Abstract Submission

Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are very pleased to pre-announce that the submission portal of the 7th congress of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD), to be held in September 2024 in Antwerp, Belgium, will open on December 1st, 2023.

We are looking forward to receiving your submission on your current work in the field of personality disorders. The topic will be “Treating Personality Pathology in a Time of Change”, and we confirm today a number of plenary speakers, see below. In addition to the research symposia, the congress will feature formats for early career researchers, clinicians from various backgrounds, sessions with Master Clinicians, paper and poster sessions, CME accredited clinical and research workshops and the presidential discussion. The social program is promising in this vibrant Flemish city where bicycles have (almost) free rein.

Get ready and submit your best work to ESSPD Antwerp 2024!

For questions related to the submission system please e-Mail support@meetingsavvy.freshdesk.com

Research symposia should include four to five presentations focused on a common theme or various aspects of a large-scale research project. Presentations should come from at least two different institutions. The symposia will last 90 minutes, with a minimum of 15 minutes for open discussion with the audience. Each symposium should have a chair (normally the organizer of the panel or another relevant person). We encourage to include the perspective of users and family members in the symposia.

The panel submission portal is set up for one person (in most cases the chair) to submit the panel abstract AND each paper abstract together. Thus, before submitting, this person should collect all abstracts from the panel speakers and then proceed with the provided link. Overall and individual paper abstracts have a maximum of 300 words.

Individual papers are suited for presentations of completed research, or projects that have not been submitted as part of an organized thematic research symposium. They will be a maximum of 15 minutes, and the Scientific Committee will organize papers of similar topics to be presented during the same time slot. The Scientific Committee will assign a chair to each Paper session. Abstracts have a maximum of 300 words.

Poster presentations are appropriate for a range of research reports, including completed studies, pilot data, and work-in-progress. Posters offer the unique opportunity for the audience to see detailed graphic output. There will be guided poster tours with a designated moderator. The speaker should also bring print-outs of the poster in format A4. Abstracts have a maximum of 300 words. Of note, the best three posters will be awarded at the Award Session at the 2024 ESSPD congress.

The Scientific Committee is waiting for submissions on the following scientific topics:

  • ADHD Adolescents
  • Aggression
  • Animal Studies
  • Antisocial Behaviour
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Assessment
  • Children
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Depression
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dissociation
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • DSM-5
  • Early Detection and Prevention
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elderly patients
  • Emotion Regulation
  • End of Life Decisions
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensics
  • Generalist Psychiatric Treatments (GPM, SCM, GIT)
  • Genetics
  • Healthcare and Economics
  • ICD-11
  • Implementation
  • Mentalization Based Therapy
  • Narcissism
  • Neuroendocrinology/ Neuropeptides
  • Neuroimaging
  • Nursing Care
  • Offspring
  • Outcome Studies
  • Pain
  • Parents
  • Personality Functioning
  • Perspectives across lifespan
  • Pharmacology
  • Prevention
  • Process Studies
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD
  • Quality of Life
  • Relatives
  • Schema Focused Therapy
  • Self-harm
  • Self-help
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Social Integration
  • Somatic Comorbidities
  • Stigma
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma
  • Transference-focused Psychotherapy

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