Symposium 150: Psychopharmacology and EPP Research

Psychopharmacology is an important facet of Clinical Psychology that is relevant across all age groups and mental disorders. In experimental psychopathology, this field is growing and expanding not only in psychiatric issues, but also to every day issues inclusive of social rejection, alcohol hangovers, or even the growing research on the advantages and pitfalls of psychedelic treatments in practice. The aim of this symposium is to offer a range of subjects within psychopharmacology and update you on the most recent findings.


May 25-26 2023

Landgoed de Horst


Charmaine Borg (University of Groningen), Daniëlle Remmerswaal (Erasmus University) and Lara Lakhsassi (University of Groningen)


Thursday May 25 Day 1
10.30 – 11.00 Welcome and walk-in coffee/tea
11.00 – 12.00 Stephanie Enriquez Geppert (University of Groningen, Netherlands): Psychedelics & Mental Health.
12:00 – 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 – 14.00 Natasha Mason (Maastricht University): Psychedelics & Romantic Relationships
14.00 – 14.15 Short break coffee/tea
14.15 – 15.00 PhD talks
1. Jack Peters (University of Amsterdam) – 30 min
2. Lara Lakhsassi (University of Groningen) – 15min
15.00 – 15.15 Short break – coffee/tea
15.15 16.15 Rutger Engels (Erasmus University): Psychedelic-assisted Treatments: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
16.30 – 17.30 Walk, run and…relax
18.00 Dinner


Friday May 26 Day 2
9.00 – 10:00 Marije aan het Rot (University of Groningen): Clinical Psychopharmacology
10.00 – 10.15 Short break  – coffee/tea
10.15 – 11.15 Freddy van der Veen (Erasmus University): Does rejection really hurt? Psychopharmacological evidence for the interpretation of the brain, bodily, subjective, and behavioral responses to social rejection.
11.15 – 11.30  Short break – coffee/tea
11.30  – 12.30 Joris Verster (Utrecht University): The pathology and treatment of the alcohol hangover
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Bram Dierckx (Erasmus Medical Centre): Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

 14.30 – 15.00           End of symposium


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