Monday, September 11, 2023
08.00 – 12.00 Set up
Registration counter opens at 10.30
Welcome and arrival
12.00 – 13.30 Lecture Hall E1

Plenary Session, MPI Symposium: Complementary approaches to stress related diseases

Chair: Philipp Sämann und Angelika Erhardt-Lehmann

  1. ENIGMA & Hippocampal Subfields, Philipp Sämann
  2. BrainAGE predictions in multisite studies, Adyasha Khuntia
  3. Imaging Stress Test, Mira Erhart
  4. Anxiety and Epigenetics, Angelika Erhardt-Lehmann
Lecture Hall F5

Plenary Session: Stress, Anxiety and Covid-19

Chair: Christian Jacob and Meichun Mohler-Kuo

  1. The longitudinal association between parents’ stress, children’s stress and children’ anxiety during the covid pandemic in Switzerland, Meichun Mohler-Kuo
  2. Predicting stress, fatigue, mood, and hair cortisol in two COVID-19 lockdowns, Aljoscha Dreisörner
  3. Pregnant women and the COVID-19 pandemic, Rita Amiel Castro
  4. Exposure to COVID-19-related hospitalization and death in a national sample of Swiss adolescents: prevalence and effects on anxiety and depression symptoms, Simon Foster
13.30 – 13.45 Coffee Break
13.45 – 15.15 Lecture Hall E1

Plenary Session: Challenges and perspectives in the treatment of anxiety disorders – a clinical update

Chair: Peter Zwanzger

  1. Anxiety, sleep and stress, Martin Hatzinger
  2. Digital approaches in the treatment of anxiety disorders – opportunities and limitations, Peter Zwanzger
  3. Anxiety and the COVID-19 pandemic, Antonia Bendau
Lecture Hall F5

Plenary Session: Psychobiological mechanisms of social stress and social buffering

Chair: Beate Ditzen and Grit Hein

Introduction and Discussion: On possible interventions to improve social buffering, Beate Ditzen

  1. Social buffering in virtual reality and real life, Grit Hein
  2. Neurobiological mechanisms underpinning opioid use disorder, Sara Kroll
  3. Thermoregulation of social stress – experimental findings, Susanne Fischer
  4. Blood transcriptome analysis suggests an indirect molecular association of early life adversities and adult social anxiety disorder by immune-related signal transduction, Susanne Edelmann
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break
15.45 – 17.15 Lecture Hall E1

Plenary Session, Edda Neele-Stiftung Symposium: Stress in neurological conditions

Chair: Peter Riederer and Thomas Brücke

  1. Is ADHD a risk for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease? Linked via oxidative stress and inflammation? Edna Grünblatt
  2. MSA, a multiple stress disorder, Gregor Wenning
  3. BPSD in dementia, Jens Benninghoff
  4. Stress and dystonia, Dirk Dressler
Lecture Hall E6

Plenary Session: Women & Stress

Chair: Birgit Derntl and Andreas Fallgatter

  1. Stress hormone dynamics and reproductive states, Vibe Frokjaer
  2. Hormonal contraception and stress reactivity, Birgit Derntl
  3. Exposure to childhood maltreatment and systemic inflammation across pregnancy: the role of psychological and physical sequelae of maltreatment, Theresa Kleih
  4. Individuals at risk of adverse birth experiences, Thorsten Mikoteit
  5. New CB-PTSS treatment strategies, Déborah Fort
17.15 – 17.30 Coffee Break
17.30 – 18.30 Lecture Hall E1

Opening ceremony:

Welcome Addresses:

Prof. Dr. Frank Rühli, Dean of the Medical Faculty, UZH
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fallgatter, WASAD President
Prof. Dr. Christian Wolfrum, Vice-President Research ETH
Prof. Dr. Susanne Walitza, Head of the Academic Medical Directorate of the PUK

Burda Award Ceremony (Chair: Peter Riederer and Thomas Brücke)

Hans Selye Lecture:
Tomas Furmark: Why do people get social anxiety? Clues from neuroimaging

18.30 – 20.00 Welcome reception at the congress venue