Registration

INFORMATION

 

REGISTER FOR ON DEMAND ACCESS 

If you were unable to attend our recent conference IEPA12 Virtual between November 16th-18th 2020 you can now Register for On Demand Access. 

On Demand Registration to IEPA12 Virtual  includes: 

  • On Demand access to 11 Plenary Sessions
  • On Demand access to recorded Q&A  sessions with all Plenary Speakers
  • Access to ALL recorded content for 6 months so that you can re-watch, revisit or catch up on missed content in your own time
  • Access to an online resource gallery displaying a range of early intervention resources
  • A personalised certificate of attendance , specifying 6 hours CPD

 

REGISTRATION RATES

The registration table below is divided in groups according to the World Bank list of economies. Therefore, the categories are: High income, Upper middle income, Lower middle income and Low income.

Other options are: IEPA Members, Students, People with Lived Experience/Carers/Family

Please, check the World Bank list here. All prices are in USD.

 

LANGUAGE

English is the official language of the IEPA 2020, so all sessions will be delivered in English only.

 

Early Bird Rate
until 30th September 2020
Regular Rate
until 16th November, 2020
On Demand Rate
Member Latin America* n/a n/a n/a
Non Member Latin America* n/a n/a n/a
Members High income $108 $120.00 $120.00
Upper middle income $94.50 $105 $105
Lower middle income $85.50 $95 $95
Low income $76.50 $85 $85
Non Members High income $135 $150.00 $150.00
Upper middle income $112.50 $125 $125
Lower middle income $99 $110 $110
Low income $90 $100 $100
Student** High income $54 $60 $60
Upper middle income $45 $50 $50
Lower middle income $36 $40 $40
Low income $27 $30 $30
Lived Experience / Carers / Family High income $45 $50 $50
Upper middle income $36 $40 $40
Lower middle income $27 $30 $30
Low income $13.50 $15 $15
Accompanying Person n/a n/a n/a
GROUP (Minimum 20 people)
All those in a group booking must be IEPA members
Early Bird Rate
until 30th September 2020
Regular Rate
until 16th November, 2020
Onsite Rate
Member n/a n/a n/a

Participants registration fees include:

  • Access to all scientific sessions and exhibition hall
  • Participants conference material
  • Opening and closing ceremonies

REGISTRATION TYPES

The registration table is divided in groups according to the World Bank list of economies. Therefore the categories are: High income, Upper middle income, Lower middle income and Low income.

Other options are: IEPA Members, Students, People with Lived Experience/ Carers/Family

Check the World Bank list here.

IEPA Members receive discounted registration rates for participation in the conference. Membership is free and open to all individuals with an interest in the area of early intervention in mental health. Visit our website for membership information and to submit an application. Please contact secretariat@iepa.org.au if you have misplaced your membership number and unable to find it on the membership lookup area.

Student Discounts are available for students currently enrolled in a college or university studying mental health. You will be required on the registration system to submit a letter from your supervisor requesting the student registration discount on your behalf. Once your letter has been received and approved, your registration will be released for you to complete the payment. Confirmation of payment will then be sent. 

Two times per week our team will check the letters received. Please check back after a week to ensure your registration has been approved to complete payment.

People with Lived Experience, Carers and family members are very welcome to attend. If you require any further information please email email iepa@iepaconference.org

Exhibitor’s Registration. Exhibitors are vendors with products and/or services being promoted in booth space during the conference (unless registration is included in a sponsorship package). Please, contact the commercial department at iepa@iepaconference.org to receive more information about the registration process.

Membership Questions

Membership questions should be sent to membership@iepa.org.au

REGISTRATION FAQ

I forgot my IEPA Membership Number. How can I look it up?

If you think you may already be a member, please Look Up Your IEPA Membership Number.

For any questions please email membership@iepa.org.au

How can I become a member to register at member rates?

Membership is currently free and open to all individuals with an interest in the area of early intervention in mental health. Membership must be confirmed by the IEPA Board, which takes up to six weeks upon receipt of the Membership Application Form. For more information, visit our community membership page here, or email membership@iepa.org.au.

I do not have a PayPal account and/or do not want to create one. Is there another way to make a payment?

You do NOT need to have a PayPal account to use PayPal. Select “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” located below the PayPal login fields. You may also contact the Registration Desk to make other payment arrangements.

I am unable to pay by credit card. Are other payment options available?

