The Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, and Resilience Society (STAR Society) is a multidisciplinary, international organization of researchers and practitioners, who share an interest in research findings and clinical applications on stress and anxiety-related phenomena. Coming from more than 35 countries, the members and friends of the STAR Society meet at least once annually. These STAR conferences provide a unique opportunity to learn, not just about stress and anxiety, but also how psychology and related disciplines are studied and practiced throughout the world. STAR has been exceedingly active in providing an opportunity to share research and clinical findings in an international forum.
STAR’s first scientific conference was held in Leiden, The Netherlands in 1980. Since that time, yearly meetings have been hosted by STAR members in some of the worlds most beautiful cities in Germany, Scotland, Belgium, Israel, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Egypt, Spain, and the Czech Republic. These meetings provide a platform for major addresses by internationally known scholars, paper poster sessions, and workshops. The conferences are relatively small, with approximately 150 to 200 participants, which means that close collegial relationships are easily established. Because there is, typically, a high rate of attendance by STAR members, these contacts are readily maintained.
The STAR constitution can be found here.