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Last June 10 took place at the headquarters of the Association of Catalan Psychologists the official presentation of CIPCNA2016. The event intervened the president of the organizing committee and director of AITANA Research Group, José P. Espada, who highlighted the commitment to internationalization in the upcoming edition. The chairman of the scientific committee, Dr. Rosa M. Raich highlighted the main contents of the plenary lectures, for which this year will feature speakers from the United States, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Holland. Dr. Claustre Jané, Vice Dean of COPC showed their support and by the Col-legi Oficial of Psychology of Catalonia, partner of the event, considering an opportunity for high-level training of professionals.

The abstracts submission will be open until June 16. Submissions focusing on children and young people focused on psychopathology, assessment and treatment in the clinical area and health will be considered. They may be submitted in both official languages of the conference (English and Spanish). Have convened in this edition the awards, each worth 300 euros: Ediciones Piramide young researcher Prize, aimed to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers under 30 years. Award for best applied research, aimed to professionals in the field of child and adolescent psychology. International award for best presentation, for researchers from academic or research institutions in countries other than Spain.

Doctor Susan Spence, professor emeritus of Griffith University in Australia, has been awarded the 2016 Aitana Award. Aitana Award is awarded to recognize a lifetime career of meritorious achievement and outstanding to the development of child and adolescent clinical psychology. Over the past 35 years, Dr. Spence has been dedicated to the prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders and depression in children and adolescents. Among her most important contributions highlights the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS), which has been translated into 28 languages. She is pioneer in the implementation of Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (iCBT) for the treatment of anxiety and depression of child and adolescent (Brave Program). In 2009, she was awarded the Ian Campbell Memorial Prizein Clinical Psychology. She has recently been made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Australia Day Honours List in recognition of her contribution to child clinical psychology.

The 2016 Aitana Award will be delivered in Barcelona on November 19 during the closing ceremony of the congress, in which she will hold the lecture "Preventing Depression in Youth - Challenges and Future Directions”.