You can find a quick overview of the program in the table below. You can tap/click the oral presentation sessions to find more information

You can download our program book here.

Note that the program may be subject to change.

Pre conference Day
June 13, 2019 (Thursday)
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Registration desk open 7:30 17:30
Coffee/tea service 8:30 9:00
Pre conference workshops 9:00 12:30
Lunch (included in price) 12:30 13:30
Pre conference workshops 13:30 17:00
Conference Day #1
June 14, 2019 (Friday)
Start End
Registration desk open 7:30 17:00
Coffee/tea service 7:30 8:30
Opening ceremony 8:30 9:45
Oral presentation sessions #1
  • Symposium – Bereavement interventions and care in Europe
    Birgit Wagner, Paul Boelen, Clare Killikelly
  • Symposium – Early screening for PTSD risk following emergency department admission: clinical relevance and novel prognostic models.
    Mirjam van Zuiden, Juanita Haagsma, Katharina Schultebraucks, Miranda Olff
  • Symposium – Symptom associations of posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: novel international findings from network analyses
    Markus A. Landolt, Lasse Bartels, Elisa Pfeiffer, David Johnston, Anke de Haan
  • Symposium – Scalable psychological interventions for refugees in Europe and the Middle East
    Marit Sijbrandij, Eva Heim, Philip Noun, Anne de Graaff, Sebastian Burchert, Naser Morina
  • Symposium – Promoting good mental health in the high-risk workplace: Supporting professionals after work-related critical incidents
    Anne Bakker, Susanne van Buschbach, Neil Greenberg, Christianne van der Meer, Sigridur B. Thormar
  • Symposium – The influence of dissociation on trauma-focused treatment outcome for PTSD patients
    Chris Hoeboer, Agnes van Minnen, Nikolaus Kleindienst, Muriel Hagenaars
  • Open Supervision Session
    Anke Ehlers
  • Masterclass – Network theory and network models in clinical psychology
    Talya Greene
  • Panel – ESTSS Presidential Panel: Addressing Political Oppressions: How Past, Present and Future Connect
    Jana Javakhishvili, Andreas Maercker, Evaldas Kazlauskas, Gavin Rees
10:00 11:15
Oral presentation sessions #2
  • Symposium – Prevalence matters: the influence of socio-demographic and loss-related variables on the development of Prolonged Grief Disorder
    Manik Djelantik, Birgit Wagner, Suzan Soydas, Clare Killikelly
  • Symposium – Posttraumatic stress disorder due to early childhood trauma: Research on innovative trauma-focused treatments
    Maartje Schoorl, Danielle Oprel, Sandra Raabe, Simone Menninga
  • Symposium – Long-term cognitive and neurobiological alterations related to childhood trauma exposure in psychotic disorders
    Susanne Breinlinger , Yann Quidé, Maria Dauvermann, Melissa Green
  • Symposium – Evaluating the implementation of the World Health Organisation’s scalable psychological interventions for refugees in the Middle East
    Felicity Brown, Daniela Fuhr, Ceren Acarturk, Aemal Akhtar
  • Symposium – From trauma-informed care and latest PTSD treatment guidelines to professional PTSD training program evaluation: A symposium hosted by the German speaking Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT)
    Lasse Bartels, Marc Schmid, Ingo Schäfer
  • Symposium – Analogue trauma studies: Investigating mechanisms of symptom development to enhance interventions
    Muriel Hagenaars, Roxanne Sopp, Birgit Kleim, Ineke Wessel
  • Masterclass – Biological determinants of stress resilience: how far are we?
    Christiaan Vinkers
  • Invited symposium – Understanding and Preventing the Adverse Effects of Societal Trauma: Building Bridges to a Safer Future
    Julian D. Ford, Diane Elmore Borbon, Carolina Salgado, Synne Øien Stensland, Maureen Allwood, Erika Felix, Misari Oe
  • Flashtalk sessions
    • The role of trauma and PTSD on negative behaviours among male prisoners: Toward a model of Trauma-Informed Correctional Care in the UK
      Emma Facer-Irwin