You may request an invoice to pay by wire transfer directly to the IEPA Bank Account. Please note an additional cost of US$100 will be incurred if an invoice is requested. First, complete the registration information for each attendee and include the attendee name(s) in your email request for an invoice to iepa@iepaconference.org. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars.

As taxas de inscrição dos participantes incluem:

  • Acesso a todas as sessões científicas e área de exposição
  • Material do congresso
  • Cerimônias de abertura e encerramento

TIPOS DE CATEGORIAS

A tabela de inscrição é dividida em grupos de acordo com a lista de economias do Banco Mundial. Portanto, as categorias são: High income, Upper middle income, Lower middle income and Low income.

Outras opções são: Membros do IEPA, Estudantes de graduação, pessoas com experiência na área de saúde mental / cuidadores / família, 

Por favor, verifique a lista do Banco Mundial aqui e veja a classificação do seu país.

Membros do IEPA tem desconto na inscrição para participar da conferência. A associação é gratuita e aberta a todos os indivíduos com interesse na área de intervenção precoce em saúde mental. Visite nosso site para obter mais informações e se associar. Por favor, entre em contato com secretariat@iepa.org.au se você tiver perdido o seu número de associado e não conseguiu encontrá-lo na sua área restrita.

Desconto para estudantes está disponível para matriculados em universidades que estudam saúde mental. É necessário anexar ao cadastro no sistema, a declaração da sua universidade / do seu orientador solicitando o desconto em seu nome. Uma vez que sua declaração tenha sido recebida e aprovada, seu registro será liberado para que conclua o seu pagamento. A confirmação do pagamento será enviada por e-mail ou poderá ser baixada na sua área de restrita de participante.

Duas vezes por semana, nossa equipe verificará as declarações recebidas. Após uma semana que tenha enviado a sua declaração, por favor, retorne ao sistema para verificar se o arquivo foi aprovado e concluir o pagamento.

Registro do Expositor está disponível para os fornecedores de produtos e / ou serviços promovidos no estande durante a conferência (a menos que o registro esteja incluso em um pacote de patrocínio). Por favor, entre em contato com o departamento comercial através do e-mail iepa@iepaconference.org para obter mais informações sobre o processo de inscrição.

Perguntas sobre a afiliação ao IEPA

Devem ser enviadas para membership@iepa.org.au qualquer dúvida sobre a sua situação de membro ou nova afiliação.

PERGUNTAS FREQUENTES SOBRE INSCRIÇÃO

Esqueci meu número de filiação do IEPA. Como posso localizar?

Se você for um membro, por favor, procure o seu número de associação IEPA na sua área restrita.

Para qualquer dúvida envie um e-mail para membership@iepa.org.au.

Como posso me tornar um membro para se registrar com desconto no congresso?

A adesão é atualmente gratuita e aberta a todos os indivíduos com interesse na área de intervenção precoce em saúde mental. A afiliação deve ser confirmada pelo Conselho do IEPA, que leva até seis semanas após o recebimento do Formulário de Inscrição para Afiliados. Para obter mais informações, visite nossa página de associação da comunidade aqui ou envie um e-mail para membership@iepa.org.au.

Eu não tenho uma conta no PayPal e / ou não quero criar uma. Existe outra maneira de efetuar um pagamento?

Você NÃO precisa ter uma conta do PayPal para usar este meio de pagamento. Selecione “Pagar com cartão de débito ou crédito” localizado abaixo dos campos de login do PayPal. Você também pode entrar em contato com o nosso time de inscrição via e-mail iepa@iepaconference.org para obter mais informações.

The Next Stage for Early Intervention:
Transdiagnostic, Personalized, Universal

australia

Professor Patrick McGorry

University of Melbourne

Early intervention in mental health has made great progress over the past 25 years through the prototype of early psychosis. Yet real world reform remains relatively piecemeal and comprehensive upscaling has not yet occurred to enable every person with psychotic illness is to receive timely, personalised and sustained clinical care and reach their full potential. Nevertheless, the beachhead and evidence base established by the EI paradigm in psychosis creates the conditions for this principle to be extended to the full diagnostic spectrum.

EI has universal value in health care and the fluidity of our syndromal approach to diagnosis both cross-sectionally and longitudinally means that we cannot focus too narrowly. The clinical staging model may provide the framework for us to translate the principles of early intervention to a wide range of mental disorders. New cultures of care appropriate to early intervention are needed and emerging. Through more refined prediction strategies and definition of underlying mechanisms we can also move towards the holy grail of a more personalized approach to treatment.

