Join professionals from the multiple disciplines involved in the study and care of the mental health of children and adolescents—psychiatrists, psychologists, paediatricians, nurses, social workers, speech pathologists etc—in this exciting, multidisciplinary world congress. The congress theme is ‘Starting at the Beginning—Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Mental Health’. Singapore is a dynamic, forward looking city state, the crossroads of Asia. Learn more about the Congress at the IACAPAP 2020 website.
|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|
|XXII||2016||Calgary||Bruno Falissard||Fighting Stigma; Promoting Resiliency and Positive Mental Health|
|XXIII||2018||Prague, Czech Republic||Bruno Falissard||Understanding Diversity and Uniqueness|
* 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.
Dr Daniel Fung is married to Joyce and the father of 5 grown up children. He is currently the Chairman Medical Board of Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health since 2011. Dr Fung is an Adjunct Associate Professor at all 3 medical schools in Singapore.
Dr Fung is currently the President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. He was awarded the National Day (Public Service Administration (Bronze)) Award in 2017 and the National Medical Excellence Award (Team) in 2018 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
Dr Fung’s research is supported by the National Medical Research Council and other agencies. He has co-authored over 160 peer reviewed research papers (118), books (32) and book chapters(18).
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.