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(1949). Notes. Psychoanal Q., 18:134-135.

(1949). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 18:134-135


An INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY will be held in Paris, October 4th to 12th, 1950. In accordance with regulations decided on at the International Preparatory Meeting (Paris, October 23d, 1947) the official spoken languages will be: English, French, Spanish and (should Russia participate) Russian.

The program of the six main afternoon sessions includes: General Psychopathology. Chairman: Professor Ferdinand Morel (of Geneva, Switzerland). Subject: Psychopathology of Delusions. Clinical Psychiatry. Chairman: Professor Honorio Delgado (Lima, Peru). Subject: Application of Testing Methods to Clinical Psychiatry. Psychiatric Anatomo-Physiology. Chairman: Professor F. L. Golla (Bristol, England). Subject: Cerebral Anatomy and Physiology in the Light of Lobotomy and Topectomies. Psychiatric Biological Therapy. Chairman: Professor Jozef Handelsman (Warsaw, Poland). Subject: Respective Indications of the Shock Therapy Methods. Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Psychosomatic Medicine. Chairman: Dr. Franz Alexander (Chicago, U. S. A.). Subject: The Evolution and Present Trends of Psychoanalysis. Social Psychiatry. Chairman: Professor Torsten Sjögren (Stockholm, Sweden). Subject: The Genetic and Eugenic Aspects of Psychiatry.

In addition, these six sections and the seventh section (Child Psychiatry) will organize for the morning sessions a number of meetings, symposia and work sessions.

The Organization Committee plans to set up two exhibits in connection with the Congress, the first one on Art and Psychopathology (apply to Dr. Bessière, Centre Psychiatrique Ste-Anne, 1, rue Cabanis, Paris XIV); the second on History of Psychiatric Progress (Professor Laignel-Lavastine, 12 bis, place Laborde, Pairs VIII).

The French Committee was entrusted, at the International Preparatory Meeting, with the organization of the Congress. This Committee, set up in 1947, is as follows: Honorary Chairmen: Professor Pierre Janet (in memoriam); Professor Jean Lhermitte (Paris). Chairman: Professor Jean Delay (Paris). Vice-Chairmen: Dr. L. Marchand (Paris); Dr. Henri Baruk (Paris); Professor P. Delmas-Marsalet (Bordeaux); Dr. Georges Heuyer (Paris). General Secretary: Dr.

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