The IACAPAP Bulletin, edited by Dr Hesham Hamoda, MD, MPH, Attending Psychiatrist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, USA (Hesham.Hamoda@childrens.harvard.edu), provides official IACAPAP information on a regular basis.

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52 November 2018

President’s column: The new president’s take on doing good

  • Secretary General
  • Treasurer
  • From the editor: Goodbye, Adiós, Au Revoir
  • e-Textbook–¡Y ahora, en español!
  • 4th Asian Congress on ADHD & 12th Scientific Sessions of The Chinese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry         
  • IACAPAP 2018 Prague World Congress
  • Break the stigma for families
  • Donald J. Cohen Fellowship Program 2018
  • IACAPAP commitment to advancing the wellbeing of the world’s indigenous children
  • Out of the shadows for universal human rights in child and adolescent mental health
  • Chile: A meeting on public policies for childhood             
  • A-C Rolland interviews Carmen Maria Schroder  

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51 June 2018  President’s column: Some impressions after 4 years  as president of IACAPAP

  • IACAPAP 2018 World Congress   
  • Celebrating Professor Helmut Remschmidt at 80
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder International Consortium
  • The 2nd Croatian Congress on Children and Adolescents’ Mental Health
  • 2018 IACAPAP congress monograph
  • The Non-Communicable Diseases-LIFESPAN  Global Mental Health Symposium
  • 28th Turkish Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Congress

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50 February 2018  President’s column: 80 years of IACAPAP

IACAPAP 2018 World Congress  


  • History and achievements
  • World congresses
  • MOOC “Essentials of child and adolescent mental health around the world”           
  • The IACAPAP eTexbook 
  • The Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminars      
  • IACAPAP opened the world to me
  • The Donald J. Cohen Fellowship Program
  • iCAMH

14th Conference of the Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

ASCAPAP Congress

10th Conference of the Bangladesh Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

A word with Professor Daniel Marcelli

Blind, deaf and mute children in Russia

2016 IACAPAP congress monograph

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49 November 2017  

  • President’s column: gender issues in child & adolescent psychiatry
  • IACAPAP 2018 World Congress
  • 13 Reasons to Fly
  • The 4th Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review Course, Saudi Arabia
  • Donald J Cohen Fellowship Program, Prague 2018
  • The 6th Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar
  • The CAP Training Day
  • Egyptian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association 1st International Conference
  • Joaquín Fuentes MD
  • Further Insights from IACAPAP 2016
  • 2016 IACAPAP congress monograph
  • Henrikje (Rika) Klasen 1963-2017
  • Evaluation of the Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminars

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48 June 2017  

  • President’s column

  • The Ukrainian annual scientific conference 2017

  • IACAPAP 2018 World Congress     
  • A conversation with Savita Malhotra
  • Comprehensive autism care systems: Dubai conference
  • iCAMH training in Fiji and Papua New Guinea
  • Dr. Muideen Bakare
  • Physician advocacy in immigration detention
  • 2016 IACAPAP congress monograph
  • Deinstitutionalization of psychiatric care in Moscow
  • 27th Turkish Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Congress
  • IACAPAP survey of child and adolescent mental health policies

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47 February 2017  

  • President’s column
  • Andres Martin joins the “e-Dream Team”
  • IACAPAP 2018
  • Trainees in Chile get organized
  • 2017 Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar
  • The 9th Annual Conference and General Meeting of BACAMH 
  • Oceania and the Calgary congress 2016 
  • Joaquin Fuentes honored
  • 2016 IACAPAP congress monograph
  • Training CAMH professionals in Liberia
  • Congrès Français de Psyhiatrie et de Psychopathologie de l’Enfant et de l’Adolescent 
  • Grappling with the decriminalization of marijuana in Canada

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46 November 2016  

  • President’s column
  • Highlights of the Calgary Congress  
  • The 2016 International Contribution Award 
  • Donald J Cohen Fellowship Program 2016  
  • 2016 IACAPAP congress monograph
  • The first child and adolescent mental health conference in West Africa 
  • The 3rd Asian Congress on ADHD 
  • iCAMH Training in Sri Lanka   
  • Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar participants meet in Calgary
  • Translation of the IACAPAP Textbook into Japanese 
  • Colette Chiland, 1928-2016
  • The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
  • Impressions from the 8th Nordic–Baltic Conference 
  • Assessing child sexual abuse—seeking help 
  • 60th Congress of the Spanish Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Award to IACAPAP’s Secretary General

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45 August 2016  

  • Welcome Letter from IACAPAP 2016 Congress Chair
  • Welcome Letter from IACAPAP 2016
  • Research and Scientific Program
  • Committee Chairs 
  • How to Register for IACAPAP 2016 
  • Pre Congress Institutes 
  • Program 
  • –        Keynote Speakers 

    –        Concurrent Sessions

    –        Abstracts

    –        Posters

  • Congress Gala Dinner
  • Sponsors
  • In Memoriam

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44 June 2016  

  • IACAPAP 2016, Calgary, Canada
  • Current perspectives on international child and youth mental health
  • The Turkish  Association  of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry celebrates its 25th year at the 26th Annual Conference
  • Kary Schleimer, 1933-2016
  • Herman van Engeland, 1943-2016
  • A word with Dr. Nicole Catheline                
  • Peer Mentoring for Adolescents
  • The Ukrainian annual psychiatry conference 2016
  • Wellness environment: a novel approach to a serious mental health problem
  • Baby Love
  • Depression: the health challenge              
  • JAACAP Connect

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43 February 2016  

  • President’s Column
  • Enhanced IACAPAP Website
  • IACAPAP 2016, Calgary, Canada
  • 56th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • ASCAPAP 2015
  • Training mental health professionals in Eritrea
  • More than 60 CAMH professionals at my fingertips
  • A paradigm shift in Alberta children’s mental health services
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry in Iran
  • Child and adolescent mental health activities in Sierra Leone
  • Child psychiatry in Russia in 2015: A synopsis
  • A dynamic 2015 for child and adolescent psychiatry in North Africa:
    • 1st conference of the Tunisian Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • 5th Congress of the Moroccan Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals
    • Egypt’s ADHD awareness campaign 2015
  • A binational exchange program to strengthen training in child psychiatry: The Yale Child Study Center –University of São Paulo model
  • The IACAPAP textbook app: now available in iTunes and Google Play
  • 20th National Adolescent Symposium of the Turkish Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Abu Dhabi: 4th International Child and Family Behavioral Health conference

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42 November 2015
  • President’s Column
    By Bruno Fallisard
  • IACAPAP 2016, Calgary, Canada: Call for abstracts
  • A proposed MOOC by IACAPAP
    By Bruno Fallisard
  • The 2015 Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar
    By James Shelly, Lorie Laroche & Jane Chang
  • IACAPAP 2016, Donald J. Cohen Fellowship Program
  • War-displaced children in Iraqi Kurdistan
    By Abdulbaghi Ahmad
  • A new approach to school mental health in Korea
    By Hyun Ju Hong
  • Latin American league for the study of ADHD
    By Zuleika Morillo de Nieto
  • Saudi Arabia: 3rd International Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Review Course
    By Khalid A Bazaid and Muhammad Waqar Azeem
  • The “Vilnius virus” 
    By Sigita Lesinskienė
  • Japan: Child and adolescent psychiatry in the Far East
    By Norbert Skokauskas
  • Zimbabwe: Reviving child and adolescent mental
    health services in Harare 
    By Isabella Omogbeja, Florence Muchirahondo, Bazondlile Dube-Marimbe, Arnold
    Mutemeri and Theodora Mildred Chikwanha
  • Spain: 16th ESCAP Congress
  • Lithuania: letter to the Editor, 16th ESCAP Congress
  • IACAPAP 2016, Calgary, Canada: Keynote speakers

