Invited Programme

Helping patients to build a life worth living

Ethical Discussion - as of 28 Jan. 2020

Euthanasia in patients with personality disorders

Chair: Christian Schmahl (Mannheim, Germany)
Ester di Giacomo (Milan, Italy): Introduction to the issue of physician assisted suicide in different countries with a view on psychiatric patients (general data from our review)
Lars Mehlum (Oslo, Norway): Transactional aspects of asking for and granting EAS in patients with personality disorders
Joris Vandenberghe (Leuven, Belgium): A statement pro euthanasia in psychiatric patients (patients with personality disorders)
Damiaan Denys (Amsterdam, The Netherlands): A statement contra euthanasia in psychiatric patients (patients with personality disorders)

We hope to extend the limits of traditional thinking in science and clinical care by creating a platform for an innovative discussion among researchers, clinicians, members of our health care systems, as well as patients and relatives.

The scientific programme features 

State of the art research on:

  • Complex trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Personality disorders in forensic settings
  • How long do treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder need to be?
  • Nonsuicidal self-injury
  • Aggression
  • Treatment for adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Personality disorders in the elderly
  • Internet based interventions
    More information on our plenary sessions

Like in our successful previous conferences, our aim is to open the floor for contributions from different disciplines and fields of research with a specific focus on our patients´ well-being.
 

Please join us in beautiful Antwerp and submit your valuable contributions to an enriching and inspiring conference!


An application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.