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Early Career Network Courses

These ECN Online Programs are virtual events on topics that are timely and relevant to early career researchers, clinicians and related practioners in the field of older adult mental health.

We encourage you to watch this page for upcoming events. The Network is now accepting applications for members, which includes nine months free membership in IPA as well. See the ECN IPA website for the online application.

ECN Chairs:

Sascha Bolt (The Netherlands)
Senior researcher & Knowledge broker for Academic Collaborative Center Older Adults, Tranzo, Tilburg University; Masters in Clinical and Neuropsychology.
Areas of interest: Dementia, Palliative and end-of-life care, Holistic management of symptoms, Psychosocial and person-centered care.
Dr. Tomás León, MD (Chile)
Old Age psychiatrist; Master in psychopharmacology; Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at Global Brain Health Institute.
Areas of Interest: Dementia, non-cognitive symptoms, the interaction between psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders and public policies.
Calvin Swords, PhD (Ireland)
Irish Research Council Scholar; Master of Social Work; PhD Candidate & Part-Time Lecturer, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.
Areas of Interest: Social Constructionism, Mental Health and Recovery, Health-Related Social Work, Transitions and Trajectories through the Life Course.