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41 June 2015
  • President’s Column
    By Bruno Falissard
  • The 2015 edition of the eTextbook 
    By Joseph M Rey
  • IACAPAP 2016, Calgary, Canada
  • Translating the e-textbook into Portugues
    By Dr Flávio Dias Silva
  • The global promise of wearable technology in children’s mental health
    By Dr Arshya Vahabzadeh
  • The National Days of the French Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Allied Disciplines (SFPEADA), Dijon
    By Anne-Catherine Rolland
  • Building child and adolescent mental health capacity in Africa
    By Tolulope Bella-Awusah & Olayinka Omigbodun
  • Ukraine. Methodological and legal aspects of diagnosis, treatment and social care of mental and behavioral disorders in different age groups
    By Igor Martsenkovsky
  • Egypt’s Autism Awareness Month 2015
    By Dr Eman Gaber
  • Global empowerment in autism
  • History and structure of the Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar
    By Helmut Remschmidt
  • Baku. A window to central Asia Publishing in CAPMH: FAQs
    By Kerim Munir, Ikram Rustamov & Beverley Gilligan

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40  February 2015
  • President’s Column
    By Bruno Falissard
  • Update about the eTextbook
  • A day in the life of a visiting child-psychiatrist
    in Addis Ababa
    By Henrikje Klasen
  • ASDEU: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Europe
  • The 7th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting, Bangladesh Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    By Dr Nafia Farzana Chowdhury
  • Singapore Establishes a Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    By Dr Say How Ong
  • Award to Füsun Çetin Çuhadaroğlu
  • Abu-Dhabi, UAE: The 3rd International Child Mental & Behavioral Health Conference
    By Hesham Hamoda, MD, MPH &
    Ahmad Almai, MD
  • Kuwait: The 1st Arab and Eastern Mediterranean Infant Mental Health Meeting
    By Hesham Hamoda, MD, MPH & John Fayyad, MD & Bibi Alamiri, MD, SM
  • Jamaica: DAW—Dream a World
    By Jaswant Guzder MD
  • Chile: Caring for children and adolescents with mental disorders
    By Matias Irarrazaval MD, MPH
  • France: Reference centre for rare diseases with psychiatric expression & early onset schizophrenia 
    By Anne-Catherine Rolland
  • E James Anthony (1916-2014)
    By Helmut Remschmidt, 
    Colette Chiland & Myron Belfer

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39 November 2014
  • President’s Column
    By Bruno Falissard
  • The 21st World Congress Report
  • Development of self-directed learning, self-assessment and teaching aids for the IACAPAP e-Textbook
  • Interview with Robert Goodman
    By Maite Ferrin
  • Nigeria: Promoting Child and Adolescent Mental Health through the MIND Trust
    By Yewande Oshodi
  • Spain: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Recognized
    By Cesar Soutullo and Ana Figueroa-Quintana
  • France: Michel Wawrzyniak New President of SFPEADA
    By Anne-Catherine Rolland
  • UK: MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry
    By Satomi Yoshida
  • The European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees
    By Ana Moscosa and Athanasios Kanellopoulos
  • iDream Award
    By Myron Belfer
  • The 2nd Yeah for IACAPAP Symposium at the Durban Congress: A Focus on Contemporary Health System Challenges
    By Jibril Abdulmalik, Odd Sverre Westbye, Hesham Hamoda, Daniel Fung, Myron L. Belfer, Norbert Skokauskas

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38 July 2014
  • President’s Report 2010 – 2014
    By Olayinka Omigbodun
  • France: At the Start of the Hunger
    By Anne-Catherine Rolland
  • Bangladesh: 6th Annual Conference and General Meeting of BACAMH
    By Nafia Farzana
  • Germany: New remuneration-system “PEPP” causes major concerns in the German psychiatric community
    By Florian Zepf and Caroline Biskup
  • Paper and Grant Writing Workshop by YICAP and DGKJP
    By Caroline Biskup and Florian Zepf
  • An Identity Crisis in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry?
    By Gordon Harper
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – The Need to Cooperate with the Education Sector
    By Sigita Lesinskiene
  • Nigeria: #Bring Back Our Girls
    By Aisha Abubakar-Abdullateef and Tolulope Bella-Awusah
  • UK/Nigeria: A Nigerian child psychiatrist gives back
    By Ibironke Annette Amodu
  • Egypt: New Hope for Children with Autism in Egypt
    By Helen Soliman
  • Saudi Arabia: 2nd International Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review Course, Jeddah, April 18 – 20, 2014
  • Bridging Research Gaps in Developing Countries
    By Dejan Stevanovic and Olayinka Atilola
  • Mental Health Highlights and Updates from Canada and Alberta
    By TCR Wilkes
  • Continuum, evolution in ADHD
    By Maite Ferrin

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37 February 2014
  • President’s column. From research to practice: global challenges in CAMH care
    By Olayinka Omigbodun
  • The First Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar in Africa
    By Nkokone Tema & Jibril Abdulmalik
  • 7th Congress of the Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Allied Professions
    By Savita Malhotra
  • Three years since The Great East Japan Earthquake
    Junko Yagi
  • 54 Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    By Takeshi Ujiie
  • Joaquin Fuentes’ Golden Drum
    By Andrés Martin
    ISAPP Regional Meeting in Ankara
    By Füsun Çuhadaroğlu
  • XIX Congress Child Psychiatry Association of Latin America (FLAPIA)
    By Laura Viola
  • The Pacifica Study Group
    By Suzanne Dean

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36 November 2013
  • President’s Column: Rays of Hope in Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    By Olayinka Omigbodun
  • The WHO Approves the Mental Health Action Plan 2013 to 2020
    By Myron Belfer
  • Catalyzing the Publication of International Research in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    By Christian Kieling and Andres Martin
  • YEAH for IACAPAP – Present and Future Directions
    By Norbert Skokauskas, Jibril Abdulmalik, Daniel Fung, Odd Sverre Westbye, Say How Ong, Hesham Hemoda, Myron Belfer, Gordon Harper
  • Nigeria: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria
    By Folorunsho Nuhu
  • Saudi Arabia – 1st International Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Review Course
    By Khalid Bazaid and Muhammad Waqar Azeem
  • Ukraine is Reforming Mental Health Care for Children
    By Dmytro Martsenkovskyi
  • South Africa – Improving Mental Health Outcomes for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS
    By Sarah Skeen, Mark Tomlinson, Lorraine Sherr
  • France – The Clinical Research Hospital Program
    By Anne-Catherine Rolland
  • Iraq – Child Mental Health in Iraqi Kurdistan – Setbacks and Sustained Recovery
    by Abdulbaghi Ahmad

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35 July 2013
  • President’s Column: A world in which child & adolescent mental health is valued, promoted and protected
    By Olayinka Omigbodun
  • Australia: Interview with Professor Marie Bashir
    By Joseph Ray and Garry Walter
  • What are the Journals saying about the Textbook?
  • Bangladesh. Workshop on CBT in paediatric OCD
    By Nafia Farzana Chowdhury
  • 5th Cross-Strait Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference
    By Hsueh-Ling Chang
  • China. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Xi’an
    By Wang Yaping
  • Kuwait. Training child and adolescent mental health professionals
    By Bibi Alamiri
  • Spain. The Alicia Koplowitz Foundation
    By Cesar Soutullo and Ana Figueroa
  • South Africa. Improving parent-child attachment
    By Mark Tomlinson, Peter Cooper, Lynne Murray, Greg Moran and Pasco Fearon
  • New Zealand. Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy in the South Seas
    By Mathijs Lucassen
  • Brazil. Child and adolescent crack users
    By Thiago Gatti Pianca
  • Pakistan. The first child psychiatry inpatient unit
    By Nazish Imran and Muhammad Waqar Azeem
  • Lithuania. Is clinical work the only duty of the child psychiatrist?
    By Sigita Lesinskiene

