Main Topics

TThe following topics will be discussed in the plenary talks, the state-of-the art sessions, the intersectional symposia, and the oral/poster sessions:

  • COVID-19: Psychological, emotional and physical well being
  • Trauma and neglect in childhood: lifelong consequences and prevention
  • Psychological trauma beyond the diagnosis of PTSD: comorbidities and cultural diversity.
  • Mental and somatic consequences of natural disaster and psychological trauma
  • Medicine in the face of genocide
  • Mental and somatic health in refugee populations
  • Access of refugees and migrants to mental health services and the ensuing burden to the services
  • Ethical issues in detention and involuntary treatment of immigrants
  • Bioethical sustainability
  • Understanding psychopathology in situations of extreme threats to one’s mere existence
  • Cultural adaptations of psychotherapy
  • Gender victimization
  • Impact of trauma on women’s health and reproductive life
  • HIV as great magnifier of mental health issues
  • The biology of psychological trauma: psychoneuroimmunology, genetics and epigenetics
  • The stealthy burden of medically unexplained symptoms in the community setting
  • Preventing mental illness stigma and its consequences for patients
  • Psychodynamics of violence and xenophobia
  • Creating healthcare environments in times of unseen and ever shifting needs
  • Cultural sensitization and training of mental health service providers
  • Arbitration and negotiation in war areas and mental health in transitional justice