Final programme


Please note the below times are Central European Summer Time (CEST).

The programme will be updated regularly with minor updates in the coming weeks.

Wednesday JUNE 16th, 2021

13:00 - 17:00

Pre-Conference Workshop: The implications of psychological wounding in children & adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic - from an EMDR perspective
Susan Darker-Smith
Child Trauma Therapy Centre, UK

13:00 - 17:00         

Pre-Conference Workshop: Treating posttraumatic stress disorder remotely with cognitive therapy for PTSD
Anke Ehlers
University of Oxford, UK

Thursday June 17th, 2021

09:15 – 09:30

Conference opening
Evaldas Kazlauskas
President of the ESTSS, Vilnius University, Lithuania

09:30 - 10:30

Keynote lecture: COVID-19 pandemic - not like any other?
Simon Wessely
King’s College London, Maudsley Hospitals UK

10:30– 10:45


10:45 – 11:45

Parallel sessions

Symposium: The ESTSS pan-European COVID-19 ADJUST study on stressors, risk and resilience factors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder – Study design and first results from eleven countries
Chair: Evaldas Kazlauskas

The ESTSS pan-European COVID-19 cohort study on stressors, risk and resilience factors, and symptoms of adjustment disorder – Study design and first results from eleven countries
Annett Lotzin, Elena Acquarini, Marina Ajdukovic, Vittoria Ardino, Filip K Arnberg, Helena Bakic, Maria Böttche, Maria Bragesjö, Małgorzata Dragan, Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Odeta Gelezelyte, Piotr Grajewski, Xenia Hadjicharalambous, Jana Darejan Javakhishvili, Evaldas Kazlauskas, Chrysanthi Lioupi, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Nino Makhashvili, Trudy Mooren, Luisa Sales, Irina  Zrnic, Ingo Schäfer

Latent classes of posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic in over 10,000 people across 11 European countries
Lonneke IM Lenferink, Joanne Mouthaan, Suzan Soydas, Trudy Mooren, Annett Lotzin, Elena  Acquarini, Dean Ajdukovic, Vittoria Ardino, Filip K Arnberg, Maria Böttche, Maria Bragesjö, Małgorzata Dragan, Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Odeta Gelezelyte, Piotr Grajewski, Xenia Hadjicharalambous, Jana Darejan Javakhishvili, Evaldas Kazlauskas, Chrysanthi Lioupi, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Nino Makhashvili, Luisa Sales, Irina Zrnic, Aleksandra Stevanovic, Ingo Schäfer

Feelings, thoughts and challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – A qualitative approach
Irina Zrnic, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Luísa Sales, Jana Darejan Javakhishvili, Lela Tsiskarishvili, Annett Lotzin

Symposium: Mental health after bereavement due to COVID-19 worldwide: Pioneering empirical studies
Chair: Maarten Eisma

Acute grief after deaths due to COVID-19, natural causes and unnatural causes in the Netherlands
Maarten Eisma, Aerjen Tamminga, Geert Smid, Paul Boelen

Psychological risk factors of functional impairment following COVID-19 deaths in the United States
Lauren Breen, Sherman Lee, Bob Neimeyer

Prolonged grief, posttraumatic stress, depression, and anxiety after COVID-19 bereavement in mainland China
Suqin Tang, Zhendong Xiang, Yi Yu, Qianxin Chen, Meilong Fan, Maarten Eisma

Invited symposium: The European Journal of Psychotraumatology special issue: The coronavirus pandemic and traumatic stress
Chairs: Meaghan O´Donnell & Talya Greene

Speakers: Jennifer Wild, Nasser F. BinDhim, Mira Vasileva, Ruth Pat-Horenczyk

Oral Presentations: Healthcare professionals

Did hospital personnel receive adequate help and support to reduce work-related stress during the COVID-19 pandemic? The Norwegian Study of Hospital Personnel.
Synne Stensland, Kristina Bondjers, John-Anker Zwart, Leiv Arne Rosseland, Hilde Wøien, Dan Atar, Dagfinn Matre, Ashley Elizabeth Muller, Tore Wentzel-Larse, Ingebjørg Lingaas, Grete Dyb

Moral injury among Israeli healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic- A latent class analysis approach
Gadi Zerach, Yossi Levi-Belz

