WASAD Congress 2019

Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health
3 – 5 October | Würzburg, Germany

SFB Plenary Symposia

Dates and times of the symposia are published under the link "schedule"


Anxiety Disorders - Prediction, prevention and personalized therapy
Chair: Andreas Papassotiropoulos, Basel
1. Separation anxiety grows up: an overview of separation anxiety in adults, V. Manicavasagar, Sydney
2. Developmental fear generalization, M. Romanos, Würzburg
3. Epigenetics of anxiety, K. Domschke, Freiburg
4. Genetic variability of GLRB impact cognitive behavioral therapy response in panic disorder, H. Weber, Würzburg


New insights into (dys-) regulation of fear and anxiety in rodents 

Chair: Andreas Draguhn, Heidelberg
1. Studying neural mechanisms of stress vulnerability and resilience in an animal model of PTSD, Gal Richter-Levin, Haifa
2. Brainstem circuits mediating behavioral and autonomic defensive states. Philip Tovote, Würzburg
3. Novel vistas on Neuropeptide S-mediated fear regulation from a humanized mouse model, K. Jüngling, Münster
4. Encoding of social information by subpopulations of amygdala neurons, M. S. Fustiñana, Basel


How anxiety modulates attention

Chair: Herta Flor, Heidelberg
1. How to conceptualize, measure, and modify anxiety-related attentional bias, Ernst Koster, Ghent
2. Fear and anxiety in the visual brain - Differential visuocortical processing of predictable and unpredictable threat, M. Wieser, Rotterdam
3. Space, time and anxiety: Survival decisions along defensive circuits, D. Mobbs, Pasadena
4. Fear generalization of implicit conditioned facial features – Behavioral and magnetoencephalographic correlates, K. Roesmann, Münster


Neural dynamics of aversive learning

Chair: Marta Andreatta, Würzburg and Jan Haaker, Hamburg

1. Social learning and decision making under threat, A. Olsson, Stockholm
2. Dissociable influences of anxiety on pain and arousal during aversive reversal learning, L. Atlas, Bethesda
3. Influencing and modulating factors of aggression and impulsivity, U. Habel, Aachen
4. Neural mechanisms of fear generalization, C. Büchel, Hamburg


Individual differences in fear and anxiety 

Chair: Tina Lonsdorf, Hamburg and Ulrike Lüken, Berlin

1. Hacking behavior to understand brain based disorders: the role of computation to re-define clinical phenotypes, I. R. Galatzer-Levy, New York
2. Using individual differences to construct machine learning based models for single-subject classification and prediction in anxiety and related disorders, K. Hilbert, Berlin
3. Theranostic markers for personalized therapy of spider phobia: Methods of a bicentric external cross-validation machine learning approach, E. Leehr, Münster
4. Do individual patterns of attentional exploration predict differences in fear generalization? M. Reutter, Würzburg