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7th International Symposium On Resilience Research from Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2021

The symposium will be held as an all-online virtual conference this year.

The conference covers latest developments and breakthroughs in stress resilience research, both in animal models and in human studies. A focus this year will be on resilience to early life adversity.

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", the alliance of European Universities FORTHEM and the EU Horizon project DynaMORE. We are part of the Rhine-Main Neuroscience Network (rmn²).

Follow us on Twitter: @Resilience Res, #resilience2021.

Confirmed speakers

  • Tallie Z. Baram, D. Shepard Professor of Neurological Sciences, UC Irvine

  • Deanna M. Barch, Departments of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Psychiatry and Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis

  • Dylan G. Gee, Department of Psychology, Yale University

  • Megan Gunnar, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Jamie Hanson, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh

  • Kathryn L. Humphreys, Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University Nashville

  • Ann S. Masten, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Eamon McCrory, Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology, University College London

  • Carmen Sandi, Brain Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

  • Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Education and Child Studies, Leiden University

  • Martha E. Wadsworth, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University

Scientific Program

Please find the scientific program here.

Organizing committee

Raffael Kalisch (rkalisch@uni-mainz.de), Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Beat Lutz, Laura Meine, Marianne Müller, Oliver Tüscher, Matthias Zerban

Posters, Young Investigator Short Talks, Poster Award

There will be virtual poster sessions with opportunity for interaction. Participants are invited to submit poster abstracts (max. 300 words, with full author list and affiliations) via e-mail for listing in the abstract book. Deadline: July 23. Suitable posters first-authored by a young researcher are selected for short talks. If you wish to be considered for a talk, please indicate your age when submitting. A decision is made by August 6.

Digital posters of submitted abstracts should be submitted in PDF format for presentation in the poster sessions by September 17. The best poster will receive a poster award (300 €).

Be part of the Resilience Symposium 2021


Registration is mandatory via e-mail by completing the below registration form. Registration deadline: September 1, 2021.

Registration Fee: €25,--

Fees are waived for speakers and students within the Rhine-Main, intresa and FORTHEM networks and for LIR employees.

Please note that your registration is only guaranteed upon receipt of your payment by September 15, 2021 at the latest.

Bank details
Mainzer Volksbank

Recipient: Leibniz-Institut für Resilienzforschung
IBAN: DE 60 5519 0000 0966 5010 17
Reference: Resilience Symposium 2021
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Administrative contact
Martina Diehl
Operational Management
Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research
Wallstraße 7
55122 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 89448 06