4th & 5th of November 2024

organized by the Mind-Body Medicine Research Council 

Picture: UW/H I Johannes Buldmann

Join us on November 4th and 5th, 2024, online or in Witten, Germany, to explore the scientific field of Mind-Body Medicine (MBM)!

Delve with international experts from diverse fields into molecular mechanisms, neurobiological correlates, and integrative approaches to holistic health.

This conference provides a unique platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts from diverse disciplines. Participants will engage in stimulating discussions, share insights, and forge connections that will shape the future of MBM research and practice. 

Register now for this groundbreaking event in mind-body medicine. Contact us for more information. We look forward to welcoming you to this enlightening and enriching conference experience!


Theme and Workshops


The conference theme revolves around the interdisciplinary nature of MBM, focusing on the life processes involved in healthy living and longevity. Participants will have the opportunity to explore various facets of this topic, including:

  • Molecular mechanisms underlying mind-body interactions
  • Neurobiological correlates of mindfulness and well-being
  • Psychoneuroimmunology and its impact on health
  • Integrative approaches to mental health and physical well-being
  • Mind-body interventions for chronic disease management
  • Yoga, meditation, and other contemplative practices for health promotion
  • The intersection of MBM and Artificial Intelligence

Pre-Conference Workshops: (4th of November, 2024) 

  • Grantsmanship – How to apply for international research grants (e.g. NIH) with George B. Stefano


Student’s Corner:

  • Poster Session


Practice Corner


Keynote Speakers

George B. Stefano

"Mitochondrial globalization of health"

George B. Stefano, Ph.D., MBMRC-Co-Chair, Department of Psychiatry, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic and Distinguished Prof. Emeritus at State University of New York.

Sara W. Lazar

"Pain and fear conditioning"

Sara W. Lazar, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Investigator in Psychiatry at the Mass General Research Institute. 

Ticket Options

  • Onsite 135€
  • Onsite (student*) 90€
  • Online 90€
  • Online (student*) 45€
  • Disabled attendee (onsite or online) 90€
  • Stipends** 0€
  • Supporter*** 270€

*Student: Please send your student certificate to info@the-mind.org. 

**Stipends: Please send your application to info@the-mind.org. 

***Supporter: Would you like to provide a ticket for someone else? We offer a "supporter" option to enable participation in the conference to everyone, indepently of their financial situation. The supporter-ticket includes your own and someone else's ticket.


Recorded sessions will be available for registered participants after the conference.

Conference Registration Deadline: 30th of September, 2024 - For inquiries, please contact us!


Call for Papers - Closed

Abstract Acceptance Notification: 15th of August, 2024


About the host

Picture: UW/H I Johannes Buldmann

Established in 2022, the international Mind-Body Medicine Research Council (MBMRC) is composed of exceptional scientists and research affiliates, each contributing unique expertise to the study of MBM. Publications of the MBMRC are regularly featured in THE MIND Bulletin on Mind-Body Medicine Research. 

With thanks for the support of