5. Symposium Medizin, Wissenschaft und Spiritualität
Neue Horizonten in der Wissenschaft und Medizin 

Samstag 20. Oktober 2016

Sigmund Freud Universität

Saal 3011

Freudplatz 1

1020 - Wien

6. Symposium Medicine, Science and Spirituality
New Horizons in Medicine and Science 

Saturday, 19th October 2019

Sigmund Freud University

Room 2002

Freudplatz 1

1020 - Vienna

Preliminary Program


09:30h         Registration 

10:00h         Welcome address 

- Pregnancy and spirituality, Dr. med. Paulo B. Novaes

- Genesis of the diseases, Dr. med. Cristina A. Paiva




12:30              LUNCH BREAK 



Round Discussion


- Spirituality, religiosity and, depression: can we talk about that?, Dr. med. Ana C. T. Loureiro

- Mental disorders and mediumship,  Marta Antunes, M.Sc.




Round Discussion

18:00h           CLOSING


Dr. med. Paulo B. Novaes

Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo   

Vitória, Brazil

Gynecologist and obstetrician with more than 8,000 deliveries. Master in Medicine and specialization in Colposcopy and minimally invasive surgery, including  videolaparoscopy. He has published educational videos, books, medical articles focusing on spirituality in several newspapers and in the web. Organizer of the Spiritist Hospital Capelania book (daily and voluntary spiritual assistance to the sick, hospitalized or not) published by the Spiritist Medical Association of Brazil.

He works in the maternity school of the Federal University of Espírito Santo and in his private clinic. He is president of the Esperança Espírita Community and director of the Spiritist Medical Association of Espírito Santo.


Dr. med. Ana C.T. Loureiro

Escola Superior de Ciências da Santa Casa de Misericórdia (EMESCAM)

Vitória, Espírito Santo

Physician, Nephrologist by the Brazilian Society of Nephrology. Master of Sciences in Public Policies and Local Development, Leader of the Group of Studies and Research in Health and Spirituality (GEPESP) of the Superior School of Sciences of the Santa Casa de Misericórdia (EMESCAM) in Vitória, Espírito Santo. 

Research Line: Health and Spirituality; Spirituality as a Preventing Suicide Factor. Participation in the book Life, Death and Mourning with the chapter: The integral care and the challenges of living with chronic kidney disease. Organized by Karina Okajima Fukumitsu. (Summus Editorial). Member of the Spiritist Medical Association of the State of Espírito Santo.

Dr.med. Cristina A. Paiva ​

Espírito Santo, Brazil

Physician, pulmonologist, Master's degree in collective health with the dissertation “The role of religiosity and social support in depression: results of the Epidemiological Study of Mental Disorders São Paulo Megacity”, Ph.D. student in History, Speaker at AME International.​

Marta Antunes, M.Sc.

University of Brasilia

Brasilia, Brazil

Microbiologist with graduation in Biology and M.Sc. in Biomedicine, professor at the Faculty of Medicine and chief microbiologist at the Central Laboratory of Public Health, Brasília (Brazil).

Spiritist, she has been collaborating for 42 years in the Brazilian Spiritist Federation (FEB), where she is vice president of the Unification Area, national and international.

Writer of Spiritist books: Cursos de mediunidade (Mediumship Courses), Estudo aprofundado da doutrina espírita (In-depth study of spiritist doctrine), Atendimento espiritual pelo passe (Spiritual care through bioenergy), Chico Xavier and Castro Alves, O Evangelho Redivivo (A revival of the Gospel), Campanhas Família (Family Campaigns), Vida e Paz (Life and Peace), among others (all books are in Portuguese)

Rejane Spiegelberg Planer

Nuclear Engineer, M.Sc.


Electrical and nuclear engineer, with a master's degree in nuclear engineering from the Military Engineering Institute (IME), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since 1989 she lives and works in Austria. An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) retiree,  she worked for 27 years at various positions in nuclear energy and nuclear safety and security. She was a long-term member of the IAEA Publications Committee, coordinated dozens of publications and published several technical journals. Writer and poet, she writes articles for several Brazilian spiritist magazines, among them: Presença Espírita, Revista Internacional do Espiritismo International, Momento Espírita.

Member of the Society for Scientific Exploration.