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34 February 2013
  • President’s Column: Changing the landscape of child and adolescent mental health
    By Olayinka Omigbodun
  • An open access online journal is now IACAPAP’s official scientific journal
  • Bangladesh 5th Annual Conference and General Meeting of BACAMH
    By Mohammad S I Mullick
  • Training in child and adolescent mental health on the move in Bangladesh
    By Nafia Farzana Chowdhury
  • Russia bans adoptions by Americans
    By Olga Rusakovskaya
  • Turkey – Adolescent Mental Health Symposium
    By Füsun Çuhadaroğlu Çetin
  • Germany – DGKJP 33rd Congress
    By Florian Zepf
  • Ukraine – Diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in adults
    By Martsenkovskyi Dmytro
  • Ukraine – Psychological measurement in Children with Mental Health problems
    By Oleg Burlachuk
  • International meeting for autism research 2013
  • Argentinian children are afraid
    By Andrea Abadi
  • Giant leap forward in Morocco – Interview with Drs Rajae Sbihi and Ghizlane Benjelloun
    By Naoufel Gaddour
  • Canada – IACAPAP Congress, Calgary 2016
    By Dr Chris Wilkes
  • USA – Partnering for the Worlds’ Children
    By Joaquin Fuentes
  • ASIA – Building partnerships to support mental health resilience in Asian communities affected by disaster
    By Christine Tan, Tjhin Wiguna

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33 November 2012
  • Mentors, Mentees and the Mentoring Process in CAMH
    By Olayinka Omigbodun
  • Lithuanian Child and Adolescent Mental Health Professionals Hail the Availability of the IACAPAP Textbook
    By M Jakaite, I Kazakeviciute and S Lesinskiene
  • Paris Transformers – DJ Cohen Fellowship Program, Paris, 2012
    By Andres Martin and Joaquin Fuentes
  • Building Kuwait’s Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
    By Bibi Alamin
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in South Africa
    By Brian Robertson
  • The Ukrainian-American Partnership in Child Psychiatry
    By Marina Nesterenko
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training in Ukraine
    By Dennis Ougrin
  • Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health, University of Ibadan
    By Tolu Bella
  • YEAH for IACAPAP Report
    By Norbert Skokauskas, Myron Belfer, Daniel Shuen Sheng Fung, Jillian Sok Teng Boon, Jibril Abdulmalik, Hesham Hamoda

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32 August 2012
  • Concerted Action for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    By Olayinka Omigbodun
  • IACAPAP World Congress “Brain, Mind and Development” Paris 2012
    By Jean-Phillippe Raynaud
  • Amira Seif Eldin: International Contribution Award
    By Myron Belfer
  • 3rd Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar
    By Caroline Gromark and Ulrika Henriksson
  • Dr Gaye: AACAP triple crown winner
    By Joaquin Fuentes
  • Ukraine: Abuse of children with developmental disabilities in Eastern Europe
    By Dmytro Martsenkovskyi
  • Spain: Pandah, plan of action in ADHD
    By Cesar Soutullo and Ana Figueroa
  • Russia: GE Suchareva and Russian child psychiatry
    By O A Rusakovskaya
  • Taiwan: Taiwanese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting
    By Sophie Liang

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31 February 2012
  • Restructuring a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Lagos, Nigeria: Impact of a Global Partnership Program
    By Dr (Mrs)Yewande O. Oshodi
  • e-mintza – A free application to generate a personal communication board in your computer or tablet
    By Joaquin Fuentes, MD
  • A Delinquency Prevention Program in Kobe
    By Koji Miyaguchi, MD & Sadaaki Shirataki, MD
  • Autism in Venezuela: Beyond Translation, Acculturation and Testing
    By Cecilia Montiel Nava, PhD
  • Brazil Creates a National Institute of Developmental Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents
    By Ana Soledade Graeff-Martins & Guilherme Vanoni Polanczyk
  • My Career Journey
    By Betty Lepps

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30 November 2011
  • IACAPAP and the Life Cycle
    By Olayinka Omigbodun
  • The Revolution in Tunisia – Impact on Children
    By Naoufel Gaddour
  • The Spanish ADHD Guidelines
    By Cesar A. Soutullo
  • Global Perspectives on Postgraduate Child Psychiatry Training – Challenges, Choices and Solutions
    By Norbert Skokauskas, Enrico Mezzacappa, Daniel Gorman, Ólafur Guðmundsson, Tanveer Sandhu, Ong Say How, Anthony P. Guerrero
  • IACAPAP – A Brief History
    By Kari Schleimer
  • Child Psychiatry Activities in the South American Cone
    By Andrea Abadi
  • Commemorating the International Day of the African Child in Nigeria
    By Tolulope Bella-Awusah, Jibril Abdulmalik
  • Christchurch – The Aftermath
    By Steph Moor

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29 June 2011
  • Japan’s Earthquake
    By Yoshiro Ono
  • WPA Guidelines about Relationships with Pharmaceutical Companies
  • The Yale Child Study Center Centennial: An International Perspective
    By Andrés Martin
  • The Yale Child Study Center Centennial – ERICE and Peace-by-Peace
    By James F. Leckman
  • YCSC Strives Towards Upholding the Rights of the World’s Youngest Citizens
    By Andrés Martin, Liliana Angelica Ponguta
  • From America to Egypt and Back
    By Paul El-Fishawy
  • EMEA, the European Medicines Agency
    By Ana Figueroa-Quintana, Cesar A Soutullo
  • Child Psychiatry in Iraq
    By Abdulbaghi Ahmad
  • Nigeria: Training Course in Ibadan
    By Rotimi Adejumo, Jibril Abdulmalik, Niran Okewole, Uche Asuzu
  • Russia: The Rebirth of Vocational Training for Young People
    By GA Golovina, OA Rusakovskaya, OO Volkova

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February 2011

  • Section of Child Psychiatry SSNPNU, Ukraine
    By Igor Martsenkovsky
  • Rich Countries Letting Poorest Children Fall Behind
    By Sigita Lesinskiene
  • Australia: Preventing Anxiety Disorders – A Conversation with Ron Rapee
    By Joseph M Rey
  • Views of Young People on Binge Drinking
    By Haruna Nyanzi

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November 2010

  • A Report of the IACAPAP Executive Meeting in Beijing
  • The President’s Report for 2006-2010
  • Award to Myron Belfer
  • The DJ Cohen Fellowship Program in Beijing
  • A Report About the Taiwanese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    By Hsueh-Ling Chang
  • News from Spain and Australia

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July 2010

  • Improving Child Mental Health
  • The 2nd Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar – Diary of Two Young Researchers
    By Sophie Hsin-Yi Liang, Chi-Yung Shang
  • Problem Based Learning in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    By Norbert Skokauskas, Susan MK Tan, Cynthia Santos, Moli Paul, Anthony PS Guerrero
  • The Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – 50 Years Old
    By Kazuhiko Saito, Yoshiro Ono

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May 2010

  • 2006 to 2010

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February 2010

  • IACAPAP Ambassadors: Building New Bridges
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Africa – Is It Really Time to Dance?
    By Olayinka Omigbodun
  • The Bangladesh Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    By Mohammad S I Mullick
  • The Department of Child Mental Health in Dohuk (Iraq)
    By Abdulbaghi Ahmad
  • Letter from Cape Town
    By Julius Oats

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November 2009

  • ESCAP Conference Budapest 2009
  • Donald J Cohen Fellowships 2010
  • Towards ICD-10 and DSM-V
  • IACAPAP Executive Meets in Budapest
  • Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Development of Child Mental Health Services in Central and Eastern Europe
    By Dainius Puras
  • Donald J Cohen Fellowship Program, Budapest 2009
    By Gisela Sugranyes

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June 2009

  • Towards Beijing: Three Yale Dispatches from China
  • A Yale child Study Center Visit to China
    By Andres Martin
  • Training with Wide Latitude
    By Edwin Williamson
  • Returning – Bound by Tradition
    By Ying Wang
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in France – Introduction
    By Collete Chiland
  • Why Should Child Psychiatrists by Interested in Rare Diseases
    By Olivier Bonnot, Raffaella Lucanto, David Cohen
  • Family-Baby Psychotherapies in Transcultural Situations
    By Olivier Bonnot, Raffaella Lucanto, David Cohen
  • Maisons des Adolescents
    By Aurélie Harf, Marie Rose Moro
  • Spain Recognises Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    By Maria Dolores Dominguez Santos
  • Evolve – A Service to Help Children in Care
    By Martin Beckman

