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International Academy of Family Psychology

Conference Announcement and Call for Submissions

Families in Difficult Times: Conflict, Covid, and Cyberspace

Online, October 10 – October 12, 2022


We are please to annonce the upcoming 9th Conference of IAFP which will celebrate the 30th anniversary of IAFP. Given the current pandemic conditions, this meeting will be held online, aiming to adjust for different time zones around the world. Save the dates and mark your calendar!

Our conferences address a broad range of issues including “classical” themes such as partnership and child rearing in the context of family diversity, as well as current hot topics. This conference takes a special focus on family stress and coping.

Keynotes and invited symposia will present research on families in times of war and forced migration, family life in the Covid-19 pandemic, families facing high post-separation conflict, and challenges of increasing digitalization. They will discuss services of family support, which often involve multiprofessional collaboration and increasingly rely on digital tools. Submissions of papers, posters, and symposia may contribute to this focal theme, but may also address further issues of family science. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome!

The deadline for submission has been extended: We invite submissions of abstracts until July 1st, 2022.

This meeting is organized in cooperation with Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and the German Youth Institute. We are very pleased to announce up to ten young scholar conference fellowships, i.e. waivers of conference fees for Ph.D. students and young scholars up to two years post-doc. Young scholars may apply for this conference fellowship by providing

  • - an extended abstract (600-700 words) of their paper, poster or symposium contribution (as first author, further information see Abstract Submission) and
  • - certified information about their status (e.g. student ID, Ph.D. certificate, or the professor’s confirmation of Ph.D. student status).

Applications for the conference scholarship may be based on new submissions or on previously submitted abstracts (note that the latter need to be resubmitted in the expanded version of 600 to 700 words). Submissions will be reviewed by a team of experts. Once the review process is completed, we will notify the lucky authors.

Abstract Submission:

Family researchers are invited to submit abstracts for paper or poster symposia, individual paper or individual poster presentation, workshops, or round-table discussions.

For abstract submission, please send a word document (in English) including the following information to [email protected]:


For Paper and Poster:

  • » Title of the contribution
  • » Full names and institutional affiliations of all authors (with the presenter’s name underlined)
  • » A short description of research background, research questions, methods, main results, and discussion (regular: up to 300 words; applications for young scholar conference fellowship: 600-700 words)
  • » Complete address of the presenter, including E-mail
  • » E-mail addresses of all co-authors

For Symposia (up to 4 papers or 6 posters):

  • » Title of the symposium
  • » Full names and institutional affiliations of the organizer(s)
  • » A short description of the aim of the symposium and how the papers/posters relate to this aim (regular: up to 300 words; applications for young scholar conference fellowship: 600-700 words)
  • » Complete address of the organizer(s), including E-mail
  • » Abstracts of all papers/posters of the symposium in the order in which they shall be presented (same information as for paper or poster abstracts, see above)

For Workshops:

Workshops provide a more flexible format for in-depth presentations with active involvement of the audience. They may be offered by a one or few presenters. Submissions include

  • » Title of the Workshop
  • » Full names and institutional affiliations of the organizer(s)
  • » A short description of the aims and structure of the workshop and how the audience will be involved (regular: up to 400 words; applications for young scholar conference fellowship: 600-700 words)
  • » Complete address of the organizer(s), including E-mail

Important Dates:

  • July 1, 2022: Deadline for abstract submission
  • July 20, 2022: Notification of acceptance
  • August 15, 2022: Deadline for early bird registration
  • September 5, 2022: Deadline for registration of presenters
  • October 5, 2022: Deadline for registration of other participants


Contact:

Prof. Dr. Sabine Walper

Dr. Christine Entleitner-Phleps

German Youth Institute

Nockherstr. 2

D-81541 Munich, Germany

Email: [email protected]