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Calling for Nominations – Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar 2019


We are delighted to invite you to submit nominations for the 2019 Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar (HRRS) which will be held from 25-30 August 2019 in Singapore. The HRRS 2019 will have a particular focus on emerging Asian researchers with a theme of “Developing Research and Collaborations in Child & Adolescent Mental Health in Asia”.

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The HRRS Series is a prestigious international seminar series organized under the auspices of the IACAPAP (International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions). The format is a 5-day residential research training workshop for about 20 young/emerging child and adolescent mental health researchers, organised in the country that will host the next IACAPAP Congress. The seminar combines teaching/discussion and mentored work on research projects. Topics include research design, presentation skills, review etc. The main purpose of the seminars is to inspire young and emerging researchers to do research in child and adolescent mental health. The product of the research workshops is submission of an abstract for the next IACAPAP conference.

The 2019 Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar (HRRS 2019)
The 2020 IACAPAP Congress will be held in Singapore, the first ever IACAPAP meeting in Southeast Asia. Successful HRRS Fellows will be joined by a team of Asian Mentors, and 5 international mentors (Professor Helmut Remschmidt, Professor Per-Anders Rydelius, Professor Bruno Falissard, Professor Christina Schwenck and Professor Petrus de Vries).

We are delighted that the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) will be sponsoring the accommodation and subsistence of HRRS fellows. Successful candidates are typically required to seek sponsorship for travel to and from Singapore from their home institution and countries.

The HRRS 2019 organiser may provide limited financial support towards travel for a small number of HRRS fellows. All candidates are to indicate their funding support in their letter of application.

Who is eligible to apply?
The HRRS aims to support early-career, emerging child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals. For the 2019 Seminar, we will prioritise candidates who are either currently in training at an Asian institution or who have completed training at an Asian institution in the last 3 years. Asian applicants in senior clinical or academic position and those with extensive research experience will not be considered. Candidates from outside Asia will only be considered with a clear motivation indicating intention and/or evidence of working or collaborating with child & adolescent mental health teams or individuals in Asia.

Nomination Process
Universities, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Organizations and Clinical Units are invited to nominate candidates for participation. Priority may be given to IACAPAP member countries.

Please submit the following:

  1. a motivation letter explaining why the nominee would be a good candidate to
  2. attend the seminar
  3. an outline of past and current research activities, including publications,
  4. presentations at conferences etc. of the candidate
  5. copy of CV of candidate
  6. letter of support from the candidate’s University, Department or Clinical Unit
  7. A panel of reviewers will select candidates from all applications received. The selection
  8. panel will aim to include candidates from a range of predominantly Asian countries across
  9. child & adolescent mental health disciplines.
Deadline for applications
All nominations/applications need to be submitted electronically to the IACAPAP Congress Office () and should be received by Thursday, 28 February 2019 Friday, 15 March 2019. No late or incomplete applications will be considered.

Successful candidates will be informed before the end of March 2019. The IACAPAP Congress Office will support candidates with visa arrangements for the HRRS. If you have any queries about criteria for selection or would like to discuss potential nominations, please do not hesitate to contact me through the IACAPAP Office ().