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February  2009

  • 5th EMACAPAP Research and Training Seminar
  • Child and Mental Health in Africa
  • IACAPAP Study Group in Trakai, Lithuania
  • Iraqi Association for Child Mental Health – A Vision to Promote Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Iraq
    By Abdul Kareem Alobaidi
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Africa – A Collective Voice to Reject the Neglect
    By Olayinka Omigbodun
  • Fundacion Alicia Koplowitz – Working to improve the mental health of Spanish children and adolescents
  • China’s One-Child Policy – The Boldest Experiment in Population Control in the History of the World
    By Ying Wang

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November 2008

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Asia
  • The 2008 IACAPAP Book
  • The Act of Giving Back
  • The Aftermath of the Istanbul Congress
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Pakistan
    By Ayesha Mian
  • Spanish Child Psychiatry Fighting for Recognition
    By María J. Mardomingo
  • ARPCAPA: New Associated Member of IACAPAP
    By Luliana Dobrescu, Felicia Iftene Vartic
  • The First Chair of Child and Adolescent Mental Health in South Africa
    By Alan Flisher
  • The Aftermath of the Istanbul Congress
    By Nese Erol

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June 2008

  • Declaration of the Consortium for Global Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    By Myron L. Belfer
  • An Asian Perspective
  • The 2nd YIBcap Symposium – Bildungsroman and the Importance of Mentorship
    By FD Zepf, T. Lempp, S. Hohmann
  • Spanish and Latin-American Child Mental Health in Istanbul
    By Montse Pamias

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April 2008

  • First South-American Research Seminar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Children without Protection, the Innocent Victims in Iraq
    By Abdul Kareem Salman AlObaidi
  • Planting the Seeds for Future Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    By Lior Schapir, A.Guven Kılıçoğlu

Bulletin 19


Spring 2007

  • Serge Lebovici: The Man and his Charisma
    By Colette Chiland
  • In Honor of Serge Lebovici – Trans-generational Transmission: Concept and Practice
    By Marie Rose Moro
  • Psychoanalytical and Clinical Research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    By Marie-Michèle Bourrat

Bulletin 18

Melbourne Supplement


May 2006

  • An Interview with Professor Colette Chiland
    By Marie Rose Moro
  • A Swedish Tribute to Colette Chiland for her excellent work in understanding and treating transsexualism
    By Per-Anders Rydelius
  • Colette Chiland dans son équipe au Centre
    By Alfred Binet. Michèle Pollak-Cornillot
  • European Union of Medical Specialists
    By Kari Schleimer
  • Country Reports – Icelandic Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    By Helga Hannesdottir
  • Lithuania
    By Sigita Lesinskiene
  • Global Reporters – The Wealth of Nations: Child Psychiatry in India
    By Anita Kishore
  • Mexico City: Safety Concerns Foremost in Young People’s Minds
    By Arturo Cervantes

Bulletin 17


Fall 2005

  • Atlas for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Resources: Global Concerns
  • Global Reporters at Large – The Trial: On Being a Muslim Woman Child Psychiatrist in Houston
    By Ayesha I. Mian
  • Finding My Way in the Holy Land
    By Jeff Q. Bostic
  • The Trouble with Tippies
    By Thomas Moss
  • An American (Child Psychiatry Resident) in Paris
    By Yann Poncin
  • Letter from Montevideo: Child Psychiatry in the Health-Education Interface: The Uruguayan Experience
    By Ariel Gold
  • On the Disconnect Between Science and Society: A Medical Student’s Report
    By Alexander Westphal
  • National Society Profiles Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Turkey
    By Bahar Gökler

Bulletin 16


Fall 2004

  • After the 16th International Congress Bulletin
  • 16th International Congress Bulletin Supplement
  • From the Permanent IACAPAP Archivist: History of IACAPAP
    By Kari Schleimer
  • Children All Over the World
    By Marie Rose Moro1 Felicia Heidenreich
  • In Memory of Mrs. Indira Gupta
    By Cynthia R. Pfeffer
  • Child Mental Health: Not Just for Children
    By Savita Malhotra

Bulletin 15

Bulletin 15 – Supplemental


August 2004

  • The Necessity for Peace Education
    By Cynthia Pfeffer
  • Learning to Live Together: Preventing Hatred and Violence in Child and Adolescent Development
    By David Hamburg. Beatrix Hamburg
  • What We Can Learn from Animal Models of Peace Education
    By Cynthia Pfeffer
  • Un itinéraire
    By Colette Chiland
  • 16th IACAPAP Congress Declaration: Assuring Mental Health for Children and Adolescents
  • Juvenile Delinquency in Japan
    By Kosuke Yamazaki
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Germany
    By Beabe Herpertz-Dahlmann
  • Before and After 9/11: Pediatric Victims of War and Terrorism
    By Keith Cheng, Jenny Tsai, Ruth Kizza
  • Greetings from Iceland: The Present Status of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Iceland
    By Helga Hannesdóttir
  • Greetings from Korea
    By K. Michael Hong

Bulletin 14


September 2003

  • In Homage to Donald Cohen
    By Sylvia Tordjirnan
  • Remembering Serge Lebovici and Al Solnit
  • The Promised Childhood Congress
    By Noam Soreni, David Ben-Dar
  • Comments on Professor Donald Cohen’s Sterling Lecture “Life is With People”
    By Jocelyn Hattab
  • The Sharm El-Sheik Meeting and the Declaration of EMACAPAP: A Historical Landmark
    By Per-Anders Rydelius
  • Declaration of Jerusalem 2000
  • Declaration of Modena: Genetics of Autism – French Perspectives
  • Declaration of Sharm El Sheikh on the EMACAPAP
  • Child and Mental Health in Australia
    By Barry Nurcombe
  • Current Trends and Future Perspectives of Child and Adolescent Mental Health in France
  • Current Trends and Future Perspectives of International Child and Adolescent Mental Health in India
    By Savita Malhotra
  • Current Trends and Future Perspectives of International Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Discussion in Italy
    Cynthia Pfeffer
  • Current Trends and Future Perspectives of International Child and Adolescent Mental Health: The Uruguayan Situation
    By Miguel Cherro-Aguerre
  • Czech Center for Assisting Children and Families
  • Statement for Brazil
    By Salvador Celia
  • Statement for Egypt
    By Amira Seif El Din
  • Statement for Israel
    By Sam Tyano
  • Statement for Germany
    By Helmut Remschmidt
  • Some Brief Comments from Sweden on Today’s Situation
    By P-A Rydelius, Kari Schleimer
  • Bioethics in Child Psychiatry
    By Jocelyn Y. Hattab
  • Children in Turmoil during the Greek Civil War 1046 – 1949: Today’s Adults – A Longitudinal Study on Children Confined with their Mothers in Prisom
    By Per-Anders Rydelius
  • Generative Tensions Molding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the United States of America
    By J. Gerald Young
  • Resume of the Voices of Participants in “The Promised Childhood”
    By Martin Feichtinger
  • Sanctuary: The Donald J. Cohen Auditorium
    By Andres Martin
  • A Child Psychiatrist Goes to Brazil
    By Marc A. Forman
  • A Student’s Perspective: An Artist’s Journey
    By Alexis Greer
  • Students’ Perspectives: Reactions to War
    By Lily Benjamin, Erin O’Connell, Ryan Shugarman, Brooke Watanabe, Ingrid Gonzalez
  • A Student’s Perspective: Notes from a IACAPAP Fellow
    By Peter Leckman
  • Developing a Database of Victims Who Died on September 11, 2001
    By Karen Wong, Tiffany Turner
  • Adolescent Crime and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    By Kosuke Yamazaki

Bulletin 13


March 2002

  • Remembering Donald Cohen

Bulletin 12


June 2000

  • Jerusalem 2000 – The Promised Childhood
  • A Student’s Perspective: The Challenge of Returning Home After Studying Overseas
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Needs in Developing Countries: Role of NGOs in India
  • Remembering Paul Andoulonis

