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International College of Psychosomatic Medicine The International College of Psycho- somatic Medicine is organizing its First Con- gress, to be held at the Camino Real Hotel, Guadalajara, Mexico, from December 5 to 8, 1971, immediately after the 5th World Con- gress of Psychiatry, Mexico City, November 28 to December 4, 1971. The College was founded at Buenos Aires, during the Third International Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine, held in January, 1970, with the following purposes and aims: Section 1. The objectives of the Inter- national College shall be to promote and advance the principles of psychosomatic medi- cine to achieve the highest standards of re- search, education and exchange of scientific information. In its efforts to meet the primary objectives the International College shall: 1. Create an International forum for the exchange of information concerning the psy- chosomatic field through the following media: a. Correspondence and personal contacts between its members; a Directory of Mem- bers and their publication bulletin shall be available to each member in at least two languages: Spanish and English. b. The exchange of lectures and teachers will be accomplished by Speakers Bureau within the jurisdiction of the Education Com- mittee. Speakers will be available to all mem- ber organizations (when formed) and other institutions. c. Publication of an official journal of the College: Investigation Psicosomatica, in Spanish, with abstracts in four languages (the publication to start in late 1971). It is planned that this Journal may be published in other languages. 2. Organize the International Collegia (congresses) which will feature scientific ses- sions on the subject of recent developments and advances in the field of psychosomatic medicine (the First Congress to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico December S-8th, 1971.) 3. Organize regional meetings to be held in addition to the International Collegia. 226 4. Organize research activities in specific subjects simultaneously in different countries on a cooperative and collaborative basis in order to compare the roles of transcultural variables in the causation of psychosomatic illness and its treatment. 5. Foster the role of consultation psy- chiatry as a source of improved interdiscipli- nary communication. 6. Study the causative factors of psycho- somatic illness and the various forms of thera- peutic management. 7. Attempt to define the present role of psychoanalysis in the understanding and treat- ment of psychosomatic illness. 8. Study the potentialities and limitations of psychopharmacology in the treatment psy- chosomatic illness. 9. Integrate such approaches as cortico- visceral medicine with other frames of refer- ence such as psychosomatic medicine. 10. Foster research for the prevention of psychosomatic illness as well as mental illness in general. Organizing Committe Presidents, are: Dr. Adam J. Krakowski, (USA); Dr. Ronaldo Ucha Udabe, (Argentine). Vice-Presidents are: Dr. Ramon de la Fuente, (Mexico); Dr. John J. Schwab, (USA). Councilors are: Dr. Ferruccio Antonelli, (Italy); Dr. Jean Delay, (France); Dr. Wil- fred Dorfman, (USA); Dr. Robert S. Garber, (USA); Dr. Mauricio Knobel, (Argentine); Dr. Clovis Martins, (Brazil); Dr. Jules H. Masserman, (USA); Dr. Erwin Ringel, (Aus- tria); Dr. Eric D. Wittkower, (Canada); Dr. Heinz H. Wolff, (Great Britain). Program Committee Comprises: Dr. Wil- fred Dorfman, (USA); Dr. Adam J. Kra- kowski, (USA); Dr. Lennart Levi, (Sweden); Dr. Clovis Martins, (Brazil); Dr. Ronaldo Ucha Udabe, (Argentine); Dr. Eric D. Witt- kower, (Canada). The Executive Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Roberto Kertesz, San Jose de Calasanz 431, Volume XII

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Page 1: International College of Psychosomatic Medicine

International College of Psychosomatic Medicine

The International College of Psycho­somatic Medicine is organizing its First Con­gress, to be held at the Camino Real Hotel,Guadalajara, Mexico, from December 5 to 8,1971, immediately after the 5th World Con­gress of Psychiatry, Mexico City, November28 to December 4, 1971.

The College was founded at Buenos Aires,during the Third International Congress ofPsychosomatic Medicine, held in January,1970, with the following purposes and aims:

Section 1. The objectives of the Inter­national College shall be to promote andadvance the principles of psychosomatic medi­cine to achieve the highest standards of re­search, education and exchange of scientificinformation. In its efforts to meet the primaryobjectives the International College shall:

1. Create an International forum for theexchange of information concerning the psy­chosomatic field through the following media:

a. Correspondence and personal contactsbetween its members; a Directory of Mem­bers and their publication bulletin shall beavailable to each member in at least twolanguages: Spanish and English.

b. The exchange of lectures and teacherswill be accomplished by Speakers Bureauwithin the jurisdiction of the Education Com­mittee. Speakers will be available to all mem­ber organizations (when formed) and otherinstitutions.

c. Publication of an official journal of theCollege: Investigation Psicosomatica, inSpanish, with abstracts in four languages (thepublication to start in late 1971). It is plannedthat this Journal may be published in otherlanguages.

