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Balint group at the conference of the Scientific Society of Medical Students of Greece

It is with great pleasure that we announce to you that we will conduct a Balint group for medical students for the first time in Greece. The group will be conducted in the context of the conference that is organized by the Scientific Society of Medical Students of Greece and will take place on Monday 19 October 2015 at the amphitheatre of the Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital at 15:00. The conference’s title is “Me and my patient: on the path of a dynamic relationship” and is aimed at medical students, residents and doctors.

The group will be facilitated by Mrs Lida Bitrou and Dr Evgenia Karantoni.

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Thank you to the International Balint Federation

We would like to send our thanks to the President of the International Balint Federation, Dr Don Nease, the Secretary Dr Paul Sacking and the members of the Board, as well as the President of the Medical Balint Society of France, Dr Jean-Daniel Gradeler, for the special participation fee they have provided for the members of the Greek group in order to facilitate their participation at the Balint International Congress that will take place in Metz, France on 5-9 September 2015.

 

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Participation in the 13th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (May 28th-31st, 2015)

The Hellenic Balint group participated in the 13th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology that took place on May 28, 2015, at 14:30-17:00, at the Thessalia Congress Centre in Volos, Greece. The subject of and the topics presented at the roundtable were:

“The psychological aspects of the doctor-patient relationship in obstetrics and gynecology”

  • Fay Griva, The role of gender in the doctor-patient relationship with an emphasis on obstetrics-gynecology
  • Lida Bitrou, The triadic relationship of doctor-patient-partner during in vitro fertilization
  • Balint group formed ad hoc with members of the audience

 

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2nd Athens Balint Weekend (21-22 February 2015)

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The second Athens Balint Weekend will take place on February 20-21, 2015,  under the auspices of the British Balint Society. The invited guest of the Hellenic group and representative of the British Balint Society will be Dr. Gearoid Fitzgerald, Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS, Psychoanalyst and Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Balint group leader and Member of the Council of the British Balint Society. Dr Fitzgerald has contributed actively to the development of Balint groups in Greece by providing supervision for the training of group leaders and helping through his knowlegde and experience in the organisation of the groups.

During his visit, Dr Fitzgerald will co-lead the ongoing group with Mrs Lida Bitrou, and will give a talk on the countertransference in the doctor/therapist and patient relationship.

The event will take place at the offices of the Hellenic Balint Group in the suburb of Kifissia in Athens.

Participation of the Hellenic Balint Group in the 2nd Pan-Hellenic Congress of Mental Health in Primary Care

The Hellenic Balint group participated in the roundtable of the 2nd Pan-Hellenic Congress of Mental Health in Primary Healthcare on Friday, December 19 at 16:30-18:00 at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall. The subject and topics presented in the roundtable were:

“Balint groups as a place for training doctors in the psychological approach of patients”

  • Lida Bitrou, Introduction to the theory and practice of Balint groups
  • Lida Semidala-Avramopoulou, Psychosomatic Medicine and Balint groups
  • Balint group formed ad hoc with some of the participants and led by the two speakers

 Congress website: http://www.e-vip.com.gr/sem/2nd-mental-health/

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