Program Highlights

Opening ceremony and Awards

Join us for the official opening of the 16th ESTSS Conference “Trauma in Transition: Building Bridges”, with a moving musical performance by internationally renowned piano soloist Daria van den Bercken, presidential speech by Jana Javakhiskvili, special guest Frans Weisglas, past speaker of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands, and award ceremony of the Young Minds in Psychotraumatology Award and the Wolter De Loos Award Distinguished Contribution to Psychotraumatology in Europe.

Welcome reception

Rotterdam City Hall welcomes ESTSS2019 as her guests on Friday June 14, from 17.00h to 19.00h, with refreshments. (Note: limited availability, preregistered guests only, passport identification required).

Conference Dinner

On Saturday, June 15, NtVP and ESTSS are proud to host this year’s conference dinner in Restaurant Engels, located in the monumental Groothandelsgebouw, right at the Rotterdam central station square. Engels has been an iconic place to meet and dine since its origin in the fifties and its stylish, contemporary interior reflects Rotterdam’s unique style. Come join us for an evening with culinary and musical entertainment!

When: Saturday 15 June, 19.00-24.00h.

Ticket costs: € 50 (low income participants € 35).

Tickets include: dinner buffet, drinks (soft drinks, beer, wine, coffee, tea) between 19.00-24.00h.

Closing ceremony

Sunday June 16, 15.45-17.00h

ESTSS Poster Prizes: This prize be rewarded to the three best poster presentations* during the General Poster Session that takes place on Friday June 14. (*Please note: presenters presence required at the poster session.) The winners will receive a financial award (1st place 150€, 2nd 100€, 3rd 50€) and a certificate.

ESTSS European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) Award for Best Paper of 2018: Five articles were nominated by associate and guest (ex)editors, members of the Editorial board, abstract translators and members of the ESTSS board for the ESTSS EJPT 2018 Award. The nominees represent a broad range of contributions, from providing a practical update of the state of the art in different countries, to methods and technology, the PTSD diagnosis and innovations in treatment. ESTSS2019 attendees are invited to vote for their choice during the conference.