• Introduction to the 1st announcement

    We would like to cordially invite you to our XVII World Congress of the World Association of Dynamic Psychiatry, 2014 in St. Petersburg, together with the 30th International Symposium of the German Academy of Psychoanalysis (DAP). The congress will once more take place in close collaboration with the internationally renowned Psycho-neurological Bekhterev Institute.
    The claim for a holistic view of the individual is increasingly argued in psychiatry and psychotherapy, for instance with the demand that the exclusively biological and psychosomatic model of illness should be expanded in the direction of a bio-psychosocial understanding of the human being. This implicitly requires an interdisciplinary collaboration with researching efforts to provide an insight into the conditions of human development, both in health and illness, and their implementation into practice.



About the Congress


    Multidisciplinary approach became recently one of the most discussable topics among the mental health scientists. This is quite understandable because of the financial difficulties that to different extent are experiencing all over world and have their impact on the health care system, including mental health care services. The discrepancy between the costs of the every next generation of the medicines and their efficacy is constantly growing. We observe the regular appearance of the new very diverse approaches in the list of health care services. It is really difficult to define how valuable they are not comparing them with the already existing ones, especially when they belong to the different fields and specialties of the mental health care. At the same time national ministries of health care, insurance companies, patients themselves and their relatives make increasing demands and expectations to the quality of the provided mental health care services.



The Holiday Inn Saint-Petersburg

The Holiday Inn Saint-Petersburg - Moskovskye Vorota - is a new Congress hotel perfectly situated in the central part of the city, on the Moskovsky Prospect which connects the City Centre with the Pulkovo International airport. The Holiday Inn Saint-Petersburg - Moskovskye Vorota has 557 spacious modern Standard, Executive, Deluxe rooms and Suites. All rooms come with great beds, high-speed internet connection, a notebook size in-room safe, iron board.