The meeting 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.
Speakers unable to attend will have their presentations live-streamed to the audience.
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).
Amparo Acker-Palmer, Frankfurt
Richard Bryant, UNSW Sydney
David Fletcher, Loughborough
Willem Frankenhuis, Radboud University Nijmegen
Catherine Hartley, NYU
Thomas Larrieu, Lausanne
David Lyons, Stanford
Anthony Mancini, Pace University
Crystal Park, U Conn
Scott Russo, Mount Sinai
Michèle Wessa, Mainz
Program updates due to the COVID-19 pandemic are to be found on this website.
Participants are invited to submit poster abstracts (max. 300 words, please give full author list and affiliations) via e-mail. Deadline: July 12th. Suitable posters by young researchers are selected for short talks. Please indicate your age when submitting. Speakers will be reimbursed for their travel expenses. The best poster will receive a poster award (300 €).
Raffael Kalisch, Beat Lutz, Michèle Wessa, Mainz; Birgit Kleim, Zürich
Sevil Duvarci, Christian Fiebach, Jochen Roeper, Frankfurt; Marianne Müller, Mainz
University Medical Center, Langenbeckstraße 1, building 708, 55131 Mainz
Mainz is located in the heart of Germany, only 30 min from Frankfurt International Airport. Mainz is Germany’s third oldest city and the place where Johannes Gutenberg invented print. Mainz offers various tourist attractions, including the historical city center with its 1000 year-old cathedral, the Gutenberg Museum (home of the Gutenberg Bible), Marc Chagall‘s blue stained-glass window in St. Stefan’s church, and the baroque fortress overlooking the city. Mainz is surrounded by vineyards which produce some of Germany’s best white wines. Taste them in one of the city’s many winehouses.
From Frankfurt International Airport
Frankfurt Airport is connected to Mainz Central Station ("Mainz Hbf") via regular direct regional trains from its regional train station (not long-distance train station!). No prebooking is required. Tickets can be bought from ticket machines in the train station (cash, credit card, EC card).
Take either an R or an S8 train (not S9!), leaving from platform 3.
Costs: about 5 € one-way. Travel duration: 26 min. Timetables: here.
Cabs take 25-35 min. Costs: 60-70 € one-way.
Check Frankfurt International Airport for information.
From Mainz Central Station (Mainz Hbf)
On foot: Take back exit (“Ausgang West“). Walking distance 15 min.
By bus: On station square, bus bay G, take buses 9 (dir. Brezelbäckerei), 62 (dir. Weisenau), 63 (dir. Laubenheim), 67 (dir. Zornheim), 76 (dir. Landwehrweg).
Buses leave every few minutes. Exit next stop. Travel duration 4 min.
Tickets (1,75 €) can be bought from the driver (cash) or from ticket machines at the bus stop (cash, EC card).
By cab: station square. Travel duration 5 min.
Use parking garage Augustusplatz (Am Römerlager, 55131 Mainz, 5 min by foot).
A map of the location and ways to reach it is coming soon.
AC Hotel Mainz (on central station square)
Hilton Mainz City (20 min walking distance)
Hilton Mainz River Front (30 min)
Hyatt Regency (30 min)
Novotel Mainz (10 min)
Me and All Hotel Mainz (10 min)
Hotel Hammer (on central station square)
For further travel information, please contact us.
Registration is mandatory. Registration deadline: August 15th.
Senior researchers: €150
students and postdocs: €80
FTN and rmn2 students: €20
Fees are waived for speakers.
Please note that your registration is only guaranteed upon receipt of your payment by 15th August 2020 at the latest.
IBAN: DE 60 5519 0000 0966 5010 17
Reference: Resilience Symposium 2020
Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research
Tel +49 6131 89448 06