2023 Conference – Registration

2023 PsyYoung Conference

We are pleased to announce the upcoming one-day conference of the “PsyYoung” project scheduled for November 2023 at the Maison de l’enfance et de l’adolescence (MEA) in Geneva.. PsyYoung is a health promotion project aimed at optimizing early detection of psychoses, raising awareness about early intervention, and promoting the mental health of young individuals.

This year’s conference will focus on new perspectives in early intervention for mental health, featuring presentations on artificial intelligence in early intervention research, the innovative implementation of an early intervention programme for young people in Denmark, and the development of mental health projects involving people with lived experience. Additionally, workshops will be offered, promoting concrete mental health prevention projects for young people, including, the presentation and the use of a symptom app, introducing mindfulness for young people’s mental health prevention, and setting-up a service with contact points for supporting mental health of adolescents and young people in the Netherlands. Finally, the day will conclude with training sessions available in both German and French, aimed at raising awareness among clinical professionals about early detection tools for psychotic risks.

Date: November 10, 2023
Location: Maison de l’enfance et de l’adolescence (MEA – HUG), 26 Boulevard de la Cluse, 1205 Geneva.
Registration for the conferences, workshops, and training sessions at this event is free of charge. This event is kindly sponsored by PsyYoung with the support of Promotion Santé Suisse.
Morning conferences will be conducted in English. Each of the afternoon workshops will be presented in one of the following languages: English, French, and German. Training sessions will be available in both German and French.
Up to 7 training credits for participation in the event.
Please note that spots are limited.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the following email address: conference(at)psyyoung.ch.


Prof. Stefan Bogwardt

Chair of psychiatry
Lübeck University

Adrien Bron

Direction générale de la Santé
Etat de Genève

Niyah Campbell

Youth Participation Lead at Institute for Mental Health
Birmingham University

Dr. Maurizia Franscini

Chief Medical Officer
Psychiatric and psychotherapeutic clinic for children and adolescents
Zürich University

Dr. Sophie Leijdesdorff

Assistant Professor Youth Mental Health
Maastricht University
Head of training

Prof. Merete Nordentoft

Professor of Psychiatry
University of Copenhagen &
Mental Health Center Copenhagen

Dr. Camille Piguet

Senior Clinical Scientist
Psychiatry Department
HUG University Hospital of Geneva

Dr. Lowri Griffiths

Assistant Professor
Birmingham University

Prof. Paul Klauser

Associate Professor – Head of Unit
Centre for Psychiatric Neurosciences
CHUV Lausanne

Dr. Arnaud Merglen

Co-lead of the adolescent and young adults outpatient clinic
HUG University Hospital of Geneva

Prof. Marco Armando

Associate Professor – Head of Unit
University Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
CHUV Lausanne

Dr. Logos Curtis

Senior Attending Physician – Head of Unit
Young Adult Psychiatry Unit
HUG University Hospital of Geneva

Cornelia Meier

Head of Early Intervention Outpatient Clinic BEATS
Basel University Psychiatric Hospital (UPK)

Julia Gros

Basel University Psychiatric Hospital (UPK)

Camille Caron

Assistant Psychologist
Basel University Psychiatric Hospital (UPK)

Relive the 2021 conference in video

PsyYoung project presentation with Prof. Christina Andreou – PsyYoung project director
Prevention in Psychiatry: beyond the false dichotomies with Prof. Patrick McGorry – Orygen
Early intervention in psychosis: the high-risk paradigm with Prof. Marco Armando – CHUV
Implementation of early intervention services – Challenges and approaches with Dr. Karolina Leopold
Swiss early intervention in psychosis: where are we and where are we going with Dr. Barbara Bailey