Maastricht 2022

The 2022 Research Academy meeting of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) will take place in Maastricht the 17-18th of June, just prior to the ESCAP main Congress (19th-21st June, Maastricht, Netherlands).

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 “New perspectives for research and clinical practice in eating disorders”. Four international experts in the field of child and adolescent mental health will present their work.

  • Janet Treasure will give an introductory lecture entitled "Compare and contrast rather than transdiagnostic as the new paradigm for aetiological models of eating disorders”. Find out more about Janet.
  • Esther Via Virgili will present on "Neural correlates of eating disorders”. Find out more about Esther.
  • Johannes Hebebrand will present on “Anorexia nervosa viewed as an aberrant adaptation to starvation: implications for treatment”. Find out more about Johannes.
  • Bruno Falissard will conclude on “Epistemological reflections on eating disorders: implications for research and clinical practice". Find out more about Bruno. 

This 2-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 A. 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 some examples here: Revet et al. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatr 2018; Barrett et al. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatr 2020; Revet et al. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2021a ; Revet et al. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2021b).

Requirements for participation are the following:
  • < 40 years old;
  • 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 28th February 2022. Selected participants will be advised on the 30th of March.