    • The dark side of the moon – Secondary Traumatic Stress and empathy in emergency medical services
      Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Gabriela Figueiredo, Tiago Rama
    • Stillbirth as a dyadic trauma: The role of marital relationship factors in PTSD and depression following late pregnancy loss
      Danny Horesh, Malka Nukrian
    • Traumatic Experiences and ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD across Different Diagnoses in a Sample of Danish Psychiatric Outpatients
      Lise Moeller, Ask Elklit, Erik Simonsen, Ulf Soegaard
    • Are You Anxiously or Avoidantly in Love? The link between childhood trauma, psychopathology, personality, and relationships in adulthood
      Mona Shahab, Dennis Mook, Philip Spinhoven, Bernet Elzinga, Brenda Penninx, Frits Rosendaal
    • The factors behind the traumatic stress in firefighters
      Joana Proença Becker, Rui Paixão, Manuel João Quartilho
    • Towards a better life: Contradictions, Turning points, and Pathways for refugee youth
      Elin Sofia Andersson, Tine Jensen, Ane-Marthe Solheim Skar
11:30 12:45
Lunch on your own 12:45 14:15
Keynote #1 – Childhood Trauma and Family Matters
Bernet Elzinga
14:15 15:30
Poster session #1 – Author-Attended Poster Session with Complimentary Drinks 15:45 17:00
Welcome reception at City Hall with drinks and snacks 17:30 19:00
Conference Day #2
June 15, 2019 (Saturday)
Start End
Registration desk open 7:30 17:00
Coffee/tea service 7:30 8:30
Oral presentation sessions #3
  • Symposium – Towards an integrated conceptualization of Traumatic Grief.
    Paul Boelen, Manik Djelantik, Suzan Soydas, Geert Smid
  • Symposium – Adolescence and PTSD: Perspectives on Gender, Sleep and PTSD Outcomes in Different Contexts
    Sarah Halligan, Soraya Seedat, Cherie Armour, Jaco Rossouw
  • Symposium – Interdisciplinary Collaborations to Promote Recovery among Trauma-Exposed Youth: Challenges and Success Stories
    Ane-Marthe Skar, Rochelle Hanson, Kenneth Ruggiero, Lucy Berliner
  • Symposium – How social environments shape traumatization and its impact: mental health after radicalization, stigmatization and familial rejection – studies from crisis and post-conflict regions
    Verena Ertl, Rezhna Mohammed, Katharina Goessmann, Melissa Preuße, Anselm Crombach
  • Symposium – Learning from recent terror situations in Europe: Psychosocial follow-up
    Atle Dyregrov, Ingeborg Porcar Becker, Charlotte Therup Svedenlöf, Alan Barrett, Jelena Watkins
  • Symposium – Driving PTSD treatment forward with virtual exposure and technological enhancements.
    Marieke van Gelderen, Kali Barawi, Karlijn Wagemaker, Eric Vermetten
  • Masterclass – Clinical Management of Alcohol Use in the Context of Trauma Focused Therapies
    Debra Kaysen
  • Panel – Impact and moderation of childhood adversities: an interdisciplinary research agenda.
    Markus A. Landolt, Monique Pfaltz, Birgit Kleim, Justin Kenardy, Leanne Hides
  • Flashtalk sessions
    • Devaluation of aversive memories does not reduce intrusions
      Elze Landkroon, Iris M. Engelhard
    • The Effects of Moral Injury Appraisals on Psychological Outcomes: a novel experimental paradigm
      Joel Hoffman, Angela Nickerson
    • The blind mind’s eye and anxiety: Might aphantasia protect against PTSD?
      Marcus Wicken, Joel Pearson
    • Maternal posttraumatic stress disorder negatively impacts on child sleep at 2 years
      Antje Horsch, Susan Garthus-Niegel, Myriam Bickle Graz, Julia Martini, Tilmann von Soest, Kerstin Weidner, Malin Eberhard-Gran
    • PTSD preserves memory control abilities for trauma-related information
      Andrei-Cristian Tudorache, David Clarys, Wissam El-Hage
    • Indirect Exposure to Traumatic Events and  Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms: a Longitudinal Analysis of the Mediating Role of Posttraumatic Cognitions and Coping Self-Efficacy.
      Magdalena Lesnierowska, Roman Cieslak
