The Summer Course on Fear, Anxiety, Obsessions & Trauma will take place from 27 June – 2 July 2021 in Villa Finaly, Florence.
Application deadline: 15 May 2021.
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After close monitoring of the global risk assessment by the World Health Organization of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee of the Summer School on Affective Neuroscience has made the difficult decision to POSTPONE the upcoming Summer Course on Fear, Anxiety, Obsessions & Trauma scheduled for June 28 - July 3.
The new Course date Is now June 27 – July 2, 2021 in Florence, Italy.
The global situation concerning COVID-19 and its impact keeps changing and will likely continue to do so in the weeks ahead. This is making it very difficult to predict, assess and mitigate any potential risks to our attendees, speakers and invited guests.
Moreover, the travel restrictions imposed by governments and health authorities are being extended on a daily basis and are impacting the ability to attend any upcoming congresses, courses and events.
We deeply regret any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of the Course and we share your disappointment, but we believe that our top priority is to care for the health and well-being of our attendees and all those engaged in the course.
We thank you for your understanding and, please, stay safe and healthy.
Anxiety, depression and related affective disorders are the most prevalent mental health disorders worldwide, but the underlying mechanisms of emotions are also the least understood by modern science. Virtually all psychiatric disorders are characterized, or at least accompanied, by some degree of emotional disturbance. Affective neuroscience studies brain mechanisms underlying emotional behaviour. Affective neuroscience increasingly contributes to the insight in the underlying biological mechanisms of psychological therapy and can thus drive the improvement of current therapies and development of new ones. These developments in the field illustrate the need for interdisciplinary and translational approaches to come to a deeper understanding of emotions.
The Summer School on Affective Neuroscience provides an education in the specialized field of affective neuroscience. The overall aim of the Summer School is getting closer to understanding the mechanisms behind human psychopathology. The Summer School comprises two courses: one on Fear, Anxiety, Obsessions & Trauma, and the other on Mood, Aggression & Attraction. The courses aim at an in-depth analysis of the latest developments in the field of affective neuroscience. The teaching format is a challenging combination of lectures and workshops.
The Summer School on Affective Neuroscience is an ideal opportunity for clinicians, both psychologists and medical doctors, and young scientists to update their knowledge and expertise on the fundamentals of affective disorders.
European Certificate in Affective Neuroscience
For each of the courses that was completed successfully the participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Upon completion of both Summer Courses of the Summer School participants will receive the European Certificate in Affective Neuroscience from the Maastricht University.
Both Summer Courses have been accredited by the European Accreditation Committee in CNS (EACIC) for continuous medical education (CME) credits.