DGPPN Congress 2013:
From Therapy to Prevention
Submit oral presentations and posters now
Every year the annual DGPPN congress is one of the highlights for doctors, therapists and scientists — and you have the opportunity to actively shape the scientific programme. Submit oral presentations and posters online now. Find out more
More than 30 CME points possible
Over the past years, the DGPPN congress has not only become a fixed point in specialists’ further education but is also used as an important opportunity to achieve and maintain the continuing education certificate. More than 30 CME points can be earned at this year’s congress. The programme of the Academy for Further and Continuing Education is even being expanded and will offer more than 100 workshops. Go to congress registration
Programme committee will evaluate submitted symposia
The preparations for the DGPPN congress are in full swing. In the coming weeks, the scientific programme committee will evaluate the submitted thematic symposia. At the end of May, all chairpersons will be informed whether their submitted symposium has been accepted. The speakers in accepted symposia will then be asked to submit the abstracts for the individual contributions.
Highlights of the congress opening ceremony
The first highlights of the congress opening ceremony have already been fixed. Antonio Damasio, a neuroscientist internationally recognised for his research on consciousness and the body-mind problem, will speak on the topic of creativity and the brain. Using the Prinzhorn Collection as an example, Thomas Röske, the art historian and director of the collection, will showcase the creative works of people with mental illness. The Bavarian Doctors‘ Orchestra will provide an enjoyable framework by performing Piano Concert No. 1 by Beethoven under the direction of Reinhard Steinberg.
Programme emphasis: Karl Jaspers ‘General Psychopathology’
2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Karl Jaspers‘ ‘General Psychopathology’. This work, to this day highly influential on an international level, will be honoured at the congress with events involving prominent personalities. Among others, you can look forward to Paul McHugh, the renowned American psychiatrist, and Thomas Fuchs, holder of the Karl Jaspers professorship.
At the ICC for the last time
This year we have to bid farewell: the DGPPN congress will be held at the International Congress Centrum for the last time. The futuristic building in Berlin Westend is starting to show its age and is in urgent need of renovation. In 2014 the new City Cube, a multifunctional exhibition, congress and event arena, will open its doors–only a few 100 meters from the current location. Take advantage of this final opportunity to experience the ICC close-up at the upcoming congress.