Academic and scientific conference organized in cooperation with Philipp Pinel Psychiatric Hospital in Pezinok. With this conference, we put Slovakia on the map of psychedelic research and therapy and caught the attention of broader professional public. In this way, we have deepened cooperation with our Czech colleagues and established relations with colleagues from Germany and Switzerland.
Date and time
2.6.2017 from 8.30 to 20.00
Philipp Pinel Psychiatric Hospital in Pezinok
Renaissance of psychedelics in the world and its place in Slovak psychiatry
MUDr. Pavel Černák, PhD.
Head of Philipp Pinel Psychiatric Hospital in Pezinok
MUDr. Ján Kohút
Secondary doctor, founding member of Slovak Psychedelic Society
Renaissance of psychedelics
Dr. med. Juraj Styk
Psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Basilei, Switzerland
The story of his career in Czechoslovakia and Switzerland, his work as a psychiatrist, therapist and professional in SÄPT.
The utilization of psychedelics in psychiatry, psychotherapy and in the discovery of one’s intrapsychic sources and spiritual dimension.
MUDr. Tomáš Páleníček, PhD.
Psychiatrist and neuroscientist, NIMH, Prague
Presentation of scientific work of NIMH (National Institute of Mental Healt), preliminary results of psilocybin research.
Possible legal and systemic development in Czech Republic, the possibilities of Czecho-Slovak cooperation.
Q&A and discussion
Lunch break (80 minutes)
MUDr. Filip Tylš, PhD.
Psychiatrist, neuroscientist in NIMH, lead member of CZEPS (Czech Psychedelic Society)
Renaissance of psychedelics in Czech Republic.
Prof. MUDr. Jiří Horáček, PhD.
Professor of psychiatry, neuroscientist, NIMH
Deconstruction of consciousness as a basis for psychedelic experience
MUDr. Martin Brunovský, PhD.
Leader of research program, lecturer at Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, leading doctor
The use of ketamine in resistant depressive disorder at NIMH: the results of research and clinical practice
Q&A and discussion
PhDr. Veronika Kavenská, PhD.
Psychologist, psychotherapist, member of the team of Dr. Mabita, Takiwasi, Peru
Presentation of work in Takiwasi, the significance of Ayahuasca in Amazonian cosmology and the place of shaman. What equivalent could work in European context?
Dr. med. Milan Scheidegger, PhD., MA HK ETH
Psychiatrist, neuroscientist, founder of transformational psychology, Psych. Universitätsklinik (PUK), Zürich, Šwitzerland
Presentation of projects at PUK – psilocybin and long-term zen buddhism practitioners, therapy with ketamine, Farmahuasca, project Reconnect and the concept of transformational psychology
Dr. Henrik Jungaberle
Sociologist, author and coauthor of multiple publications dealing with the work with psychedelics and rituals, drug prevention specialist, founder of MIND – European foundation for psychedelic science, Berlin, Germany
‘The individual, genuine imagination and social reality’
Moderated panel discussion
(45-60 minutes, all presenters)
Perspectives of the utilization of psychedelics and changed states of consciousness induced by them in psychiatry / psychotherapy, but also for healthy individuals. Scenarios of possible European, but also worldwide development. Limits and risks which prevent the psychedelic research do fully develop. How to prevent further stigmatization of psychoactive substances, how to contribute to their destigmatization?
Conclusion and the end of conference
Piano repercussions and a goblet of wine
Doc. Jordana Palovičová, PhD.
P. Glass, C. Debussy