ESCAP 2019 Vienna: full programme, abstracts and more

Documenting Vienna

The main theme of the ESCAP 2019 Congress was "DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHIATRY IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD". Here, you will find all the Keynote and State of the Art speakers.


Keynote speakers

Dickon Bevington, UK
'Working as therapists and allied professions with hard to reach youth.'
Dickon Bevington, MBBS, MRCPsych, is medical director at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Dr Bevington is also a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS.
Anke Hinney, Germany
'The recent breakthrough into the genetic architecture of complex psychiatric disorders.' 
Dr Anke Hinney PhD is a professor for molecular genetics of obesity and eating disorders at the Department of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany).
Otto Kernberg, USA
'The significance and recent developments of psychoanalytic treatments'.
Otto F. Kernberg, MD, FAPA, is director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division and Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medicine.
Michael Pluess, UK
'Individual differences in environmental sensitivity - risk and resilience, brain function and their implications for treatment.'
Michael Pluess, PhD, is a chartered psychologist and associate professor in developmental psychology at the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London (UK).
Franz Resch, Germany
‘New Morbidity – changing risks in changing environments.'
Franz Resch is a professor at the Heidelberg University (Germany), Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Hans Steiner, USA
'Bringing medicine to crime: disruptive behaviour, its developments, psychopathology and treatment.'
Dr Steiner is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who maintains a private practice in Palo Alto, California (USA). He is a professor emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
Lucia Valmaggia, UK
'Virtual reality for the treatment of child and adolescent at risk or affected with mental disorders.'
Lucia Valmaggia works as senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (UK). She leads the Virtual Reality Lab and is a consultant clinical psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

State of the art speakers

Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Netherlands
'The Neurobiology of Parenting.' 
Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg is a Dutch scientist focused on pedagogy and family relations, she is a professor at Leiden University (Netherlands) where she works at the Centre for Child and Family Studies.
Tobias Banaschewski, Germany
'Update on the treatment of ADHD.'
Tobias Banaschewski, MD, PhD is chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University Heidelberg, and medical director of the Department of Child and Adolescence Psychiatry of the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim (Germany).
Christopher Corell, Germany
'Adverse effects of psychotropic medications in children and adolescents: practical considerations.'
Christoph Correll, MD, is professor of psychiatry at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York (USA), and medical director of the Recognition and Prevention (RAP) programme at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York.
Jörg Fegert, Germany
'Violence and sexual offensive behavior among peers – Protection concepts and interventions for offenders and victims.' 
Jörg Fegert is professor at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Ulm University (Germany).
Arantza Fernandez Rivas, Spain
'Emotion Regulation in Adolescent Female Conduct Disorders. Results of FemNAT-CD consortium.' 
Arantza Fernández Rivas is a medical specialist with more than twenty years of experience in psychiatry of children and adolescents. She is section chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University Hospital of Basurto (Bilbao, Spain).
Inez Germeys, Belgium
'Assessment and intervention in real life for adolescents with emerging mental health problems.'
Inez Myin-Germeys is professor of contextual psychiatry at the Department of Neurosciences of the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).

Bernard Golse & Sylvain Missonnier, France
'How can the interpersonal relationship be internalized and mentally represented? A theoretical and clinical reflexion necessary for care with babies and teenagers.' 
Bernard Golse is professor at the Université René Descartes, Paris (France) and president of AEPEA (l’Association Européenne de Psychopathologie de l’Enfant et de l’Adolescent).
Sylvain Missonnier is professor at the Université René Descartes, Paris (France).
Michael Kaess, Switzerland
'Personality disorder – the rise of a neglected diagnosis in child and adolescent psychiatry.'
Michael Kaess is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, associated with the position of medical director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Psychiatric Services Bern (Switzerland).
Alfried Längle, Austria
‘To live with inner fulfilment and meaning. The 3rd Viennese School of Psychotherapy – Logotherapy and Existential Analysis’
Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D., physician, clinical psychologist, Professor for clinical psychology, psychotherapist, and coach in the speciality of existential psychology at the HSE University Moscow and the Sigmund-Freud Univ. Vienna, trainer and supervisor at the International Society of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (GLE-I), Vienna.
Nanda Lambregts-Rommelse, Netherlands
‘Co-morbidity of autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit /hyperactivity disorder across the lifespan: possible mechanisms?’
Nanda Rommelse is associate professor and principal investigator at the department of psychiatry (Radboud University Medical Center) and a clinical neuropsychologist at the outpatient university clinic Karakter. Her research focus is on improving diagnostic and treatment procedures of ADHD and ASD.