    • Long-term sleep problems in survivors of the Utøya terrorist attack
      Synne Stensland, Kristin Glad, Kate Porcheret, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Grete Dyb
    • The Influence of Flood Exposure and Subsequent Stressors on Youth Social-Emotional Health
      Erika Felix, Karen Nylund-Gibson, Maryam Kia-Keating, Sabrina Liu, Cecile Binmoeller, Antoniya Terzieva
8:30 9:45
Oral presentation sessions #4
  • Symposium – Empirical findings on the new stress-related diagnoses in ICD-11: Complex PTSD and Prolonged Grief Disorder
    Rita Rosner, Cedric Sachser, Rebekka Eilers, Hannah Comtess
  • Symposium – How are pain and traumatic stress related?: From origins to interventions
    Justin Kenardy, Christian Schmahl, Johan Siqveland, Natalie Hellman
  • Symposium – Parental Influences on Child Post-Traumatic Stress Outcomes
    Nancy Kassam-Adams, Yaara Sadeh, Katharina Haag, Vanessa Cobham
  • Symposium – Determinants of trauma-related mental health problems and recovery in refugees and migrants
    Marit Sijbrandij, Debra Kaysen, Florian Scharpf, Brian Hall, Jetske van Heemstra
  • Symposium – Can implementation science lead to better trauma care?: Bridging the gap between research and practice.
    Natalie Flanagan, Ida Haahr-Pedersen, Camila Perera, Frédérique Vallières
  • Symposium – Coping of families with military service: Learning from three cultural contexts
    Rachel Dekel, Rachael Gribble, Limor Zitronblat, Anni Brit Sternhagen Nielsen
  • Symposium – Joint expertise in responding to terror attacks – building bridges between countries
    Miranda Olff, Idit Albert, Dean Kilpatrick, Grete Dyb
  • Masterclass – A revival of psychedelics in psychotrauma?
    Eric Vermetten
  • Flashtalk sessions
    • Typologies of PTSD Clusters and Reckless/Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Latent Profile Analysis
      Ateka Contractor, Nicole Weiss
    • A bi-factor approach to modelling the symptoms of PTSD, Complex PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder.
      Rachel Frost
    • Network structure of posttraumatic stress symptoms among 2,792 severely traumatized refugees in Kenya
      Samuli Kangaslampi, Ferdinand Garoff, Kirsi Peltonen
    • Reliability and Validity of the Swedish International Trauma Interview for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders in the ICD-11
      Kristina Bondjers, Neil Roberts, Jonathan Bisson, Philip Hyland, Mimmie Willebrand, Filip Arnberg
    • Survivors of early chilhood trauma and emotional neglect: who are they and what’s their diagnosis?
      Marleen Wildschut, Sanne Swart
    • The implications of different PTSD models on the prevalence of PTSD in traumatized adolescents
      Patricia Correia-Santos, Ângela da Costa Maia, Ricardo J. Pinto
    • The longitudinal relationships between PTSD symptom clusters: final results of a meta-analysis
      Maria Szczepaniak, Jonas Eimontas, Evaldas Kazlauskas, Roman Cieślak
    • Shame after a terrorist attack: Associations with event characteristics and interpersonal violence in young survivors three years after the Utøya Island attacks
      Helene Aakvaag, Synne Stensland, Grete Dyb
10:00 11:15
Oral presentation sessions #5
  • Symposium – Clinical Usability of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Philip Hyland, Frédérique Vallieres, Marieke van Gelderen, Marylène Cloitre
  • Symposium – When violence against children is the norm! Studies on prevalence, consequences and prevention of violence in East Africa
    Tobias Hecker, Joseph Ssenyonga, Laura Saupe, Mabula Nkuba
  • Symposium – New Technologies and Mental Health: From Pathological Use to Novel Treatment Delivery
    Eric Bui, Claudia Carmassi, Samantha Al Joboory, Brian Hall
  • Symposium – Building evidence-based treatments for refugee populations – results and pitfalls from the field
    Rina Ghafoerkhan, Jetske van Heemstra, Nadine Stammel, Maja Nordbrandt