2. Organize the International Collegia( congresses) which will feature scientific ses­sions on the subject of recent developmentsand advances in the field of psychosomaticmedicine (the First Congress to be held inGuadalajara, Mexico December S-8th, 1971.)

3. Organize regional meetings to be heldin addition to the International Collegia.

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4. Organize research activities in specificsubjects simultaneously in different countrieson a cooperative and collaborative basis inorder to compare the roles of transculturalvariables in the causation of psychosomaticillness and its treatment.

5. Foster the role of consultation psy­chiatry as a source of improved interdiscipli­nary communication.

6. Study the causative factors of psycho­somatic illness and the various forms of thera­peutic management.

7. Attempt to define the present role ofpsychoanalysis in the understanding and treat­ment of psychosomatic illness.

8. Study the potentialities and limitationsof psychopharmacology in the treatment psy­chosomatic illness.

9. Integrate such approaches as cortico­visceral medicine with other frames of refer­ence such as psychosomatic medicine.

10. Foster research for the prevention ofpsychosomatic illness as well as mental illnessin general.

Organizing Committe Presidents, are: Dr.Adam J. Krakowski, (USA); Dr. RonaldoUcha Udabe, (Argentine).

Vice-Presidents are: Dr. Ramon de laFuente, (Mexico); Dr. John J. Schwab,(USA).

Councilors are: Dr. Ferruccio Antonelli,(Italy); Dr. Jean Delay, (France); Dr. Wil­fred Dorfman, (USA); Dr. Robert S. Garber,(USA); Dr. Mauricio Knobel, (Argentine);Dr. Clovis Martins, (Brazil); Dr. Jules H.Masserman, (USA); Dr. Erwin Ringel, (Aus­tria); Dr. Eric D. Wittkower, (Canada); Dr.Heinz H. Wolff, (Great Britain).

Program Committee Comprises: Dr. Wil­fred Dorfman, (USA); Dr. Adam J. Kra­kowski, (USA); Dr. Lennart Levi, (Sweden);Dr. Clovis Martins, (Brazil); Dr. RonaldoUcha Udabe, (Argentine); Dr. Eric D. Witt­kower, (Canada).

The Executive Secretary-Treasurer: Dr.Roberto Kertesz, San Jose de Calasanz 431,

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Buenos Aires, Argentine.

Up to this date, the following workers inthe psychosomatic and related fields have ac­cepted to join this organization as FounderMembers:

Dr. Ammar, Sleim (Tunis)Dr. Ammon, Gunter (West Germany)Prof. Dr. Angst, J. (Switzerland)Prof. Dr. Antonelli, Ferruccio (Italy)Dr. Ban, Thomas (Canada)Prof. Dr. Baruk, Henri (France)Dr. Bastiaans, J. (Holland)Dr. Bellak, Leopold (USA)Dr. Bruschi, Walter C. (USA)Dr. Bukowczyk, Adam (Poland)Dr. Coirault, Raymond (France)Prof. Dr. Crisp, A.H. (United Kingdom)Dr. Chattas, Alberto (Argentine)Dr. Chertok, Leon (France)Dr. Dalma, Juan (Argentine)Dr. De La Fuente, Ramon (Mexico)Prof. Dr. Delay, Jean (France)Dr. Destounis, N. Chobas (USA)Dr. Dongier, M. (Belgium)Dr. Dorfman, Wilfred (USA)Dr. Dunlop, Edwin (USA)Prof. Dr. Von Eiff, A.W. (West Germany)Dr. Eller, Joseph, J. (USA)Dr. Engel, George (USA)Prof. Dr. Escardo, Florencio (Argentine)Prof. Dr. Fazio, Cornelio (Italy)Prof. Dr. Fustinoni, Osvaldo (Argentine)Dr. Furedi, John (Hungary)Dr. Garber, Robert (USA)Dr. Garma, Angel (Argentine)Prof. Dr. Grinspan, David (Argentine)Dr. Goldstein, Nelson (Uruguay)Dr. Hausner, R. Milan Jr. (Czechoslovakia)Dr. Herrera, Julio (Argentine)Dr. Hertz, Dan G. (Israel)Dr. Ikemi, Yujiro (Japan)Dr. Jores, Arthur (West Germany)Dr. Karakas, Zare (Turkey)Dr. Kerman, Cecilio (Argentine)Dr. Kertesz, Roberto (Argentine)Prof. Dr. Knobel, Mauricio (Argentine)Dr. Krakowski, Adam (USA)Dr. Kurtsin, I.T. (USSR)Dr. Lambo, Adeoye (Nigeria)Dr. Land, Melvin (USA)

