Psychedelic micro-dosing & treatment in psychiatry
Geert Dom is a full professor of (addiction) psychiatry at the University of Antwerp and Medical Director of the Psychiatric Center Multiversum, Boechout, Belgium. His research and teaching focuses on the pathogenic processes underlying addictions and their psychiatric co-morbidities. He is currently the president of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA, https://www.europsy.net ). In addition he is the immediate past-president of the European Federation of Addiction Societies (EUFAS, https://www.eufas.net ) and the Belgian Professional Association of psychiatry.
The use of psychedelics in the treatment of mental health disorders is gaining momentum. An increasing number of studies are showing promising results. Regulating bodies in US, Australia and soon Europe are considering or have already provided a positive advice on the use for specific indications. In spite these positive evolutions, many questions remain both on the level of study designs, safety, and implementation in daily psychiatric practice. Considering these challenges, the EPA is preparing a position paper on the topic. These concerns play even more in the context of the use of psychedelic substances in the broader public, aiming at an improvement of general mood, life-quality and self-exploration. Specifically micro-dosing is becoming popular within certain groups. The presentation will focus on both aspects of the sue of psychedelics.
Dr med. Vladimir Miloševic, specijalist psihijatrije
Psihijatrijska bolnica Idrija
Vladimir Milosevic, psychiatrist and psychodrama trainer, supervisor and therapist, born in Belgrade (Serbia) 1963, living and working in Slovenia. Founder of Psychodrama Institute in Belgrade. Conducter of psychodrama education in Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Cofounder and workshop leader and supervisor of international psychodrama seminars Cross Cultural Training Days (2002-2010) and International Spring Accademy 2010 – and on. Co-conducter of psychodrama workshops »Psychology of Creativity« (Slovenia). Worked as a consultant and trainer in companies and football. Leader of psychodrama workshops in a number of countries: Belgium, Israel, Italy, Great Britain, Austria, Malta, Bosnia… Lecturer and workshop leader at IAGP congersses in London, Jerusalem, Istambul, Rome, Rovinj as well as at FEPTO, EAP, BPA and WADP congresses. Author of a number of articles on psychodrama and psychotherapy and a book »How does Psychodrama Works« (2018). Consultant at films: »Projections«, »On the other Side« and »Men don't Cry«.
Ivana Rosenzweig, MD, PhD (Cantab), FRCPsych
Sleep Physician and Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital
Clinical Reader in the Neuroscience of Sleep; Head, Sleep and Brain Plasticity Centre, CNS, King’s College London
Professor Rosenzweig heads the Sleep and Brain Plasticity Centre at the King’s College London and all its research activities. She obtained her MD from the University of Zagreb and her PhD from the Trinity College, University of Cambridge. She is an experienced consultant neuropsychiatrist and a sleep physician, whose research team was a recipient and a co-ordinator of the multidisciplinary and multi-site project in sleep research funded by the Wellcome Trust. Her team’s long term goal is to elucidate the fundamental role of sleep brain rhythms in sleep-dependent memory formation and brain plasticity processes. Professor Rosenzweig also runs a tertiary complex sleep clinics at the Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London which provides quaternary assessment and treatment for patient referrals across the United Kingdom.