Corona aftercare, an easily accessible intervention for health care professionals
Elisa van Ee

Flash Talks: Mental health/Interventions

The effect of belief in a just world on psychological distress during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Gabriel Nudelman

The effectiveness of instructed emotion regulation flexibility in reducing negative affect following exposure to COVID-salient images
Philippa Specker, Angela Nickerson

Relationship of sleep quality, stress, depression, and anxiety in ongoing times of COVID-19 in adults
Maren-Jo Kater, Anika Werner, Arnold Lohaus, Angelika A Schlarb

Associations between adjustment difficulties and suicidal ideation in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic
Augustė Nomeikaitė, Odeta Geležėlytė, Annett Lotzin, Evaldas Kazlauskas

Conducting an RCT during a pandemic: Clinician and researcher experiences and results of a cross-sectional study on COVID-19 related distress
Arne van den End, Aishah Snoek, Inga Aarts, Matthijs Blankers, Aartjan Beekman, Jack Dekker, Kathleen Thomaes

11:45 – 12:00


12:00 – 13:00

Parallel sessions

Symposium: Exploring the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of current stressors, double exposure and previous traumatic experiences. ESTSS pan-European COVID-19 ADJUST study findings
Chair: Jana Javakhishvili

Double adversity and mental health: COVID-19 pandemic and earthquake disaster
Dean Ajdukovic, Ines Rezo Bagaric, Aleksandra Stevanovic, Tanja Franciskovic, Helena Bakic, Marina Ajdukovic

The burden of adverse childhood experiences when coping and adjust to COVID 19 pandemic
Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Aida Dias, Joana Becker, João Veloso, Luísa Sales, Annett Lotzin, Elena Acquarini, Vittoria Ardino, Filip Arnberg, Maria Böttche, Maria Bragesjö, Xenia Hadjicharalambous, Małgorzata Dragan, Odeta Gelezelyte, Piotr Grajewski, Jana Darejan Javakhishvili, Evaldas Kazlauskas, Chrysanthi Lioupi, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Lela Tsiskarishvili, Trudy Mooren, Aleksandra Stevanovic, Irina Zrnic, Ingo Schäfer

The role of adjustment problems and pandemic-related stressors on suicide ideation: A general population study in Lithuania and Poland amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Odeta Gelezelyte, Malgorzata Dragan, Piotr Grajewski, Monika Kvedaraite, Annett Lotzin, Magdalena Skrodzka, Auguste Nomeikaite, Evaldas Kazlauskas

Symposium: Anticipating and meeting the mental health impact of COVID-19 in the UK
Chair: Talya Greene

The COVID Trauma Response Working Group guidance for healhcare workers and survivors of severe COVID illness
Michael Bloomfield, Talya Greene, Jo Billings

Psychosocial support for Frontline UK health and social care staff during COVID-19. What was offered, what was used, and was it helpful?
Talya Greene, Jasmine Harju-Seppänen, Camilla Tamworth, Zeast Kamal, Michael Bloomfield, Jo Billings

UK mental health professionals’ experiences, views and needs whilst supporting frontline health and social care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Jo Billings, Camilla Biggs, Brian Chi Fung Ching, Vasiliki Gkofa, David Singleton, Michael Bloomfield, Talya Greene

Oral Presentations: Resilience & wellbeing

Daily uplifts during the COVID-19 Pandemic: What is considered helpful in everyday Life?
Rakel Eklund, Filip K Arnberg, Ida Hensler, Kerstin Bergh Johannesson, Maria Bragesjö, Kristina Bondjers, Josefin Sveen

Overwhelmed by the pandemic: The effects of the coronavirus pandemic and earthquake stress on psychological well-being in Croatia
Iva Kapović, Dinka Čorkalo Biruški, Ivan Tomic

The contribution of posttraumatic growth attributed to prior trauma to peritraumatic reactions during the COVID-19 pandemic
Yael Lahav, Asmaa Abu Hamam, Shai Milo, Inbar Mor, Elit Shaked, Ayala Sultana Eliav

Masterclass: Researching with children during the COVID-19 pandemic
Suja Somanadhan
University College Dublin, Ireland

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

30 Min Meet the Expert
Expert: Dean Ajdukovic
Expert: Angelina Fusco

Cook with us! Cooking Workshop with Ruud van Gerven

14:00 – 15:00

Special Interest Group (SIG) on traumatic grief
Chair: Manik Djelantik
University Medical Center Utrecht – GGZ Altrecht

Co-chair: Clare Killikelly
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Invited speaker: Donald Robinaugh
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Making Traumatic Stress Data FAIR: Work by the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress
Nancy Kassam-Adams, Talya Greene, Lonneke Lenferink

Lived experiences: Music therapy during COVID-19 in refugee camps
Moderator: Joanne Mouthaan
Speaker: Wytske de Vries


15:00 - 15:15



15:15 – 16:15

Parallel sessions

Symposium: The pandemic in Slovenia: Mental health and emerging issues of selected groups
Chair: Nina Krohne

Students as a vulnerable group for developing psychological distress during the pandemic
Tanja Šraj Lebar, Patricija Kerč, Nina Krohne, Mateja Štirn

The role of interpersonal relationships in the mental health of people with a history of COVID-19 infection
Patricija Kerč, Tanja Šraj Lebar, Nina Krohne, Mateja Štirn

Gendered pandemic: Mental health differences in men and women during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nina Krohne, Patricija Kerč, Tanja Šraj Lebar, Mateja Štirn

Symposium: A national response to health and social care staff mental health and wellbeing In Northern Ireland throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic
Chair: Ciaran Shannon

Health and social care staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: Longitudinal results from the Staff COVID-19 Wellbeing Survey
Julie-Ann Jordan, Ciaran Shannon, Kevin Dyer, Dympna Browne, Emma Carroll, Jenny Maguire, Keith Kerrigan, Sinead Hanna, Thomas McCarthy

Experiences of providing psychological supports to health and social care staff during the COVID-19 pandemic: Qualitative and quantitative findings
Kevin Dyer, Ciaran Shannon, Julie-Ann Jordan, Dympna Browne, Emma Carroll, Jenny Maguire, Keith Kerrigan, Sinead Hanna, Thomas McCarthy, Luke McCann, Sinead Mitchell

Creating a policy framework for staff support in Northern Ireland during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Petra Corr

Oral Presentations: Children & Adolescents

Socio-emotional predictors of PTSD symptoms in reaction to COVID-19 in youth: A longitudinal study
Catherine Raymond, Alexe Bilodeau-Houle, Alexandra Brouillard, Valérie Bouchard, Lisa-Marie Davignon, Félix Duplessis Marcotte, Myriam Beaudin, Jessie Provencher, Marie-France Marin

Socio-emotional and educational development of students in Georgia before and after the school closure related to COVID-19 pandemic.
Tina Tsomaia, Elene Lomadze, Rusudani Zaalishvili, Ia Shalamberidze

“Locked in a cage”: Experience of COVID-19 quarantine among adolescents in Lithuania
Asta Adler, Ginte Stancaitiene, Rasa Barkauskiene

Flash Talks: Grief & loss / Specific populations

Group-based compassion-focused therapy (CFT) for Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD): A randomized controlled trial
Maja O'Connor

Police officers are also first responders: Are they burning out after one year of pandemic?
Bárbara Sousa, Patrícia Correia-Santos, Diogo Morgado, Ângela Maia

(Fire)fighting the pandemic – Predicting latent classes of stress-related symptomatology in Dutch firefighters.
Yoki L Mertens, Lonneke IM Lenferink, Miriam JJ Lommen

Complex posttraumatic stress disorder and different types of postmigration living difficulties in a treatment-seeking sample of refugees in times of the COVID pandemic: A network analysis
Jennifer Schieß-Jokanovic, Matthias Knefel, Viktoria Kantor, Dina Weindl, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster

Effect of sex differences and gender-roles on trajectories of anxiety and depressive symptoms in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Maryse Arcand, Alexe Bilodeau-Houle, Robert-Paul Juster, Marie-France Marin

Masterclass: Trauma-informed dance therapy during COVID-19
Ilene Serlin
California Institute of Integral Studies, US

16:15 – 16:30


16:30 - 17:30

Parallel sessions

Symposium: Taking care of our students: How the COVID-19 pandemic affects student mental health and wellbeing and how to intervene
Chair: Joanne Mouthaan

Does being “the new student” matter? Findings from two longitudinal studies on mental health of novice students during the COVID-19 pandemic
Joanne Mouthaan, Liia Kivelä, Lonneke Lenferink, Niki Antypa, Marie-José van Hoof, Trudy Mooren

Mental health and social contact during the COVID-19 pandemic: An Ecological Momentary Assessment study in university students
Faidra Papanikolaou, Eiko Fried, Sascha Epskamp

Monitoring and improving student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of the Caring Universities project
Sanne van Luenen, Vivian Kraaij, Joanne Mouthaan, Nadia Garnefski, Philip Spinhoven, Pim Cuijpers, Sacha Struijs

Symposium: The impact of COVID-19 on the development of pathological anxiety and trauma processing: First insights from translational studies on fear learning
Chair: Tanja Michael

Is experimentally measured inhibition of fear related to fear of corona and avoidance of social situations?
Johanna M P Baas

Fear learning and generalization during pandemic fear: How COVID-19 related anxiety affects classical fear conditioning with traumatic film clips
Alexander Hauck, Diana Ferreira de Sa, Tanja Michael

COVID-19-related distress predicts analog PTSD symptoms after exposure to an analog stressor
Edith Friesen, Tanja Michael, Sarah K Schäfer, M Roxanne Sopp

Oral Presentations: Mental health

Modelling the complexity of pandemic-related lifestyle quality change and mental health: An analysis of a nationally representative UK general population sample
Sarah Butter, Jamie Murphy, Philip Hyland, Orla McBride, Mark Shevlin, Todd K Hartman, Kate Bennett, Jilly Gibson-Miller, Liat Levita, Anton P Martinez, Liam Mason, Ryan McKay, Thomas Stocks, Frédérique Vallières, Richard P Bentall

The impact of COVID-19 on anxiety and perceived social status
Siobhan Gormley

Unexpectedness of bereavement is a risk factor for Prolonged Grief Disorder
Bettina Doering, Antonia Barke, Hannah Comteße, Anna Vogel, Rita Rosner

Oral Presentations: E-Health interventions

PTSD Coach Sweden: RCT of a Trauma-Focused Self-Management App
Ida Hensler, Martin Cernvall, Josefin Sveen, Filip K Arnberg

"Teletherapy as a lifeline for patients with war- and terror-induced PTSD" Attitudes towards teletherapy in the largest NGO for war- and terror-induced PTSD in Israel.
Hana Himi, Lee Leshem-Kalif

The perspective of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder on the COVID-19 pandemic and clinical videoconferencing
Simone de la Rie, Jackie June Ter Heide, Trudy Mooren

Expert panel: Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic across Europe


Central Europe:
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Eastern Europe:
Southern Europe:
Western Europe:
Annett Lotzin, University of Hamburg, Germany
Filip K Arnberg, Uppsala University, Sweden
Evaldas Kazlauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Miguel Xavier, University de Nova of Lisboa, Portugal
Neil Greenberg, Kings College London, UK

Moderator: Jana Javakhishvili
Immediate past ESTSS President, Ilia State University, Georgia

Friday June 18th, 2021

09:05 – 09:25

Meditation session

09:30 - 10:30

Keynote lecture: Mental health outcomes of COVID-19 and resilience: Moving beyond the volume of data to best practice approaches
Soraya Seedat
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

10.30 – 10.45


10:45 - 11.45

Parallel sessions

Symposium: COVID-19 Unmasked Global Collaboration: Longitudinal cohort study to examine the wellbeing of young children and their families during the pandemic
Chairs: Mira Vasileva, Meghan Marsac

The COVID-19 Unmasked survey: Study design and global collaboration
Alexandra De Young

Young children’s mental health during the pandemic: Results from Australia and the USA
Mira Vasileva, Meghan L Marsac, Eva Alisic, Vanessa E Cobham, Seetha H Davis, Caroline L Donovan, Aimee K Hildenbrand, Elisabeth Hoehn, Sonja March, Christel M Middeldorp, Alisa B Miller, Tess Smith, Rachel Wamser-Nanney, Alexandra De Young

Parent mental health and parenting during the pandemic: Results from the UK and the Netherlands
Hope Christie, Marthe R Egberts, Karen Goodal, Willemijn M van Eldik, Trudy T Mooren, Anneloes L van Baar, Paul A Boelen, Mariken Spuij

Symposium: Israelis' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Global and local aspects
Chair: Avital Laufer

Coronahelp: Evaluation of an online self-help CBT resource for coping with COVID-19
Sara Freedman, Daniel Minkin Levy, Tzvi Richman, Inba Roytman, Renana Eitan

The global mental health implications of COVID-19: Findings from a 5-country international study
Danny Horesh, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Ilanit Gordon, Ofer Golan, Adam D Brown

All in this together? Differential coping patterns between Americans and Israelis mediate psychological outcomes during COVID-19
Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, Shalom Jaffe, Leib Litman, Yael Latze, Jonathan Robinson, Sarah L Weinberger-Litman

Symposium: Young adults amid COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from Lithuania and Japan
Chair: Inga Truskauskaite-Kuneviciene

COVID-19-related distress and identity processes in young adulthood
Inga Truskauskaite-Kuneviciene, Kazumi Sugimura, Paulina Zelviene, Evaldas Kazlauskas

ICD-11 PTSD and Complex PTSD in relation to COVID-19-related negative experiences among young adults in Lithuania
Evaldas Kazlauskas, Paulina Zelviene, Yuka Kamite, Gabija Petrauskaite, Inga Truskauskaite-Kuneviciene

Mental health, PTSD, and Complex PTSD during the COVID-19 pandemic among young adults in Japan
Yuka Kamite, Kazuaki Abe, Shogo Hihara, Evaldas Kazlauskas, Inga Truskauskaite-Kuneviciene, Yutaka Haramaki, Kazumi Sugimura

Oral Presentations: Specific populations

The psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on refugees and migrants
Eva Spiritus-Beerden, An Verelst, Ilse Derluyn

Migrant adolescents' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: What role of school belonging?
An Verelst, Nikolett Szelei, Ilse Derluyn

The Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on subjective childbirth experience and postpartum post-traumatic stress reactions in women who gave birth in Lithuania
Egle Mazulyte-Rasytine, Ugne Gudzinskaite

Group discussion on a framework of good clinical practice for care to health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic*
Chairs: Elisa van Ee and Marloes Eidhof

*This is a replacement for Holly Blake’s masterclass

11:45 – 12:00


12:00 – 13.00

Parallel sessions

Symposium: Longitudinal changes in mental health during COVID-19
Chair: Talya Greene

Psychological Effects of COVID-19: An International Longitudinal Study
Sara Freedman, Azucena Garcia Palacios, Eduardo Fernandez, Jonathan Rabinowitz, Talya Greene

Risk factors for depression and anxiety during COVID-19 in Israel: A two-wave study before and during the pandemic
Ohad Gilbar, Marc Gelkopf, Rony Berger, Talya Greene

Longitudinal analysis of the UK COVID-19 Psychological Wellbeing Study: Trajectories of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress symptomology
Cherie Armour, Kerri E McPherson, Kareena McAloney-Kocaman, Emily McGlinchey, Pia Faeth

Symposium: Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic related mental health needs in LMICs: A case of Georgia
Chair: Nino Makhashvili

COVID-19 Mental Health Influence: Subclinical PTSD and Adjustment Disorder
Jana D Javakhishvili, Tamar Bolkvadze, Keti Pilauri, Bayard Roberts, Nino Makhashvili

War affected youth and COVID-19 stress consequences on mental health in Georgia
Nino Makhashvili, Natela Tsiramua

Transforming Mental Health and Psychosocial Services in Response to Covid-19: Georgian Case Study
Ketevan Pilauri, Jana D Javakhishvili, Nino Makhashvili, Ivdity Chiqovani, Maia Uchaneishvili, Lela Sulaberidze, Natia Shengelia, Jonathan Bisson

Flash Talks: Children & adolescents

Child and parental well-being and concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A longitudinal cohort analysis
Melanie Ehrler, Beatrice Latal, Cornelia Hagmann, Markus Landolt, Oliver Kretschmar, Flavia Wehrle

Elementary school lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic and the influence on the mental health of vulnerable children: case vignettes and lessons learned
Sanne Spronk, Marnix Loer, Manik Djelantik

A phenomenological study of low-income 11–14-year-old girls' wellbeing and relationships with teachers in Mumbai, India, and the implications for trauma-informed care in high-poverty schools
Nomisha Kurian

One size does not fit all - Mental wellbeing of Dutch parents and adolescents during the first lockdown of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Marie-Louise Kullberg, Loes Janssen, Lisanne van Houtum, Mirjam Wever, Noa van Zwieten, Bart Verkuil, Bernet Elzinga, Wilma Wentholt

Adolescence mental health and COVID-19: Exploring changes during the pandemic
Ieva Daniunaite, Inga Truskauskaite-Kuneviciene, Siri Thoresen, Paulina Zelviene, Evaldas Kazlauskas

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break
30 Min Meet the Expert
Expert: Dominic Murphy
Expert: Marit Sijbrandij

Young Minds Lunch
Chair: Anke de Haan

14:00 – 15:00

Parallel sessions

Symposium: Challenges and innovations in the treatment of Complex PTSD to multiple trauma during the Global Pandemic
Chair: Mary Robertson

Adapting trauma interventions for delivery during the Global Pandemic: Special considerations in the treatment of Complex PTSD
Julia Gillard

Delivering trauma-focused psychological therapy for PTSD outdoors
Eileen Walsh

Adapting remote trauma-focused therapy for Complex PTSD during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Livia Ottisova

Symposium: Differential impacts of the COVID-19 and racism syndemic on trauma- and stressor-related symptoms in a representative United States sample
Chairs: Viann Nguyen-Feng, Annett Lotzin

Racism, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and racial disparity in the US COVID-19 syndemic
Xiang Zhou, Viann Nguyen-Feng, Rachel Wamser-Nanney, Annett Lotzin

Pandemic-related stressors, inequities, and treatment utilization and perceptions among parents
Rachel Wamser-Nanney, Viann Nguyen-Feng, Annett Lotzin, Xiang Zhou

Prevalence of COVID-related stressors, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and adjustment disorder symptoms in a representative United States sample
Viann Nguyen-Feng, Xiang Zhou, Rachel Wamser-Nanney, Annett Lotzin, Alexa Asplund, Jacob Moore, Megan Sundstrom, Isabela Machado de Silva

Symposium: The body as a resource: Body-oriented approaches and their significance in times of crisis
Chair: Sabine Nunius

The body supplies resources: The neurophysiological basis for dance meditation
Margarethe Philipp

Trauma, body sensations and the autonomous nervous system – stabilisation and regulation via traumasensitive yoga
Angela Dunemann, Sabine Nunius

Practice part: Trauma-sensitive yoga
Joachim Pfahl, Diana Ivanovna

Oral Presentations: Mental health

Exposure to media pandemic coverage, psychological burden, and perception of health services efficiency
Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Diana Andringa, Aida Dias, Camila Borges, Joana Becker, João Veloso, Annett Lotzin, Luísa Sales

Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth in a non-clinical sample of the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic
Charlotte Wall, Michelle Lowe, Jerome Carson, Gill Brown

Sense of Coherence buffers the effect of COVID-19 on mental health: Findings from a longitudinal study in the German general population
Sarah Schäfer, M Roxanne Sopp, Dominic Bläsing, Anja S Göritz, Tanja Michael

Expert panel: Traumatic grief research and care in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic

Paul Boelen, Utrecht University, ARQ Psychotrauma Centre, The Netherlands
Eric Bui, University of Caen Normandy, France
Maja O’Connor, Aarhus University, Denmark
Rita Rosner, Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
Naomi Simon, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, US

Moderator: Manik Djelantik
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

15:00 - 15:15


15:15 – 16:15

Keynote lecture: The end of trauma (as we know it)
George Bonanno
Columbia University, US

16:15- 16:30  

Poster award ceremony
Conference closing

Virtual Poster Wall

From Monday June 14th, 2021 a Virtual Poster Wall will be made available on the virtual platform where you will be able to view all the accepted posters that have been submitted to the Virtual Conference ESTSS 2021. The Virtual Poster Wall will also be available during the conference and up to 6 months after the Virtual Conference ESTSS 2021.

content on demand

All of the content will be made available on the virtual platform following the Virtual Conference ESTSS 2021. The virtual platform will include access to keynote lectures, master classes, expert panel discussions, symposia, flash talk sessions, and ePosters. The content will be available on-demand for up to 6 months after the Virtual Conference ESTSS 2021 and recordings can be accessed through the programme.