The 3rd Munich Winter Conference on Stress

The 3rd Munich Winter Conference on Stress

A Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry / Weizmann Institute of Science Conference

Organizers:       Mathias Schmidt and Alon Chen

Dates:                March 14-16, 2021

Venue:               Hotel Königshof, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

                           (just 1 hour south of Munich and easily accessible by public transportation)





2020 is an exceptionally difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also science and scientific meetings are suffering a heavy blow. Scientific interchange and advance is thriving in small and focused meetings like ours, and it is impossible for us to envision having the same experience in a virtual or hybrid meeting. We are therefore determined to continue with this conference series as planned in March 2021, when hopefully the current difficulties are in the past and it will be possible again to enjoy fruitful discussions with colleagues and friends in a lecture hall, over a drink at the bar or on the slopes.

The following distinguished scientists have already agreed to participate:

  • Debra Bangasser
  • Stacy Bilbo
  • Johannes Bohacek
  • Francesca Cirulli
  • Sam Golden
  • Marloes Henckens
  • Marija Kundakovic
  • Mackenzie Mathis
  • Cheryl McCormick
  • Onno Meijer
  • Caroline Menard
  • Kerry Ressler
  • Victoria Risbrough
  • Soojin Ryu
  • Lars Schwabe
  • Regina Sullivan
  • Nic van der Wee


Registration will open in August 2020. The deadline for registration is December 1st, 2020. Once we reached the maximum number of attendees, registration will be automatically closed. This will be a focused meeting of about 120 scientists, so please register early to ensure that you can participate.

Abstract submissions for poster presentation:

At the beginning of December, thus after registration is completed, all registered participants will receive an email with instructions how to submit titles for the poster presentation. Every attending scientist will have the possibility to present a poster at the conference. We will not ask abstracts from the attendees in order to enable everybody to present their latest, potentially also unpublished, data.

Furthermore, we will select a few outstanding young scientists to present their research in a hot topics session, which was certainly one of the highlights in the last two conferences. If you want to be considered for this, we will ask for an abstract and a cv, but only for the selection procedure. All the details for this will be explained in the future emails to all participants.

We look forward to welcoming you in Garmisch-Partenkirchen next year.


How to reach the conference hotel

The conference hotel Königshof is conveniently located just outside the main train station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The trip from Munich airport will take about 2 hours. The best option is to take the S1 or S8 from the airport to Munich train station and connect there to the local train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which runs about once per hour. Transportation options and tickets can be booked here and are also available via Google maps. From the train station, it is a 3 minute walk to the hotel.

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