Executive Committee



Gerhard Schüßler, Univ. Prof. Dr.



Andreas Karwautz, M.D.



Gudrun Wagner, Assoc.-Prof. Mag.


Secretary Co

Ulrike Smrekar, Dr.



Angelika Appelt, MA


Treasurer Co

Karin Waldher, Dr.





Gerhard Schüßler, Ph.D.





Andreas Karwautz, Andreas Karwautz, M.D., University Professor, specialist in psychiatry and neurology and child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapeutic medicine, Professor of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Psychotherapist (GAI / Guided Affective Imagery), Head of the Outpatient Clinic for Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders in the University, Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vienna General Hospital


Areas of activity


Head of the specialized Outpatient Clinic for eating disorders, regular lectures and seminars on Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the eating disorders at Vienna Medical University, Annual postgraduate educational conference on “eating disorders and associated disorders” in Vienna.


Head of the European research-project concerning risk factors for eating disorders and obesity and head of ÖNB research-project (granted by Founds of the Austrian National Bank) in eating disorders of persons with type-1 diabetes and internal disorders. Co-Head of the study “Mental Health in Austria Teenagers study – MHAT, succeat.at, and the new EC-horizon 2020 project icare-online.eu .


Vice Chairman “Competence network “TDM KJP e.V.” Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in child and adolescent psychiatry. Member and fellow of the “Academy for Eating Disorders” (AED), member of the “Eating Disorders Research Society” (EDRS), member of the “German Society for Eating Disorders” (DGESS).


Associate Editor “European Eating Disorders Review”, Section Editor Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in “neuropsychiatrie”. Vice-president (2012-2014) and President (2014-2016) of the Austrian Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Board member of ESCAP (2015-2019);


E-mail: andreas.karwautz@meduniwien.ac.at

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2) http://kjp.meduniwien.ac.at/wissenschaft-forschung/arbeitsgruppe-essstoerungen-und-assoziierte-krankheitsbilder
3) http://www.ess-stoerung.eu





Gudrun Wagner, Assoc.-Prof. Mag.,





Angelika Appelt, MA, Psychotherapeutin in Ausbildung unter Supervision (Gestalttherapie)
Lebens- und Sozialberaterin
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