The Scientific Program Committee of the 25th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) invites authors to submit presentations for the 2022 World Congress. The Congress theme is “Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Shaping the Future." All enquiries regarding Presentations for IACAPAP 2022 should be emailed to the Congress Secretariat at


Call for Submission Opens
25 Jan 2022

Submission Deadline
31 May 2022

Notification of Acceptance
31 July 2022

Presenter Registration Deadline
30 Sep 2022

Note to all presenters whose abstract has been accepted. Please ensure to fill out the mandatory information applicable to your registration and complete your registration payments on or before 30th September 2022 at exactly 23:59hrs Dubai time.


Presentation may be submitted for one of the following presentation types:


A 15-minute oral presentation, including question and answer time. Presenters show the research and findings based on their accepted presentation in a Power Point presentation.


A 90-minute session with 3-4 speakers or more, presenting on a similar topic. The chair submits an overall abstract describing the session and an individual abstract for each of the presentations forming the session. The symposium should have an overarching theme to be discussed by the chair.


Physical posters will need to be printed and a poster board will be allocated in a designated area of the Congress. All posters must be produced in English.


Half day or full day sessions on Sunday December 5th, 2022. Workshops vary from other presentation types in that they aim to provide participants with the opportunity to develop new skills. This may take the form of a combination of didactic presentations combined with activities, interactive group or individual work.


A 90-minute session that provides an opportunity for discussion among attendees who have a common academic interest. The chair is to provide learning objectives for the session, introduce the topic and facilitate the discussion. Chair is to submit one abstract describing the theme and learning objectives of the session.


A 150-minute session on a multimedia presentation (movie, documentary, video tape, music or other form of media relevant to child and adolescent mental health). If the submission is in a language other than English, English subtitles must be provided. The session chair should conduct a discussion following the presentation.


All Presentations should be submitted using only one of the following themes.

Click on each theme to learn more.

Shaping the Future of CAMH

Regional Topics

General Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Psychiatric Disorders & Co Morbid Conditions

Principles of Treatment and Care

  • New Technologies in child and adolescent mental health
  • New Technologies in child and adolescent mental health
  • New Technologies to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services
  • Early Markers of Mental illness
  • Early Diagnostics and Interventions
  • Prevention and enhancing mental wellbeing
  • Artificial intelligence in child and adolescent mental health
  • Media and the Internet
  • Neuroimaging, EEG
  • Brain Stimulation methods
  • e-Health Interventions
  • The role of technology in education
  • Personalized medicine
  • Telepsychiatry
  • Wearable devices
  • Mobile technologies
  • Innovations in Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Refugees, Migration and Mental Health Issues
  • Culture Bound Disorders
  • Culture and Transcultural Psychiatry
  • Effects of Violence, Disasters, and Civil Conflicts; Trauma Informed Care
  • Availability of mental health services, access to care, and barriers
  • Enhancing capacity and training programs in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Regional CAP training programs
  • Adoption, Extra-Familiar Care
  • Advocacy, Ethics, Human Rights, Rights of the Child
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Child Abuse, Bullying, Child Protection
  • Children of Parents with Mental Disorders
  • Education, Free Time Activities, Lifestyle of Children and
  • Economics, Resources, Funding in Child and Adolescent
    Mental Care
  • Emotions, Emotion Regulation
  • Epidemiology and Public Health in Child and Adolescent
  • Stigma
  • Forensic Psychiatry and the Role of the Legal System
  • Gender and Gender Dysphoria
  • Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Mental Health Promotion and Education
  • Neurology and Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Parenting, Attachment
  • Prematurity and Perinatal Complications
  • Prevention
  • Resilience, Coping Mechanisms
  • Sexuality and sexology, gender, and sexual minority youth
  • Traditional Medicine
  • New research approaches to mental health diagnoses
  • Other
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Catatonia
  • Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dissociative and Conversion Disorders
  • Eating and Feeding Disorders
  • Emergencies
  • Intellectual Disability, Borderline Intellectual Functioning
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Mental Issues with Co-Morbid Medical Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • New Disorders – Still to be Classified
  • Parent-Child Relational Problems
  • Personality Disorders – Arbitrary and Empirical Age Threshold
  • Psychiatric Classifications and Diagnostic Issues
  • Psychosomatics, Dissociative Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Self-Harm Behavior, Suicidality and its Prevention
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance-Related Issues and Disorders
  • Tic Disorders
  • Trauma Related Disorders
  • Bridging the Gap Between Adolescent and Adult Mental 
    Health Care
  • Clinical High-Risk, Early Interventions
  • Community Care, Day Programs
  • Counselling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • ECT
  • Family Interventions
  • Individualized/Genes Based Psychiatry
  • Innovative Assessment and Intervention Programs
  • Inpatient Care
  • Integrative Medicine in Mental Health
  • Liaison Psychiatry
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Safety of Treatments in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • School Mental Health Services
  • Systems of Care
  • Treatment Planning


  • Only presentations submitted in English will be reviewed
  • Presentation should be original work
  • A presentation must be submitted by the presenting author using the online portal only

  • Presentation must not exceed 300 words (excluding the title, authors and affiliations) and should follow the instructions on the template

  • All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use

  • Presentation should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar – either UK or US English is acceptable

  • Only those Presentations formally accepted will be published in the Congress Proceedings as submitted. Should you require changes you can make amendments via the Presenters’ Portal until the submission deadline. Please ensure you check your data carefully before submitting as changes or additions will not be accepted after the Call for Presentation closes

  • Kindly note all abstracts once submitted are final and changes will not be accepted. Please save your abstract in draft until you are ready for submission


The submission of a presentation indicates an understanding of the following rules for participation in IACAPAP 2022

  • All author(s) approve submitting this work for presentation
  • Presenters must be able to present at the congress in person
  • The author(s) agree(s) to materially confine their presentations to information in the Presentation if accepted for presentation.If an author has more than one Presentation accepted, each presentation will be materially confined to the information in the Presentation selected for the specific session
  •  At least one author will be available to present the Presentation if selected for the program. The authors will immediately notify the IACAPAP 2022 Secretariat if they are unable to present a presentation or if the presenting author is changed. The organisers reserve the right to remove a presentation from the program


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