Bulletin 11


August 1999

  • Children’s Advocacy: Important Networks Promoting Child Mental Health – Telefono Azzurro
  • IACAPAP Presidential Lecture: Donald J. Cohen, M.D.
    By Desmond Kaplan
  • A Student’s Perspective: Accounting for Culture within the Therapeutic Relationship
    By Jane Jung
  • New Techniques in Neuroscience
    By Paul Lombroso
  • Nurse’s Role in Hospital Care for Suicidal Teenagers with Traumas
    By Marie-Joseph Ruard
  • A Student’s Perspective: A View of Bulgaria
    By David Breseh
  • Teenage Pregnancy: An Unheard Cry
    By Chanelle Richards
  • Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • A Student’s Perspective – Alone in a Hearing World: Therapeutic Communication with the Deaf
    By Steve Weissman
  • “Teachers as Therapists”: A Program to Help War Traumatized Children Around the Globe
    By Syed Arshad Husain
  • Italy, for Example
    By Stefano Palazzi
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: A Viewpoint for Developing Countries
    By Savita Malhotra

Bulletin 10


December 1998

  • IACAPAP – Presidential Lecture: Donald J. Cohen, M.D.
    By Desmond Kaplan
  • Profile of IACAPAP President Helmut E. Remschmidt, M.D., Ph.D.
  • When Planning For a Scientific Congress – Some Memories and a Look Back in the Mirror from a Program Chairman
    By Per-Anders Rydelius
  • Eastern European Child Abuse Project
    By Owen Lewis, Pamela Sicher

Bulletin 9


April 1998

  • Student’s Perspective: Minority Students in the United States
    By Sylvia Gonzalez
  • Coping and Personal Development: A Young Musician’s Experience
    By Carolyn Kiel
  • A Child’s Perspective
    Written by Dianne, age 11 years
  • Current Issues in Australia and New Zealand
    By Victor Storm
  • Development of Child and Adolescent Mental Health in India: The Last 40 Years
    By L. P. Shah, Renu B. Sheth
  • Training and Working in the U.S.: The experience of a foreign (international) medical graduate
    By Patricio G. Fischman
  • An Excellent Professional Experience in England
    By Eric Fombonne
  • Thoughts on the Experience of a Psychiatrist in the USA
    By Sylvie Tordjman
  • A Dutch Child Psychiatrist Looking Back on a Two Year Visit to the USA
    By Ruud B. Minderaa
  • Child Psychiatry in Egypt – Present Status: Needs and Demands
    By A. Okasha
  • The Building Blocks of Childhood, A Spotlight on Foster Care Children
    By Sandra Sepulveda
  • The International Initiative: Mission Statement and Ethos
  • European Forum for All Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT)
  • UEMS/CAPP-Section, The East European Committee in Sweden
    By Kari Schleimer

Bulletin 8


September 1997

  • Trauma and Psychic Development: Perspectives from risk Studies and Developmental Psychopathology
    By John B. Sikorski
  • Child Mental Health and Child Psychiatry in the Arab World
    By Myron Belfer
  • Conditions of Psycho-neurological Help to the Children of Latvia
    By Jewgeni J. Zaltsman
  • Student Perspective on Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
    By Tassie Hajal
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Day Care and Inpatient Treatment in the Netherlands
    By F. Verheij
  • Child Psychiatrists in Turkey: Only 35 for 10 million children and adolescents
    By M. Yanki Yazgan
  • The Influence of Athletic Involvement on Psychosocial Development
    By Jenny Meyer
  • Unique Challenges Facing Iranian Children and Adolescents Growing Up
    By Javad Alaghband-Rad
  • School Mental Health Program in Alexandria
    By Amira Seif El Din
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Russia
    By Paul A. Andrulonis
  • Collaboration with a Chinese Psychologist in China
    By Paul Kay
  • Irish Families Under Stress
    By Michael Fitzgerald
  • First Ladies, Women Leaders Pledge Unprecedented Efforts on Mental Health
  • A Joint Statement of International Women Leaders for Mental Health
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program in France: A Latin American Point of View
    By German Casas-Nieto

Bulletin 6


January 1997

  • Developing a Declaration for Universal Guidelines for Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents
    By Gil Zalsman, Michael Kaplan
  • Declaration of Venice: Principles for Organizing Mental Health Systems for Children and Adolescents – 1996
  • Psychoanalytical Approach to Child Mental Health
    By Colette Chiland
  • Psychopharmacology in Children: Interethnic Considerations
    By Michael J. Napoliello
  • Psychotherapy Research for Children and Adolescents: UBI Sumus?
    Euthymia D. Hibbs
  • A Child and Adolescent Mental Health Joint Training Program with Latvia
    By Kari Schleimer
  • The Relationship between Teenager and Parent
    By Joseph Cohen
  • A Personal View of IACAPAP
    By Henry H. Work
  • Identity of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist
    By Kari Schleimer
  • Increasing Scientific Publication Around the World
    By John F. McDermott
  • Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions
    By Kosuke Yamazaki
  • Prevention of Suicide Among Young People in the Nordic Countries
    By Danuta Wasserman

Bulletin 5


Summer 1996

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Hungary
    By Agnes Vetre
  • Humanism, Trauma and the Adolescent
    By Michael Kalogerakis
  • Trends in Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Current Status
    By Benedetto Vitiello, Peter S. Jensen
  • WHO Calls for Investment in Youth
  • To be a Child in Hungary
    By Andrew Varga
  • Japan: A Youth’s Perspective
    By Sakura Tajima
  • Cultural Values in Japan and the United States
    By Lisa Pfeffer
Bulletin 4


September / November 1995

  • The AACAP Website: Its Significance to International Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Reflections About Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Project Vida in Brazil
    By Salvador Celia
  • The World Association for Infant Mental Health: Current Developments and Future Directions
    By Joy D. Osofsky
  • Comments from Children Who Experience Excessive Stress
  • A Visit to Refugee Detention Camps in Guantanamo, Cuba
    By Gordon Harper
  • A Visit to Bosnia
    By Bradley D. Stein
  • The Street Children of Brazil
    By Jacob Roth, Emily Roth
  • Earthquake, Kobe, Japan, 1995
    By Kosuke Yamazaki
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Germany
    By Helmut Remschmidt
  • The Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Professions
    By Jim Stevenson
  • Ethics of Knowledge
  • Adolescent Stress in the United States
    By Joseph Cohen
Bulletin 3


April 1995

  • Violence and the Vulnerable Child
    By Glenn Elliiot, John B. Sikorski
  • The SCUD Missiles Attacks over Israeli Civilian Population
    By Nathaniel Laor, Leo Wolmer
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Context of Political Change and Violence: National Reports from Eastern and Central Europe
  • UNICEF Program for Children Affected by War in Former Yugoslavia
    By Rune Stuvland
Bulletin 2


January 1994

  • A Child and Adolescent Mental Health Joint Training Program
    By Kari Schleimer
  • Developing Teaching and Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Hungary: An EC Tempus Project
    By William Lt. Parry-Jones
  • History of the IACAPAP
    By Gerald Caplan, Reimer Jensen, Serge Lebovici
  • Proclamation: May 14, 1992, Assuring the Mental Health of Children
    By Irving Philips, Kari Schleimer
Bulletin 1

Bulletins for 1964 to 1991 are available in the archive. Please contact Kari Schleimer at kari.schleimer@comhem.se to request a copy.

Dr Daniel Fung is married to Joyce and the father of 5 grown up children and recently became a grandfather. Dr Fung is the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health since Feb 2021. Dr Fung is an Adjunct Associate Professor at all 3 medical schools in Singapore.

Dr Fung is currently the President Elect of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He has received National awards for his work on community and school based mental health.

Dr Fung is interested in the treatment of emotional and behavioural disorders in children and he has advocated for the development of child mental health services and strategies through his research. His current interest is in developing age appropriate, culturally relevant, locally sensitive resources to improve mental health literacy and reduce stress and suicidality in youths and families.

