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

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

Saturday, 20th October 2018

Sigmund Freud University

Room 3011

Freudplatz 1

1020 - Vienna

Preliminary Program

09:30h         Registration 

10:00h         Welcome address 

- Why study spirituality in Medicine?  Dr.Mário Peres, AME Brazil

- to be announced, SFU, Österreich

Round Discussion

12:00              LUNCH BREAK 



- Fetal Psyche  Dr. Paulo Batistuta, AME Brazil

- Gratitude and Positive Emotions: Pathways to Prevention in Psychiatry, Dr. Leonardo Machado, AME Brazil    




- To be announced 

- Science and the Self, Rejane Spiegelberg Planer, M.Sc.

Round Discussion

17:00h           CLOSING



Dr.med. Mario Peres

Albert Einstein Hospital 

São Paulo, Brazil

Neurologist, with a PhD in Neurology from the Paulista School of Medicine (UNIFESP), postdoctoral fellow at the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University (USA), Fellow of the American College of Physicians (2007).

Currently, Mário Peres is Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine of ABC, a senior researcher and physician at the Israeli Institute of Teaching and Research at the Albert Einstein Hospital, Professor of the Postgraduate Course in Neurology / Neurosciences at UNIFESP, EPM. He is the coordinator and founder of the São Paulo Headache Center. He is known for his studies in the area of headache, migraine and melatonin.


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. Leonardo Machado

AME Campina Grande

Paraíba, Brazil

Physician psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Master's and Doctorate in neuropsychiatry by UFPE. Preceptor of the psychiatric residency of the Hospital das Clínicas / UFPE. Title of specialist in psychiatry by the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry. Spiritist speaker since the age of 17, a worker from the Spiritist Federation of Pernambuco and AME Pernambuco. Coordinator of Horto de Damasco portal.


D.I. Francesco Alexandrini


Francesco Alessandrini is a design engineer of large structures and a university lecturer. For more than twenty years he has dedicated himself to the study of subtle energies and phenomena correlating to states of extended consciousness. For around ten years he has used an intuitive procedure which has allowed him to acquire a host of knowledge on the most varied aspects of Creation and the life of mankind. This knowledge has been transcribed in a dozen books, four of which have also been published in English. Alexandrini and Rio have collaborated in the analysis of Ettore Majorana's work and the physics of the third millennium, which will be presented at the Symposium.

Roberta Rio, Ph.D.



Roberta Rio is an Austrian historian and dancer of Italian origin. She is a member of the German Federation of Historians. She carries out comparative and interdisciplinary studies, combining theoretical research and practical application, which culminated in an experiential knowledge, full of discoveries and evaluations. She has developed Sacred Dance®, a method through which the body becomes a symbol in movement able to connect with the invisible structure of Creation.
She is the author of numerous articles and books in Italian, German, English and also, one in Greek.  Rio and Alexandrini have collaborated in the analysis of Ettore Majorana's work and the physics of the third millennium.

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, for 27 years she worked 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 contributed articles to several Brazilian spiritist magazines, among them: Presença Espírita, Revista Internacional do Espiritismo International, Momento Espírita.

Member of the Society for Scientific Exploration.