July-August 1971

Dr. Leeds, Alice (USA)Dr. Levi, Lennart (Sweden)Prof. Dr. Lipowski, Z.J. (Canada)Dr. Luban-Plozza, B. (Switzerland)Dr. Marchais, Pierre (France)Dr. Marder, Leon (USA)Dr. Martins, Clovis (Brazil)Dr. Masserman, Jules (USA)Dr. McLaughlin, Blaine (USA)Dr. Merlis, Sidney (USA)Dr. Molinsky, Hans (West Germany)Dr. Musaph, H. (Holland)Dr. M'Uzan, De (France)Dr. Petru, Arcan (Rumania)Dr. Pierloot, Roland (Belgium)Dr. Pinkerton, Philip (United King.)Dr. Polvan, Ozgur (Turkey)Dr. Ramirez, Fortunato (Uruguay)Dr. Reiser, Morton (USA)Dr. Ringel, E. (Austria)Dr. Sarro, Ramon (Spain)Dr. Schneider, P.B. (Switzerland)Dr. Schwab, John (USA)Dr. Selye, Hans (Canada)Dr. Semper, Juan (Argentine)Dr. Tan, Eng-Seong (Malaya)Dr. Shanon, Jacob (Israel)Dr. Shochet, Bernard (USA)Dr. Sivadon, Paul (Belgium)Dr. Soto, Roberto (Argentine)Dr. Spiel, W. (Austria)Dr. Stevens, Anita (USA)Dr. Ucha Udabe, Ronaldo (Argentine)Dr. Venkoba Rao, A. (India)Dr. Vojtechovsky, Milos (Czechoslovakia)Dr. Von Uexkull, Theo (West Germany)Dr. Weiner, Herbert (USA)Dr. Wittkower, Eric (Canada)Dr. Wolff, Heinz (United Kingdom)Dr. Wolberg, Lewis (USA)Dr. Wong Chiu Lung, (Hong Kong)

The national scientific societies repre­sented by these Founder Members are colla­borating in a conjoint effort for the achieve­ment of the above described purposes and theFirst Congress, together with their individualsupport.

Preliminary Scientific ProAram (up toJuly 8, 1971).

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Main Topic: "New Horizons in Psycho­somatic Medicine"

* * *SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5:

10:00 a.m.: Registration.6: 00 p.m.: Opening Ceremony: Welcom­

ing address by the Co-Chairmen of the Con­gress, Drs. Adam J. Krakowski (U.S.A.);Ronaldo Ucha Udabe (Argentine) and Ro­bert S. Garber (President, American Psy­chiatric Association).

7: 00: Cocktails for all participants.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6:

Morning Sessions: Topic # 1: ''What isNew in Research?".

Chairmen: Drs. Herbert Weiner (USA)and Lennart Levi (Sweden).

Speakers: Drs. Guido Argento and Fran­cesco Ranzato (Italy): "Multidimensionalapproach to the problems of PsychosomaticMedicine, particularly to enuresis"; HerbertWeiner (USA): "Relevance of specificity inPsychosomatic Medicine"; Dr. Lennart Levi(Sweden); Dr. Alice A. Leeds (USA): "TheInternational Reference Center Network forInformation of Psychotropic Drugs (WHO­NIMH) A Model of International Collabora­tion".

Discussion Chairmen: Drs. Eric D. Witt­kower (Canada) and John J. Schwab (USA).

Afternoon Session: topic # 2: ''Psycho­pharmacology and the Combined Treat­ments".

Chairmen: Dr. Ronaldo Ucha Udabe (Ar­gentine): ''Psychopharmacology and Electro­shock" and Thomas A. Ban (Canada): "Drugcombinations in Psychiatry: therapeutic andadverse affects"; Dr. Henri Baruk (France):''Les facteurs chimiques dans Ie pathogenedes troubles neuropathiques et Psychopa­thiques de la volonte. Donnees psychopharma­cologiques"; Dr. Ozgur Polvan (Turkey).

Panel Discussion Chairmen: Drs. HenriBaruk (France) and Wilfred Dorfman(USA).

7: 00 p.m.: Conference by distinguishedspeaker: Dr. Morton Reiser (USA): ''Newdirections in Psychosomatic research".

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TuESDAY, DECEMBER 7:,Morning Session;ropic # 3: ''Liaison Psy­

chiatry and Social Psychiatry": Correlationswith the psychosomatic approach".

Chairmen: Drs. Clovis Martins (Brazil)and Pierre Marchais (France).

