40th International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society

9th to 12th of

JULY 2019

Welcome to the official website of the

40th International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR).

It is a pleasure to inform you that the dates for the STAR conference will be 9th to 12th of July, 2019, in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Spain).

The international conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society

The Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) is a multidisciplinary, international organization of researchers who share an interest in problems of stress, coping, and anxiety. Its members, from more than 35 countries, meet annually to exchange research findings and clinical applications on a wide range of stress and anxiety related phenomena.


STAR conferences provide a unique opportunity to learn, not just about stress and anxiety, but also how psychology is studied and practiced throughout the world. STAR has been exceedingly active in providing an opportunity to share research and clinical findings in an international forum. STAR’s first scientific conference was held in Leiden, the Netherlands in 1980. Since that time, annual meetings have been hosted by STAR members in some of the world’s most beautiful cities in Germany, Belgium, Israel, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Belgium, Egypt, Spain, the Czech Republic, Austria, Turkey, Poland, Slovakia, Australia, Portugal, Greece, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Croatia, and China. These meetings provide a platform for major addresses by internationally known scholars, paper and poster sessions, as well as workshops.


This edition of the STAR conference is special because our scientific society commemorates its 40th anniversary. In this special conference we want to celebrate 40 years of psychological science, 40 years of continuous efforts to try to understand, explain and minimize the effects of anxiety and stress, and to increase coping resources and resilience. And we want to honor all the academics and professionals who dedicated in the past and are dedicating their lives to the improvement of the psychological health of people, and especially those who have been linked to the STAR during this long period of time. Our desire is to continue fighting hard to try to help people live happier lives.

The STAR Board and the local organizers of this 40th STAR conference encourage you to come to Mallorca, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean, to continue contributing to psychological science and to celebrate with us our historic achievement.




  • March 08, 2019 by STAR2019, in News
    Last editions of the STAR conference held in Spain contained some symposia in Spanish language. According to this tradition, proposals for a symposium in Spanish this year are also welcomed. It is mandatory that the power point slides will be showed in English in order to make more understandable the session for all attendees.
    Deadline for proposing Sessions in Spanish: 1st April
    There will be only four sessions in Spanish and for this reason the organizing committee encourages interested authors to send their proposals as soon as possible using the web platform.
  • March 02, 2019 by STAR2019, in News
    Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission !!!

    We are glad to have received so many abstract submissions (and are receiving still) for the 2019 STAR Conference. In response to participants who requested more time to send their proposal(s), the deadline has been extended to 1 April 2019.

    Acceptation letters will be sent near 30th April 2019.
  • January 15, 2019 by STAR2019, in News
    ISAD 2019
    Dear STARs,

    We inform you that the 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD 2019) wiil be held on November 14-16, 2019 in London (United Kingdom). If you are interested on attending this Conference you can consult all information in the following link: