EPP Lustrum/NSMD Symposium 30 June – 1 July 2022
Two-day event at Kasteel Vaeshartelt this summer

It promises to be an exciting, diverse and inspiring two-day event at Kasteel Vaeshartelt this summer.

We hereby formally invite you to attend the joint conference of the EPP research school and Gravitation consortium NSMD (New Science of Mental Disorders), on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July. On the first day, the focus will be on EPP research and its fascinating history of more than 35 years. The second day will be about NSMD, aimed at giving an inspiring impulse to the future of this emerging research field, with new contributions using network modelling.

Looking back and ahead will therefore be the common theme throughout the programme, with renominated speakers such as Michelle Craske (University of California, LA), Richard McNally (Harvard University), Dirk Hermans (KU Leuven), David Clark (Oxford University, UK), Peter de Jong (RU Grongingen), Arnoud Arntz and Han van der Maas (UvA Amsterdam). We will discuss, listen to ‘flashtalks’ of our PhD students and above all learn from each other. All in the beautiful surroundings of Kasteel Vaeshartelt near Maastricht.

Sign up now, using the registration form.

June 30th and July 1st – 2022

Buitenplaats Vaeshartelt, Maastricht


EPP Research School and Gravitation consortium NSMD (www.nsmd.eu)


Thursday June 30th


10.00 – 10.30 Welcome and walk-in – coffee/tea
10.30 – 10.45 Introduction by Prof.dr. Peter Muris, professor of developmental psychopathology, Maastricht University and director of science at the EPP Research School
10.45 – 11.30 Presentation by Prof.dr. Peter de Jong, professor of experimental psychopathology at Groningen University
11.30 – 12.15 Presentation by Prof.dr. Dirk Hermans, professor of psychology at the University of Leuven and director of the Centre for Learning Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 14.30
8 pecha kucha talks by EPP PhD students (Bart Endhoven, Janniek Bragt-de Jong, Jente Depoorter, Leonardo Pimpini, Sanne van Doornik, Naomi Carpentier, Asimina Aslanidou, Cosima Nimphy)
14.30 – 15.15 Presentation by Prof.dr. David Clark, professor and chair of experimental psychology at Oxford University
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee/tea break
15.45 – 16.30 Presentation by Prof.dr. Michelle Craske, professor of psychology and psychiatry and director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles
16.30 – 17.30 Panel discussion
17.30 – 17.45 Closing
18.30 – 22.00 Dinner & drinks


Friday July 1st


Day 2:
8.30 – 9.00 Welcome and walk-in – coffee/tea
9.00 – 9.15 Introduction by Prof.dr. Anita Jansen, professor of experimental clinical psychology at Maastricht University, director of NSMD
9.15 – 10.00 Presentation by Prof.dr. Han van der Maas, professor of psychological methods at University of Amsterdam
10.00-10.30 Coffee/tea break
10.30 – 11.15 Presentation by Prof.dr. Richard McNally, professor and director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University
11.15 – 12.00 5 pecha kucha talks by NSMD PhD students (Alberto Jover Martínez, Myrthe Veenman, René Freichel, Gita Nadinda and Franziska Schutzeichel)
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 13.45 Presentation by Prof.dr. Arnoud Arntz, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Amsterdam
13.45 – 14.30


Presentation by Prof. dr. Anita Jansen, professor of experimental clinical psychology at Maastricht University and director of NSMD, and Prof.dr. Anne Roefs, Professor of psychology and neuroscience of abnormal eating at Maastricht University
14.30 – 15.00 4 pecha kucha talks by NSMD PhD students (Inga Marie Freund, Mado Ntekouli, Laurens Kemp and Iara de Almeida)
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee/tea break
15.30 – 16.30 Panel discussion
16.30 – 16.45 Closing

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