Organized by the Medical Faculty University of Mostar, Clinic for Psychiatry Mostar and for the first time co-organized by the Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina, The Mostar`s Seventh Psychiatric Saturday with the main theme "Psychosomatic Medicine: When the Soul Speaks Trough the Body" was held at the Hotel Ero in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 26 June 2010.
During the one-day Symposium the participants included about 150 professionals in the field of mental health (psychiatrists, neuro-psychiatrists, psychiatry/neuropsychiatry trainees, psychologists, psychotherapists) and other participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia. The professional part of the Symposium was organized through 16 oral sessions with lecturers from all Bosnia-Herzegovina`s Universities and invited lecturers from the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb and Split University), and one sponsored Mini Symposium. During the course of the Symposium, we experienced professional and high quality new knowledge and approaches to the field of psychosomatic medicine and liaison psychiatry and highlighted again the importance of integrative medicine and psychiatry, as well as the growing role of psychiatry in other medical disciplines in our country and region. On 25 June a Satellite Symposia was held entitled "Value of Treatment and Importance of Choice in Psychiatry", organized by Eli-Lilly in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A Welcome Dinner as an introduction to the main Programme was held the following day for about 50 psychiatrists.
The Mostar`s Psychiatric Saturday is a traditional Symposium with the main goal of renewing collaboration and creativity through the exchange of knowledge between experts and scientists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as other countries from the region with a high academic level, and is one of most important annual psychiatric events in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Izet Pajević, President
Goran Račetović, Secretary General
Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Dragan Babić, President of the Organizing Committee