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25th International Anniversary Symposium of Functional Disorders

From Somatoform Disorders to Functional Somatic Disorders and Beyond 

Welcome

We are delighted to invite you to the 25th International Anniversary Symposium of Functional Disorders, Aarhus University Hospital - From Somatoform Disorders to Functional Somatic Disorders and Beyond in Aarhus on 16 May 2024.

The focus of the 25th Anniversary Symposium is Functional Somatic Disorders. Despite major advancements in treatment and research in the last 25 years, Functional Somatic Disorders remain understudied compared with other medical and psychiatric conditions.

The Symposium will include plenary lectures, flash talks and poster presentations by young researchers with updates on the newest research results as well as discussions on future cooperative research projects and networking activities.

The overall achievement is to improve diagnostics, facilitate implementing of evidence-based treatment of and prevention in Functional Somatic Disorders and to work for destigmatizing of patients with Functional Somatic Disorders to facilitate that this patient group is given equal care and treatment as other patients in the healthcare system.

Sponsor: the Lundbeck Foundation. Grant no. R462-2024-69.

Plenary speakers

Prof. Dr. Judith Rosmalen
Dept. of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Holland

Professor Jon Stone, Consultant Neurologist and Hon. Prof. of Neurology 
University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Löwe, Dipl.-Psych. Klinikdirektor
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, das Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Peter Henningsen
Clinic and Policlinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Prof. Dr. Winfried Rief
Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Leiter der Psychotherapie-Ambulanz, Universität Marburg. Editor in Chief, Clinical Psychology in Europe

Emeritus Prof. Omer Van den Bergh
Faculty of Psychology and Health Psychology, KU Leuven University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium

Emeritus Prof. Torben Jørgensen
Dept. of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and Center for Clinical Research and Preventiion, Capital Region and University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Emeritus Prof. of Psychological Medicine Francis Creed
University of Manchester, UK

Organizing Committee

Per Fink
Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine - Research clinic for Functional Disorders
per.fink@clin.au.dk

Lisbeth Frostholm
Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine - Research clinic for Functional Disorders
frostholm@clin.au.dk

Lise Kirstine Gormsen
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine - Research clinic for Functional Disorders
lise.gormsen@clin.au.dk

Registration deadline: 15 April 2024


Registrations will be handled by KongresKompagniet.

Registration fee:
Regular:   300 DKK excl. VAT
Students: 150 DKK excl. VAT

Conference dinner
Optional: DKK 415 incl. VAT


Venue

Auditorium G206-142, Entrance G
Aarhus University Hospital