On the Dark Side — Welcome
A lifeless apathy with the proportions of immortality (Baudelaire, Spleen II, 1857) or a total downfall (Pérec, L’Homme qui dort, 1967), chronic depression plunges the sufferer into the dark side of the human psyche. Although a widespread and age-old experience, chronic depression is difficult to understand and treat.
To enlighten our enquiries in this area, we are pleased to host the 21st Sandler Conference in Lausanne. The Conference will bring together neuroscientists and psychoanalysts, researchers and clinicians to combine their perspectives on chronic depression. Once more, this conference aims to build bridges between research and clinical psychoanalysis.
It will bring together, amongst others, Dominique Scarfone (Montreal), Vittorio Gallese (Parma), Anne Brun (Lyon), Mark Solms (Cape Town), Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber (Frankfurt), Christine Anzieu-Premmereur (New York), Jean-Claude Rolland (Lyon) and Bernard Reith (Geneva). Their presentations will be discussed and elaborated upon by local and international speakers.
In a conference open to the general public, Mr. Niklaus Manuel Güdel will develop a perspective on chronic depression through art, based on the work and life of the painter Ferdinand Hodler.
We look forward to meeting all of you for stimulating and fruitful discussions!
2 — 4 October 2020
The conference languages will be English and French (with simultaneous translation).
This year's Sandler conference will be run as a combination of onsite and online conference. As we unfortunately have a lot of costs, we cannot waive a conference fee, but we offer a reduced fee of CHF 80.- to all colleagues who are affected by the pandemic. You need to register with this fee on the website of the conference (https://www.xing-events.com/sandler2020.html). You will receive a link to log in 2 days prior to the conference.
Auditorium Amphimax, University of Lausanne, Dorigny