Berliner CL-Course (autumn)

4th – 6th October 2018

Berliner CL-Course 2018
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. 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 the experience for seasoned ones. Hence, we have put together a program touching upon different areas relevant to our field, such as somatization, drug interactions, psychotherapeutic skills for difficult patients in the general hospital, and many others. Internationally renowned experts from Germany, Italy 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 show own lectures on a poster for the 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 October 2018!

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

General Information

For information please contact:
Inga Pontow
Telefon: (030) 5472-43 87
Telefax: (030) 5472-299224

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 fees
Please register via the registration formulary – preferably by e-mail: – before September 15th 2018. Please note that any additional occurring banking fees will be added to the balance of the course fee.

Regular Price: 390,00 €
Psychiatry-Trainee: 270,00 €
Participants from Eastern Europe (e.g. Baltic-States; Russia; Ukraine; Poland; Czech Republic): 200,00 €

Early-Bird-Ticket (extended until 31.07.2018):
340,00 € / 250,00 € / 170,00 €

Please transfer the expenses 14 days after registration to the submitted bank account. No refunds after Sep. 15th 2018.

→ register now


Dr. med. Ronald Burian,
Prof. Dr. med. Albert Diefenbacher MBA,
M.Sc. Psych. Mareike Pleger,
M.Sc. Psych. Inga-Marlen Pontow,
Bernd Schmidt,
Dr. med. Maike Wolf
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge

PD Dr. med. Pascal Grosse,
Abteilung Neurologische Schlafmedizin, Charité – Unversitätsmedizin, Berlin

Thomas Wagner,
Klinikum Kassel GmbH

Dr. med. Marie Bendix,
Oberärztin/Fachärztin für Psychiatrie Einheit für Konsiliarpsychiatrie
Psychiatrie Südwest/Karolinska Universitätskrankenhaus Stockholm

Prof. Dr. Silvia Ferrari,
Ricercatore Universitario in Psichiatria Università degli Studi di Modena & Reggio Emilia
Clinica Psichiatrica, Policlinico di Modena


Regular Price:


Participants from Eastern Europe (e.g. Baltic-States; Russia; Ukraine; Poland; Czech Republic)
Registration Fee390,00 €270,00 €200,00 €
extended until 31.07.2018
340,00 €250,00 €170,00 €

and Psychosomatics

Three days of parallel sessions in german and english language on CL-Basics and advanced CL-knowledge.

Albert Diefenbacher