Welcome to the EPPC 2021!
Building the future of paediatric psychology through science and collaborations
As many of you know, the EPPC 2020 was planned for September last year but cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic. Although disappointing, the challenges within the field remain and calls for more research, clinical development, training and collaborations.
The newly formed European Paediatric Psychology Network (EPPN), a Regional Interest Group within the Society of Pediatric Psychology has shown amazing resilience during these difficult times. Since the EPPN Launch Symposium in September 2020, representatives from all over Europe and the US have worked together to build the organisation and to plan for the most important event of the year: the EPPC 2021.
And now, finally, we are happy to announce that EPPC 2021 will be held as a digital event on October 4-6, 1-5.30 pm CEST.
For three days, researchers and clinicians within the field of paediatric psychology will meet to learn, share findings and create new collaborations.
An outstanding program has been taking form, including keynote lectures from field leaders Andrea Evers, Christopher Eccleston, and Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth.
To date we have 14 symposia, with high quality presentations covering a wide variety of topics within paediatric psychology.
Also, 30 flash talks from different presenters will bring you the most recent findings from current research in the field.
Furthermore, the editors of the Journal for Pediatric Psychology (Tonya Palermo), and Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (Jennifer Schurman) will host sessions to introduce the journal, including the scope, future directions and thoughts on how to prepare a successful submission.
In addition, the EPPC will provide plenty of opportunities to network, catch up and meet colleagues with shared interests in the work, including early career/trainee & mentoring sessions, and happy hours with topical digital rooms.
Registration for the EPPC 2021 conference opens in mid-August here on europedpsych.com.
Submit your abstracts
If you haven’t had a chance yet to submit your work for presentation at EPPC2021, we are excited to announce that the call for late breaking abstracts is now open for poster or short oral presentation formats. See docs.google.com for more details and to submit your work by July 26, 2021.
Save the date, we look forward to meeting you at the EPPC 2021!
Line Caes and Laura Simons , EPPC Scientific Program Chairs
Rikard Wicksell, conference chair
About EPPC 2021
EPPC 2021 is arranged by the European Paediatric Psychology Network (EPPN) in collaboration with the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP-USA).
The Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54 of the American Psychological Association) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society of Pediatric Psychology and the European Paediatric Psychology Network, maintain responsibility for this program and its contents.
The European Paediatric Psychology Network (EPPN) is supported by the Paediatric Psychology Networks in Netherlands (PPN-NL), United Kingdom (PPN-UK), and Belgium (PPN-BE) as well as the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP).
Conference Chair: Rikard Wicksell (Karolinska Institutet).
Scientific Programme Committee: Laura Simons – Chair (Stanford University); Line Caes – co-chair (University of Stirling); Liesbet Goubert (Ghent University); Katja Boersma (Örebro University); Michelle Ernst (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center); Jacqui Moore (PPN-UK); Karolijn Dulfer (Rotterdam University Medical Center); Sasja Schepers (Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology); Caroline Heary (National University of Ireland, Galway; SIG-PeP).
CE-credit Chair: Jennifer Hansen Moore (Nationwide Children’s Hospital).