Programme

The congress will begin on Saturday, 5th September at 2 p.m. and will end on Wednesday, September 9th at noon.
The original titles are in bold. 
The organizers. 


Saturday, 5th, September 2015

Time

Activity

Location

14.00 - 15.00

Registration

Hall

15.00 - 15.30

Welcome

Conference room

15.30 - 17.00

Scientific papers. Chairman: Dr André MATALON (IL)

Conference room




John SALINSKY (UK): Continuity of care: does Balint have a role? 
or Can you really have a continuity of care through a PC?






Françoise AUGER, Jean-Daniel GRADELER (FR): The relevance of Balint group work in the French medical "landscape".
or How did the French Balint society try to attract people to develop Balint work?






Jean-Pierre BACHMANN (CH), Esti RIMMER (UK), Katherine KNOWLTON (USA), Hamish Wilson (NZ): Balint Psychodrama: its relevance to practitioners and Balint leaders. 
or Don't tell it, Show it! How does Balint psychodrama work?


17.30 - 19.30

guided walk from Pompidou Metz to the Town hall




19.30

Reception and Buffet dinner in Metz Town hall













Sunday, 6th, September 2015

Time

Activity

Location

09.00 - 10.30

Scientific papers. Chairman: Philippe JAURY (FR) Conference room

  André MATALON (IL) and Stanley RABIN (IL): Loneliness in Balint groups. 
or What happens in a Balint group when everybody wants to add his own personal history to the case ?



Alice POLOMENI (FR): Balint groups in a era of over medicalization of Life. 
or Nowadays our life is invaded by medicine : how should we react?






Albert LICHTENSTEIN and Don NEASE, Kyle HOEDEBECKE (USA), Luis de PINHO COSTA (PRT): Bringing the world together through Balint: creating a virtual Balint group for doctors around the world primarily. 
or Can you imagine to be a participant in a Balint group on the Web ? We imagined it and we did it!



10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break




11.00 - 12.45

Balint Group 1

Rooms

12.45 - 14.00

Lunch




14.00 - 15.30

Balint Group 2

Rooms

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break




16.30

16.30 Departure for Nancy or
17.00 Metz  Guided tour (meeting point: place d'armes, tourism office)








« Dine around » if in Metz

local restaurants










Monday, 7th, September 2015

Time

Activity

Location

09.00 - 10.30

Scientific papers. Chairman: Paul SACKIN (UK) Conference room

  Roland KOCH and Finn HJELMBLINK (S): Learning from a crisis: a chance for change. Narrative analysis of Ascona Balint essays.
or It’s a truism to say that crises are useful to learn from. How does it work with students and how does the « Ascona Prize »  show it ?



Philippe JAURY (FR): Appropriate training based on Balint groups can improve the empathic abilities of medical students : a preliminary study. 
or Researching lost empathy : Do Balint groups help to restore it? 






Ami KOTHARI, Judy MALONE, Laura BENNET, Ross SPACKMAN, Eva STIGAARD-LAIRD (UK): The development of a psychiatry trainee led balint group scheme for medical students: fostering an understanding of the doctor patient relationship in tomorrow’s doctors. 
or Can trainees psychiatrists become suitable Balint leaders for medical student groups?



10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break




11.00 - 12.30

Balint Group 3

Rooms

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch




14.00 - 15.30

Scientific papers. Chairman: Marie-Anne PUEL (FR) Conference room

  Mark BUDOW (IL): Non invasive cardiac lithotripsy. the doctor-patient relationship at the heart of contemporary health care.
or We all know how to treat a stone in the urinary tract but when the stone is in the heart how can we cure it…. ? 
  Leonie SULLIVAN (AU) and Andrew McKensey (AU): Balint groups – helping young psychiatrists make even better use of themselves. 
or Do Balint groups help young psychiatrists?
  Hamish WILSON (NZ), Louise de LAMBERT (NZ), Kerrie COLLINGS SILVEY (AU) : Reflections on first time experience as trainers – aspects of ‘holding’ at a Balint intensive training workshop.
or How to become a trainer for leaders -  the Australia and New-Zealand way
 
 
15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break




16.30

16.30 Departure for Nancy or 
17.00 Metz  Guided tour (meeting point: place d'armes, tourism office)










Tuesday, 8th, September, 2015

Time

Activity

Location

09.00 - 10.30

Ascona Prizes and communications Conference room




Sean TAN (UK): Tuesdays with Mrs Sax


  Khloe FRANK (USA): My first prescription. The power of Words, uncertainty and reflection  



William BRIERLEY (UK): Daniel


10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break




11.00 - 12.30

Balint Group 4

Rooms

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch




14.00 - 15.00

Andrew ELDER: Presentation of the Task force's work about leadership training.

Conference room

15.00 - 16.00 Poster Presentation with Coffee break Hall 
16.00 - 18.30

IBF General Assembly meeting

Conference room

19.30

Farewell party

Cafeteria ?










Wednesday, 9th, September, 2015

Time

Activity

Location

09.00 - 10.30

Balint Group 5

Rooms

10.30 - 11.15

Coffee break




11.15 - 12.15

Closing ceremony and evaluations

Conference room




Optional lunch




14.00
Social activities will be organized on Wednesday afternoon, depending on the demands