IEPA 12 Future Leaders Award
We are pleased to advise applications are now being accepted for the Future Leaders Awards to attend the IEPA 12 Early Intervention in Mental Health Conference, New Frontiers in Early Intervention, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September 2020.
The IEPA wishes to encourage young researchers and clinicians to continue to work in the field of early intervention. To coincide with our international conference, we have made available 2 awards, one to a researcher and one to a clinician who has done service implementation and innovation. Each will receive free registration to attend the conference together with $1,000 towards expenses. 
Eligible applicants will have completed their most recent degree (masters, PhD, MD, MBBS, nursing qualification, DClinPsych, etc.), post-doctoral fellowship, residency training or clinical fellowship within the last 5 years. The awards are aimed at those who have not yet reached a senior clinical or academic role. Applications will only be considered from people who are registered IEPA members as at 30 th November 2019.

Award Criteria must be strictly followed.

2018 Future Leader Award Recipients Jai Shah and Al Powers
Symposia Submissions close 31st January
IEPA 12 abstract submission is now open for Symposium, Oral and Poster submissions. All abstracts must be submitted online.

You must first create a conference account to submit your abstract. Login details from previous IEPA conferences are not valid. All delegates must create a new account.

Please visit the conference website for guidelines for symposia and oral/poster submission.
Please note the closing dates for each category:

Symposium 31st January 2020
Oral and Poster 30th March 2020

Below is a list of the Primary and Secondary themes.
Primary Themes:
Basic Neuroscience
Diagnosis and Phenomenology
Ethical Issues
Psychosocial Interventions
Public Policy
Service System Development and Reform
Stress Responsivity
Substance Use
Translational Research
Secondary Themes:
Anxiety Disorders
Comorbid Conditions
Eating Disorders
First Episode Psychosis
Mood Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Personality Disorders
Psychosis NOS
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Transdiagnostic Approaches
Ultra High Risk/Prodromal Research
Registration Open
Registration is now open and attendees from Latin America and Students are advised that the limited discounted rates are selling fast.

Please Note: Once the reduced fee places are full, registrants will have to pay the full fee. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

IEPA Members receive discounted registration rates for participation in the conference. Membership is free of charge and open to all individuals with an interest in the area of early intervention in mental health. Visit the IEPA website for membership information and to submit an application. Please contact [email protected] if you have misplaced your membership number and unable to find it on the membership lookup .
The IEPA's 12th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health "New Frontiers in Early Intervention" will be an attractive platform to promote your organisation to a relevant and interested audience. This conference is organised for those with an interest in prevention and the early intervention in youth mental health problems to exchange and promote ideas and implementation in this area: from advances in genetis to improvements inbrain imaging, to novel social, psychological, and digial intervention.

Further details are available via the IEPA 12 website or by contacting the IEPA Executive officer
Lived Experience Launch
In order to support the future of the lived experience early intervention research workforce, IEPA is exploring mechanisms for funding lived experience travel scholarships and targeted mentoring, networking and capacity building opportunities at biennial conferences.
To kickstart this transformation IEPA has launched the  IGNITE: Transforming Early Intervention Together fundraising campaign.
Nev Jones outlines what IEPA aims to achieve and how you can help in our latest blog

Travel & Accommodation

All meetings for IEPA 12 will take place at the Windsor Barra Hotel .
All delegates will need to make their own accommodation and travel bookings. MCI housing can assist with accommodation at various levels as well as any travel requirements.

Please contact MCI housing to take advantage of special discounts for event participants.
For any assistance with accommodation or travel in Brazil contact:
Phone: +55 11 3515-8765
Whatsapp: 11 98957-4130