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05: Strengthening Abilities – Coping With Trauma

Breakout / Interactive
in deutscher Sprache

This project offers low-threshold support to traumatized children and adolescents with a refugee background. Peer Trainers from refugee communities teach social-emotional skills in their outreach work in order to enable education and integration into society.

Managing Director, AFYA, Vienna; Lecturer, FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH, Graz


Managing Director, AFYA, Vienna; Lecturer, FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH, Graz

1992 Diploma in Paediatric Nursing, Landeskinderklinik Linz
2002 Master in International Health (MIH), Universität Basel
1992-1996 Intensive care nurse, Linz, Austria
1996-2003 Humanitarian assignments, Médecins sans Frontières/MSF (Doctors without borders), South Sudan, Nagrono Karabagh, Kenya and Uganda
2001-2005 Director of Human Resources, MSF Vienna
2005-2015 Head of Unit, Leading expert for organisational learning, accountability and incident management, MSF Evaluation Unit, Vienna, Austria
2015-2016 Head of Unit (interim), responsible for the comprehensive evaluation of Ebola response in West Africa, MSF Evaluation unit, Stockholm, Sweden
 Since 2017 Managing Director of AFYA, non profit organisation focusing on (mental) health promotion for refugees and migrants, Vienna

Health Symposium

show timetable


18:00 - 19:30OpeningPlenary
20:00 - 22:00Evening ReceptionSocial


09:00 - 10:15How Can Innovation Remain Affordable?Plenary
10:45 - 12:15AI in Medicine: Who’s Responsible for Its Use and Outcomes?Plenary
12:00 - 13:30Partner Session: Digital Healthcare 4.0Partner
13:30 - 14:05Mental Illnesses: New Ideas to Promote InclusionBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 01: The Village ProjectBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 02: Network Living Well with Dementia in KlosterneuburgBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 03: Oasis Socialis’ TransitionBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 04: Informal CaregiversBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 05: Strengthening Abilities – Coping With TraumaBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 06: Grow Together – For a Good Start in LifeBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 07: amigoBreakout
16:00 - 16:30Breakout Sessions SummaryBreakout
17:00 - 20:00Reception on the HillSocial
20:30 - 21:30Special Lecture: Organs on Demand – Solving Chronic Disease with Stem Cells and Organ EngineeringPartner
21:30 - 23:30Happy Hour and DJSocial


04:30 - 08:00Sunrise Hike to GratlspitzSocial
08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPartner
09:30 - 10:45Are Europe’s Healthcare Systems Prepared for the Climate Crisis?Plenary
11:15 - 11:30A Healthy Life – How Do We Implement Good Choices?Plenary
11:30 - 12:30How Can Different Stakeholders Contribute to Good Choices?Plenary
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 01: Adaptive Intelligence: Physicians – Friends or Foes?Partner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 02: Pharmacies: Safety as a Business ModelPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 03: The Liberated Patient: From Digitisation to IndividualisationPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 04: Our Health Caught Between Climate Crisis and DemographyPartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 05: Liberté, Égalité, Santé: Social Inequality and HealthPartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 06: Liberty and Security Need Knowledge: Health Literacy in AustriaPartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 07: Leeway and Grey Areas: Liberty for People in CarePartner