Thank you for all those who attended the ESCAP Expert Day: Read our event report.

The On-demand function is now available on the same platform you register until the 30 September. For those that didn't join us on the day, you can now register and access the on-demand videos. Click register below. 

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ESCAP Expert Day: 25th June 2021

As COVID-19 is hugely affecting the way we meet, communicate and share knowledge, the 19th International ESCAP Congress is postponed until 2022. ESCAP are determined not to let the restrictions affect how often we meet, therefore, we hosted a 1-day virtual event on the 25th June 2021. This event had 5 keynote presentations on diverse topics that are relevant in child and adolescent psychiatry in today's challenging world. They are still available on the on-demand function, it's not too late to register and access them (unitl September 30th).


  • On-demand access for 3 months post-event (until September 30th) Find out more
  • Six training credits will be given by ESCAP to registered participants in the form of a certificate of attendance, access the platform to get your certificate 
  • 5 keynote speakers 
  • Special lunchtime sessions on the impact of COVID-19 on child and adolescent mental health given by ESCAP board members - view these video (open access).



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Keynote speakers

The ESCAP Expert Day - Changing perspectives aimed to be an interactive and dynamic virtual event that was centred around five keynote speakers addressing concerns that are relevant in todays changing world. We send special thanks to these incredible speakers who really did provide us with great views into complex topics. Did you miss it? Don't worry, you can still register and watch on-demand (1st July to 30 Sept).

Samuele Cortese

Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry within psychology, University of Southampton, UK

Keynote presentation: Treatment of ADHD: from evidence base to practice

Interview - ESCAP speaks with Samuele Cortese


Carmen Schroder

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Strasbourg University, France

Keynote presentation: Sleep-dependant mental health in children and adolescents

Interview - Carmen Schroder speaks with ESCAP


Argyris Stringaris

Professor and senior investigator at NIMH, Section on Clinical and Computational Psychiatry, NIMH, NIH

Keynote presentation: Should we get rid of the term depression? A reflection on history and heterogeneity of affective nosology.

Interview - Argyris Stringaris speaks with ESCAP


Vera Clemens

Junior professorship for clinical and preclinical trauma consequences, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy at Ulm University Hospital, Germany

Keynote presentation: Childhood trauma – too complex for complex PTSD?

Interview - ESCAP speaks with Vera Clemens


David Nutt

Professor of neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London, UK

Keynote presentation: Visualising psychotropic medicines to improve treatment decisions


Lunchtime sessions

ESCAP discussions:
Johannes Hebebrand will present
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health of children and adolescents – initial findings. 
Moderator: Dimitris Anagnostopoulos
Joerg Fegert (ESCAP Policy Division lead) will present
Burden of the Covid pandemic and Challenges for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policy
Moderator: Dimitris Anagnostopoulos

General Assembly

ESCAP will use this opportunity to host our General Assembly starting at 16h30. Personal invites have been sent to presidents of ESCAP national member societies with a Google Form to complete to announce the attendance and vote on necessary items on the agenda. It will not take place on the same platform but on a Zoom platform. 


In collaboration with UEMS-CAP and EFPT, ESCAP will also organise a Training Day prior to the event on the 24th June, available only to residents, trainees and early career CAPs.