14th International Training Research Seminar in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

A Research Training Course for Junior Investigators
15-20 April, 2018, Italy

The educational project

The Foundation Child is pleased to announce the 14th Training Course in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for young researchers in child and adolescent psychiatry.

The aim of the course is to provide a high-quality intensive training experience that will offer foster skills in the relevant elements of clinical science (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the most important childhood psychiatric disorders) and research (designing a research project, research methods, basic principles of statistics, writing and presenting scientific work).

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The six-day seminar will include lectures and interactive sessions conducted by an international panel of highly qualified faculty with recognized expertise in their respective fields. The course will also include time for networking and other valuable educational activities that will enhance the education of junior investigators.


Six days of intensive training on topics related to research in child and adolescent psychiatry.  Trainees are required to attend all scheduled activities.

The training is addressed to junior researchers in child and adolescent psychiatry or psychiatry that have proven interest in developmental psychopathology.

Trainees are responsible only for their travel costs to and from the seminar site. We will pay for application fees, tuition, food and lodging.

Candidates must:

  • Be physicians or researchers with training in a relevant medical specialty;
  • Have a strong commitment to research in child and adolescent psychiatry;
  • Demonstrate productivity in child and adolescent psychiatry research projects and/or relevant scientific publications;
  • Be researchers or specialists under the age of 35, or no more than 5 years since completing training;
  • Be nominated by an Academic Professor of Psychiatry and/or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at an identifiable center for psychiatric research and training;
  • Want to develop specific competence in the following areas of child and adolescent psychiatry: clinical research (diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child psychiatric disorders), applied/translational research and/or research training/management.


 To apply, candidates must demonstrate at least one of the following:

  1. At least one publication (as author or co-author) on a peer reviewed and/or indexed on PubMed;
  2. At least one poster or other presentation during a Psychiatry or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Congress (National or International);
  3. Presently or recently involved, in a relevant research project in child and adolescent psychiatry or developmental psychopathology;
  4. A willingness to attend and entirely to attend the whole seminar.

 Application deadline: applications must be submitted by no later than 8 January, 2018 through our website and sent to trainingseminar@fondazionechild.it  

In order to apply, candidates will be required to:

  • Fill out an application form, along with a brief research proposal they intend to discuss during the training seminar.

Applications need to be sent to: trainingseminar@fondazionechild.it

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Further Informations

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us on info@fondazionechild.it or segreteria@fondazionechild.it