Dr. Nicholas Destounis (USA): ''Teach­ing Ecological Medicine to Medical Schoolsas part of the Psychosomatic Liaison Service";Dr. Chase P. Kimbal (USA); Dr. Adam J.Krakowski (USA): "The Consultation Proc­ess: a Study of Influencing Factors"; Dr.Pierre Marchais (France): ''Psychosomatiqueen Hopital General. Methodes et Techniques";Dr. Roberto Kertesz et al. (Argentine): "TheImpact of New Psychotherapies on the Dif­ferent Medical Specialties"; Dr. ClovisMartins (Brazil). Panel discussion Chairmen:Drs. Z. J. Lipowski (Canada); and MortonReiser (USA).

Afternoon Session: topic # 4: "SocialChanges and the Psychosomatic Aspects ofthe Changing Youth".

3:00 p.m.: Chairmen: Dr. Adam J. Kra­kowski (USA); co-Chairman to be designated.Dr. Mauricio Knobel (Argentine); Dr. JulesH. Masserman (USA); Dr. Blaine McLaugh­lin (USA); Dr. Nelson Goldstein (Uruguay):"Cambios sociales y aspectos psicosomaticosdel hombre en involucion (Investigation inter­disciplinaria) ".

Panel Discussion Chairmen: Dr. MauricioKnobel (Argentine); Dr. Jules H. Masserman(USA).

7: 00 p.m.: Conference by distinguishedspeaker: Dr. Eric D. Wittkower (Canada):"Cultural Aspects of Psychosomatic Medi­cine".

* * *WEDNESDAY 8:

Morning Session: topic # 5: Cortico­visceral Medicine vs. Psychosomatic Medi­cine: An Exchange of Views".

Chairmen: Dr. I.T. Kurtsin (USSR), Dr.Samuel A. Corson (USA).

9: 00 a.m.: Dr. I.T. Kurtsin (USSR); Dr.Samuel A. Corson (USA); Dr. Henri Baruk(France): ''Psychoanalyse, Troubles Fonc­tionelles et Medicine Psychosomatique"; Dr.

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Leopoldo Lazzerowitch (Argentine).Mternoon Session: topic #6: "Changing

Horizons in Office and Hospital Practice"Chairmen: Dr. Chase P. Kimball (USA);

Dr. Leon Chertok (France): topic to be con­firmed.

3:00 p.m.: Drs. John L. Rury and AdamJ. Krakowski (USA): "Predictability of theOutcome of E.C.T. New Attempts"; Dr. GunterAmmon (West Germany); Dr. Wilfred Dorf­man (USA): "Masked Depression"; Dr. Ber­nard Shochet (USA): ''The Management ofthe Difficult Patient", Dr. Kenneth Everts(USA); Dr. Walter C. Bruschi (USA): "Men­tal Illness: Metaphor, Myth or Fact?"; Dr.Samuel Warson (USA): ''The PsychosomaticMood in Medicine".

Discussion Panel Chairmen: Dr. Robert S.Garber (USA); Dr. Yujiro Ikemi (Japan).

7:00 p.m.: Conference by distinguishedspeaker: Dr. Jules H. Masserman (USA):"Experimental Induction of PsychosomaticDisorders in Animals" (with motion picturefilm).

8:00 p.m.: Closing ceremony: Summaryof the highlights of the Congress by the Ex­ecutive Secretary Dr. Roberto Kertesz (Ar­gentine). Closing Address: Dr. John J.Schwab (USA), President, the Academy ofPsychosomatic Medicine: "PsychosomaticMedicine and the Future".

* * *Simultaneous Session and Panels are

being programmed on "Drug efficacy", chaired

July-August 1971

by Dr. Sidney Merlis (USA), "PsychosomaticDentistry" (Dr. Melvin Land, DD.S., USA),and "Transactional Analysis" (Dr. JohnO'Heame, USA). About thirty 15 minutespapers for the former sessions have been ac­cepted for representation.

* * *North American participants on the Con­

gress are kindly invited to submit titles andabstracts of their papers to Dr. Adam J. Kra­kowski, M.D., Co-Chairman, I.CP.M. Con­gress, 202-A, Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh,N.Y. 12901, USA. For travel and accommo­dations, contact Professional Seminar Con­sultants, 3194 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside,New York 11572.

Participants from the rest of the world,please write to the Executive Secretary, I.C.P.M. Congress, Dr. Roberto Kertesz, MD.,San Jose de Calasanz 431, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentine.

Before returning to your country, you willhave the opportunity to relax surrounded bythe unspoiled beuaty of Puerto Vallarta, asyet untouched by the commercialism that ac­companies growing tourism.

We look forward to welcome you at thesemeetings.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Roberto Kertesz, MD.

Executive Secretary, I.CP.M.

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