Forum 2017: Psychosomatic Care in Cancer: Empathy, Understanding and Communication

Newsletter October 2017
Newsletter October 2017

In the PAMEMMAZI Forum that took place on October 20, 2017, a year since Emma passed away to celebrate her life, 300 people attended. The dialogue between oncologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, patients, survivors and families touched our audience with its intimacy, honesty and courage.

See the coverage by ANT1 TV (in Greek) για τη διημερίδα μας.

On Saturday, October 21, our 4 workshops attracted more than 120 participants (see descriptions below). In the evaluation survey distributed after the workshops, 46 respondents were unanimous on their enthusiasm for “first of all the personal stories of patients and the discussion,” the intimacy of the panel,” and the “multi-faceted approach on the subject from the perspectives of the patient, the doctor and the psychologist.”

We thank the four scientists and five patients, survivors and family members who were part of our panel on the stage of the American College’s theater, and who engaged in such an authentic and substantive discussion about cancer, the significance of holistic care, the support of psychosomatic health, the need to establish special spaces for teenagers and young adults, and the most effective strategies for communication and collaboration between doctors, patients, psychologists and families.

We also thank the facilitators of Saturday’s workshops who delighted our participants, with special thanks to the two American scientists who honored us.

For more information about the event click here