Major international conference on autobiographical memory

Some of the world's leading researchers in autobiographical memory are visiting Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences. The researchers will be sharing knowledge and results within autobiographical memory – a field that can contribute to the understanding of several mental disorders, including depression.

2012.06.11 | Mia Balle Laursen

CON AMORE, Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences provides the framework for a major international conference on autobiographical memory. Photo: Colourbox.

On 11-12 June 2012, the basic research centre CON AMORE at Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences will provide the setting for a major international conference that is to present clinical perspectives on autobiographical memory. Autobiographical memory is the ability to recall events from the personal past and imagine possible events in the personal future.

Some of the world's leading researchers in autobiographical memory and psychopathology, including Professor Dorthe Berntsen from Aarhus University, will be participating in the conference: 

  • Richard J. McNally, Harvard University
  • J. Mark G. Williams, University of Oxford
  • Richard A. Bryant, University of New South Wales
  • Anke Ehlers, University of Oxford
  • Dirk Hermans, University of Leuven
  • Emily A. Holmes, University of Oxford
  • Michelle L. Moulds, University of New South Wales
  • David C. Rubin, Duke University
  • Edward R. Watkins, University of Exeter 

Forum for knowledge exchange
The purpose of this year's conference is to promote knowledge exchange within research into clinical perspectives on autobiographical memory. 

In recent years, the field has gained more interest as the research has provided new insights into mental disorders, including depression and post-traumatic stress. Hopefully, the conference will further contribute to this understanding. 

Programme:
At the conference, the ten researchers will each give a presentation on their research in one of the four areas: Overgeneral autobiographical memories, invading and involuntary autobiographical memories, trauma and autobiographical memory, and therapeutic aspects of autobiographical memory. 

Besides the ten presentations, the conference will also include a number of presentations on recent research in the field. 

The conference will take place in the Aula, Vandrehallen and Stakladen at Aarhus University.

FACTS

  • CON AMORE is a research centre under the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences, and every year, the centre arranges an international conference on autobiographical memory.
  • In addition to the annual conference, this year, CON AMORE will also be hosting a private meeting entitled "7th Autobiographical Memory and Psychopathology Meeting" with the participation of Professor Mark Williams from the University of Oxford and a number of clinical psychologists. The meeting takes place on 13-14 June 2012.
  • All the participating researchers share an interest in psychopathology, which is the study of mental disorders.

 Contacts

 

Dorthe Berntsen
Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences
Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
E-mail: dorthe@psy.au.dk
Phone: +45 87165868
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