ASCAPAP2023 in Kyoto, Japan

The 11th Congress of The Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Hosted by the Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Broadening Perspectives on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
-New Frontiers of Research and Practice in Asia-


Congress Information

ASCAPAP 2023 in Kyoto -The 11th Congress of The Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

Congress Theme:

Broadening Perspectives on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
– New Frontiers of Research and Practice in Asia


May 26 (Fri) – 28 (Sun), 2023


Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto)
Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan


Welcome Message

It is our true pleasure to welcome our colleagues in Asian countries to ASCAPAP2023 in Kyoto. It was in 1990, in Kyoto when we had our first IACAPAP in Asia. Ever since then, our colleagues from all over Asia have been debating on academic topics and exchanging opinions specific to the situation in child adolescent psychiatry in each Asian country. The first ASCAPAP was held in Tokyo. ASCAPAP thrived as it deepened the bonds between the members through numerous congresses: Seoul in 1999, Taipei in 2003, Manila in 2006, Singapore in 2008, Beijing in 2010, New Delhi in 2013, Kuala Lumpur in 2015, Yogyakarta in 2017, and Chiang Mai in 2019. We have to acknowledge that it is the fruit of the efforts of the members of ASCAPAP and the executive committee. Under their lead, the research and practices in child adolescent psychiatry have demonstrated great development.

New chapter in ASCAPAP
This ASCAPAP in Kyoto is the 11th ASCAPAP, and we are very honored to start this new chapter in Japan. During the first chapter of ASCAPAP, child adolescent psychiatry has made progress in its unique approach as it grew in accordance with the social situation in Asia. As it developed, the cooperation and interaction among the professionals went beyond borders, and now there are many international congresses even in more specific topics such as ADHD. During our journey, we acknowledge the two aspects that we should always keep in our minds to understand the mental health of child adolescence and to further develop the support for these patients: to understand the social factors that surrounds the patient (family, friends, poverty, maltreatment, conflicts between different generations due to the difference in their values), and to assess not only with the macro perspective as understanding the diseases and disorders beyond borders and cultures, but also with micro perspective as keeping eyes open for the child’s development unique to the local society and culture. The Congress theme, “Broadening Perspectives in Child and Adolescent Mental Health – New Frontiers of Research and Practice in Asia,” invites our colleagues to find a new frontier in child adolescent psychiatry in Asia through discussion as we become aware that child and adolescent mental health problems do not only arise in child and adolescent period but also has longitudinal influence on the mental disorders in adulthood.

What is new about this congress
As we enter this new chapter in ASCAPAP, we try to operate in a practical manner and set a low entry fee. The entry fee includes the fee for attending the welcome reception and social gathering. We believe that this less expensive registration fee would allow us to welcome more professionals to ASPAPAP2023 in Kyoto. This new style of congress is our challenge to all of our members in ASPAPAP, and we would like to set a precedent for future international congress.

Warm Greetings
As it is famous for, Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan where the capital was located for 1,200 years. Surrounded by mountains, there are many temples and shrines in the scenic land. In addition, Kyoto has a spirit of hospitality and traditional culture that has been passed down from ancient times. At the welcome reception and social gathering, you will experience a part of such Japanese culture. We are also planning a poster exhibition about the beauty of nature in Kyoto.

Although it will be held in Japanese, we will have public lectures and also a cross-talk session between young people such as medical students and young researchers. With these events, we would like to create ASCAPAP a place where the expertise in child and adolescent psychiatry and related fields in Asia, and young future leaders in medicine, research and social welfare can encounter each other and assemble together. We hope this ASCAPAP will serve as a guide to the new horizon for child and adolescent psychiatry in Asia.

You will be able to explore the city of Kyoto. We are also introducing many excursion possibilities on our website. I hope everyone’s stay in Kyoto become the memorable one.

As everyone in the world is aware, COVID-19 has been making a grave impact on people’s health and lives. The same impact is posed on the healthcare providers, children, the families and friends around the children and local societies. Under the influence of COVID-19, children are experiencing anxiety and fear for infection, confusion from changes in their everyday life, and feelings of loss as they miss out on their playtime and place with their local friends. Economical damage due to the COVID-19 may have severe impacts on children’s family as their parents may become unemployed or fall into poverty. Admittedly, ASCAPAP is facing a difficult situation to have this international congress under COVID-19; however, we believe that under such situations where children are in need of mental support that we should gather and exchange thoughts about child adolescent psychiatry. As no one wants to further spread the COVID-19, we will be very careful about the prevention. We will make sure everyone to feel safe: asking everyone for the hand sanitizing and checking the body temperature at the entrance, requiring to wear face masks to the attendees, keeping a distance between each other when in line, and limiting the number of people in the conference or poster presentation hall. The conference venue will always be ventilated, partitions will be installed, microphones and door knobs will be disinfected. The health of all the staff members at the center will be thoroughly monitored. Kyoto International Conference Center is the first convention center in Asia to receive GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) STAR accreditation.

We sincerely hope to welcome our colleagues to Kyoto, the Japanese most beautiful historic city, next May. We are looking forward to seeing many attendees and having many great presentations on site.

Takashi Okada, MD, PhD
Congress Chair
ASCAPAP2023 in Kyoto




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Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto) Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
Room A, B1 B2, I, J

Hosting Organization:

The Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry








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Poster Presentation


Sponsorship and sponsored seminar

ASCAPAP2023 is soliciting donations from companies, organizations and individuals who would support this congress/plenary. We are also looking for companies and organizations who would support co-sponsored seminars. We will not offer food during the congress due to the prevention for COVID-19 infection. If you are interested in donations, please contact us to[a] (please change [a] to @).



ASCAPAP2023 is looking for companies and organizations who want to set up the exhibitions for research/clinical equipment, the exhibition booths, and book sales counter. If you are interested in an exhibition, please contact us to[a] (please change [a] to @).



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The office of ASCAPAP 2023.
The Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
C/o Dogura & Co., Ltd., 1-8 Koyama, Nishihanaike, Kita, Kyoto 603-8148, JAPAN.