Nadia Micali, Switzerland
'Update on the treatment of eating disorders.'
Nadia Micali is professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Geneva and head of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland. Her research focuses on understanding the biological and intergenerational risk for eating disorders using a developmental perspective.
Paul Plener, Austria
'Non-suicidal self-injury - aetiology and current treatment options.' 
Paul Plener is professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, and medical director at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
Marie Schaer & Camilla Bellone, Switzerland
‘Translational research from mice to human in autism spectrum disorder’
Camilla Bellone PhD is a professor investigating the molecular mechanisms and the circuits underlying behavioural traits in neuropsychiatric disorders at the University of Geneva. Marie Schaer MD-PhD is a professor in child and adolescent psychiatry investigating networks of brain maturation in autism at the University of Geneva. View Camilla and Marie's interview.
Giulia Signorini, Italy
'Continuity of care from CAMHS to AMHS: lessons from the European MILESTONE project.'
Giulia Signorini is psychologist and psychotherapist at the St. John of God Center IRCCS Fatebenefratelli Brescia. She received her clinical training at School of Cognitive Psychotherapy SPC, Verona (Italy). She is a CBT psychotherapist, with clinical training in public adult mental health services and with a research interest in youth mental health. 
Svenja Taubner, Germany
'Mentalization-based treatment for adolescents with externalizing problem.'
Svenja Taubner is director of the Institute for Psychosomatic Cooperation Research and Family Therapy at the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany. Dr Taubner is a Licensed Psychoanalyst in Austria and Germany.
Joaquin Fuentes Biggi & Amaia Hervás, Spain
'ESCAP Practice Guidance for Autism Spectrum Disorder'
Joaquín Fuentes, MD, is Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists at Policlínica Gipuzkoa Quirónsalud and Research Consultant at Gautena Autism Society in Spain. He has been appointed as External Advisory Board member of ESCAP and designated as Autism Field Advisor.
Amaia Hervás, MD, PhD, is Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists at Mutua Terrasa University Hospital. She directs the first National Inpatient Unit for ASD complex cases and the AGAUR clinical and genetic research group in autism (AUTBCN), and serves as Autism Advisor of the Government of Catalonia, Spain. They constitute, along with Patricia Howlin, PhD, the ESCAP-ASD Working Party.
Edith Sheffer
'Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna'
Edith Sheffer, PhD, is a historian, author, and educator and senior fellow at the Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley. She has published the book 'Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna' which she will discuss in Vienna.
Herwig Czech
Herwig Czech
'Hans Asperger, National Socialism, and “race hygiene” in Nazi-era Vienna'
Herwig Czech, PhD, is a historian at the Medical University of Vienna (Josephinum) and currently a visiting fellow at the Charité in Berlin. He is the author of several publications on Hans Asperger, most recently in the Journal Molecular Autism.
Susana Jimenez-Murcia
'Gaming and Gambling in Teenagers: an Issue of Growing Concern'
Susana Jiménez-Murcia, PhD is head of the Pathological Gambling Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Bellvitge in Barcelona, Spain.

Special lectures

- The fundamentals of responsible research. Theory and practice by Helmut Remschmidt, Germany 
- Suicide in adolescents in the United States after the release of "13 Reasons Why": Time series analysis and implications for prevention and policy by Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Austria