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6th International Symposium On Resilience Research

The symposium will be held as an all-online virtual conference this year. Posters and recorded talks (if possible) will be made available to view for six months exclusively to registered attendees.

The conference covers latest developments and breakthroughs in stress resilience research, both in animal models and in human studies. One focus this year will be the question of potential positive effects of adversity, strengths that individuals might develop under stress, inoculation, mastery, self-efficacy. There will be a special session on resilience in the Corona crisis.

The symposium is organized yearly by the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR), the International Resilience Alliance (intresa), the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 1193 "Neurobiology of resilience", and the EU Horizon project DynaMORE. We are part of the Rhine-Main Neuroscience Network (rmn²).

Follow us on Twitter: @Resilience Res, #resilience2020.

Confirmed speakers

  • Amparo Acker-Palmer, Frankfurt

  • Richard Bryant, UNSW Sydney

  • David Fletcher, Loughborough

  • Willem Frankenhuis, University of Utrecht

  • Catherine Hartley, NYU

  • Thomas Larrieu, Lausanne

  • David Lyons, Stanford

  • Anthony Mancini, Pace University

  • Scott Russo, Mount Sinai

  • Michèle Wessa, Mainz

Scientific program

The program is currently being updated to accommodate the all-online format. Please check this website or Twitter @ResilienceRes, #resilience2020.

Posters - Poster Award - Young Researcher Short Talks

Participants are invited to submit poster abstracts (max. 300 words, please give full author list and affiliations) via e-mail. Deadline: September 1. Suitable posters by young researchers are selected for short talks. If you wish to be considered for a talk, please indicate your age when submitting.

All poster abstract authors are invited to submit a digital poster (pdf) for presentation to registered attendees on the conference website.

The best poster will receive a poster award (€300,--).

Organizing committee

Raffael Kalisch, Sevil Duvarci, Christian Fiebach, Birgit Kleim, Beat Lutz, Marianne Müller, Jochen Roeper, Michèle Wessa

For further travel information, please contact us.

Be part of the Resilience Symposium 2020 – Registration is closed!


Registration is mandatory. Registration deadline: September 15.

Registration Fee: €25,--

Fees are waived for speakers.

Please note that your registration is only guaranteed upon receipt of your payment by 20th September 2020 at the latest

Bank details
Mainzer Volksbank
Recipient: Leibniz-Institut für Resilienzforschung

IBAN: DE 60 5519 0000 0966 5010 17
Reference: Resilience Symposium 2020

Administrative contact
Martina Diehl
Operational Management
Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research
Wallstraße 7
55122 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 89448 06

Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR)
Wallstraße 7
55122 Mainz
Phone: +49 (0)6131 89448-77
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