As always, since 2015, 2 days prior to the congress, Johannes Hebebrand, Paul Klauser and Alexis Revet hosted the Research Academy. This is an excellent opportunity for young clinician-scientists who are juggling both their clinic work with research. This years theme was dedicated to eating disorders with the title: New perspectives for research and clinical practice in eating disorders. Eighteen participants from 12 countries were selected and each presented themselves and research topics, followed by 4 expert presentations and then group project work. There is also talk of a follow-up project where all the group will participate in a European project.
The 2020 Research Academy was due to take place in Zurich, Switzerland. But due to COVID-19 we decided to go virtual on the 26th August 2020. It was a great success with very enthusiastic talks and attendees.
The 2019 European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) Research Academy meeting took place in Vienna on the 28-29th June, ahead of the ESCAP international congress (30 June – 2 July, Vienna, Austria). The meeting focused on “Novel technologies for diagnostic assessment and treatment in child and adolescent psychiatry: history, current development and future perspectives”.
The 2017 ESCAP Research Academy meeting took place from July 9 to 11 just prior to the 17th ESCAP International Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. This year’s meeting focused on “Development after early life adversity”, namely, the effects of child deprivation and abuse, which have implications for almost all psychiatric disorders and cognitive and emotional functioning.
The first workshop organized by ESCAP Research Academy took place in Madrid in June 2015 in close proximity to this year’s biannual 16th ESCAP International Congress. The rebirth of this Research Academy was in concert with the theme of the 16th ESCAP Congress: « From Research to Clinical Practice. LINKING THE EXPERTISE ». Its contents covered overarching scientific topics as well as individual feedback on current research projects with a special focus on grant writing.