A glimpse of the activities of ESCAP Maastricht 2022

With a packed 3-day programme, there's so much going on in Maastricht. Below are some snapshots of each day. 

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Day 1

Great sessions and workshops ran in the morning, followed by the opening ceremony where delegates were greeted by ESCAP President Dimitris Anagnostopoulos and Congress President Manon Hillegers, and a treat by the beautiful voice of Emma Kok, winner of the The Voice Kids 2021 in the Netherlands, who sang "Let me be a butterfly to fly away from my anger and sadness".

Keynote speakers Professors Bernadka Dubicka and Gabrielle Carlson took to the stage for their presentations. Then the policy debate kicked off where we heard from the youngsters' session who had been working since the morning to put their views together to present, then local, national and international speakers stepped up to address young peoples mental health in clinical practice and policy making.

The day came to a close with a lively networking welcome reception where attendees could head to the table with their flag on to network with other child and adolescent psychiatrists from their region.

Day 2

Day 2 started with a keynote presentation by Professor Marit Sijbrandij on 'Addressing trauma and adversity in children and adolescents in global settings'. Meanwhile, 11 sessions ran in parallel, a double workshop with Peter Deschamps, followed by four state of the art presentations. The ESCAP board members were also very happy to meet in person after several years of online board meetings. 

In the afternoon Professor Bruno Falissard presented on 'Did we take the right train in promoting the concept of 'Neurodevelopmental disorders'? to a packed auditorium. Altogether 2 keynote speakers, 7 state of the art speakers, 3 double workshops, and 34 parallel sessions took place.

In the evening, the delegates enjoyed the congress dinner at the Pavilion in the grounds of the stunning Chateau St. Gerlach.

Day 3

Day 3 continued with the excellent quality of presentations and symposiums that we saw over the previous days.
The ESCAP general assembly took place and we are happy to announce that national members voted that the ESCAP 2027 congress will take place in Athens, Greece. Our Danish colleagues presented the progress of the ESCAP 2023 congress which will take place from 29 June to 1 July 2023 in Copenhagen. Furthermore, the poster prize overall winner was announced as Sara Kaubisch who presented her poster 'Evaluating the efficacy and acceptability of the website "ich-bin-alles" to improve depression literacy in adolescents: randomized controlled trial'.