Conference Ohrid October 2015

Stress and Anxiety Disorders trough Different Life Stages



From the organizing committee

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Macedonian Psychiatric Association and Organizing Committee of the Conference “Stress and Anxiety Disorders trough Different Life Stages” we are delighted to invite you to attend the First Conference on Stress and Anxiety with international participation in Ohrid, Macedonia.

The Conference will take place in Hotel Gorica, October 29 – 31, 2015.

The Conference provides an opportunity to share, learn and discuss recent theoretical and applied developments in the fields of stress, anxiety and coping, an opportunity to disseminate research and clinical findings. The Conference would be a unique opportunity for professional and interpersonal networking.

Thus, we warmly invite you to join the International Conference on “Stress and Anxiety Disorders trough Different Life Stages” and enjoy keynote speakers, intensive professional discussions, and welcoming atmosphere.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Prof. Dimitar Bonevski, Co-Chair

Prof. Marija Raleva, Co-Chair

Prof. Antoni Novotni, Co-Chair

Invited speakers:

Prof. David Baldwin (Great Britain)

Prof. Veronica Norburn (Great Britain)

Prof. Dean Ajdukovic (Croatia)

Ass. prof. Milan Latas (Serbia)

Prof. Borjanka Batinic (Serbia)

MD Wolfgang Hagemann (Germany)

Carolina Øverlien, PhD (Norway)

Freja Ulvestad Kärki, (Norway)

Organising Committee:

Prof. Dimitar Bonevski (co-chair)

Prof. Marija Raleva (co-chair)

Prof. Antoni Novotni (co-chair)

Kamil Kovaci MA

Dr. Idriz Nedzipi, MD

Dr. Pavlina Vaskova, MD, MA

Andromahi Naumovska, PhD

Dr. Viktor Isjanovski, PhD

Ass. prof. Liljana Ignjatova

Angelina Filipovska

Andrej Bonevski

Darko Dimovski

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Antoni Novotni (co-chair)

Prof. Marija Raleva (co-chair)

Prof. Dimitar Bonevski (co-chair)

Prof. David Baldwin (Great Britain)

Prof. Veronica Norburn (Great Britain)

Prof. Dean Ajdukovic (Croatia)

Prof. Vesna Pejoska Gerazova

Prof. Viktorija Vujovic

Prof. Branislav Stefanovski

Ass. prof. Milan Latas (Serbia)

Prof. Borjanka Batinic (Serbia)

Ass. prof. Liljana Ignjatova

Andromahi Naumovska, PhD

Dr. Meri Boskovska

Dr. Aleksandar Marcikik, MD

Dr. Wolfgang Hagemann, MD (Germany)

Carolina Øverlien, PhD (Norway)

Freja Ulvestad Kärki, (Norway)


*Stress, anxiety and health

*Stress and anxiety disorders along the life cycle

            – child and adolescent stress and anxiety disorders

            – stress and anxiety disorders in adults

            – late life stress and anxiety disorders

*Stress and anxiety in the family context

*Occupational stress and anxiety, burnout and coping in the work setting

*Resilience & Thriving in the Personal and the Communal Level


*Stress, anxiety and suicidal ideation

*Treatment of stress and anxiety disorders

– psychotherapy

            – pharmacotherapy

            – integrative terapeutic models

*Stress, anxiety and addiction disorders


Abstracts should be written according to the instructions below and will be reviewed for acceptance based upon their scientific merit. Submit abstracts using the following mail address: Abstracts are to be submitted in Macedonian or English, Font- Times New Roman, font size- 12.

Deadline for submission September 15, 2015

There are abstract submission categories:

1) Short Talk Presentations

2) Poster Presentations

3) Conference Workshops

You should specify your preferred category of presentation.

The submitting author will be informed in due time whether their abstract has been accepted and which category it was assigned to. We ask you to understand that as the number of slots for short talk presentations is limited, some presenters may be asked to adapt short talk presentations to posters.


The time slots for short talk presentations will be 15-20 minutes depending on the final number of accepted submissions. Time will be allotted for questions.

For both short talks and posters the names and affiliations of ALL authors should be included in the abstract, i.e. department, institution, city, country. Abstracts should be no longer than one 350 words not including the title, author names and affiliations.

Submitters will be informed if their abstracts have been accepted, and in which category, by September 15, 2015

The following information needs to be included in the submission

  1. Title of the abstract,
  2. 3-5 key words
  3. Type of the presentation (options: empirical, theoretical review, methodological or meta-analysis, description of an intervention; (Clinical) Case-study; Other)
  4. Format of presentation (options: Short Talk, Poster).


Proposals to organize a conference workshop should include:

  1. Workshop Title.
  2. Full contact details of the proposed course tutor/s – Title, name, full academic affiliation, address, phone and email.
  3.    Brief description of the workshop and the topics to be addressed (250 words).
  4. Course Description
  5. Course Objectives
  6. Course orientation (e.g., theoretical; applied; skill acquisition; personal training;  personal development/self- understanding; etc.)
  7. Maximum number of participants

Submitters will be informed if their workshop proposal has been accepted by September 30, 2015


The Conference is going to take place at Hotel Gorica Ohrid

The registration and accommodation will go through the travel agency Vis Poj

The early registration fee until the first of July 2015 is 80 euros.

After 01.07.2015 the regular registration fee is 100 euros.

The registration incudes:

Conference materials

Access to all sessions

Closing diner party

Certificate of attendance


Vis Poj Agency Information
Registration Form