Updated 08 May 2023

Pre-Conference Short Course

Psychodynamic aspects in chronic, medical illness

Tuesday 6 June 2023 - Half day (13:00 – 18:00)
Facilitator: Maya Kirszenbaum
Vienna, Austria
Registration fees: € 75  / € 45
Registration - Programme

Pre-conference Meeting

Coping with Change  

Wednesday, 7 June 2023 (all day) 
Vienna, Austria





The ECFS Psychosocial Special Interest Group and the ECFS Mental Health Working Group organised a series of webinars as part of the “Special CF Lunchtime Series”.

All webinarshey are available on the ECFS Education Platform.

  • 19 April 2023
    Modulators and psychosocial effects
  •  25 January 2023
    Psychiatric comorbidities and cystic fibrosis: 
    what teams need to know to care patients with extra needs
  • 16 November 2022
    Sleep and Cystic Fibrosis

Welcome to the European Psychosocial Special Interest Group (EPSIG)

Having clicked through to this page, it seems you are already interested in the psychosocial aspects of CF and what we do. Please read on and consider joining us. 

Our key aim is to provide education and support for CF psychosocial professionals and teams by sharing best-practice, research and information in a friendly and supportive environment.  Understanding and addressing psychosocial factors is important in helping people with CF and their relatives achieve the best possible health outcomes.  They are a core part of the ECFS Standards of Care framework.

Our objectives are to:

•    Organise and deliver the pre-conference psychosocial programme at the annual ECFS conference
•    Share and disseminate knowledge of good psychosocial practice and research, as well as information and resources (both written and digital)
•    Enable psychosocial professionals in communicating and networking with each another in a friendly and collegiate environment
•    Respond to requests for consultation and opinion from ECFS Board and Working Groups in a timely manner
•    Participate in ECFS working streams where appropriate
•    Submit an annual report to the ECFS Board
•    Liaise with, and support the work of CF Europe, representing patients and their families.

We welcome contributions and participation from all members of the CF community in meeting these objectives. However, our primary focus is to share basic psychological and social science and research, psychotherapy effectiveness and best-practice in working with CF patients, relatives and teams.