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Information on pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, conference dinner, and accommodation in Dresden

Pre-conference workshops

On the first day of the conference (Monday, 16 September 2024), we will be offering two pre-conference workshops in collaboration with the University Hospital Dresden. You can sign up for them when registering for the conference. Please be aware that spots are limited, so be sure to book early to secure your place!

Development of the parent-child bond: What problems can be expected with premature and sick newborns?

This workshop will be organized by the Department for Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine at the Children’s Clinic of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden. You will get an insight into the daily work routines of the specialists working in this department, with a focus on how the parent-child bond can be strengthened even in critical situations (e.g., if the newborn was born prematurely or sick and has to stay at the NICU).

Interaction-centred psychotherapy for parental postpartum disorders

This workshop will be organized by the team of the Mother-Child Day Clinic at the Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden. You will get an insight into the multimodal treatment concept of the clinic, with a focus on how interaction-centred psychotherapy can help to strengthen the mother-child bond and treat maternal postpartum mental health problems.

Keynote speakers

Prabha Chandra (Winner of the SRIP 2024 Lecturer Award) - "Shaky beginnings - The impact of perinatal violence on birth and beyond"

Dr. Prabha S. Chandra (she/her) is the Dean, Behavioural Sciences and Senior Professor of Psychiatry at NIMHANS, Bangalore and current president of the International Association of Women’s Mental Health. Described as a champion for women’s mental health in India by the Lancet Psychiatry, she established the specialty of Perinatal Psychiatry in India by starting the first Mother Baby Inpatient Psychiatry unit and outpatient perinatal psychiatry service, which has become a model for several Low and Middle Income Countries. Her research interests include 1. Validating culturally appropriate screening methods for perinatal mental health in high volume obstetric clinics and using digital methods of self-screening for Common Perinatal Mental Disorders. 2. Systematic study of the clinical phenotypes and neurobiology of postpartum psychosis and its impact on mother infant relationships. 3. In collaboration with Prof Helen Sharp, she has established the first pregnancy cohort in urban India, now in its 10th year – the Bangalore Child Health and Development Study (BCHADS) that studies maternal mental health, social determinants and child mental health longitudinally. In addition to her 350 journal publications she has published 12 books and 40 chapters. In the last two years she has been leading the ambitious Stree Manoraksha (Protecting Women’s Mental Health) Project in India. She also leads the Centre of Excellence on Gender Based Violence and Mental Health, a think tank of the Government.

Natalie Rosen - "From partners to parents: Couples’ sexual well-being during the transition to parenthood"

Dr. Natalie Rosen (she/her) is a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Her research focuses on understanding how couples cope with sexual dysfunction and changes to their sexual relationship—such as during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She is committed to translating her research findings into novel interventions and to sharing evidence-based information with service providers and the public. Dr. Rosen has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications and she is the current Past-President of the Canadian Sex Research Forum. As a registered clinical psychologist, Dr. Rosen maintains a small private practice focused exclusively on sex and couple therapy. She is the current Past-President of the Canadian Sex Research Forum.

Kathryn Humphreys - "Understanding the changing brain: Investigating risk and protective factors in early development"

Dr. Kathryn Humphreys (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA. She is a clinical psychologist by training and has expertise in infant and early childhood mental health and developmental neuroscience. Currently, she leads the Stress and Early Adversity (SEA) Lab at Vanderbilt University, where she and her team study how children's early experiences are associated with development. Dr. Humphreys’ ultimate goal is to promote healthy development through supporting families during what is often a challenging time.

Her research program consists of both basic and applied work, with more than 170 publications and book chapters on development, adversity, caregiving, and psychopathology. Her work is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and private foundations. Dr. Humphreys is the recipient of several early career awards, including the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science.

Conference dinner

Join us on Tuesday night for the conference dinner! The dinner harbours the possibility of socializing with colleagues, meeting new people, and just having a good time!

For this special occasion, we have picked out the restaurant "Luisenhof Dresden", which bears the second name "the balcony of Dresden" due to the unique view of the landmark bridge "Blaues Wunder" and even Dresden's old town from the restaurant's terrace. Both classic and modern German dishes are served and you can choose either a 3-course menu with meat or a vegetarian/vegan option. (c) Luisenhof Dresden

To make this evening an unforgettable experience for you, we will take the historic cable car up to Dresden's villa district, where the restaurant is located.

Accommodation in Dresden

We understand that attending a conference involves planning, including finding suitable accommodation. To ensure your stay in Dresden is both comfortable and convenient, we have reserved rooms at several hotels for our attendees. Simply use the code "SRIP2024" to secure your reservation. Given the popularity of our conference and the limited availability of rooms, we strongly recommend securing your accommodation as soon as possible to guarantee your spot at these preferred rates.

Please note that the cost of accommodation is not included in the ticket price of the conference.

NH Dresden Neustadt

Hansastraße 43, 01097 Dresden

Rates: 115,00€/night for a single room

You can book via email (, phone (+49 30 2238 0233), or through our dedicated reservation link:

Park Inn by Radisson Dresden

Melanchthonstraße 2, 01099 Dresden

Rates: 79,00€/night for a single room

Please contact the hotel directly via email ( to secure your reservation.

Motel One Palaisplatz

Palaispl. 1, 01097 Dresden

Rates: 99,00€/night for a single room, 119.00€/night for a double room

Please contact the hotel directly via email ( or phone (+49 351 6557380) to secure your reservation.

Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe Dresden

Neumarkt 9, 01067 Dresden

Rates: 145,00€/night for a single room, 165,00€/night for a double room

Please contact the hotel directly via email ( or phone (+49 351 4386811) to secure your reservation.


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