Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the Regional Conference of the International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP) which will take place in Ankara, Turkey, on November 21-24, 2013.

This Conference will be a multidisciplinary meeting of the professionals working in the field of adolescent mental health, including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, teachers and adolescent physicians.

The theme of the Congress is ‘The Adolescent in A Globalizing World’. As we all know globalization movement along with its positive aspects, has also brought many challenges, especially for the young people. One of the consequences of globalization is the rapid changes in many areas, including values, life styles, child-rearing practices, social relation patterns, increased involvement with technology in daily life, and others. We are aiming to discuss these challenges and we hope to come up with new suggestions for solutions to the problems that the adolescents today are facing while they are developing.

We are looking forward to hosting you in Ankara , the capital of Türkiye, which is rather a new city built after the republic was established, but developed so fast that it is now the second largest city in the country with about 5 million population. The new city embraces the old town which has the authentic Anatolian cultural heritages exhibited at the Anatolian Civilizations Museum and the Ethnographical Museum as well as the Ankara Castle itself.

We invite you all to get together for this scientific event to discuss challenging topics and to meet new colleagues. We will be much pleased to offer you the traditional Turkish hospitality.

Annette Streeck-Fischer

The International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP)

Füsun Çetin Çuhadaroğlu

Turkish Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry