We are please pleased to announce 14 internationally renowed speakers, for keynotes and focused communications.

Please click here to download the Preliminary Programme of the EAMHID Congress 2017.


Johan De Groef (BE) Critical Factors to promote Mental Health in ID. Against fragmentation and splitting at different organizational levels. Looking for a coherent and inclusive approach.

Randi Hagerman (USA) Fragile X Syndrome: new findings, aetiology, new approaches in treatment

Chris Oliver (UK) On the aetiology of challenging behaviour: new findings.

Régine Scelles (FR) L’enfant avec handicap: désir de savoir et apprentissages avec les pairs.


Nigel Beail (UK) Psychotherapy an ID: new advances from research and clinical practice

Marco Bertelli (IT) 
Mental Health and Quality of Life in neurodevelopmental disorders

Nick Bouras (UK) Mental Health and Intellectual Disability: History, Concepts and Evidence based

Dieter Ferring (LU) Enlarging the frame: Issues of inclusion and mental health in an ageing society

Emmanuelle Jouet (FR) Challenges of Partnerships between Patients and Healthcare Professionals

Brigitte Lueger-Schuster (AT) Psychotraumatology

Jane McCarthy (UK) Autism Spectrum Disorders and offending. Towards an evidence based approach

Michael Seidel (DE) Mental health for people with ID - A challenge between human rights and scientific progress

David Simo (ES) Antecedent events associated with challenging behaviour exhibited by children with ID

Gérard Zribi (FR) Désinstitutionalisation et Inclusion ….. un vrai malentendu ?