Dear colleagues and friends of the ESSPD,

the interest in the 2024 ESSPD conference in Antwerp, Belgium is high. In order to allow submitters a bit more time, the ESSPD has decided to extend the deadline for submission to February 29th, 2024 at midnight CET (There will be no further extension).

Submission formats can be found on the website. Please submit for each format a structured Abstract.

The ESSPD recommends to include the perspective of persons with lived experience in the symposia. We are aware that there may be challenges for some individuals to participate in the ESSPD conference and we are working to address some of these challenges. For questions or specific support in this matter, contact us at

For any questions related with the submission process, do not hesitate to e-mail us at

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Confirmed Plenary Speakers for ESSPD Antwerp 2024

Dear members of the ESSPD, dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is my great honor to inform you about the upcoming 7th Conference of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD), on the topic of “Treating Personality Pathology in a Time of Change”. We will meet in person in Antwerp (Belgium), from Monday, September 23rd until Wednesday, September 25th, 2024.

Treatment of personality pathology has changed radically over the past generations of researchers and clinicians. Treatment contexts present challenges and opportunities due to evolving diagnostic classifications, emerging needs in specific populations – including youth and families –, constraints related to dissemination of good practice principles across the globe, the increased use of technology to treat clients, and the more active and welcomed involvement of users and carers in the treatment. Of course, the world could not have changed more since we last met in Sitges (Spain). The 7th Conference of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders will take stock of these changes, along with many others our field is currently experiencing. ESSPD Antwerp 2024 promises to deliver a lively cutting-edge scientific program, supported by the thought-provoking presence and guidance of master clinicians and one-to-one meet-ups between leaders of the field.

We are very honored to announce the first confirmed plenary speakers for ESSPD Antwerp 2024 are:

Bo Bach (Denmark)

Anthony Bateman (UK)

Lois W. Choi-Kain (USA)

Brin Grenyer (Australia)

Sabine C. Herpertz (Germany)

Christopher Hopwood (Switzerland)

Kenneth N. Levy (USA)

Shelley McMain (Canada)

Ulrich Reininghaus (Germany)

Carla Sharp (USA)

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Dear colleagues and friends, 16 months ahead of time, we invite you to put these dates firmly in your calendar and join us in Antwerp. Make sure to be part of it!

I am already looking forward to seeing you in Antwerp in September 2024!

Ueli Kramer

President ESSPD

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