therapies parents/baby and interactive guidance: a move from a model to another one (differential indications, change factors)
  • Raquel Gur (USA) – Early Course and Intervention in Youth At-Risk for Psychosis: results from longitudinal studies
  • Pieter Hoekstra (Netherlands) – Tourette syndrome: an update on newest findings on treatment and pathophysiology
  • Martin Holtmann (Germany) – Complementary approaches for the treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD; with particular address on neurofeedback 
  • Carmen Moreno (Spain) – First-episode psychosis in children and adolescents: research advances and opportunities for intervention
  • Norman Sartorius (Switzerland) – Comorbidity of mental and physical illness: a major problem for the medicine of the 21st Century
  • Marie Schaer (Switzerland) – Translate latest findings in autism research to clinical practice
  • Frauke Schultze-Lutter (Switzerland) – Identification of clinical high risk of psychoses: special requirements in children and adolescents
  • Robert Vermeiren (Netherlands) – Effect of the change on the Netherland health system organization
  • Panos Vostanis (Greece/UK) – Where are all they coming from? Child mental health response to the refugee crisis

ESCAP 2017 Congress: state of the art speakers


An impressive number of symposia have been performed at the ESCAP 2017 Congress. Some of the highlights were:

A broad scope of topics at the ESCAP 2017 Congress in Geneva has coverd autism spectrum disorder (ASD). View all presentations on autism.

ESCAP 2017 Congress