Dr Fung’s research is supported by the National Medical Research Council and other agencies. He has co-authored over 200 peer reviewed research papers (153), books (33) and book chapters (20).

Dr. Christina Schwenck is professor for Special Needs Educational and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Giessen, Germany. She is a trained child and adolescent psychotherapist (specification behavior therapy) and a trained supervisor. Her research interests comprise selective mutism, conduct disorder, and children of parents with mental illness. She has published 56 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters on childhood mental health. She is editor of three book series on child and adolescent psychotherapy, psychology in school and psychotherapeutic children´s books. In her free time, she follows her passion for photography around the globe.

Dr. Schwenck is currently the Secretary General of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). Her vision is to strengthen training and promotion of child and adolescent mental health professionals, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, including long-term mentorships for early career scientists and clinicians in this important field. Furthermore, she aims at alluring allied professions for IACAPAP to enhance active collaboration between professions in order to provide optimal supply for children and adolescents with mental health problems.

Dr. Andrés Martin is the Riva Ariella Ritvo Professor at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, in New Haven, CT, USA. A native of Mexico City, he obtained his MD from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and trained in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. He obtained his MPH in chronic disease epidemiology from the Yale School of Public Health, and is currently a PhD candidate in medical education at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands.

Dr. Martin has been affiliated with IACAPAP since 2004, when he helped coordinate the first Donald J. Cohen Mentorship Program in Berlin. For the next ten years he co-led the Program with Dr. Joaquín Fuentes from Spain, before passing on the leadership responsibility to younger colleagues (and Program alumni) Ayesha Mian from Pakistan and Naoufel Gaddour from Tunisia.

Dr. Martin is editor emeritus of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, past editor of the IACAPAP Bulletin, and since 2018, co-editor of J.M. Rey’s IACAPAP e-Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Together with Drs. Matías Irarrázabal from Chile and Joaquín Fuentes from Spain, he coordinated the first complete translation of the e-Textbook, into Spanish.

Currently a Vice-president of IACAPAP (for North and Latin America), Dr. Martin also serves as the Association’s liaison to its flagship scholarly outlet, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.

After receiving B.A. at College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Dr. Kim BN received both M.A. and Ph.D. at Graduate School of Medicine, Seoul National University.

Since 2002, he has been a Professor at College of Medicine, Seoul National University and has been working as the division director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital.

His main fields of research include brain imaging, genetic & environmental studies of Neurodevelopmental Disorders including ADHD, ASD and Tic disorders. He has published 157 peer reviewed articles in SCI-International Journals & 62 articles in Korean Journals. He has also taken charge of some public mental heath research & educational programs for governmental mental health system and policy development for children & adolescents.

From 2009 to 2011, he spent 2 years in Queensland Brain Institute & Child Trauma Center, Kids in Mind, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia as a visiting professor, and he extended his sincere interest to the psychiatry community, school based mental health & social psychiatry for youngsters. Since returning to Korea, he has actively engaged himself in several social acts. He has served as the chairperson of the Korean Association for Persons with Autism, and he has collaborated with the Korean government including the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Justice.

He also participates actively in the KACAP and is working as a director of academic affairs, a director of international affairs, and he is contributing to international associations as a full member of Executive Committee member of IACAPAP & ASCAPAP.

Current Positions
– Professor, Department of Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent) College of Medicine, Seoul National University
– Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital
– Director, ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Translational Research Center
– Director, Emotion & Quality of Life Center, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital.
– Vice President, IACAPAP

After some initial training in mathematics and fundamental physics (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), Bruno Falissard engaged in medical studies and specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1991. His PhD was in biostatistics and his post doc in psychometrics and exploratory multimensional methods. He was assistant professor in child and adolescent psychiatry in 1996-1997 and full professor in Public health from 2002.

He is at the head of the “Center of research in Epidemiology and Population Health” (500 members). He is co-author of about 400 papers and author of 4 books. He has a clinical activity in child and adolescent psychiatry. His personal areas of research are about methodology and epistemology of mental health research. He was president of IACAPAP (International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions) from 2015 to 2018, and he is a member of the French Academy of Medicine.

Joseph M. Rey, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, has worked helping children, teenagers and their families for more than 30 years. As director of Sydney’s Rivendell Unit, he contributed to the introduction of systematic assessment and the delivery of treatment packages for specific disorders in Australian child psychiatric practice.

As director of child and adolescent mental health services in Northern Sydney, he established a comprehensive and integrated child and adolescent mental health service. He has been conjoint professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Sydney and professor of psychiatry at Notre Dame University Medical School Sydney.

Dr Rey has published more than 200 research and educational papers as well as several books in areas as disparate as depression, alternative treatments, epidemiology, diagnosis, disruptive behaviour disorders, marijuana use, and ECT, to name a few. For his contribution to the IACAPAP Bulletin and the IACAPAP e-Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, he was presented the IACAPAP Medal in 2012 and the International Contribution Award in 2014.

Kaija Puura, M.D., Ph.D is Professor of Child Psychiatry in Tampere University, Finland, and Chief of Child Psychiatry in Tampere University Hospital. She has authored or co-authored over 80 peer reviewed articles, and chapters in both national and international books on assessment and treatment of young children, and is an Associate Editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal.

Her research interests cut across the following areas: gene-environment interplay in social and emotional development of young children; emotion regulation and shared pleasure and joy in parent-child interaction; development of digitalized services for families with young children and use of virtual reality as a part of child psychiatric treatment. She is a member of the Finnish Child Psychiatric Association, and of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

She received the WAIMH New Investigator Award (2002), was appointed Associate Executive Director of the WAIMH 2009, and Executive Director of WAIMH 2018. In July 2018 Professor Puura became Vice President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions.

Dr Maite Ferrin obtained her medical degree at the University of Navarra, Spain, before completing her MSc (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) and PhD (Neuroscience) research at King’s College London and the University of Granada respectively.

Dr Ferrin has been a full-time Consultant Psychiatrist since 2006, specialising in child and adolescent psychiatry and with a special interest in neurodevelopmental conditions.

She has lead psychoeducation projects for patients with ADHD and ASC, their families and their teachers in both Spain and London. She has sat on the European ADHD Guidelines Group (EAGG, Eunethydis) and is part of the Steering Committee for the ADHD Continuum European project since 2010.

Dr Ferrin is also active in research, with more than 40 international peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on ADHD, ASD and Early Onset Psychosis to her name. She is a peer reviewer for several international child and adolescent psychiatry journals, Deputy Editor of the IACAPAP Bulletin, and Vice President of IACAPAP.

Myron L. Belfer, MD, MPA is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. He is on the Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard Center for the Developing Child. Dr. Belfer led the child mental health program at the WHO from 2000 to 2005 where he developed the child mental health Atlas. He is past-President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP).

He founded Boston Children’s Hospital Global Child Mental Health Observership Program and directed for the Harvard Center on the Developing Child a comprehensive child mental health needs assessment in schools in Shanghai with Chinese colleagues. He was a consultant to the Temasek Foundation (Singapore) project on child mental health capacity building for disaster response in Indonesia. For the IOM and WHO he worked in Thailand and Indonesia after the tsunami.

His current interest is in building global mental health capacity. The latter currently involves the development of a comprehensive child mental health program in Shenzhen, China. As a clinician he worked closely with plastic and reconstructive surgeons on understanding the development of body image in children.

“I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist, my pre and post graduate training (1966-1973) was in the University of Chile. Later I did short post graduate training visits at the Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley and Bethlem Royal hospitals in London and North Shore University and Bellevue hospitals in New York.

I am now retired from my clinical practice after seeing patients and their families for 50 years, 18 of which were in the public health sector and 31 in a private hospital where I founded the child and adolescent psychiatric unit.

I have always been interested in public health, and formed part of the staff in the Mental Health Department of the Ministry of Health when we recovered democracy, in charge of designing and implementing the Child and Adolescent Mental Health and the Child Maltreatment programs.

