Date of creation : 1842-01-01
Number of members : 8900
Objectives and mission of the association
The German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) is a medical professional society.
The DGPPN was founded in 1842 and currently has 8.500 members. It is thus the largest and oldest scientific association of doctors and scientists working in the field of psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatics in Germany.
The DGPPN is a vibrant professional society, and many members become involved as volunteers, be it on the board or in the specialised groups.
The work of the DGPPN is based on the vision of a society in which people with mental illnesses can live free from prejudice and receive the personalised care and necessary help they need. Optimal, scientifically founded and individualised medical, psychological and social support should be available to everyone at all times and in all places.
President : Prof Arno DEISTER
Official Representative : Prof Andreas HEINZ
List of Board members :
Prof. Dr. med. Arno Deister (President)
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Andreas Heinz (President elect)
Dr. med. Iris Hauth (Past president)
Prof. Dr. med. Martin Driessen
Prof. Dr. med. Peter Falkai
Prof. Dr. med. Andreas J. Fallgatter
Prof. Dr. med. Sabine C. Herpertz
Prof. Dr. med. Fritz Hohagen
Dr. med. Christian Kieser
Dr. med. Sabine Köhler
Dr. med. Andreas Küthmann (Treasurer)
Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Pollmächer
Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Reif
Prof. Dr. med. Steffi G. Riedel-Heller
Dr. med. Christa Roth-Sackenheim
Dr. med. Nahlah Saimeh
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. soc. Frank Schneider