International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

Past IACAPAP World Congresses

Nr. Year Venue Congress President Theme

I

1937

Paris

Georges Heuyer

Conditioned reflexes –Pedagogics and Child Psychiatry – Juvenile Criminality

II

*1948

London

J.R. Rees

Personality Development and its Individual and Social Aspects with Special Reference to Aggression.

III

1954

Toronto

Frederick H. Allen

Emotional Problems of Early Childhood

IV

1958

Lisbon

Victor Fontes

The Emotional Life of the Child – 6-12 years

V

1962

Scheweningen

Arn van Krevelen

Primary Prevention of Mental Disorders in Children

VI

1966

Edinburgh

John Bowlby

Puberty and Adolescence

VII

1970

Jerusalem

Serge Lebovici

The Child and His Family

VIII

1974

Philadelphia

E. James Anthony

Children at Risk

IX

1978

Melbourne

Albert J. Solnit

Children and Parents in a Changing World

X

1982

Dublin

Lionel Hersov

Children in Turmoil-Tomorrow’s Parents

XI

1986

Paris

Colette Chiland

New Approaches to Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health

XII

1990

Kyoto

Reimer Jensen

Child Rearing, Education and Psychopathology

XIII

1994

San Fransisco

Donald J. Cohen **

Violence and the Vulnerable Child

XIV

1998

Stockholm

Donald J. Cohen

Trauma and Recovery

XV

2002

New Delhi

***

Cancelled as World Congress

XVI

2004

Berlin

Helmut Remschmidt

Facilitating Pathways – Care, Treatment and Prevention in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

XVII

2006

Melbourne

Myron L. Belfer

Nurturing Diversity

XVIII

2008

Istanbul

Per-Anders Rydelius

Carrying Hope Between East and West for 3 C’s: Children, Cultures and Commitments

XIX

2010

Beijing

Per-Anders Rydelius

Improving Child Mental Health: Increasing Awareness and New Pathways for Care

XX

2012

Paris

Olayinka Omigbodun

Brain, Mind and Development

XXI

2014

Durban

Olayinka Omigbodun

From Research to Practice: Global challenges in CAMH Care
Durban, South Africa

XXII

2016

Calgary

Bruno Falissard

Fighting Stigma; Promoting Resiliency and Positive Mental Health
Calgary, Canada

* A planned second international congress 1941 in Leipzig, Germany, under the leadership of Paul Schröder did not take place because of WW II.

** It should have been Irving Philips – however, Donald Cohen had to act as President because of the unfortunate death of Irving Philips in 1992.

*** The 15th World Congress was scheduled for New Delhi/India but could not take place as an IACAPAP event due to external reasons. Therefore the congress was carried out as a regional meeting with international attendance under the leadership of our colleagues in India. It was agreed to put into writing in the IACAPAP annals, that the 15th Congress could not be held as planned under the aegis of IACAPAP and that the Berlin Congress will be counted as the 16th World Congress of our Association.

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