The course aims to foster an international network of early career clinicians and researchers in the field, as well as to build and promote interpersonal interactions. An essential ingredient to this is represented by the moments of informal exchange, outside the framework of the formal lectures and sessions, within the suggestive and unique location of the course, just in front of the wonderful Sicilian sea.
Daily lectures will be planned as well as working groups with a focus on the clinical aspects and the development history in relation to the main neurodevelopmental and core psychiatry disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, early-onset psychosis, OCD, and mood disorders. The course material will be prepared and supported by academics in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and technical staff. Teaching will include frontal presentations and additional resources including simulated academic interviews, live tutorials, quizzes, and discussion of case studies. Each participant will be requested to prepare one clinical case observed in their clinical practice, that will be discussed in groups with tutors and other students. Cases will need to be submitted to the scientific organization 2 weeks before the first day of the course
1) residents (trainees) in child and adolescent psychiatry/neuropsychiatry, psychiatry, neurology, pediatric neurology, clinical psychology (any year) or 2) early career consultants in the field of mental health within the first 3 year of substantive position or 3) PhD students in topics related to child and adolescent psychiatry
(e.g. physicians and/or psychologists, other disciplines, training background, specialization, research topic and/or level, etc):
Specialists and residents in child psychiatry, psychiatry, pediatric neurology, psychology. The course is limited to a maximum of 35 applicants, selected on the basis of the candidate’s curriculum vitae and expertise in child and adolescent mental health. For this purpose, applicants should submit CV and the application form, including a short abstract with a case report or a research project to be discussed during the course. Furthermore, a recommendation letter by the head of department would be auspicable. In case of more than 35 applicants, other criteria such age and Eastern Europe countries provenance will be taken into account.
Association “Aita Project” offers a fellowship for selected applicants in order to attend the residential course.
At least one fellows will be awarded with free registration for the residential course.
Criteria for the year 2024:
Applicants should apply with a short letter of interest stating in which hospital/university they are currently in training and submit that via an email with the subject “Aita fellowship application” to email@example.com
Marco Armando (University of Lausanne)
Samuele Cortese (University of Southampton, UK)
Luigi Mazzone (University of Tor Vergata, Rome)
Assia Riccioni MD, PhD (Policlinico Tor Vergata, Italy)
Martina Siracusano MD, PhD (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
Chiara Davico MD (University of Turin, Italy)
It includes accommodation in twin rooms at Grand Hotel Baia Verde, daily breakfast, lunches and dinners, social events and access to all education activities. Only the flight is not included.
To: Aita project
Association: Unicredit Bank, Via Giacinto Carini, 58/B, 00152 Roma RM, Italy
IBAN: IT 83 J 02008 05031 000300389963
Please ensure that the name of the meeting and of the participant is stated on the bank transfer.
Important: Proceed with the bank transfer only after receiving the confirmation of acceptance by email.