Głównym językiem konferencji jest angielski,
ale w razie potrzeby (zgłoszeń) będzie możliwość tłumaczenia bezpośredniego (symultanicznego).

Conference registration fees

  • Normal: 150 €
  • Special country: 80 €
    (only for residents of Ukraine, Belraus, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)
  • Students from Poland: 60 €

Included in the fees for participants

  • access to the scientific sessions
  • the bag with the Congress materials
  • morning and afternoon coffee breaks provided each of the two conference days
  • lunch provided each of the two conference days

Cancellation Policy

  • cancellation requests made in writing (e-mail) will be accepted, up to 14 days prior to the conference opening date, and will be reimbursed 50% of registration fee paid
  • after this date, no reimbursement is possible 

Abstract content and format

  • All abstracts submitted via e-mail (word document, Arial 10 pt)  before the deadline will be forwarded to the Abstract Review Committee for review.
  • Abstracts submitted by fax will not be accepted

Author names and affiliations

Please put first family name (when there is a double family name, please put both names; if there is a prefix, please put this first) followed by the initial(s) of the forename(s). Please put a period after the initial(s), and no spaces between the initial(s) and periods. The authors then can be listed separated by a comma
For example: Bach J.S., Mozart W.A., van Beethoven L.

Present the authors’ affiliation below the names each preceded by a number. This being the same number that should follow after the after the author’s last initial.
So with affiliations, this would look  like:

Bach J.S.1, Mozart W.A.2, van Beethoven L.3

1 Thomasschule Leipzig, Germany; 2 Stephansdom, Vienna, Austria; 3 Bonner Hof, Bonn, Germany

The presenting author of the abstract can easiest be indicated by underlining the name, or by putting it in bold.

Abstracts should be structured to include the following parts:

Introduction – should be informative and short, stating why the study was conducted;

Material & methods – indicating the locale, number and type of human subjects, non-human species or material being studied, the principal procedures, assays, tests or treatments performed;

Results – confirming or refuting the hypothesis, supported by statistics if appropriate;

Conclusions – stating the major new findings of the study and specifying what these findings add to what is known already.

Abbreviations may be used after a first definition.

Abstract title Do not use capital letters and do not indent. The title should reflect the contents and should exceed 150 characters (15 words).

The body text must be a maximum of 500 words. The different parts of the abstract – introduction, material and methods, results, conclusions – are to be typed in bold.


Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). It is not recommended that references are cited in the abstract but if for some reason they must be, they must also be given in full in the reference list. Unpublished results are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. Exceptionally, if unpublished references are included in the reference list, they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with “Unpublished results”. Personal communications are not allowed in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text where the name and brief address of the person must also be supplied. Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Reference style

Text citations: All citations in the text should refer to:
1. Single author: the author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
2. Two authors: both authors’ names and the year of publication;
3. More than three authors: first author’s name followed by “et al.” and the year of publication.
Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.
Examples: “as demonstrated (Allan, 1996a, 1996b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1995). Kramer et al. (2000) have recently shown ….”
Reference list: Please provide name and initial(s) for all authors, followed by year of publication. References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication.
Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2000. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51–59.
Reference to a book:
Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 1979. The Elements of Style, third ed. Macmillan, New York.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 1999. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.


Abstracts on any topic related to asylum seekers and refugees ; psychiatric and psychotherapy transcultural medicine will be considered. Abstracts should be based on work that provides new information.  Abstracts will be judged on scientific merit by the International Scientific  Program Committee

  • Anxiety Disorders and Somatoform Disorders
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Classification of Mental Disorders
  • Cultural Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry
  • Ethics and Psychiatry
  • Education and Training
  • Incorporating Cultural Issues in Education for Ethical Practice
  • Mental Health Care
  • Mental Health Policies
  • Migration and Mental Health of Immigrants
  • Pain and Treatment Options
  • Personality and Personality Disorders
  • Philosophy and Psychiatry
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Prevention of Mental Disorders
  • Promotion of Mental Health
  • Psychotherapy
  • personal, national and collective memory
  • Practical Strategies for Providing Culturally Sensitive, Ethical Care in Developing Nations
  • Suicidology and Suicide Prevention
  • Training in Psychiatry
  • Teaching Ethics in Religious or Cultural Conflict Situations: a Personal Perspective
  • Women, Gender and Mental Health