2020 ESCAP Research Academy meeting - VIRTUAL

Innovative treatments in child and adolescent psychiatric disorders: from bench to bedside

This meeting is going VIRTUAL. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers have decided to still do the meeting but over an interactive group Zoom. For this reason, we have extended the deadline for applications to June 15th 2020.

The 2020 Research Academy meeting of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) will take place on the 26-27th August using a virtual platform.

The aims of our annual meetings are to promote research excellence and collaborative work among young clinician-scientists in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP). The ESCAP Research Academy wishes to support early careers by promoting training, encouraging collaborations and by providing a forum to share experiences with senior world leading researchers in psychiatry.

Our next meeting will focus on “Innovative treatments in child and adolescent psychiatric disorders: from bench to bedside”. Four international experts in the field of child and adolescent mental health will present their work. Johannes Hebebrand will present on leptin and anorexia nervosa. Marie Schaer will give a lecture on new tools for the early detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Edna Grünblatt will present on how induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) can be used to model neurodevelopemental disorders such as ADHD. Brenda Vincenzi and Thomas Wiese from Roch pharmaceutical company will share their experience on drug development for ASD.

Fellows will also be invited to join a special pre-congress course designed for Swiss CAP in training and led by Bruno Falissard and Johannes Hebebrand.

This 1 and a half-day meeting will be chaired by two clinician-scientists, Dr Paul Klauser and Dr Alexis Revet, and by Professor Johannes Hebebrand, editor-in-chief of European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry (ECAP) and head of the ESCAP Research Division, in the presence of Laura Kehoe, ESCAP communication editor. Attendees will be asked to collaborate within a network after the meeting to tackle a research question at the European level (see Barrett et al. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatr 2020; Revet et al. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatr 2018).

Requirements for participation are the following:

  • Trainee or <5 years after completion of training in child and adolescent psychiatry or child and adolescent clinical psychology;
  • At least one first-authored paper published or in press in a peer-reviewed journal indexed in Pubmed;
  • Submission of an abstract for a short presentation of your research at the Research Academy meeting;
  • Submission of a cover letter highlighting your academic perspectives;
  • Fluency in English.

Please send your application using the following link before the 15th June 2020. Selected participants will be advised on the 15th July 2020.