Transdiagnostic research can be enabled if systems of care guarantee “soft entry” to new cultures youth-oriented culture of care, at the sub threshold stage, making stepwise expertise progressively available with functional recovery as the goal.

We need to combine the power of the evidence-based paradigm with greater confidence, tenacity and much more intensive and professional advocacy in partnership with the general public.

Tales from the frontline:
understanding the impact of psychosis on families

uk

Dr Juliana Onwumere

King’s College London

To provide optimal patient care, all health systems, including mental healthcare, need families. They rely on their support, expertise, and the ‘safety net’ they all too often provide.  To what degree, however, do these health systems understand the different ways in which families can be directly and indirectly impacted by their support and caregiving roles? To what extent do health and social care providers consider the information, support, and health needs of families, and how these might vary depending on different illness phases, family configurations, and socio-economic factors.  

This talk will seek to shine a spotlight on the families of people with lived experience of psychosis. It will explore how our current understanding of families, and the specific health needs of carers, have evolved over recent decades and what evidence gaps remain. The implications for family caregiving, service provision and policy will be discussed

Immune system as a potential target for treatment and prevention of serious mental illness and comorbid cardiometabolic diseases

uk

Dr Golam Khandaker

University of Cambridge

The immune system, particularly low-grade systemic inflammation, has been implicated in pathogenesis of depression and schizophrenia. Inflammation is thought to be a clinically relevant phenotype, as immune activation is associated with poor response to psychotropic medications.

Currently, a number of RCTs are testing the efficacy of novel anti-inflammatory drugs for patients with depression and schizophrenia. However, there are key unanswered questions both mechanistic and clinical. Is inflammation a causal risk factor for depression and schizophrenia? Could anti-inflammatory treatment be used to treat these disorders? If so, which patients are likely to benefit? 

Dr Khandaker will present evidence from population-based longitudinal studies and Mendelian randomization genetic analysis addressing the issue of causality. These studies suggest that reverse causality or residual confounding is unlikely to fully explain the associations of interleukin 6 (IL-6), a pro-inflammatory cytokine, with depression and schizophrenia. He will present data from systematic reviews and meta-analysis on the effect of anti-inflammatory drugs, including monoclonal antibodies, on depressive symptoms.

These studies have led to two proof-of-concept double blind RCTs of tocilizumab (anti-IL-6R monoclonal antibody) for patients with depression and first episode of psychosis including the ongoing Insight study (ISRCTN16942542), which will be discussed.

Furthermore, Dr Khandaker will present emerging evidence from genetic and epidemiological analysis suggesting that inflammation be a shared mechanism for comorbid cardiometabolic disease in people with serious mental illness.

Widening the clinical and geographical frontiers of
neurodevelopment studies - the Brazilian High Risk Cohort Study

brazil

Professor Rodrigo A Bressan

Federal University of Sao Paulo

Most psychiatric disorders emerge during adolescence preceded by a phase during which attenuated symptoms and functional decline become apparent. The clinical presentation and course of the mental disorders is extremely variable and poorly understood.

Neurodevelopment cohort studies are beginning to provide new insights about the interaction between neurobiological and environmental processes during this period. However, there is still an enormous gap in knowledge that is even more pronounce in Low and Middle Incomes Countries (LaMIC), where almost 90% of the world’s youth live. Research outputs from a large cohort study, the “Brazilian High Risk Cohort Study” (BHRCS) (https://osf.io/ktz5h/ ) that combines epidemiology and neuroscience methods to follow 2,511 6-12 years-old Brazilian children for up to 10 years now will be presented.

Altered neurodevelopmental trajectories were associated with incident mental disorders using neuroimaging, genetics, cognition, and in-depth psychiatric evaluations. Analyses of baseline and 3-year follow-up data have already added to previous literature. A large treatment gap in Brazil (only 1 in 5 children with a mental disorder had received any lifetime mental health care).

Research finding about reduced fractional anisotropy of the superior longitudinal fasciculus in children with poor decoding and writing skills; increased centrality of cortical brain networks during the transition to adolescence. Aberrant intrinsic connectivity within the reward network linked with new-onset adolescent depression. Early findings on high-risk stratification, and COVID mental-health impacts from the last wave of data collection (18-21 years-old) will be presented.

