Highlighted programmes

Plenary lectures

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…


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

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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