  • Symposium – The long-term imprints of traumatic experiences on the body: Physical, somatic and psychological expressions
    Zahava Solomon, Anat Talmon, Karni Ginzburg, Noga Tsur
  • Symposium – Treatment options for women with PTSD related to childhood abuse. Results from a randomized controlled multicenter trial (RELEASE).
    Tamar Neubauer, Nikolaus Kleindienst, Christian Schmahl
  • Masterclass – Overcoming common obstacles when working with memories in trauma-focused CBT
    Sharif El-Leithy
  • Panel – Trauma care in Europe: How can we improve the situation of survivors?
    Ingo Schäfer, Dean Ajdukovic, Cherie Armour, Małgorzata Dragan, Natalia Nalyvaiko, Trudy Mooren
  • Flashtalk sessions
    • Representation of Low and Middle Income Countries in Traumatic Stress Journals from 2006-2015
      Debbie Kaminer
    • E-mental health and online help-seeking in the Australian Defence Force
      Helen Benassi
    • Effects of servicemen’s transition from military to civilian life on spouses/partners: findings from the Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme’s Family Study
      Galina Daraganova, Helen Benassi
    • Emotional reactivity during war: An experience sampling study of exposure and prior psychiatric diagnosis
      Liron Lapid Pickman, Talya Greene, Marc Gelkopf
    • Psychiatric screening and interventions for minor refugees in Europe: an overview
      Irma Hein
    • Latent Class Analysis of Trauma, PTSD, Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health Concerns
      Catherine Quinn, Luke Nykiel, Nina Pocuca, Julaine Allan, Gerard Moloney, Leanne Hides
    • Elder abuse  – a neglected public Health topic?
      Jutta Lindert, Joaquim Soares, Henrique Barros
    • Supporting healthcare professionals at the workplace after critical incidents: Development and evaluation of the e-learning Peer Support
      Susanne van Buschbach
11:30 12:45
Lunch meetings SIGs and Young Minds 12:45 14:15
Keynote #2 – Using the internet and modern information technology in the treatment of trauma
Gerhard Andersson
14:15 15:30
Oral presentation sessions #6
  • Symposium – Network analysis in Psychotraumatology
    Cherie Armour, Dominic Murphy, Talya Greene
  • Symposium – The role of biological markers in predicting effectiveness of trauma-focused psychotherapy
    Sarah Wilker, Sinha Engel, Sarah Schumacher, Paul Zhutovsky
  • Symposium – Innovative study approaches of child maltreatment from a family perspective
    Bernet Elzinga, Susan Sierau, Sheila Berkel, Renate Buisman, Marie-Louise Kullberg
  • Symposium – Traumatic grief after disasters worldwide
    Maarten C. Eisma, Carina Heeke, Pål Kristensen, Lonneke I.M. Lenferink
  • Symposium – Journalists and online harassment: The psychological impact of threats and aggression in social media and on the web
    Klas Backholm, Elana Newman, Trond Idås, Gavin Rees
  • Symposium – E-health innovations in PTSD treatment across Europe
    Anne Bakker, Natalie Simon, Nannette Mathyi, Helen Niemeyer,  Andreas Maercker
  • Symposium – Trauma-Focused Therapies in the Treatment of Comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorders
    Debra Kaysen, Denise Hien, Annett Lotzin, Katherine Mills
  • Waling Tour – Walking tour through Rotterdam: 75 Years living with war
    Ilse Raaijmakers, Bertine Verloop
15:45 17:00
Conference diner (reservation necessary) 19:00
Conference Day #3
June 16, 2019 (Sunday)
Start End
Registration desk open 7:30 16:00
Coffee/tea service 7:30 8:30
Keynote #3 – Biological Embedding of Early-Life Stress: From Mechanisms to Novel Approaches for the Developmental Programming of Lifelong Health
Christine Heim
8:30 9:45
Oral presentation sessions #7
  • Symposium – When families cope with traumatic stress: Looking beyond the individual survivor
    Danny Horesh, Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, Sara Freedman, Moshe Bensimon
  • Symposium – Predicting PTSD: Evidence from prospective neurobiological studies
    Yulan Qin, Yann Quide, Sanne van Rooij, Wissam El-Hage
