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The online abstract submission is now open. To get access please click on the link in the bottom of this page.

The extended deadline for submission of abstract is January 11, 2023, 23:59 (CET).

You will receive notification of acceptance or rejection in early February 2023.

Types of submissions

  • Individual Oral Presentation
  • Poster
  • Symposium
  • Clinical perspectives
  • Trainee Case Presentations
  • Workshop

General rules & guidelines

  • Abstracts should cover original work.
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
  • Submission of an abstract implies formal commitment by the presenting author to register for the congress and to hold their presentation. However, registration is not required at the time of submission.
  • All abstracts will be evaluated by the ESCAP 2023 Congress Scientific Committee and may be rejected or might be selected for a different presentation format.
  • All abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the congress APP and will be available for download on the congress website prior to the congress.
  • Please note that the corresponding author will receive all correspondence about the abstract.
  • Your abstract is not successfully submitted until you receive a confirmation e-mail after clicking the submit button. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, please contact us.
  • If the abstract must be withdrawn, the ESCAP 2023 Congress Secretariat must be notified in writing at least ONE MONTH PRIOR to the congress on  
  • Please make sure you will be available all days to hold your presentation, as the programme will be determined at a later stage.

Submission guidelines

  • Accepted individual oral presentations will be grouped to a symposium by the scientific committee.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • The title should be brief and clearly indicate the nature of the presentation.
  • The abstract description must be within 250 words.
  • All abstracts can include an unlimited number of authors.

Symposium discussant

  • A discussant is the final speaker in a SYMPOSIUM or Clinical perspective who highlights and integrates the contributions of various speakers in that session. The discussant uses their experience and expertise to provide a general commentary on individual presentations within the session and explore how the results presented (in relation to each other) help advance the topic. Discussants should plan to discuss the session for a maximum of 5- 10 minutes, depending upon the time available, and then moderate questions from the audience. Discussants should directly request the presentations (or at least the outlines) from the presenters before the ESCAP congress and prepare by reading related work prior to the conference.
  • If an author already knows he/she wants to collaborate with another author and together they have enough abstracts for a symposium - then they should submit it all together as a symposium.
    If you have only two authors (so, not enough to form a full symposium) whose abstracts fit together:
    "If your abstract fits well with another author's abstract, please note the author's name and the title of the relevant abstract during the submission process. While we will consider such suggestions, we cannot guarantee that they will be granted."


Please find below an overview of the topics abstracts may cover.

  • Birth Cohorts and longitudinal studies
  • Brain and genetics
  • Social and family networks.
  • Public Health and Organisation of CAP Services.
  • Determinants - Trajectories
  • Development – Trauma and Resilience
  • Prevention & intervention
  • Treatment:
    • Psychotherapy
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Pediatric Liaison and other
  • eHealth networks and digital psychiatry
  • Covid-19
  • Young professionals
  • Others


Individual Oral Presentation

  • Selected abstract submissions will be presented during sessions generally lasting 60 or 90 minutes.
  • Oral presenters will be allocated 10 minutes for their presentation. At the end of every session, there will be a 15 minute Q&A.


  • Authors present the results of data-rich research, new projects or clinical reports with the opportunity for feedback from viewers.
  • Posters have to be set up on the designated poster boards (the respective set-up times will follow).
  • They will be presented during a poster session, the best of each day will be awarded.


  • Data-driven programs that present perspectives on different aspects of the topic or differing views of the same topic. Including an invited discussant.
  • Symposium are similar to Clinical Perspectives. While Clinical Perspectives may be more impressionistic and convey content based on the “art” and wisdom of clinical practice, Symposia comprise individual presentations of original research. Symposium are organized around a common theme and provide an opportunity for discussion by experts who approach an issue from slightly different, but complementary perspectives, or discussion of a controversial topic by experts with differing views.
  • The symposium lasts 60 or 90 minutes and contains 3 - 6 speakers. A single author may only submit one abstract within the same symposium. Symposie presenters may collaborate.
  • How to submit abstracts for a Symposium?
    1. It's recommend that all abstracts (the overarching abstract and all the individual abstracts) are submitted at the same login (account), but can also be submitted at different logins (accounts).
    2. All individual speakers in a symposium should submit an individual abstract for their talk. Please submit these under presentation preference “Symposium – individual abstract”, and not under “Individual oral presentation”. It's also possible to add co-authors. Under Symposium - related abstract(s) please write the title of the Symposium (the title of the overarching abstract). Once each individual abstract has been submitted the contact person will instantly receive a letter of confirmation including an Abstract ID Number.
    3. Once all individual abstracts for presentations in the symposium have been submitted the overarching abstract for the symposium should be submitted. Please list the presenters for all individual talks in the symposium as “Main authors and Presenter” on the overarching abstract. Please also indicate the abstract ID numbers from the individual abstracts (please see item 2) 
    4. When all abstracts have been submitted please forward an e-mail to the Abstract Secretariat with information about all the abstract titles.
    5. You will be contacted concerning the name(s) of the chair and discussant as soon as the symposium has been accepted you will be contacted . 

 Clinical perspectives

  • Present a particular topic related to treatment, research method, service delivery, or clinical care, which includes evidence-based materials as well as the "art" and clinical wisdom of the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Clinical Perspectives are similar to Symposia. While Symposia emphasize the presentation of original research reports, Clinical Perspectives may include historical information, case presentations, systematic observations, methodology, descriptions of systems of care, etc.
  • Clinical Perspectives are organized around a common theme and provide an opportunity for discussion by experts who approach an issue from slightly different, but complementary perspectives, or discussion of a controversial topic by experts with differing views.
  • The session lasts 60 or 90 minutes and contains 3 or 4 speakers. Please submit an overarching abstract for the whole session, and list all presenting authors when submitting this abstract

Trainee Case Presentations

  • 60-minute session
  • Case presentations provide an opportunity for students, residents, and fellows to present interesting or challenging clinical cases followed by a discussion with a panel of national experts in child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • These experts may ask the trainees clarifying questions in a supportive manner or may share clinical insights, experiences, or pearls.
  • Individual cases are no more than 10 minutes in duration and led by no more than 2 students/trainees.
  • Presenters should spend 5 minutes summarizing the facts of the case (including initial presentation and treatment course), and 5 minutes focusing on their take-home points, additional unanswered questions, and/or considerations for the future.


  • 1 ½ hours in duration
  • Workshops provide instruction in a particular clinical, research, or other technique for debate or discussion among a small audience. The objective for workshops should be “tell the audience what you are going to teach them”, the methods should be “how you are going to teach it, including who will teach what, whether there will be handouts, etc.”, and results should be how they will be able to use the knowledge.
  • Designed to encourage discussion in small groups maximum attendees of 30.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate contacting ESCAP 2023 Abstract Help Desk

Updated 13.01.2023


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