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Treating patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms in an intercultural context

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Please check out our future events, courses and workshops on our "EVENTS" page.

These events are free, but we will require your registration!


Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 crisis we decided to cancel the workshop 7/8 September 2020 in Budapest and instead deliver the Teach-the-Teachers workshop ‘Complex Intercultural Communication’ in a different format:

  • - In 6 online modules of 60-90 minutes, monthly from January
  • – June 2021, different topics will be addressed.
  • - Followed by a face-to-face workshop combined with the final conference of the project (27/28 of August 2021) if possible concerning COVID-19 regulations.

You can register for the online courses on our "events" page!

Teach-the-teacher workshop: ‘Complex intercultural communication’

About 5% of the European population report symptoms for which the doctor cannot find a medical cause that sufficiently explains their symptoms, even after adequate medical examinations. These Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) represent 20-40% of the caseload of doctors and are one of the most expensive diagnostic categories in Europe.

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Good news, the abstract for Sigma's 31st International Nursing Research Congress, "Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms in Migrants: A Challenge for Nurses," has been selected for an oral presentation.

Sigma's 31st International Nursing Research Congress in abu dhabi juli 2020

About Us

We aim to approach MUPS in a medical and cultural context.

  • Anne Weiland

  • Peter Vermeir

    Prof. dr.
  • drs. Marlies van der Meer

  • Marta Csabai

    Márta Csabai

    Prof. dr.
  • Melinda Látos

    Melinda Látos

  • Dirk Vogelaers

    Prof. Dr.
  • Katalin Barabás

    Katalin Barabás

    Prof. Dr.
  • An Mariman

    An Mariman

    Prof. Dr.
Our team

We combine experts from different countries and different backgrounds.

Our experts hail from Hungary, The Netherlands and Belgium.