Dear Colleagues!EHPS_final_web

Welcome to the 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society:
Beyond prevention and intervention: increasing well-being“.
August 26th – 30th, 2014, in Innsbruck, Austria.

Five exciting days packed  with internationally esteemed keynote speakers, hands-on pre-conference workshops spanning over a wide area of health psychology topics facilitated by excellent experts in their fields, and your contributions in symposia, paper and poster sessions featuring the latest science lie ahead of us.

Keynote Speakers:

Ruut Veenhoven
Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
Evidence based pursuit of happiness

Suzanne Skevington
University of Manchester, UK
What is Quality of Life and Wellbeing? Can we really measure these concepts and what does it mean?

Karen Rook
University of California, USA
Social Relationships and the Day-to-Day Management of Chronic Illness

Adrian H. Taylor
Plymouth University, UK
Physical activity, smoking cessation and snacking: New approaches to changing multiple health behaviours

Final Program Abstract Booklet


Pre-conference workshops on Tuesday, August 26th:

* Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for achieving well-being in individuals with health related problems
* Predicting and Changing Health Behaviors: The Cognitive Orientation Approach
* State of the art in long- and short-term biomonitoring and biofeedback with heart rate variability
* Concepts for combining the assessment of mental workload at the workplace (AMW) and occupational health projects (OHP)

On-site registration for the pre-conference workshops is still possible on Tuesday morning, August 26th.

Special Interest Group, Thursday, August 28th:

We want to draw your attention to the Special Interest Group (SIG) breakfast sessions on Thursday 28th of August, 8:00-8:45am organised by Synergy. Three SIGs will enable individuals with a shared interest to identify each other, exchange ideas and information and potentially establish collaborations. These meetings are open to all attendees at the conference and participants are encouraged to join their SIG(s) of interest. Please see page 44 of the conference program for details.

Conference Dinner, Thursday, August 28th:

The conference dinner will be hosted at an alpine mountain hut close by. Only a few remaining tickets are available on the basis of first come first serve. You can register and pay for the conference dinner on-site at the registration desk.


Online registration for the conference is now closed. You can check your registration status here.
On-site registration will open on Tuesday morning, August 26th. Please be sure when registering on-site for the reduced fee, to have the requested documents (i.e. proof of residence, proof of student status or proof of membership) at hand.

Important Dates:

August 21st: regular registration deadline
August 26th – 30th: 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society

We look forward to seeing you in Innsbruck!

Stefan Höfer
Congress President 
Christel Salewski
Chair of the Scientific Committee