Masterclass Psychiatry Special Edition 2020 complete with Aurora Borealis

…and what an event it has been. For this special arctic winter workshop, we were delighted and honoured to host some of the world’s most eminent psychotherapists from the UK, Germany and Switzerland to talk us through how to communicate effectively and empathically in difficult clinical situations.

Challenges covered included talking about eating disorders, handling impulsivity and debriefing effectively after trauma. There was a special focus on developing confidence when dealing with antisocial and narcissistic personality disorders.  Such skills are very much after-sought, but rarely taught during specialist training. 

To ensure an optimal learning environment and hands-on practice with our amazing actress, especially flown in from Germany, we only allowed a limited number of participants. As usual, out masterclass took place in our unique arctic environment in Luleå. But this time, we ventured out from the city into the archipelago with walks on the frozen Baltic sea, campfires and a spectacular display of the Northern lights. 

You can find some more pictures and the archived details of Masterclass Psychiatry Special Edition 2020 in the History section.

We will be back in May 2022 with a special arctic summer workshop. Same concept, different season and great outdoors in perpetual daylight.

Best wishes for the holidays from the Arctic Circle

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and all the best for the new year.

2020 is just around the corner and so is our next event, Masterclass Psychiatry – Special Edition: When talking gets tough – Communicating effectively and empathically in difficult situations.

The event takes place at Brändön Lodge, in form of a special arctic winter workshop. All resident places are sold out, but we maintain a list for any last minute positions. Please get in contact if you are interested in this.


Looking forward to welcoming you to Luleå.

Ursula Werneke
Organizer Masterclass Psychiatry

All set to meet each other tomorrow

Clarion Hotel Sense lobby

All of the speakers and most of our guests have arrived in the crisp cold winterland of Luleå. Clear skies, lots of snow and temperatures below -20 degrees Celsius can be a shock to some and best enjoyed in small doses, which makes it all the more pleasant to cosy up indoors.

See you all tomorrow for an excellent time together.

Last chance to register

Luleå south port ice road

A big thank you to all of you who have already registered. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Luleå. For those of you who have not yet registered, do not miss your last chance. Registration will close on Sunday 11 February.

See you soon in Luleå

Masterclass Psychiatry 2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

The European Accreditation Council for CME logoThe Masterclass Psychiatry 2018: Transcultural Psychiatry – Diagnosis and Treatment, Lulea, Sweden, 22/02/2018-23/02/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 8 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Masterclass accreditation

Tough questions, straight answers

Ever wondered

  • How to tell delusion from religion?
  • How to predict drug responses in people from different ethnic backgrounds?
  • How to manage suicide risk in asylum seekers when there is no hope?
  • How to talk about sex and body image in other cultures?

Masterclass Psychiatry Mission

To provide medical education with high clinical relevance by world leading experts in mental health for the greater benefit of our patients.

Check out the full programme and register.

Masterclass Psychiatry welcomes you to Luleå

After one and a half year’s break since EAPM 2016, Masterclass Psychiatry is back with a brand-new cutting-edge programme in February 2018.

This time, our topic is Transcultural Psychiatry, because never before, have so many people been on the move. Thus, during their careers, health care professionals are likely to meet many patients from different cultures and backgrounds. Yet, without a sound grounding in diagnostics and transcultural skills many feel ill-equipped to deal with patients from unfamiliar backgrounds.

We are proud to present a faculty of world-leading speakers tackling common but difficult dilemmas in transcultural psychiatry.  So irrespective of whether you work in mental or somatic health, whether you want to hone your clinical skills or reflect on the latest developments in transcultural psychiatry, Masterclass Psychiatry 2018 in Luleå has got it all.

Looking forward to seeing you in February.

Masterclass Psychiatry presents a new web site

In preparation for our fourth Masterclass Psychiatry in february 2018, we are proud to present our new web site.

Here you will find information about our earlier events and our contact information.

As soon as registration is open for Masterclass Psychiatry 2018 – Transcultural psychiatry – diagnostics and treatment, the complete programme, speakers and all other information will be presented here.