ESCAP Trainees

Trainee Information

External Affairs & Policy

Here you will find our mission and objectives, learn about External Affairs & Policy, our team and how we work.

Contact and Media Queries

Andrea Ryder, Manager:

Ian Rice, Communications Assistant:

Who are Trainees?
Trainees are those doctors currently training in psychiatry, who are not yet in consultant posts. Non consultant hospital doctors also qualify for the Trainee rate.
Once you have booked your ticket for the congress, trainees and students should provide a certificate of their full time student status.You will need to provide this in advance on the conference, in order to gain entry.
See Conference Rates and Registration Information


Registration for Trainees will open from 11:30am on Saturday 6th July at the Convention Centre Dublin. You will also be able to register on Sunday 7th July. The programme is open to anyone who has paid for ESCAP 2013, however you must pre-book to gain entry as we have limited spaces available.

Speakers Confirmed

Prof Eric Taylor, UK – The Future Direction of Child Psychiatry
Prof Louise Gallagher, IRE – Research & Getting Published
Prof Ian Goodyer, UK – The Treatment of Unipolar Depressions in Adolescents
Prof Sue Bailey,UK – Forensics for the Generalist
Dr Dasha Nicholls, UK – Eating Disorders Management
Dr Paddy Power, IRE – Early Intervention for Psychosis

Saturday 6th July -You must pre-register for Saturday

Free to Trainees – Running times subject to change
11:30 – Arrival and Registration
12:15 – Welcome
12.30 – 13.10 Prof Louise Gallagher, IRE – Research & Getting Published
13.10 – 13.50 Prof Eric Taylor, UK – The Future Direction of Child Psychiatry
13.50 – 14.30 Prof Ian Goodyer, UK – The Treatment of Unipolar Depressions in Adolescents
14.30 – 15.00 Break
15.00 – 16.30 Parallel Symposium 2
16.30 – 17.00 Break
17.00 – 17.40 Dr Dasha Nicholls, UK – Eating Disorders Management
17.40 – 18.20 Prof Sue Bailey,UK – Forensics for the Generalist
18.30 – 19.30 Networking drinks

To register please Email to book your place
30 ‘Free’ Places – CLOSED – We are no longer accepting entries.

ESCAP 2013 is providing 30 free places to ESCAP trainees working or studying outside of BAND A countries. Preference will be given to those outside of band A (See list), however other applicants will be considered and preference may be given to those who have submitted an abstract for the conference.

To apply for one of these places, please send a letter of endorsement from your national society along with your resume and a short letter as to why you would like to attend. In order to apply for one of these places, you must also be from a country whose society is a member of ESCAP. See list here

A free place includes Free registration over the 4 days.
A free does not include Accommodation or Travel and the GALA dinner.

Proof of purchase of travel must be provided if your application is successful.

The ESCAP member countries that are eligible based on the list of National Societies (ESCAP National Societies) are as follows: Bulgaria; Croatia; Lithuania; Poland; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Turkey and Ukraine.

We are considering applications from BAND A countries members until 16th May 2013.

ESCAP 2013 Social Calender

  • Date: Saturday 6th
  • Venue: CCD
  • Time: 18:30

Meet the Experts

Trainees will have an opportunity to meet the speakers. Go to ‘Meet the Experts


We have selected various hotels close to The Convention Centre and in the city centre of Dublin. Special rates are available to ESCAP participants and attendees. Dublin also has a high standard of budget accommodation. The nearest hostel is Isaacs Hostel & Jacobs Inn, which is about a 10 minute walk to the CCD. Contact Helena to avail of your 10% discount on all bookings, you can also call her at Phone number: +353 1 855 6215

In addition to this, guests can also choose to stay in a number of self- catering apartments, such as those offered by Trinity College for the summer months, you can view their website by clicking on this link Trinity College Student Accommodation.

To book a room at Trinity College click on this link Book Trinity College and enter the promotion code ‘ESCAP13‘ or alternatively call Liane Donnelly in Trinity on +353 1 8961497or email her at Special discount rate of €68.50 per single room and €108.50 per double room available to ESCAP Trainees. These rates are subject to availability.

More self-catering options

Low budget hotels
Below are two discount hotels in Dublin City Centre :
Kellys Dublin – Call Mano on +353 1 640 0010
Central Hotel – Rates available from the Saturday 6th to 10 July:

  • Double Room: €149, €79, €79, €79
  • Single Room: €89, €69, €69, €69

For more information about Hotels go to the Accommodation link on our website.

Print our latest flyer ~ESCAP 2013.pdf