  • Symposium – Unaccompanied refugee minors in Europe: Fostering resilience
    Trudy Mooren, Marieke Sleijpen, Ilse Derluyn, Johanna Unterhitzenberger, Brit Oppedal
  • Symposium – Incorporating culture in psychotrauma assessment, treatment and research
    Simon Groen, Janneke Peelen, Samrad Ghane, Linda Silvius, Rob van Dijk
  • Symposium – Work Stressors and Psychological Outcomes in Diverse Occupational Settings: Findings from the CONTEXT programme.
    Trina Tamrakar, Kinan Aldamman, Maria Louison Vang, Mark Shevlin, Sigridur Thormar
  • Symposium – Traumatized refugees: Mental health, treatment and the workplace
    Nadine Stammel, Angelika Geiling, Alexandra Liedl, Theresa Koch
  • Masterclass – The SIX Cs Model: Immediate Psychological First Aid
    Moshe Farchi
  • Panel – Understanding radicalization processes with a trauma lens
    Vittoria Ardino, Abdel H. Boudoukha, Simona Caravita, Brock Chisholm, Luca Guglielminetti
  • Flashtalk sessions
    • Risk factors for the Development of Post-Traumatic Medical Stress following Pediatric Hospitalization for Surgery
      Amichai Ben Ari, Daniella Margalit
    • Mothers’ emotions after pediatric burn injury: Longitudinal associations with posttraumatic stress- and depressive symptoms
      Marthe Egberts, Iris Engelhard, Rens van de Schoot, Anne Bakker, Rinie Geenen, Peter van der Heijden, Nancy Van Loey
    • Profiles of positive adaptation: resilience in children and adolescents in foster care
      Katherina Sölva
    • Cumulative childhood trauma, emotion regulation, and mental health problems in foster youth: Does perspective matter?
      Alexander Haselgruber
    • Psychosocial symptomatology and risk factors for posttraumatic stress symptoms in hospitalized children: the role of trauma type
      Maya Meentken
    • The relationship between traumatic experiences and adverse adult functional outcomes of children and adolescents in residential care– preliminary results from a Swiss-wide longitudinal prospective study
      David Bürgin, Cyril Boonmann, Jörg Fegert, Nils Jenkel, Klaus Schmeck, Marc Schmid
    • Childhood Adversity and Traumatic Disorders: A Danish Linkage Study Using Self-report and Administrative Data.
      Siobhan Murphy, Mette Lausten
10:00 11:15
Oral presentation sessions #8
  • Panel – ICD-11 Complex PTSD: A global review of its current status and future directions for research and clinical practice.
    Philip Hyland, Menachem Ben-Ezra, Marylene Cloitre, Grace Ho, Thanos Karatzias, Matthias Knefel, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Mark Shevlin, Frédérique Vallières
  • Symposium – Consequences of early adversity for mental health and neurobiological phenotypes across the lifespan: exposure type and timing matter.
    Mirjam van Zuiden, Tanja Jovanovic, Christian Schmahl, Sanne van Rooij
  • Symposium – Traversing the bridges between childhood interpersonal trauma exposure and mental health outcomes in adulthood: Studies examining the effects of diverse traumas types on complex outcomes
    Julian Ford, Patricia Kerig, Ruby Charak, Shane Adams
  • Symposium – Extending the focus beyond trauma in the treatment of victims of sexual exploitation
    Linda Verhaak, Sanne de Kleijn, Rina Ghafoerkhan, Saskia Bieleveldt, Jannetta Bos
  • Symposium – War, society and emotions. Dealing with traumatic pasts in Europe
    Rolf J. Kleber, Dean Ajdukovic, Anna Menyhért, Ilse Raaijmakers
  • Masterclass – IPT for PTSD – an introduction
    Joop de Jong, Kosse Jonker
  • Panel – Towards Open Science: Open Access publishing, Plan S, FAIR data, Registered Reports and other Incentives for alleviating Questionable Research Practices (QRP)
    Miranda Olff, Karel Luyben, Caroline Sutton,Nancy Kassam-Adams, Ineke Wessel
11:30 12:45
Lunch on your own 12:45 14:15
Keynote #4 – Improving the mental health in low resource and humanitarian settings. From research to practice and back
Mark Jordans
14:15 15:30
Closing ceremony 15:45 17:00