I am adjunct professor at the Eastern Medical Faculty of the University of Chile since 1975, where I have been involved mainly in postgraduate teaching in mental health, but also of paediatricians, teachers and professionals working with children, as well as psychoeducation for parents and the community in every opportunity available. My line of research has been child psychiatric epidemiology in schoolchildren and in the community as well as child abuse. I have published more than 80 papers and book chapters.

I belong to the Chilean scientific associations of Child and Adolescent Neurology and Psychiatry and of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery, which have awarded me the utmost distinctions a professional can receive, that is from the peers. I also belong to the Pediatrics and Mental Health Chilean associations, The AACAP from USA and ACAMH from the UK. In 2020, the American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry gave me a Lifetime Achievement Award. I am very grateful for all the information I receive and use permanently from all the institutions I have mentioned.

I have always admired IACAPAP´s work in disseminating knowledge about mental health and helping to train specialists in the field. However, living so far away at the southern end of Latin America, I have not been able to attend meetings in a regular basis.
I see my role in IACAPAP in two areas:
1.- further connecting Chilean and Latin American professionals with opportunities for continuous training and professionals from different parts of the world and
2.- Enhancing visibility of the contributions that this region of the world can do for global child and adolescent mental health.

In that direction I suggest that, if any member of IACAPAP wants to know about mental health in Chile, he or she can open the link de la Barra F, Irarrazaval M, Valdes A, Soto-Brandt G. Evolving child and adolescent mental health and development programs
in Chile. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2019; 43: e33. https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2019.33.”

Flora de la Barra, MD

“My main scientific activities and interests are: Developmental Psychopathology, Forensic Psychiatry, Eating Disorders, Schizophrenia Research, Psychiatric Genetics, Treatment- and Evaluation Research.

I invested plenty of time and energy in measures for the qualification of young researchers and founded together with Martin Schmidt (Mannheim) Research Seminars, that I consecutively transferred to the European and International level. The international Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) has named them now as Helmut-Remschmidt-Research-Seminars.

In 2004 I founded the Donald Cohen Fellowship Program for young researchers, a biannual program integrated into the IACAPAP World Congresses.

Another important engagement was devoted to therapeutic training and education of physicians and psychologists working in the field of Child- and Adolescent Mental Health. In 1981 I founded a training seminar for Child- and Family Therapy at the Philipps University Marburg, continued now as the “Institute for Behaviour Therapy and Behavioral Medicine”. Together with my co-workers I carried out several treatment projects and developed quite a number of instruments for treatment evaluation, now widely used in Germany and in Europe.

Finally, it was always my intention to internationalize German Child- and Adolescent-Psychiatry. Through my engagement in international Research Societies I was able to organize the Congress of the European Society for Child- and Adolescent-Psychiatry (ESCAP) in Germany (Hamburg 1999) as well as the World Congress of the International Association for Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) (Berlin 2004).” – Helmut Remschmidt, MD, PhD

Editor and former Editor of several scientific Journals in the field of Child Mental Health, Psychiatry and Criminology. More than 400 article in peer reviewed Journals and books. Member of the Editorial Board of more than 30 Journals.

Association Name (English)
Chinese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Association Name (in native language)



About the association
The Chinese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CSCAP) established in 1989, is a professional organization for child and adolescent psychiatrists in China. Its mission is to promote the academic communication and cooperation among professionals in the field of child and adolescent mental health and to improve the development of child and adolescent psychiatry and mental Health of children and adolescents in China. Since establishment, it has been attracting more and more professionals related with child and adolescent mental health and provides a platform for child and adolescent psychiatrists and allied professionals to share, communicate and cooperate in the field of prevention, clinical service and research of child and adolescent mental disorders. It also improves the international communication and cooperation in the field of child and adolescent mental health. All of these have promoted the development of child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health of child and adolescents in China.

Key appointment holders
Yi Zheng, MD, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Contact Information

Association Name (English)
Malaysian Child And Adolescent Psychiatry Association

Association Name (in native language)
Persatuan Psikiatri Kanak-Kanak Dan Remaja Malaysia


About the association

Key appointment holders

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Graduated from the 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University Prague in 1997; his Ph.D. in Psychopathology he obtained at 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University Prague. Michal Goetz is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Charles University, Second Faculty of Medicine in Prague, he works as a physician at the Department of Child Psychiatry, Motol University Hospital and at the Psychosomatic Clinic in Prague. He is a member of the International Relationships committee and of the Programme Committee of the American Academy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, an elected member of the board in the Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Czech Psychiatric Association and a member of the Council of the Ministry of Health, Czech Republic for the reform of Psychiatry. Dr. Goetz as a principal investigator and co-investigator obtained national peer reviewed research grants on offspring of parents with bipolar disorder, on ADHD and preterm born infants. Dr. Goetz authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters. He was a leading author for ADHD treatment guidelines published by Czech Psychiatric Association. He is a member of editorial boards of pediatric and mental health scientific journals. He was fortunate to have had observerships at Boston Children’s Hospital and at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In 2016, he spent time as a visiting professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary. In July 2018 Dr. Goetz became Vice President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions.

Per-Anders Rydelius (MD., Ph.D.) is a Professor Emeritus of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. He has practiced as a clinician in CAP first in Umeå and from 1972 – 2020 in Stockholm, working with all the different aspects of child and adolescent psychiatry but during the last 20 years mainly supporting children and youth with Gender Dysphoria. His research interest covers aspects of developmental psychopathology. In 1981 he defended his thesis: “Children of alcoholic fathers – Their social adjustment and their health status over 20 years”. 1989-2012 he was professor/chairman of CAP at the Karolinska Institutet and was from 2012-2019 Senior Professor of CAP. 2000-2006 he was “Prefekt” (Dean) of the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at the Karolinska Institutet. 2005 – 2013 he was a member of the Swedish Research Council for the assessment of research applications in Psychiatry/Neurology. He has been a visiting researcher/guest professor at the The programme on juvenile delinquency, the Chicago South Neighbourhoods, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Mass. USA, at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Developmental clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, Nagoya University, Japan, at the Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China and at The Karlstad University in Sweden. 2006-2010 he was President of IACAPAP and from 2006 he has been one of the coordinators for the HRRS-seminars. 2010-2018 he was IACAPAP’s member of the WHO’s Advisory Group for the revision of ICD-10-ICD-11. He has supervised 20 Ph.D. exams and 5 Lic.Med.Sci-exams and has published more than 200 articles and chapters in peer reviewed scientific journals, other journals and textbooks.

FÜSUN ÇUHADAROĞLU was graduated from Hacettepe School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, and had her training in general psychiatry and then in child and adolescent psychiatry in the same institution. Then she did a fellowship in adolescent psychiatry in Edinbourgh (1988)and research fellowship in Boston (2002) affliated with the Fogarty International MH-DD Program of NIMH where she also served as a mentor till 2015.

She and her collagues established CAP as a separate branch of medicine in Turkey with a 5-year training program (1990), founded the Turkish Association for CAP (1991) and published the first Textbook of CAP in Turkish (2008)

She was involved in international programs affliated with WHO , including the development of CAP training program in Albania as well as being a member of
the International Committee of AACAP.

She worked in the Board of ESCAP and ran the Policy Division between 2011-2019, also leading the program for the development of policy programs in member countries and she has been the general secretary of IACAPAP between 2014-2018.

She organized the 18. World Congress of IACAPAP (2008) and Regional Congress of ISAPP (2013).

She is the recipient of the AACAP’s Ulku Ulgur, M.D.,International Scholar Award and IACAPAP Medal.

Her field of interest is development, mental health and psychiatric problems of adolescents where she published more than 100 papers and chapters and books in Turkish and in English.

She is currently the Honorary President of the Turkish Assoc. for CAP, vice president in ISAPP and Councilor in IACAPAP.

