Highlighted programmes

Plenary lectures

Gabor I. Keitner, MD, PhD

Involving families in the management of perinatal depression

Saturday 11.05.2019 09:00 – 10:00

Depression evolves in a social context, especially during the perinatal period. Depression has an impact on the patient’s significant other(s) and how theyin turn deal with the patient will influence the duration of the depression and its…

Prof. Dr. Valéria Csépe, PhD, DSc

The first two years of life – neurocognitive profile of language development in preterm children

Wednesday 08.05.2019 18:00 –

A fair amount of research has looked at the cognitive and affective development of children born preterm or very preterm from preschool to kindergarten, primary school, and adolescence. However, most of the research findings have been inconsistent.…

Professor Philip Gorwood, MD, PhD

When do we acquire the vulnerability to anorexia nervosa: from genes & pregnancy to early childhood and adulthood?

Thursday 09.05.2019 09:00 – 10:00

Anorexia nervosa is a complex entity (Gorwood et al., 2016) with severe outcome, as 1% of patients die every year, half of them by suicide, half of them for medical reasons. Furthermore, no psychotropic drug is available to treat such severe…

Professor Kai von Klitzing, MD, Ph.D.

Mental Disorders in Early Childhood

Thursday 09.05.2019 09:00 – 10:00

About 17% of all children suffer from a mental disorder in early childhood, defined as the period up to the age of 6 years. In children up to age 2, disorders of emotional and motor regulation are common (ca. 7%), as are feeding problems (25%),…

Professor Anita Riecher‐Rössler, MD, Ph.D.

Early Intervention in the Perinatal Period

Friday 10.05.2019 09:00 – 10:00

Mental disorders, especially mood and anxiety disorders are very common during the perinatal period. About ten percent of all mothers suffer from depression in pregnancy and the first post‐natal year. Bipolar and psychotic disorders have a very…


Dawn Cannon, MA, RHV, RM, RGN

Infant Mental Health Online – IMHOL

Saturday 11.05.2019 –

Introduction Infant mental health (IMH) refers to the developing capacity of the child from birth to form close relationships, manage and express their emotions, and explore the environment and learn (Osofsky & Thomas, Zero to Three, 2012). In…

Dawn Cannon, MA, RHV, RM, RGN

Developing an Infant Mental Health Competencies Framework

Friday 10.05.2019 –

Introduction Infant mental health refers to the capacity of the infant to regulate themselves in terms of their emotional and behavioural states. The capacity for self‐regulation requires parent/s/caregivers to provide the type of care during the…

John Oates, Btech (Psychol) FRSA, FacSS, HonFBPS

Parenting and Media

Thursday 09.05.2019 17:00 – 18:30

Through multiple media channels, TV, radio, the internetincluding social media, and various forms of print, parents are exposed to many different and often conflicting representations of parenting beliefs and practices. There is a large variety of…


Dr. Angelika Wieck, MD, FRCPsych

Perinatal mental health in Europe. What are the challenges in obtaining, funding and setting up perinatal mental health services?

Thursday 09.05.2019 10:30 – 12:00

Chair: Dr. Angelika Wieck, UK About one in 5 childbearing women suffer from mental health problems which are enormously costly to the mother, the child, the wider family and society. In order to do justice to the specific needs of mother and child…

Professor Jane Barlow, Dphil; FFPH (hon)

Infant and early childhood mental health in Europe – Service pathways to promote infant and early childhood mental health

Friday 10.05.2019 10:30 – 12:00

This roundtable will involve a small number of brief presentations followed by discussion of some of the service pathways that are in place in high, low and middle income countries to promote infant mental health. We will examine examples of the…

Pre‐congress workshops

Dr. Angelika Wieck, MD, FRCPsych

The pharmacological management of mood disorders and psychosis in pregnancy and lactation

Wednesday 08.05.2019 14:00 – 17:30

CME Course Course level: advanced Educational objectives  After the course the participants should be able to Interpret research on the reproductive safety of psychotropics Apply knowledge and insights in clinical scenarios in regard to the…

Catarina Furmark

DC:0–5 – Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood: An Overview

Wednesday 08.05.2019 09:30 – 13:00

This half day training event will serve as an overview of DC:0–5™ Diagnosis and classification of mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood(DC:0–5™) providing a foundation of this diagnostic system for…

John Oates, Btech (Psychol) FRSA, FacSS, HonFBPS

Supporting families with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Wednesday 08.05.2019 14:00 – 17:30

The Early Support programme in England (https://tinyurl.com/ycwxchg2) was initiated in 2002 to develop methods and resources to enable different services to work better together with families. This was part of a new approach, putting families at the…

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