The Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) is a multidisciplinary, international organization of researchers who share an interest in problems of stress, coping, and anxiety. Its members, from more than 35 countries, meet annually to exchange research findings and clinical applications on a wide range of stress and anxiety related phenomena. STAR conferences provide a unique opportunity to learn, not just about stress and anxiety, but also how psychology is 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 world’s 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.