Program

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
13.00 - 15.00 Leaders' meeting 1*
14.00 - 20.00 Reception
15.30 - 19.00 Like a symphony
15.30 - 16.00 Overture: Music
16.00 - 17.00 Adagio: Presidential message - opening the congress.
"Reflections on the theme: Seeing medicine through other eyes".
Donald Nease (President of IBF)

"Balint work - the way of patience"
Manuel M Sousa (Chairman of APGB and of the Organizing Committee)
17.00 - 18.00 Largo: Orationis sapientia
"Hearing secret harmonies: Balint and the re-imagining of medicine"
Andrew Elder FRCGP DEd (Hon)
18.00 - 18.30 Allegro-vivace: Discussion
19.00 - 20.00 Allegrissimo: Porto d'Honra
20.00 End of the work
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH
08.30 - 10.30 Paper presentations 1: "The theory and structure of Balint Groups"
Chair: Andrew Elder
08.30 - 08.50 "Balint Essential Creativity"
Knowlton K; Wheeler K
09.00 - 09.20 "Michael Balint: early interventions, early groups"
Soreanu R
09.30 - 09.50 "Seeing future of medicine through other eyes"
Linclau C
10.00 - 10.30 Discussion
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 12.45 Balint Groups 1
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Workshops
15.30 - 17.00 Balint Groups 2
17.00 - 17.30 Break
17.30 - 19.15 Paper presentations 1: "The theory and structure of Balint Groups"
Chair: Albert Lichtenstein
17.30 - 17.50 "Seeing the outline of a star"
Leggett A
18.00 - 18.20 "Balint infrastructure in a large tertiary hospital in Israel"
Krontal S
18.30 - 19.00 Discussion
19.15 End of the work
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH
08.00 - 08.45 Leaders' meeting 2*
09.00 - 10.30 Balint groups 3
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 13.00 Paper presentations 3: "Providing Support and Preventing Burnout"
Chair: Fernanda Jesuíno
11.00 - 11.20 "Prevention of professional burnout in psychiatric hospital medical personnel: a look at the psychiatry throught doctor-patient relashionship"
Avagimyan A, Kasimovskaya N, Kostyuk G,
11.30 - 11.50 "Testing Balint Boundaries - when the doctor's feelings don't fit well in a single case"
Sousa M
12.00 - 12.20 "Think fresh - is this still Balint?"
Herzog P
12.30 - 13.00 Discussion
13.15 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 19.00 Social Program
19.00 Free Time
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
08.00 - 08.45 Leaders' meeting 3*
09.00 - 10.30 Balint groups 4
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 13.00 Paper presentations 4: "Students, Doctors and Patients"
Chair: Heide Otten
11.00 - 11.20 "Through the eyes of medical students: reflections on suffering and end of life care"
Wilson H, Warmington S, Johansen M
11.30 - 11.50 "Recovering the healing and the humanity in medicine: doctors and patients in conversation"
Sternlieb J, Sweeney J, Bechtel C, Lewis M,
12.00 - 12.40 Discussion
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 16.30 IBF General Assembly | Meeting for medical students held in parallel
16.30 - 17.00 Break
17.00 - 18.30 Ascona Prize Presentations
18.30 - 19.45 Free time
20.00 - 23.00 Congress Dinner
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
09.30 - 11.30 Paper Presentations 5: "Different views"
Chair: Alice Polomeni
09.30 - 09.50 "The Balint group as seen through the pharmacologist's eyes"
Budow M
10.00 - 10.20 "In between spaces - strangeness and togetherness in Balint groups"
Shorer Y, Rabin S, Matalon A,
10.30 - 10.40 Discussion
11.00 - 13.00 "Short summary of each workshop given by one of the participants ", and "What are you taking home from the Congress?, with discussion
Chair: Alice Polomeni
11.30 - 12.00 Break
12.00 - 13.00 Final discussion | Farewell
13.00 End of the Conference
* for those leading groups at the Conference only
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