The DGPPN – your host in Berlin

Standing behind the congress is Germany’s largest and oldest scientific association for doctors and scientists working in the field of psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatics. The DGPPN gives mental health a voice and is deeply committed to helping people with mental illness live free from prejudice and obtain the help they need.


German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN e. V.)
Reinhardtstr. 27 B
10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49-(0)30-240 4772-0
Fax: +49-(0)30-240 4772-29

Congress President

Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Heinz

Scientific Congress Secretariat

DGPPN Head Office
Reinhardtstr. 27 B | 10117 Berlin, Germany

Dipl.-Psych. Julie Holzhausen
Telephone: +49-(0)30-240 4772-18 

Slava Platikanova, M.A.
Telephone: +49-(0)30-240 4772-13

Dipl.-Psych. Esther Knichel
Telephone: +49-(0)30-240 4772-30

Josephine Winkler (on maternal leave)
Telephone: +49-(0)30-240 4772-19

Scientific Programme Committee
  • Arno Deister, Itzehoe (Germany)
  • Katharina Domschke, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)
  • Martin Driessen, Bielefeld (Germany)
  • Andreas Fallgatter, Tübingen (Germany)
  • Jürgen Fritze, Pulheim (Germany)
  • Thomas Frodl, Magdeburg (Germany)
  • Euphrosyne Gouzoulis-Mayfrank, Köln (Germany)
  • Michael Grözinger, Aachen (Germany)
  • Oliver Gruber, Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Iris Hauth, Berlin (Germany)
  • Andreas Heinz, Berlin (Germany)
  • Sabine Herpertz, Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Paul Hoff, Zürich (Switzerland)
  • Julie Holzhausen, Berlin (Germany)
  • Frank Jessen, Köln (Germany)
  • Christian Kieser, Potsdam (Germany)
  • Thilo Kircher, Marburg (Germany)
  • Sabine Köhler, Jena (Germany)
  • Andreas Küthmann, Memmingen (Germany)
  • Berend Malchow, Jena (Germany)
  • Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Mannheim (Germany)
  • Jürgen L. Müller, Göttingen (Germany)
  • André Nienaber, Gütersloh (Germany)
  • Thomas Pollmächer, Ingolstadt (Germany)
  • Christa Rados, Villach (Austria)
  • Andreas Reif, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Steffi Riedel-Heller, Leipzig (Germany)
  • Christa Roth-Sackenheim, Andernach (Germany)
  • Rainer Rupprecht, Regensburg (Germany)
  • Norman Sartorius, Genf (Switzerland)
  • Thomas E. Schläpfer, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)
  • Andrea Schmitt, München (Germany)
  • Georg Schomerus, Greifswald (Germany)
  • Thomas G. Schulze, München (Germany)
  • Heike Tost, Mannheim (Germany)
  • Pierre Vallon, Morges (Switzerland)
  • Ulrich Voderholzer, Prien am Chiemsee (Germany)
  • Martin Walter, Tübingen (Germany)
  • Johannes Wancata, Wien (Austria)
  • Jens Wiltfang, Göttingen (Germany)
  • Jürgen Zielasek, Köln (Germany)
Council of Associations for Service Users and Family Carers

The Council plays an active role in shaping the scientific programme by supporting the Scientific Secretariat in organising joint sessions with all three stakeholder groups and thus presenting the full range of perspectives.

  • Cornelia Brummer, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bipolare Störungen e. V. (DGBS)
  • Asmus Finzen
  • Ruth Fricke, Bundesverband Psychiatrie- Erfahrener e. V.
  • Dietmar Geissler, EX-IN Deutschland e. V.
  • Wolf Hartmann, Deutsche Gesellschaft Zwangserkrankungen e. V.
  • Sabine Jansen, Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft e. V. und Selbsthilfe Demenz
  • Anja Link, Borderline-Trialog, Kontakt- und Informationsstelle
  • Brigitte Richter, Pandora Selbsthilfe Psychiatrie-Erfahrener e. V.
  • Gudrun Schliebener, Bundesverband der Angehörigen psychisch Kranker e. V. (BAPK)
  • Wiebke Schneider, Guttempler in Deutschland
  • Doris Schulten, Deutsche DepressionsLiga
  • Christian Zottl, Deutsche Angst-Selbsthilfe e. V. (DASH)
Learn More

Registration and abstract submission will open in February 2019

Your contact person

Dipl.-Psych. Julie Holzhausen
Head of the DGPPN Head Office and Scientific Congress Coordination

DGPPN Head Office Berlin
Reinhardtstraße 27 B I 10117 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +49 30 2404772-18

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