Call for abstract

We received numerous contributions regarding the various themes. We would like to transfer these to the next year. The authors of the submitted abstracts will be contacted separately. In autumn 2021, the Call for Abstract for 2022 Congress will be re-opened. The website will keep you up to date.

Recovery stories

The recovery stories submitted are being read by the jury at the moment. We will ensure that the designated stories will get an adequate place in the context of the alternative online program. For the 2022 Congress, we plan a further Call for Recovery stories.

Dear colleagues, dear friends of the International Psychiatric Congress for Mental Health and Recovery,

In the last congress committee meeting, it was decided not to hold the congress in June 2021 in the planned form. This is due to the uncertain situation regarding the COVID 19 protection measures. However, we plan the congress in the following year on 16/17 June 2022. We would like to maintain the theme and the programm in the present form.

However, we want to offer something in the meantime. At the moment, we are planning two online events for the afternoons of 3 and 4 June 2021. We want to look at Recovery ways during the pandemic disease. The events will be in our tried–and-tested trialogical form. The following speakers have agreed to participate: Irene Burdich, Andreas Knuf, Dirk Richter and Andrea Zwicknagl. All further information regarding the inscription process and the detailed programm will be published on our website in the next weeks. We look forward to an interesting exchange of ideas!

Although we regret the adjourning of the Recovery Congress, we look forward to a shortened virtual program in summer and a big Recovery Congress in 2022.

 Best regards,

The congress committee


Christian Burr
MScN, Pflegeexperte, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

Santo Casablanca
Sozialarbeiter, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

Walter Gekle
Dr. med., Chefarzt Soteria und Direktion Psychiatrische Rehabilitation, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

Sibylle Glauser
Lic. phil, Angehörigenberatung der UPD, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

Anna Hegedüs
Mag., Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Forschung, Careum Hochschule Gesundheit

Matthias Jäger
PD Dr. med., Direktor Erwachsenenpsychiatrie, Psychiatrie Baselland

Hanna Ruile
Sozialarbeiterin BSc FH, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

Andréa Winter
Expertin durch Erfahrung EX-IN / Übersetzerin, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

Gianfranco Zuaboni
PhD, MNSc, Leiter Pflegeentwicklung, Sanatorium Kilchberg



Nico Hirschi
Prozessmanager, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

Marion Roggo
Kongresssekretatiat, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern



Andreas Knuf
Dipl. Psych., psychologischer Psychotherapeut, Praxis für Psychotherapie, Konstanz (D)

Joachim Schnackenberg
PhD, Dipl. Mental Health Nursing, dipl. Sozialarbeiter FH, EFC-Institut, Hannover (D)

Peter Lehmann
Dr. phil. h.c., Sozialwissenschaftler und Verleger, Antipsychiatrieverlag, Berlin (D)

Caroline Suter-Sturm
Expertin durch Erfahrung und wissenschaftliche Assistentin, Haute École de la Santé La Source, Lausanne (CH)

Charles Bonsack
Prof. Dr. med., Chefarzt und Assoziierter Professor, Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik CHUV, Lausanne (CH)

Julie Repper
PhD, Dipl. Mental Health Nursing, Leitung Kernteam ImRoc, Nottingham (UK)

Sirkka Mullis
Lic. phil. hist., Angehörige, Projektleiterin und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Bundesamt für Gesundheit, Bern (CH)

Michaela Amering
Prof. Dr. med.; Oberärztin und Leiterin integrative Psychosebehandlung, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie am AKH, Wien (A)

Janine Berg-Peer
M.A., Angehörige, Autorin und Coach (D)

Thelke Scholz
Expertin durch Erfahrung in der Gesundheitsversorgung EX-IN und Empowerment College Trainerin, Bremen (D)

Roberto Mezzina
Ehem. Direktor Dipartimento di Salute Mentale Trieste (IT); Former Head of Service, WHO CC for Research and Training (I)

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