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Friday September 20th, 2019

Child Psychiatry: what's next?

Symposium before the farewell lecture of professor Jan Buitelaar

Concertgebouw De Vereeniging, Nijmegen

© Fotografie Bert Beelen

About 10% of children and adolescents suffer from severe psychiatric disorders, and another 15% from mild to moderately severe disorders. The emotional, practical and financial burden of psychiatric disorders on patients, families and society is huge, and even more than of oncology, diabetes and cardiovascular disorders together. New scientific insights into the causes and mechanisms that underpin psychiatric disorders in young people, create opportunities and hope.

The aim of this symposium is to reflect on what research in developmental neuroscience and child and adolescent psychiatry (with a focus on ADHD and autism) can and should offer to successfully alleviate the burden of psychiatric disorders in young people in the next 10 years.

© Fotografie Bert Beelen


Accreditation is requested from:
  • The Dutch Society of Psychiatry
  • The Dutch Society for Pediatrics
  • The Dutch Society for Psychotherapists
  • The Dutch Institute for Psychologists



Early bird registration fee:  25,-
From June 15 regular rate: € 35,-

Register and pay online
Please register before June 15.

Participants from Radboudumc CNS & Psychiatry, Karakter and Eunethydis can register free of charge. Their participation will be paid for by their respective organization.

Farewell lecture professor Jan Buitelaar

Please be invited for the farewell Lecture of Jan Buitelaar.

Separate registration for this official academic event is required via


08.45 - Welcome
09.30 - Start symposium with lectures from:

Professor Barbara Franke
Revolutionizing our understanding of ADHD based on BIG DATA?

Barbara Franke is professor of Molecular Psychiatry in the Departments of Genetics and Psychiatry, Donders Institute and Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Professor Steve Faraone
New perspectives on research and clinical care in ADHD

Stephen Faraone is professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience & Physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, United States of America

Professor Christian Beckmann
The future of brain imaging research

Christian Beckmann is professor of Statistics in Imaging Neuroscience in the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Donders Institute and Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Professor Mark Bellgrove
Healthy decision making seems easy but often goes wrong; why and how?

Mark Bellgrove is professor in Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of Research at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Melbourne, Australia

Professor Declan Murphy
Can we really really (really) cure autism and if so, how?

Declan Murphy is Mortimer D Sackler professor of Translational Neurodevelopment, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, United Kingdom

Professor Celso Arango
Psychiatrists are experts in missing trains. Prevention may be the next one

Celso Arango is president of ECNP and professor of Psychiatry, head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain

14.45 - End Symposium
15.45 - Farewell lecture professor Jan Buitelaar - 'Bij nader aanzien' (Dutch spoken)
16.45 - Reception
20.00 - End
Please be invited for the farewell lecture of Jan Buitelaar.
Separate registration for this official academic event is required via


Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Keizer Karelplein 2D


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