Event program

ESCAP Expert Day - Changing Perspectives 25th June 2021

The ESCAP Expert Day will be a full-day event starting from 8h30 CET and finishing at 16h00, followed by the ESCAP General Assembly (invites separately).

Upon registering and confirmed payment, you will be notified by email how to access the event platform, the access will be sent via this email address: no-reply@docflix.ch .

Keynote lectures

Duration: 35 minutes followed by 10 minutes of mediator-selected questions. Experts will present their views and perspectives on major topics in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Lunchtime session

During the lunchtime break, ESCAP board members will present on various aspect on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on child and adoelscent mental health. 


Attendees can pose questions to our speakers by either using the interactive comments button on the online program or sending them on Twitter (@ESCAPonline). All questions will be forwarded to the moderator who will select and pose them to the speaker. Please do not unmute and ask the question yourself.

On-demand access

ESCAP is happy to announce that the online congress will be available on-demand to all those who register for the event. This feature will be available the week after the event for 3-months until the 30th September. 

Training credits and certificate of attendance

Six training credits issued by ESCAP will be given to those who request a certificate. 

8h30-8h45 Login to the event platform
Event opening by the ESCAP President 10 min
Professor Dimitris Anagnostopoulos
Organization of the day & general information 5 min
Professor Stephan Eliez 
Keynote lecture 1:
Treatment of ADHD: from evidence base to practice
Professor Samuele Cortese, University of Southampton, UK
Moderator: Johannes Hebebrand
9h45-10h00 Break
Keynote lecture 2:
Sleep-dependent mental health in children and adolescents
Professor Carmen Schroder, University of Strasbourg, France
Moderator: Maeve Doyle
19th International Congress of ESCAP Maastricht in 2022
Presentation to announce congress details by Professor Manon Hillegers 
10h55-11h00 Break
Keynote lecture 3:
Should we get rid of the term depression? A reflection on history and heterogeneity of affective nosology
Professor Argyris Stringaris, NIMH & University of Georgetown, USA
Moderator: Dimitris Anagnostopoulos
Lunch & 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
Keynote lecture 4:
Childhood trauma – too complex for complex PTSD
Dr Vera Clemens, Ulm University Hospital, Germany
Moderator: Joerg Fegert
14h30-14h45 Break
Keynote lecture 5:
Using pharmacology to improve treatment decisions
Professor David Nutt, Imperial College London, UK
Moderator: Stephan Eliez
Closing of event: Final remarks
Dimitris Anagnostopoulos & Stephan Eliez

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