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28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society

University of Innsbruck * | Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
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Title: 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Specialty: , Psychiatry
Dates: From Aug, 26, 2014 to Aug, 30, 2014
Location: Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 180 to 580 EUR
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Dear Colleagues,


The European Health Psychology Society and the Association of Austrian Professional Psychologists are thrilled to invite you to the 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society to be held in Innsbruck, Austria, from 26th to 30th August 2014.

The theme of the next annual conference of the European Society of Health Psychology will be “Beyond prevention and intervention: increasing well-being“. New research on Psychology and Health will be presented and discussed among scientists and practitioners from Europe and the rest of the world.
Our aim is to offer a program of interest to scholars as well as practitioners, a program founded upon research results as well as evidence from the field. Our efforts should provide an excellent opportunity for participants to interact by exchanging and debating new directions in the broad area of psychology.

We are delighted to welcome you to Innsbruck, the most beautiful city in the alps at the heart of Europe. Innsbruck is a versatile event destination! With countless leisure time activities on offer, Innsbruck is an exciting holiday destination in the summer – and if you are a culture enthusiast, you will find everything you want right here. Enjoy some great sports activities in the beautiful mountain environment or simply relax and enjoy peace and quiet while visiting the monuments, the art and the architecture.

An exciting congress that is not to be missed lies ahead and we are hoping you will make definitive plans participating. Your contribution is important to us, and all submissions are handled via our homepage.

We are very much looking forward meeting you in Innsbruck.

Stefan Höfer
Congress President



Karen Rook is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Irvine, USA, where she has also served as a department chair and associate dean.

Her research over the past 30 years has sought to understand how social relationships enhance or detract from health and well-being. This interest has led her to examine the health-related effects of negative, as well as positive, social exchanges. It has also led her to examine not only social support but also companionship and control (or regulation), as important functions of social relationships that affect health and well-being in distinctive ways. By adopting this broad perspective, her work has helped to stimulate research on previously neglected mechanisms by which social relationships may influence health.



Suzanne Skevington holds a Project Diamond Chair in Health Psychology at the University of Manchester where she directs an international centre for the study of quality of life. She was chair of the Division of Health Psychology at the British Psychological Society (2000-3).

Professor Skevington’s interests focus on assessing quality of life and well-being in health and health care, international health, and cross-cultural psychology. For 20 years she has worked within an international collaboration – the WHOQOL-Group – which was established by the World Health Organisation, Geneva, to measure quality of life in diverse cultures.

Prof. Skevington has been invited to address meetings at UNAIDS, UNESCO, OECD, UNEP and the UN, and advises some of these bodies. She has been a Board Director of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). She is currently interested in the implementations of routine assessment of subjective quality of life in the NHS. Also addressing health inequalities, following from an international study of poverty and quality of life in low and middle income countries (£3.3m ESRC funding) belong to her main research areas.




Ruut Veenhoven studied sociology and is emeritus professor of social conditions for human happiness at Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands, where he is currently affiliated with the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization. Veenhoven is director of the World Database of Happiness and editor of the Journal of Happiness Studies.

Prof. Veenhoven’s current research focuses on the effects of choice on happiness, public choice as well as private choice.



Adrian Taylor is Professor in Health Services Research at the Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine & Dentistry, UK. He has worked in the field of exercise & health psychology, at 4 UK Universities since 1989 after completing his PhD at the University of Toronto. He is the founding co-Editor in Chief of the interdisciplinary journal Mental Health and Physical Activity, now in its 6th year.

For 10 years he has been contributing to an evidence-base for how single sessions of physical activity (compared with sedentary behavior) influence affect and mood, self-regulation of smoking, snacking and alcohol use, based on self-reported urges, fMRI and cue reactivity, and eye tracking and dot probe tasks (to assess attentional bias). This experimental work has been used to inform interventions to facilitate the treatment of depression, support disadvantaged smokers to reduce their smoking, and tackle simultaneous multiple behavior change. He has received over £3.5m as P.I or co-P.I. for related work and has authored over 100 journal articles and book chapters.


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The conference will be hosted at the University of Innsbruck, School of Management, Karl-Rahner-Platz, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

The venue is easily accessible by a healthy walk with a maximum of 15-20 minutes walking time from all the recommended conference hotels.
Alternatively public transport can be used to reach the location.

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Once registered on the conference system, you can upload, modify and submit your abstract (until the abstract deadline), book a hotel room, arrange airport transfers, sign up for a workshop and of course register for the conference EHPS 2014 itself.

We warmly invite you to submit your abstracts for oral or poster presentations within one of the 19 tracks of the conference.

We also welcome symposia, round tables or workshops:
- Symposia provide an opportunity for focused presentations of a particular topic,
- Roundtables provide an opportunity to take forward an issue of relevance to health psychology by critiquing current evidence and suggesting future directions for research and applications,
- Workshops provide an opportunity for a group of participants to achieve a specific goal or address a particular problem. Workshops will take place on Tuesday, 26th of August 2014.

General guidelines for abstract submission can be found here: Abstract Submission Guidelines

We are looking forward to your abstracts and latest research findings you want to share with the world at this year’s 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.

Deadline for abstract submission is 14.02.2014. 21.02.2014 (final extension).

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all in Innsbruck, Austria!



Stefan Höfer
Congress President 
Christel Salewski
Chair of the Scientific Committee
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