Symposium: "Mindfulness: recent advances and applications"
Edel Maex, Psychiatrist, and expert in Mindfulness will start the symposium with an introduction on the evolution and application of mindfulness in Flanders. He will introduce two world-leading mindfulness scientists.
Anne Speckens is the founder and clinical director of the Radboud University Medical Centre for Mindfulness. Prof. Anne Speckens’ research focuses on cognitive processes and interventions in anxiety and depressive disorders. She is particularly interested in the effectiveness and working mechanism of mindfulness based interventions in patients with either psychological or somatic disorders and health care professionals.
Willem Kuyken is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Professor Kuyken’s work is focussed on mood disorders and their evidence-based approaches. His research and teaching focus primarily on mindfulness-based approaches and compassion.