Proposed Themes and Topics

We welcome submissions related to the broad domains of children, adolescents, young adults and families:

 

Mental Health Problems in Children, Adolescents and Young People

(e.g., Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability and Mental Retardation, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders, Gambling Disorder)

 

Prevention and Intervention of Mental Health Problems

(e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Mindfulness-based Therapies, Psychopharmacology, e-Health Interventions)

 

Education and School-related Issues

(e.g., Early Literacy Development, Special Needs Education, Inclusive Education, Educational Assessment and Interventions)

 

Developmental Issues

(e.g., Social, Emotional and Personality Development, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Protection, Parenting and Parent-child Relationships, Strategies to promote effective practice in parenting)

 

Health-related Problems among Young People

(e.g., Chronic Illness, Self-Harm Behaviour and Suicidality, Sexual Health, Teenage Pregnancy, Physical and Sexual Assault, Youth Homelessness)

        

Cross-cultural Research

(e.g., Culture and Mental health, Culture Bound Disorders, Mental Health Literacy, Migration and Refugees, Training of Mental Health Professionals across Cultures)

 

Biology and Neuroscience

(e.g., Stress Regulation, Brain and Behaviour, Genetic and Epigenetics, Psychobiology, Executive Functioning)

 

General Issues

(e.g., Psychiatric Classification and Assessment, Crime and Delinquency, Psychopathic Traits, Role of the Legal System in Youth Mental Health)

 

Types of Submissions

 

Symposium

Each symposium will consist of up to five presentations, which are expected to be thematically linked. The symposium convener should forward the submission form (together with an abstract of for each individual paper) on behalf of all the presenters.

 

Individual Research Paper

Each individual paper will consist of a 15–minute presentation (including Q&A). The Scientific Program Committee will integrate sets of individual papers into thematic sessions of one and a half hours’ duration. The submission must include the name and contact information for the individual responsible for presenting the paper together with an abstract (maximum of 250 words) that will include the following information: background, method, results, and conclusion.

 

Poster

Presenters are required to be present at their poster display at the time scheduled by the conference organisers in order to discuss their findings with interested delegates. The submission must include the name and contact information for the individual responsible for presenting the paper together with an abstract (maximum of 250 words) that will include the following information: background, method, results, and conclusion.

The size of the poster board: 150 cm (height) x 75 cm (width). Pins and tape will be available on-site.

 

 

**Each delegate may be first author/presenter on a maximum of 2 submissions, however, there is no limit on co-authorship**

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