4th German Health Research Meeting (GHRM) 2015

The Institute of Medical Psychology of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin hosted the meeting in october 22nd and 23rd in 2015. The meeting discussed the consequences of violence, neglect and abuse of children and juveniles.

The meeting particularly focused on neurobiological and epigenetic consequences of child maltreatment.

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4th GHRM on behavioral disorders related to violoence, neglect, maltreatment, and abuse in childhood and adolescence

Prof. Michael J. Meaney and Prof. Christine Heim
Prof. Michael S. Kobor
Prof. Charles B. Nemeroff
Prof. Pathik D. Wadhwa

Welcome Note by Christine Heim

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 4th German Health Research Meeting on Behavioural Disorders Related to Violence, Neglect, Maltreatment, and Abuse in Childhood and Adolescence to be held at "Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus" located on the historical campus of CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin, on October 22nd-23rd, 2015.

This meeting is an annual event for members of 11 research network groups that are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. This year's meeting is focused on the current state of knowledge from basic, translational, and clinical research regarding the causes and consequences of violence, neglect, maltreatment, and abuse in children. We expect more than 150 participants, including research network members, young investigators, and internationally distinguished keynote speakers. 

Confirmed speakers include:
- Prof. Michael S. Kobor (University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada)
- Prof. Michael J. Meaney (McGill University Montreal, Canada)
- Prof. Charles B. Nemeroff (University of Miami, USA)
- Prof. Pathik D. Wadhwa (University of California, Irvine, USA)

We are excited to meet and share knowledge and results with these exceptional scientists.

It is our aim to provide the best possible environment for you to present your latest data and to strengthen existing and establish new collaborations.

You are kindly asked for your contribution by submitting abstracts on results from your research network as well as free abstracts on the main topic. To prepare an interesting scientific program for all participants, we hope for numerous contributions. Young investigators will have the opportunity to present and discuss their work in a poster session and are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts for posters.

We hope that - in addition to the exchange of scientific ideas and results - you will find the time and opportunity to visit historical places in Berlin and discover the cultural diversity of Berlin.

We are looking forward to an exciting meeting and to welcoming you to Berlin!

With best regards

Christine Heim, PhD
Director, Institute of Medical Psychology
Charité - Universitätsmedizin

Overview: GHRM Programme 2015 (pdf)

Impressions GHRM 2015