Important Dates:
Early registration 1.
» December 31, 2008.

Abstract Submission
» February 15, 2009.

Abstract Acceptance
» March 15, 2009.

Early registration 2.
» April 20, 2009.

Cancelling registration
» May 16, 2009.

Exhibition registration
» June 16, 2009.

» Credit card form

From 18.00 pm on 15th July, 2009 – Wednesday
on the terrace of the Gerbeaud Pub (Gerbeaud House, 5th district, Vörösmarty square 7-8.)

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  We have the great pleasure to announce that the 30th STAR conference will take place for the second time in Hungary (Budapest). We are looking forward to your visit to Budapest, in the town of famous universities and place of special cultural events.

STAR Organization
The Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) is a multi-disciplinary, international organization of researchers who share interests in theoretical, experimental and applied aspects of anxiety, stress, and coping. Its members, from more than 40 countries, meet annually to present and exchange research findings and clinical applications on a wide range of stress and anxiety related phenomena. STAR’s first scientific conference was held in Leiden, the Netherlands in 1980. Since that time yearly meeting have been hosted by STAR members in some of the world’s most beautiful cities in five continents. These meetings provide a platform for major addresses by internationally known scholars, paper poster sessions, and workshops. The conferences are relatively small, with approximately 200–250 participants, which mean that close collegial relationships are easily established.

STAR 2009

The main themes for 2009 will focus on experimental as well as applied aspects of anxiety and coping in particular we welcome proposals on cognitive and psychophysiological processes in stress and anxiety appraisal and coping styles, repressive coping, methods for cognitive bias modifications, clinical and health interventions, measurement and assessment a positive emotions. Special interest will be given to terrorism, natural catastrophes, etc. The health related aspects of dance and sports activities will be discussed in workshops.

Main Patrons
Dr. Tamás Székely, Minister
Ministry of Health

Dr. István Hiller, Minister
Ministry of Education and Culture

Dr. István Gyenesei, Minister
Ministry of Local Government

Dr. Gábor Demszky, Mayor
Municipal Government of Budapest Mayor's Office

Zoltán Pokorni, Mayor
Budapest 12th District Local Government

Dr. Tivadar Tulassay
Rector of Semmelweis University

Dr. József Tihanyi
Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences of Semmelweis University

Dr. Mária Jakabné Zórándi, Rector
Hungarian Dance Academy

Dr. Róbert Frenkl, President
Hungarian Sport Science Association

Dr. Csaba Istvánfi, President
Hungarian Association of Physical Education Teachers

Scientific Advisory Board
Esther Greenglass (Canada)
Kate Moore (Australia)
Michael W. Eysenck (UK)
Petra Buchwald (Germany)
Eleni Vassilaki (Greece)
Pagona Roussi (Greece)
Nazanin Derakhshan (UK)
Kornel Sipos (Hungary)
Organizing Committee
Laszlo Toth (Semmelweis University)
Katalin Kovacs (Semmelweis University)
Eirini Mitropoulou (School of Psychology, Birkbeck)
Zsolt Olah (Semmelweis University)
Marcell Zsámboki (Hungarian Dance Academy)
Program Committee
President: Kate Moore
Past President: Michael W. Eysenck
Local organizer: Laszlo Toth