Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleague,

on behalf of the Scientific and Local Organising Committees of the joint conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) and the German Health Psychology chapter within the German Psychological Society (DGPs), we are delighted to invite you to submit an abstract for your presentation at our joint conference “Health Psychology for all: Equity, Inclusiveness and Transformation” in Bremen, Germany, September 4 – 8, 2023.

We are excited to announce some new presentation formats in addition to the well-established oral presentations, posters, symposia, roundtables / debates, and state-of-the-art presentations. For this conference, we introduce flashlight talks of early-career researchers presenting their research in a short, concentrated oral format. In addition, we introduce a new science communication format by organizing the first ever Health Psychology Science Slam – i.e. presenting research in a format somewhere between a TED talk and standup comedy.

The conference will be mainly in person, but we will provide an option for delegates to participate online/virtually, should they be unable to attend in person. Virtual oral presentations will need to be pre-recorded on video and will be available asynchronously via the conference platform. Please note that we will not be able to schedule virtual talks within the tracks in the conference program, but they will be available for watching or download anytime during and after the conference via the conference platform. Virtual poster presentations will need to be submitted to the conference platform prior to the conference, will be printed, and put up during the poster presentation session the poster is scheduled to appear in. Online participants will have the opportunity to follow the conference presentations live online.

The deadline for state-of-the-art presentations is 27th January 2023, the deadline for all other formats is the 14th February 2022.

More information regarding submission formats & guidelines is available here.

More information about previous conferences, the EHPS, and German Health Psychology chapter within the DGPs can be found at and

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Mark Conner & Prof. Gudrun Sproesser (Co-Chairs of the Scientific Committee)

Prof. Benjamin Schüz (Chair of the Local Organising Committee)

Invited Speakers:

The rich programme will be complemented with four invited keynote speakers: Cornelia Betsch, Adriana Baban, Johannes Brug, and Urte Scholz.

Important Dates:

  • State-of-the-Art Presentations: 27 January 2023
  • All Other Presentations: 14 February 2023
  • Acceptance: 1 May 2023
  • Early Bird Registration: up to 15 June 2023
  • Conference: 4 – 8 September 2023

Host City:
The Hanseatic city of Bremen is the vibrant heart of north-west Germany and home of the famous Bremen Town Musicians and Werder Bremen. It’s a city where different aspects of history, tradition, science, nature and culture come together to form a fascinating whole. Put simply, Bremen is well worth discovering.

Bremen, the cosmopolitan city on the river Weser, is steeped in history. The locals are proud of their Hanseatic heritage, but it’s not something they would ever boast about. They enjoy having a coffee on the market square outside the magnificent UNESCO-listed town hall, or a refreshing beer on the bustling Schlachte Embankment. Here, it’s easy to imagine days gone by, when ships from all over the world were docked in the harbour. Even today, you can still see traditional sailing ships here, such as the Alexander von Humboldt. If you walk through the Schnoor quarter, Bremen’s oldest district, or the elegant Böttcherstrasse with its distinctive architecture, you experience history at every turn.

The conference will take place at the University of Bremen

Bibliotheksstraße 1

28359 Bremen

Travel Information:
For details on how to travel to Germany, getting to Bremen, sustainable travel options, visas and local information click here.