Berlin CL-Course (spring)


March 20th and March 21st 2020

Berliner CL-Course 2020
and Psychosomatics


Dear friends and colleagues,

consultation-liaison psychiatry is one of the most interesting fields in psychiatry, a hot spot at the interface of psychological and somatic medicine. To be efficient and successful, the CL-psychiatrist has to be knowledgeable and skillful in operating as an outpost of psychiatry in medical-surgical departments with quite different cultures of medicine than those in psychiatric wards or clinics proper. He or she has to be prepared to manage difficult team situations, mediating between staff and patients with somato-psychiatric comorbidity, learn to connect quickly to difficult medically ill patients under time constraints, and above all know how to formulate organic differential diagnoses for »abnormal behavior« that has been deemed by medical staff prematurely to be »psychiatric«.

Our course aims at developing these skills for beginners in CL-psychiatry, as well as providing the possibility to discuss and deepen their knowledge and experience for seasoned ones. Hence, we have put together a program touching upon different areas relevant to our field, such as somatization, drug interactions, perinatal mental health, and many others. Internationally renowned experts from Germany, Portugal, Sweden, the Netherlands and Switzerland will be part of the course faculty. In addition, you will have sufficient time to enjoy the city of Berlin, at present one of the most exciting places in Europe. Also you’re invited to present your own work as a poster during a guided posterwalk.

This course takes place under the patronage of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA). We have applied for EACCME accreditation. We hope to see you in Berlin in March 2020!

Prof. Dr. Albert Diefenbacher MBA
Head of Department
Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics

Applied for EACCME-points.


Meeting Venue
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge
Herzbergstraße 79
10365 Berlin-Lichtenberg

For more Information please contact
Katharina Müller-Pohle
Phone: 0049-30-5472 4815
Fax: 0049-30-5472 2936

Accommodation and Arrival
After registration you receive further information to hotels nearby the hospital. Travel- and accommodation expenses will not be reimbursed.

→ Program-Flyer (PDF)

Registration and conference fee
Please register via the registration formulary – preferably by e-mail: k.mueller-pohle@keh- – before December 15th 2019 to be eligible for our »Early-Bird-Ticket«. Please note that any additional occurring banking fees from your part will be added to the balance of the course fee.

Regular Fee: 410,00 €
Reduced Fee (for Psychiatrists or Psychological Psychotherapists in Training): 290,00 €
Participants from Eastern Europe (e.g. Baltic-States; Russia; Ukraine; Poland; Czech Republic): 220,00 €

Early-Bird-Ticket (until 15.12.2019):
340,00 € / 250,00 € / 170,00 €

Please transfer the appropriate amount within 14 days after registration. No refunds are possible after Feb. 15th 2020.


Dr. med. Ronald Burian, Prof. Dr. med. Albert Diefenbacher MBA,
Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Kratz, Philipp Bartels
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge,
Berlin (Germany)

Thomas Wagner
Klinikum Kassel GmbH (Germany)

Dr. med. Marie Bendix
Psychiatrie Südwest/Karolinska Universitätskrankenhaus Stockholm (Sweden)

Dr. med. Dan Georgescu
Psychiatrische Dienste Argau AG, Brugg (Switzerland)

Joost Mertens
De Velse Mental Health, Velserbroek Tergooi Hospital, Hilversum (Netherlands)

Diogo Telles Correia
MD, PhD, Assistant Professor,
Faculty of Medicine University of Lisbon (Portugal)

James R. Rundell
MD, FAPM, Professor of Psychiatry,
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, MD (USA)

Conference Fee

Regular Fee

Reduced Fee
(for Psychiatrists or Psychological Psychotherapists in Training)
Participants from Eastern Europe
(e.g. Baltic-States; Russia; Ukraine; Poland; Czech Republic)
20.03. – 21.03.2020
410,00 €290,00 €220,00 €
Early Bird Ticket
bis/until 15.12.2019
340,00 €250,00 €170,00 €

Please transfer the appropriate amount within 14 days after registration. No refunds are possible after Feb. 15th 2020.

Meeting Venue

The course will take place in the main administration buil- ding (House 22) of the KEH Hospital, located in the district of Lichtenberg in the eastern part of Berlin, easily accessible by public transportation (via tram 37 or M8) or car (parking available)

and Psychosomatics

Two days of parallel sessions in german language on CL-Basics and psychotherapy in CL-Services.

Albert Diefenbacher