You are invited to join the International Conference on Urban Mental Health 2024 in collaboration with EACLIPT, hosted by the Centre for Urban Mental Health of the University of Amsterdam, on March 21 and 22 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Thursday, March 21 & Friday, March 22, 2024

Location + Venue 


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Prof. dr. Rosa Banos Rivera

Talk: Exploring the Potential of Microinterventions to Boost Mental Health

Panelist (Friday): Panel Discussion

Rosa Banos is currently Professor of Psychopathology, attached to the department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatments, and the Polibienestar Institute, University of Valencia.

Prof.  dr. Henning Tiemeier 

Talk: Population Neuroscience: Research in Children and Underserved Populations that matters for Public Health

Henning Tiemeier is Professor of Social and Behavioral Science and the Sumner and Esther Feldberg Chair of Maternal and Child Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as well as Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam. Henning Tiemeier received both his medical and sociological degree from the University of Bonn, Germany, and his PhD from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 

Dr.  David Weissman

Talk: Can public policy interventions reduce inequality in neurodevelopment and mental health?

David Weissman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. His research examines how childhood adversity impacts neurodevelopment in adolescence and how this manifests in risk for psychopathology. Importantly, childhood adversity occurs within the context of broader societal structures that influence who experiences adversity and the resources available to them, and Dr. Weissman has conducted pioneering work examining the role of the macrostructural context in neurodevelopment and mental health.

Prof.  dr. Denny Borsboom 

Talk: Network approaches to psychopathology: An overview and an agenda for future research

Denny Borsboom is Professor in the Psychological Methods Group at the Psychology Department of the University of Amsterdam and director of its Social and Behavioural Data Science Centre. His research focuses on the conceptual analysis of psychometric concepts, the development of new psychometric techniques, and the formation of formalized psychological theory.


Prof. dr. Cory Newman

Session (Thursday): Public Supervision

Cory Newman is Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry in at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Director at the Center for Cognitive Therapy.

Dr. Joan Marsh

Session (Thursday): Introduction to Lancet Psychiatry

Chair (Friday): Panel Discussion

Joan Marsh is Editor-in-Chief at the Lancet Psychiatry. Joan will give an introduction to this journal on the Thursday, as well lead a Panel discussion on the Friday of this conference.

Prof. dr. Winfried Rief

Session (Thursday): Introduction to Clinical Psychology in Europe

Panelist (Friday): Panel Discussion

Winfried Rief is Professor of Clinical psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Marburg and Editor-in-Chief at the Clinical Psychology in Europe journal. Winfried will give an introduction to this journal on the Thursday of the conference.

Prof. dr. Stefan  G. Hofmann

Panelist (Friday): Panel Discussion

Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D. is the Alexander von Humboldt Professor at Philipps University of Marburg (Germany). Stefan is a leading expert in researching and treating anxiety disorders, with a focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He has been the editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research regulation.


Hotel Suggestions 

These hotels are sorted by price per night. Please note hotel distance to venue. These are options close to the venue, but some are about a 15 min walk or 10 mins with public transportation. We don't have a code or affiliation with these hotels. The below listed are just suggestions based on distance to venue. 

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Sir Adam Noord 

NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace

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Yotel Noord

Hotel NH Amsterdam Noord

Ibis Amsterdam Centre

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Clink Hostels

Bunk Amsterdam