Best wishes for the holidays from the Arctic Circle

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and all the best for the New Year. May the next year bring a grip on Covid, its mutations and its variants so that we can meet in person again.

We intend to be back digitally…

…on Friday, 4 February 2022 with an afternoon webinar on the management of treatment resistant depression with Professor Allan Young from the Maudsley Hospital as the main presenter. As we will even offer some places on site, we will take the final decision on whether to go ahead on 10 January 2022. Please mark the date in your diary anyway; we will keep you updated.

Update: Due to the  ongoing pandemic and new restrictions we will not be able to arrange our planned digital Masterclass Psychiatry.

We will be back in person…

…14 to 16 June 2023 with another Masterclass Psychiatry. We are delighted to welcome back our international psychotherapy experts from the Tavisstock Clinic, London and Barmelweid Clinic, Switzerland and of course actress Judith Gorgass. Same crew, different season, new challenges. This time, we are looking forward to taking you through an arctic summer experience with white nights.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Luleå in June 2023
Until then, take care, stay safe, and keep in touch!

Ursula Werneke
Organizer Masterclass Psychiatry

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.

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

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.