Dear Colleagues,
we are privileged to inform you that our traditional yearly conference dedicated to scientific and cultural exchange between Eastern and Western psychiatrists in 2014 will take place in Warsaw, Poland. We are glad to invite you toWarsaw, the capital of Poland, a most important trade-financial and political centre of Poland. Although today’s Warsaw is a fairly young city, it has many tourist attractions. Apart from the Warsaw Old Town quarter, carefully reconstructed after World War II, each borough has something to offer. Among the most notable landmarks of the Old Town are the Royal Castle, King Zygmunt’s Column, Market Square, and the Barbican.
In Warsaw there are many places connected with the life and work of Fryderyk Chopin. The heart of Polish-born composer is sealed inside Warsaw’s Holy Cross Church. During the summer time the Chopin Monument in the Royal Baths Park is a place where pianists give a concert to the park audience. Also many references to Marie Curie, her work and her family can be found in Warsaw: Marie’s birthplace at the Warsaw New Town, the working places where she did her first scientific works and the Radium Institute at Wawelska Street for the research and the treatment of cancer which she founded in 1925.
The conference will focus on “Psychiatry in a changing world”
We look forward to welcoming you in June 2014, and sharing with you our passion for both quality scientific researches and cultural exchange.

Mario Di Fiorino, Maria Luisa Figueira

The conference will focus on   Psychiatry in a changing world

Local Scientific Committee
Irena Krupka-Matuszczyk
Maciej Pilecki

International Scientific Committee
Marija. JMelena. Funtalakis,
Evelina Petrauskaite (Lithuania), Alexei Bandati (Moldova), Igor Koleshnikov (Russia)

Local Scientific Committee
Irena Krupka-Matuszczyk, Maciej Pilecki

Numerosi disturbi respiratori, quali asma, bronco pneumopatie croniche ostruttive (BPCO), fibrosi cistica, gravi apnee notturne ,tubercolosi (TBC) ed embolie polmonari, possono complicarsi con fenomeni di ansia patologica e richiedere un trattamento psicofarmacologico.
Nell’impostazione di tale trattamento si deve  considerare che molti farmaci usati nella terapia delle pneumopatie possono causare sintomi psichiatrici. Pazienti con elementi di vulnerabilità del sistema nervoso centrale o con patologie psichiatriche anche minori appaiono infatti particolarmente esposti  agli effetti psichici indesiderati di alcuni preparati impiegati in pneumologia. In tali casi, sebbene gli effetti indesiderati siano più probabili con l’utilizzo di alti dosaggi, anche dosi modeste di alcuni farmaci possono determinare sintomi importanti sul piano psichico. Un esempio tipico è quello dei corticosteroidi, largamente utilizzati in pneumologia, che possono causare modificazioni della personalità e del comportamento con insonnia, elevazione dell’ansia, labilità emotiva; ma anche  altri comuni broncodilatatori possono avere una spiccata azione psicostimolante ed indurre un aumento della quota ansiosa. Leggi il seguito »