Lecture: Children of Parents With Mental Disorders – Transgenerational Mental Health

Assist Prof Michal Goetz, MD, PhD

Michal Goetz is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Charles University, Second Faculty of Medicine in Prague, he works as a physician at the Department of Child Psychiatry, Motol University Hospital.  He is a vice president of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP), an elected member of the board in the Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Czech Psychiatric Association and a member of the Council of the Ministry of Health, Czech Republic for the reform of Psychiatry. Dr. Goetz as a principal investigator and co-investigator obtained peer reviewed research grants on offspring of parents with bipolar disorder, children with neurodevelopmental disorders and preterm born infants. Dr. Goetz authored and co-authored over 30 scientific articles and four book chapters. He is a member of editorial boards of pediatric and mental health scientific journals. He was fortunate to have had observerships at Boston Children’s Hospital and at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In 2016, he spent time as a visiting professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary.

Lecture: Internet and social media – a blessing or a curse for child and adolescent mental health

Dr Bernadka Dubicka (BSc, MBBs, FRCPsych, MD)

Dr Dubicka qualified in medicine and psychology in London, completing child psychiatry training in Manchester, and an MD in adolescent depression. She was an adolescent unit consultant for over a decade, working with young people who were often high risk and suicidal, and recently moved to Greater Manchester where she is helping develop crisis services for young people and is a research lead. In 2017 she was elected chair of the RCPsych Child and Adolescent faculty. She has a research interest in mood disorders, is a member of the National Institute of Health Research, a clinical advisor for the North West Strategic Clinical Network, a journal editor, and speaks regularly in the media and at conferences. She has also led on a review of the use of technology in children and young people for the Royal College of Psychiatrists which is due to be published later in 2019.

Lecture: Sleep disorders in childhood

Dr. Olga Glaszner

Doctor Olga Glaszner graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Uzhgorod National University, Ukraine in 2007. She has worked in the field of Psychiatry since, including almost 9 years of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as her specific area of interest. She has passed her final specialization exam in child and adolescent psychiatry at Medical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, in December 2015. In 2018 she took part in the ECNP School of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychopharmacology. Currently, she works in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital in louny, Czech Republic.