Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar (HRRS)

‘Children at Risk of Mental Illness’

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to submit applications/nominations for young child and adolescent mental health workers to attend the 2017 Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar, which will be held on 17 - 22 September 2017 in Resort Svata Katerina, Czech Republic.


The Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar (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 & mental health researchers, organized 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 & adolescent mental health. The product of the research workshops is the submission of an abstract for the next IACAPAP Congress.

HRRS 2015 participants, Delta Lodge, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada

Reunion of fellows and mentors of the past HRRS

The 2017 HRRS

As we are having the next congress in Prague in 2018, the first ever world meeting on Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Central and Eastern Europe, the 6th Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar is organized jointly by IACAPAP and the Prague meeting organizing committee. The Chair of the Congress Dr. Michal Goetz (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) together with the Chairs of the HRRS Program Prof. Per-Anders Rydelius (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden) and Prof. Petrus J. de Vries (University of Cape Town, South Africa) decided that the focus of the 2017 HRRS should be on “Children at risk of Mental Illness".

Dates and Location of the Seminar

The seminar will take place on 17 - 22 September 2017 in the convenient setting of the Resort Svata Katerina, Czech Republic. It is one of the most beautiful and most cozy places of the Czech-Moravian Highlands.


In addition to mentors from the Charles University in Prague and the National Institute of Mental Health, Czech Republic, there will also be a panel of international experts, including Prof Remschmidt.

Outline Program

For an outline program of the seminar please click here.
The program will combine lectures, workshops and small group working under supervision. Selected candidates will be expected to come to the seminar with a power point presentation of their current or proposed research and will be supported to work on their research during the seminar.

Who is Eligible to Apply/be Nominated

The HRRS main goal is to support young and emerging child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals. Candidates should be in training or should have recently completed training. Those in senior clinical posts or with extensive research experience will not be considered.

Application/Nomination Process

Candidates and National IACAPAP Member Child and Adolescent Mental Health organizations, Universities and Clinical Units are invited to apply/nominate candidates for participation.

Please submit the following:

  1. Completed Personal Details Form
  2. A letter by the candidate explaining why they would be a good candidate to attend the seminar
  3. An outline of past and current research activities, including publications, presentations at conferences etc. of the candidate
  4. A copy of the candidate´s CV
  5. A letter of support from the candidate’s university, department or clinical unit (the letter should also indicate whether financial support for travel of the candidate is being provided)

As has been the tradition from the IACAPAP Regional Seminars over the past years, the participant's accommodation and treat during the seminar will be sponsored, while their travel expenses are not covered.

A panel of reviewers will select candidates from all applications received. The selection panel will aim to include candidates from a range of countries across child & adolescent mental health disciplines. Priority will be given to applicants from Central and Eastern European countries/institutions.

Deadline for Applications

All nominations/applications need to be submitted electronically to the IACAPAP Congress Secretariat and should be received by
Monday, 1 May 2017
. No late or incomplete applications will be considered.

Successful candidates will be notified in June 2017. The IACAPAP 2018 Congress Secretariat will support candidates with visa and travel arrangements for the seminar.

If you have any queries about criteria for selection or would like to discuss potential nominations, please do not hesitate to contact the IACAPAP 2018 Congress Secretariat (hrrs@iacapap2018.org).

Yours sincerely,

Per-Anders Rydelius
Past-President of IACAPAP


Petrus J. de Vries
Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminar Coordinator


Michal Goetz
IACAPAP 2018 Congress Chair



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