wasad introduces itself
The WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR STRESS-RELATED AND ANXIETY DISORDERS, WASAD, is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2016 by leaders of clinical and translational science.
The reasons for this are:
Stress and disease sequelae related to stress and trauma as well as anxiety disorders represent an ever growing social problem and cause psychological distress affecting professional life, lifestyle and quality of life. These diseases are now one of the most common causes of work absences and thus have direct social consequences affecting not only affected persons but also the social environment.
WASAD has set itself the goal:
- To promote basic research on stress-related disorders and anxiety disorders, to ensure effective and safe drug treatment and prevention strategies for these mental illnesses.
- To make the interdisciplinary science findings suitable for clinical and psychological institutions and their representatives.
- To offer the right framework for clinicians and practicing physicians, psychotherapists, physicians and psychotherapists in training, students and health care professionals in order to exchange knowledge and experiences in the fields of clinical and basic research, stress, stress-related disorders and anxiety disorders.
- To make recommendations to current therapy-relevant topics
- To promote international contacts in this field
WASAD-SFB-TRR58 2017 is an international congress focusing on all levels of stress and anxiety disorders on a translational and interdisciplinary level. The organizers hope to attract clinicians, researchers, psychologists to discuss and provide knowledge in these disorders. Educational aspects will be of interest for attendees of this conference as well.
Translational treatment of the subject will lead to improved stress and anxiety prevention in diseases such as PTSD, burn out, school anxiety and stress, etc.
In order to reach these goals, the congress is planning plenary lectures, symposia, free communications, workshops, hot topic sessions and guided poster presentations.