Prevention and Early Intervention in Low and Middle-Income Countries: from Neuroscience to Public Health

brazil

Giovanni Salum

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil

In this presentation, I will discuss strategies for health prevention, promotion, and treatment in low and middle-income countries. I will discuss original data on strategies from neuroscience and pragmatic implementation strategies in low resource settings.

Intergenerational Psychiatry: A New Look at a Powerful Perspective

usa

Cristiane S. Duarte

Columbia University – USA

The talk will start by discussing recent developments in our understanding of intergenerational processes in psychiatry, from animal studies to converging evidence among humans, expanded by new tools now available, such as neonatal brain imaging, and others (Duarte, Monk, Weissman & Posner, World Psychiatry, accepted).

Specific mechanisms and the potential of an intergenerational approach for broadening our understanding of developmental processes in Psychiatry will be illustrated by ongoing studies of individuals growing up in disadvantaged contexts, particularly, the Boricua Youth Study and the Brazil Babies Study.

Preventing the onset of depressive disorders:
Opportunities and challenges

netherlands

Pim Cuijpers

University of Amsterdam – Netherlands

Depression is common, costly, has a strong impact on the lives of individuals and society and has a strong association with morbidity and mortality. Preventing the onset of depressive disorders is one of the main challenges for public health in the coming decades. In this presentation an overview of the research field will be given. Why prevention is important, whether preventive interventions are effective, examples of important trials in the field will be given, and possibilities to increase the impact on public health will be discussed.

Youth mental health in troubled times

hongkong

Eric Chen

University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong

Youth mental health (YMH) initiatives are vital to reducing the overall impact of mental disorders in a population. A large-scale community YMH program was due to launch when social unrest broke out in Hong Kong in 2019, which saw huge increases in mental distress in the population. The subsequent emergence of COVID-19 superimposed a further layer of stressors and difficulties.

Engagement with services was hampered by a lack of trust and polarization in society. Evaluation of mental health was complicated by the persistence of population-level stressors. Data from an innovative large-scale survey and conventional epidemiological approaches complement one another to provide a more comprehensive picture of the extent of the mental health sequelae, as well as their underlying triggers.

We observed that compared to the rest of the population, young people were particularly affected. Exposure to pandemic-related and unrest-related factors interacted in complex ways to aggravate PTSD and depressive symptoms. Given the increasing co-occurrences of pandemic and social protests, these observations may be relevant to understand how population-level stressors impact on youth mental health in other communities.

Early intervention for developing positive social relationships:
Can we prevent bullying victimization and loneliness

uk

Louise Arseneault

King’s College London – UK

Social relationships and interpersonal connections are fundamental to human life. Positive social relationships provide support in times of stress, while the absence or removal of these connections causes distress and presents potential long-term implications health and functional outcomes. Research reported poor mental, physical and functional outcomes associated with being bullied in childhood and with loneliness in young adulthood. Interventions aiming to reduce these phenomena are numerous but with limited results.  

This presentation will examine evidence supporting early intervention to prevent bullying victimization in childhood and loneliness in your adulthood. 

The North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study:
NAPLS 1-3 the development of a consortium

canada

Jean Addington

University of Calgary – Canada

The North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study (NAPLS) consortium was initiated in 2003 with eight independently National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded sites. Sites included the Universities of Yale, Calgary, North Carolina, Emory, Harvard, and the University of California at San Diego and at Los Angeles.

In 2008, they were awarded a 5-year grant from NIMH to incorporate biological assessment approaches (neuroimaging, electrophysiological, hormonal and genetic) into a multi-site prospective study of 720 participants at clinical high risk for developing psychosis and 240 matched controls, known as NAPLS 2. Then in 2014 NAPLS was competitively renewed for a new 5-year study period (NAPLS 3) to further clarify the roles of neuroinflammation and deficient synaptic plasticity in the development of psychosis and a 9th site, the University of California, San Francisco was added.

Numerous papers have been published from the NAPLS project, an overview of which will be part of the focus of this presentation. The next step for this collaboration is to work with other consortiums with the aim of moving the field to newer levels.

Reflections around the prevention of depression

uk

Ricardo Araya

King’s College London – UK

Despite some interesting ideas and results, the prevention of emotional disorders remains an elusive concept with limited evidence to guide further developments. The limited knowledge on the aetiology of emotional disorders limits our capacity to develop better interventions. 

This presentation will address some issues such as time sensitive periods to act, types of prevention intervention, and methodological and practical challenges based ons tudies conducted mostly inlow-and-middle-income counrtries.