Keynote speakers

Bernet Elzinga Bernet Elzinga

Bernet Elzinga is Professor at the section Clinical Psychology at Leiden University and the Leiden Institute of Brain and Cognition (LIBC), the Netherlands. Her major areas of research have focused on the impact of (early life) stress and trauma on the brain, neuroendocrinology, and cognitive/emotional functioning in patients with various stress-related disorders. For her research, she received various grants (i.e.,VENI, VIDI and VICI). Besides her research activities, she is trained as psychotherapist in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and is advisor for the Landelijke Expertisecentrum Bijzondere Zedenzaken. In 2007, she was elected as a member of ‘De Jonge Academie’ (DJA) of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW).

Christine Heim

Prof. Heim uses a multidisciplinary psychobiological approach to study the neurobiological consequences of childhood trauma and their relationship to depression, anxiety and functional somatic disorders. Her results were among the first evidence in humans to suggest that early life trauma is associated with lifelong neurobiological “scars” that increase the risk for developing a range of disorders in adulthood. Prof. Heim is the recipient of more than 10 honors and awards, including the Chaim Danieli Young Professional Award for outstanding contributions to traumatic stress studies and the prestigious Curt P. Richter Award for outstanding contributions to psychoneuroendocrinology. She is also the recipient of a NIMH Career Development Award. In 2008 Prof. Heim was elected into the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. She serves on multiple international review committees regarding the evaluation of work on early-life trauma.

Christine Heim
Mark Jordans Mark Jordans

Prof. Dr. Mark Jordans is child psychologist and works as Director of Research & Development for the NGO War Child in the Netherlands. He is professor in Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at the University of Amsterdam, and Reader, Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Humanitarian Settings, at the Center for Global Mental Health, King’s College London. His work focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of psychosocial and mental health care systems in low and middle income countries, especially for children in adversities and in fragile states. Mark Jordans is the founder and Senior Technical Advisor of TPO Nepal.

Gerhard Andersson

Professor Gerhard Andersson is full professor of Clinical Psychology at Linköping University (appointed 2003), in the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. He also has a position as affiliated researcher at Karolinska Institutet in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatry, where he is linked to the Centre for Psychiatry Research (Competence Centre for Psychotherapy Research). Dr Andersson is trained as a CBT therapist and has a license and graduate diploma as a psychotherapist (2005). He has also completed teaching and supervision training in cognitive and behavioural psychotherapy (2016). Andersson has a part-time position as clinical psychologist at the Department of Audiology, Linköping University Hospital, as a member of the Tinnitus team. One of his main research interests involve the application of the internet and modern information technology in psychological research, in particular guided psychological treatment via the internet.

Gerhard Andersson