Report from the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, San Francisco, USA, 23-28 October 2012
The WPA Section on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry co-sponsored a range of events at this meeting.
The International Perspectives on Bipolar Disorders Symposium attracted a number of highly respected experts from Spain (Dr. Soutullo), Serbia (Dr. Pejovic Milovancevic), Uruguay (Prof. Viola), and the UK (Dr. Santosh). The session was chaired by Dr. Milavic from the National Mood Disorder Clinic at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Prof. Birmaher, a world authority in Bipolar Disorders of Youth from UPMC, Pittsburgh pulled the lectures together and gave an overview of the current controversies in clinical practice and research. Understanding the similarities and differences across countries will continue to promote the standardization of diagnostic and research criteria and lead to a better understanding of the bipolar phenotype in children and young people.
Co-Chair, WPA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
10th International Training Seminar in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
A Research Training Course for Junior Investigators in Child Psychiatry
23-29 June 2013, Bocca di Magra (La Spezia), Italy
The Foundation Child and the Working Group on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Italian Society of Psychopathology (SOPSI), with the co-sponsorship of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), are pleased to announce the 10th Training Course in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for young researchers in child and adolescent psychiatry.
The aim of the course is to provide a high-quality intensive training on the relevant elements of clinical science (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the most important childhood psychiatric disorders) and research (designing a research project, research methods, basic principles of statistics, writing and presenting scientific work). In addition, the course is designed to provide tutorials, networking, and other valuable educational activities that will enhance the education of junior investigators.
The five-day seminar will include lectures and interactive sessions conducted by an international panel of highly qualified faculty with recognized expertise in their respective fields. The seminar will take place in a pleasant environment that has been chosen to facilitate this unique training experience.
Deadline for Applications: March 15th, 2013
Trainees Are Responsible Only For Their Travel Costs To And From The Seminar Site.
The Foundation Child Will Pay For Application Fees, Tuition, Food And Lodging.
Chair, WPA Section on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
“World Child and Adolescent Psychiatry”
“World Child and Adolescent Psychiatry” is an official WPA World Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section’s journal. Despite the fact that it was established just a year ago, “World Child and Adolescent Psychiatry” has already become a journal where ideas are shared and directions for the future are set. The journal focuses on children and adolescent mental well-being across the Globe and publishes invited reports and papers. The journal also features interviews with the prominent psychiatrists who have made a difference on the global stage. The last issue of “World Child and Adolescent Psychiatry” published an interview with Prof. Norman Sartorius, a former director of the Division of Mental Health, WHO, and a former president of the WPA and the European Psychiatric Association.
Using this opportunity I would like to thank my editorial team: Prof. Anthony Guerrero (Honolulu, USA) (Assistant Editor), Prof. Bennett Leventhal (New York, USA), Dr. Prof. Dr. E. Belfort (Venezuela), Gordana Milavic (UK), Prof. Paramjit Joshi (USA), Dr. J. Abdulmalik (Assistant Editor, Nigeria), Prof. D. Fung (Singapore), Dr. M. B. Moyano (Argentina), Dr. M. Tateno (Japan), Prof. S. Malhotra (India), Prof. S. Honjo (Japan), Prof. P. Szatmari (Canada), Prof. L. Viola, (Uruguay), Prof. S. C. Cho (S. Korea), Prof. D. Puras (Lithuania), Dr. V. Storm (Australia), Dr. J. Fayyad (Lebanon), Dr. S. Tan (Malaysia), Dr. N. V. Tuan (Vietnam), Prof. A. Sourander (Finland), and Prof. John “Jack” McDermott.
We are already planning future editions and it is my and my team’s goal to reach out to readers and connect them to programs, projects, experiences or people in a bid to improve the mental well-being of children all over the world.
Editor, “World Child and Adolescent Psychiatry”
Secretary, WPA Section on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry