Join us at the Virtual Conference ESTSS 2021. Why? Find out below!

January 2021 vlog

Learn more about the conference from the Presidents of the ESTSS – Professor dr. Jana Javakhishvili and Professor dr. Evaldas Kazlauskas.

February 2021 vlog

We are delighted to announce that our first keynote speaker will be professor George Bonanno from Teachers College, Columbia University in the city of New York, USA.

March 2021 vlog

We are excited to announce one of our Expert Panel line-ups, comprising specialists in the field of traumatic grief. We welcome Professor Rita Rosner from Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt; Professor Maja O'Connor from Aarhus University; Professor Eric Bui from Harvard University; Professor Paul Boelen from Utrecht University; and Professor Naomi Simon from New York University. These experts will participate in a fascinating discussion about the nature and impact of traumatic grief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2021 vlog

We are excited to announce the experts who will be speaking at the conference Masterclasses. We welcome Doctor Suja Somanadhan, Assistant Professor and researcher at University College Dublin, Ireland and her colleagues Dr Harry Shier and Dr Helen McAneney. Dr. Somanadhan leads the Health Research Board (HRB) in Ireland and the Irish Research Council-funded project called “COVISION”. The project is exploring the creative and innovative ways children have responded to the changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Next, we welcome Professor Ilene Serlin from California Institute of Integral Studies in the USA. Professor Serlin is a licensed psychologist and registered dance/movement therapist in practice in San Francisco and Marin County. Lastly, we welcome Doctor Holly Blake from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Dr. Blake is an expert in national workforce evaluations, working on design, delivery and evaluation of workplace health promotion interventions to improve both the physical and mental health of employees. Her Masterclass will provide an overview of the psychological impact of COVID on healthcare workers.

May 2021 vlog

We are delighted to introduce our last two keynote speakers – Professor Soraya Seedat from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and Professor Sir Simon Wessely from King’s College London.

june 2021 vlog

Over the course of the past months the co-chairs of the conference have been working very hard to bring together a busy and fascinating conference programme. They look forward to meeting you virtually!