Gordon Harper MD trained as a paediatrician and child psychiatrist in Boston. He worked in acute hospital care for several decades and then worked in public-sector child mental health, as Medical Director for Child/Adolescent Services for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, in addition providing frequent consultation to the child protection system in Massachusetts, the Department of Children and Families. He has also served as Treasurer of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). He holds academic appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has taught widely internationally. He has written on inpatient treatment, medical education, healthcare policy, care planning, and managing the ambiguities of child protection.

Dr. Nick Kowalenko is a Vice President IACAPAP and Oceania Coordinator. He is Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network in Psychological Medicine. As Chair, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry International Relations Committee, he leads Asia/Pacific mental health initiatives and is also Deputy Chair, RANZCP Pacific Steering Group. He is a Zero to Three International Faculty Member for DC: 0-5 Training, and a member of the Prato International Research Collaborative in Family Mental Health. He is a Senior Clinical Advisor to the Australian National Workforce Centre for Children’s Mental Health (0-12 years), led by Emerging Minds www.emergingminds.com.au and is a member of the Australian National Child Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Expert Working Group.

His publications span his interests in multi-disciplinary mental health workforce development, global mental health, translational research and practice, information development, early intervention, digital innovation for mental health and family focussed preventive interventions.

Dr Tolulope Bella – Awusah obtained her medical degree from the University of Ibadan Nigeria and Fellowship in Psychiatry from the West African College of Physicians. She has a Master of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from the Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is currently a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Head Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University College Hospital Ibadan, and Acting Head, Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health University of Ibadan Nigeria.

She is passionate about improving the mental health of infants, children, adolescents and women and works as a leader of multidisciplinary teams of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) professionals in the sectors of Health and Education. Her research interests include school mental health, psychosocial treatments and mood disorders.

Dr Tolulope Bella – Awusah holds a number of International positions including President, African Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (AACAMH), and Vice President International Association for Child and adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP).

Matthew Hodes works as Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Westminster Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, in Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, Imperial College London. His research interests include: cultural and migration influences on mental health in young people, the interface between physical and mental health, and evidence-based treatments in child and adolescent psychiatric disorders especially depression and anxiety disorders. In recent years, clinical work has been with young people with depression and anxiety disorders, and he has leadership roles in the development of pathways and innovations in treatment for these disorders.

Matthew has carried out research and taught at Imperial College London over many years, and supervised numerous research dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has been active in specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry internationally and across the UK. This work has included the development of national curricula and the implementation of training across London.

Matthew has published approximately 100 papers and chapters. He is Lead Editor for the IACAPAP Monographs, and has co-edited four books in this series. Since 2017 they have been available by open access on the IACAPAP website.

Dr. Hesham Hamoda is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Boston Children’s Hospital. He completed Psychiatry residency training and a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He also holds a master-degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in Global Health. He has served as a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) where he lead the development of a school mental health program for the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

At IACAPAP he has served two terms as a Vice President and a term as a Presidential Fellow. He is also the Bulletin Editor and manages social media accounts for IACAPAP.

Prof Petrus de Vries is a British-South African child & adolescent psychiatrist based in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town. He is the current President of the South African Association for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (SA-ACAPAP), Chairman of the African Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), and Secretary of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR).

Prof de Vries is the current treasurer (2018-2022) of the International Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). He also coordinates the Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminars (HRRS), a research capacity-building programme for early career child and adolescent mental health researchers, and is co-Editor of the IACAPAP Monograph.

He has a clinical and research interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, and directs the Centre for Autism Research in Africa (CARA), a Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Programme, and a programme on understanding and strengthening child & adolescent mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and other low-resource settings. His work includes over 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and edited books.

Dr Ayesha Mian is the Immediate Past Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and the Founding Dean of Students of the Office of Student Experience at Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi, Pakistan. She received her adult and child and adolescent psychiatry training at the University of Texas, Houston, and worked as faculty at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) before returning to Pakistan in 2013, where among other initiatives, she started the first CAMH fellowship training program in the country.

She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and sits on the Executive Council of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, in recognition for her leadership in medical education.

She has been recognized for her leadership, mentorship and service by various organizations; she was recently awarded the highly prestigious Jeanne Spurlock Award for Diversity and Culture by AACAP. Her other recognitions include the Laughlin Fellowship by American College of Psychiatrists (ACP), Presidential Award and Outstanding Mentor by AACAP, Robert Fellowship for inspirational mentorship, Fulbright and Jaworski awards in educational leadership by BCM and a Lifetime Achievement Award by University of Missouri, Department of Psychiatry. She is a Harvard Macy Scholar 2012, FAIMER fellow 2017- a fellowship in medical education leadership and an ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine for Women) graduate, 2019. She is currently leading the Gender Equality Program for Aga Khan University-Global, and is one of the founding members of a global movement, Women Emerging from Isolation.

Dr Mian is a Board Trustee for Mukhtar A Sheikh Hospital (MASH), Multan, Karwan-e-Hayat, and Vital Trust, Pakistan. She is also on the Board of Advisors for Kazim Trust, Sabeen Mahmood Foundation and the Entrepreneurship and Youth Development Society, SEED, Pakistan.

Dr Naoufel Gaddour is a child and adolescent psychiatrist practicing in Tunisia and Professor at the University of Monastir. After basic training in Tunisia and France, he obtained a rich and diversified experience thanks to further trainings in North America and in International Educational Meetings such as those organized by EMACAPAP, IACAPAP and INSAR.

For nearly 20 years, beside creating child and adolescent services, he actively participated to the implementation of a widespread network in the field of child mental health, especially for developmental disorders (facilities for children with autism, learning disorders, ADHD) either in public sector or in NGO’s ruled facilities, in his country Tunisia and in the MENA region.

He contributed to the education of many practitioners and students to child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology, and was a founding member and leader for regional and international associations such as EMACAPAP (Arab World) and AACAMH (Africa) and Francophone Network for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

His researches tried to give descriptive and cross-cultural data about CAMH in his region and are tightly connected to his clinical practice.

Among the first generation of the Donald J Cohen Fellows, his trajectory became tightly associated to this important IACAPAP program and he is very proud and grateful to currently serve as one of its coordinators

Dr. Julie Chilton is a Swiss-American child psychiatrist who has lived and worked in Botswana, Romania, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. She currently resides in the US and is an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut and is in private practice in North Carolina. Dr. Chilton often uses bibliotherapy to help her patients and their families understand that mental illness is common and treatable, and is Assistant Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) Book Forum. Dr. Chilton is an Associate Editor of the IACAPAP Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Presidential Fellow for Global Education. She has served on several committees for the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is Chair of the Yale Child Study Center Alumni Organization.

Dr. Chilton loves to read, teach and learn and is passionate about increasing the availability of free evidence-based resources in child and adolescent mental health, especially in low-and-middle-income countries and other under-resourced areas around the globe. Clinically, her areas of expertise include cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and OCD in children, adolescents, and adults, and medication management of psychiatric disorders in the pediatric population. She is an internationally recognized expert in physician wellbeing, and a longtime advocate for the destigmatization of mental illness. For more information about Dr. Chilton, you can visit the website seeonedooneteachone.net.

Dr Jing Liu graduated from Beijing Medical University (Peking University Health Science Center) in 1987 and has been a child and adolescent psychiatrist for 30 years in the Peking University Mental Health Institute and Six Hospital. Now she is professor and director of the Mental Health Center for Children, Peking University Institute of Mental Health and Sixth Hospital. She is also vice president of the Asian Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals and the president or vice president of ten Chinese professional associations for child and adolescent mental health or mental health. She engages in clinical services for children and adolescents with mental disorders. She tries to promote professional training and communication, and cooperation among different disciplines related to child and adolescent mental health. Her researches mainly focus on autism, mood disorder and schizophrenia in children and adolescents and published about 100 academic papers and more than 30 academic books or guidelines.

As the presidential fellow for global fundraising of IACAPAP, Dr Jing Liu hopes the public understand IACAPAP’s mission and ongoing projects and help IACAPAP realize its vision promoting the mental health of children and adolescents around the world.