BY Lois T. Flaherty
As Secretary of The International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (ISAPP), I have the pleasure of announcing that ISAPP will meet September 14-18, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin is an exciting city which, since the fall of the Berlin Wall, has regained its status as one of the leading cultural capitals of the world.
President-elect Annette Streeck-Fischer, who spoke at our Annual Meeting in 2006, is hard at work organizing the program together with Fritz Resch, program co-chair. The deadline for abstract submission is February 1, 2011 and the deadline for early registration for the meeting is March 2011. The official language of the meeting is English. The following is their announcement of the meeting.
As president elect I want to invite you together with Franz Resch, chair of the scientific committee, to the conference of the International Society of Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP) taking place in Berlin 2011 from September 14 to 18. September 2011.
As the topic of the conference ‘Adolescence – a second chance: Development – Attachment – Neurobiology – Trauma – Psychodynamics – Treatment’ indicates, a broad spectrum of actual scientific findings and issues concerning the care for adolescents will be presented.
Adolescence with its specific challenges has been neglected in research as well as in diagnostics and therapy for a long time. In the lights of data that half of the psychiatric disorders of adults have their onset in youth the question if adolescence may be a second chance is not only important from a developmental perspective but has implications also for therapists, supporting systems, society and policy. The conference dealing with themes between normality and pathology shall bring together well-known experts in the field and professionals working with adolescents in health care.
We would be delighted to welcome you to discuss these important topics in Berlin, a fascinating city with its history, social tensions and cultural highlights.
Chair of Scientific Committee
The ISAPP meetings always have a number of cultural and social events both for attendees and accompanying persons, and this one is no exception. There are several tours planned, including a walking tour, visits to museums, a tour called “Controversial Berlin” and a special tour of Jewish Berlin. ASAP members who attended the previous meetings in Province, Rome, and Montreal can testify that they are enjoyable and stimulating.
Further information about the meeting, including a list of invited speakers and topics, as well as information about the meeting venue and social program, may be found at the meeting website, www.isapp2011.org.