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HACAPAP – HUNGARIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY AND ALLIED DISCIPLINES. 60 members

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PROFILE

Until 1976, Hungarian child psychiatrists and neurologists were spread over sections of three separate scientific societies: Child Psychiatry and Child Neurology Section of the Society of Hungarian Pediatricians, the Child Section of the Hungarian Society of Neuropsychiatrists and the Child Section of the Hungarian Neurosurgical Society. It was then decided that mutual scientific congresses would be held, and the first was organized in Szeged in 1976 under the direction of Professor Miklós Vargha.

This was followed by annual events until 1989, when new scientific societies were founded: the Hungarian Association for Child Neurology-Neurosurgery and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which has been functioning since in two sections: the Section for Child Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Section for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Annual scientific meetings are now organized within these two sections. Board elections are organized every third year. President of the Association is in one period the president of the Child Psychiatry Section, and a child neurologist in the other. At this moment the elected president of the association is a child psychiatrist.
In every year the association organizes scientific meetings in different cities to increase the reputation of the specializations all over Hungary. On these meetings joint topics are chosen, which interest both sections, and two single themes. A recent joint topic was for example 'Organic and psychosocial aspects of seizures', and a recent psychiatric theme was 'Bipolar disorders'.

BOARD
(term expires April 2020)
Dr Eszter Páli, president.
Dr Enikö Kiss, past president.
Dr Peter Nagy, secretary general.
Dr Csilla Besenyei, treasurer.

CONTACT 

Hungarian Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines.
Address: Hacapap, Enikö Kiss, Lipótmezei út 1-5, Budapest 1021, Hungary.
E-mail: kissceni@gmail.com

Website: http://www.magyipett.hu

Updated: 20 May 2016