Press conference: XVII Days of Psychiatry in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Press conference: XVII Days of Psychiatry in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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A press conference to announce XVII Days of Psychiatry in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held today at the Clinic of Psychiatry, University Clinical Center Tuzla. This year’s symposium will take place 25-26 October, 2019 at the Hotel Mellain in Tuzla. The international medical event will be an opportunity for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals from Bosna and Herzegovina and the region to exchange clinical experiences on the theme “The treatment in psychiatry: current issues and dilemmas”.

Prof.Dr. Izet Pajević, president of the symposium organizing committee and head of the Clinic of Psychiatry, Prof.Dr. Esmina Avdibegović, chief of the Department for traumatic stress disorders, Prof. Dr. Mevludin Hasanović, chief of the Department for social psychiatry and Ass. Prof. Nermina Kravić, chief of the Department for pediatric and adolescent psychiatry spoke with members of the press.

In speaking to the press, Prof.Dr. Pajević said that the circumstances in the modern world are having serious impact to an increase on the incidence rate of mental disorders, which requires rethinking the earlier ones and finding new methods of the prevention and treatment. “In addition to psychopharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and sociotherapy, today’s modern psychiatry is also increasingly includes methods of spiritual therapy, ecopsychiatry, different methods of traditional complementary treatments, transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain, and again stigmatized cranial electrotherapy stimulation as a clinically proven to be harmless and effective treatment. Psychiatric disorders are often accompanied by other medical conditions, which requires a broad multidisciplinary approach to each patient within the concept of personalized medicine in psychiatry. For that reason, attending eminent experts of this symposium will have a complex and important task to present many conceptual issues and dilemmas encountered in everyday clinical practice.” said Prof. Dr. Pajević

Prof. Dr. Mevludin Hasanović said that the symposium will bring together many expert clinicians from the field of mental health in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Germany, the Nederlands, and Austria. As he told the press, 189 participants have been registered so far. The symposium program will cover 26 invited lectures, 15 oral and 19 poster presentations.

Prof. Dr. Esmina Avdibegović talked abut the concept of personalized psychiatry and modern trends in the treatment of mental diseases, as well as the stigma associated with mental diseases.

Ass. Prof . Nermina Kravić announced that the Second Symposium on Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry will be organized as part of XVII Days of Psychiatry in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that the participation of a huge number of experts in the related field is expected.