Participation in International Meetings

To ensure an adequate dissemination of results and findings, Takiwasi presents his research and clinical experience at conferences in the field of health, participates in media outlets for scientific outreach and in international scientific forums.

Conference "Environment and Health for a new natural balance"

Mosaica Festival, Lido di Camaiore, Italy, July 24 2020. Speaker: Matteo Politi.

Lecture: "Ayahuasca: political, legal and health concerns"

Auditorium of the Takiwasi Center, November 13, 2019. Speaker: Manuel Almendro, Clinical Psychologist, Dr. in Psychology.

Class: “Medical Therapeutics and Spiritual Healing: Shamanism and Christianity”

Seminar “Freedom Released, spiritual implications in processes of help and healing”. Transpersonal Humanist Institute, Chile, November 16, 2019. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Lecture: “Peru's Biocultural diversity and the case of ayahuasca in the management of addiction”

Annual UCL Spices and Medicine Autumn Symposium, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, 9 October 2019. Speaker: Matteo Politi.

Conversation "Local Knowledge and Traditional Medicine"

VI International Book Fair of Cusco, 4 september 2019. Participant: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Lecture: “Research initiatives at Takiwasi Center on drug addiction, mental health and traditional Amazonian medicine”

XXVIII Italo-Latin American Congress of Ethnomedicine, La Habana, Cuba, September 20, 2019. Speaker: Matteo Politi.

Poster presentation: “Peruvian herbal medicines in the context of Nagoya Protocol; challenges and opportunities”

XXVIII Italo-Latin American Congress of Ethnomedicine, La Habana, Cuba, September 18, 2019. Speaker: Fabio Friso.

Lecture: “Ayahuasca and beyond: herbal traditional Amazonian medicine for human therapy and planetary health”

III World Ayahuasca Conference, Girona, Spain, June 1, 2019. Speaker: Matteo Politi.

Lecture: "Aesthetic Psychopathology, from art to clinic, from clinic to art"

International Meeting of Psychoballet, Cuba, June 11 to 14, 2019. Speaker: Hugo Fernández.

Conference: “The role of icaros as therapeutic tools in psycho-emotional healing: A study of musical experiences of traditional Amazonian medicine”

One-Day Conference, Music Therapy Charity, University of Roehampton, London, May 3rd 2019. Speaker: Maya Sherwin.

Workshop: “Ayahuasca, a Vision from Traditional Amazonian Medicine”

III World Ayahuasca Conference, Girona, Spain, May 30, 2019. Facilitator: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Lecture: “Synergisms between catholic religion and indigenous spirituality within the drug addiction rehabilitation program of Takiwasi, a therapeutic community in the Peruvian High-Amazon”

Ninth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society, 25 April 2019, University of Granada, Spain. Speaker: Alberto Dubbini.

Traditional Amazonian medicine: an herbal knowledge in constant evolution

Conference by Matteo Politi, scientific director of the Takiwasi Center, organized by the Amici di Georgofili Association, held at the Museum of Natural History - University of Pisa, Italy, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Lecture: "The symbolism of the snake"

Auditorium of the Takiwasi Center, October 30, 2018. Speaker: Jean-François Froger, theologian and specialist in spiritual and religious matters.

Lecture: "Traditional Amazonian medicine and its contemporary application in mental health"

International Multidisciplinary Congress of Medicinal Plants, Cochabamba, Bolivia, September 1-5, 2018. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Presentation: "Takiwasi, an experience with traditional medicine in the Peruvian Jungle"

Congress of Traditional Medicine, Cutervo, Cajamarca, Peru, September 20-21, 2018. Speaker: Elizabeth García.

Lecture: "Challenges of discernment between the psychic shadow and the spiritual shadow"

Cycle of conferences IDÉE PSY 2018 "From shamanism to psychotherapy: to the roots of care", June 6, 2018, Paris, France. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Lecture: "The cruzadera: negative interferences according to the concept of traditional medicine"

Beyond Psychedelics Congress, 21-24 June 2018, Prague, Czech Republic. Speaker: Fabienne Bâcle.

Lecture: "Addiction treatment in the Takiwasi Center"

Odborne Konference, June 22, 2018, Brno, Czech Republic. Speaker: Veronika Kavenská.

Presentation: "Takiwasi: Therapeutic integration of the work with ayahuasca and master plants, a vision from Gestalt therapy"

2nd National and International Gestalt Therapy Congress of the Gestalt Center of Peru, May 4, 5 and 6, 2018, Lima, Peru. Speaker: Hugo Fernández.

Lecture: “The spiritual dimension in the work with sacred plants: a look through the eyes of a Western psychotherapist”

International Conference Sacred Plants in the Americas, February 23 to 25, 2018, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. Speaker: Veronika Kavenská.

Lecture "Contributions of Takiwasi in 25 years of research and treatment of addictions integrating Amazonian Traditional Medicine and psychotherapy"

XVI Latin American Conference of Therapeutic Communities, 07-09 December 2017, Campinas, Brazil. Speaker: Hugo Fernández.

Conference “Ayahuasca use in the new-age context”

International Transpersonal Conference. 28/9 – 1/10/2017, Prague, Czech Republic. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Panel discussions: “Risks and Shadows of Shamanim in The Western World” and “Global Mental Health Development: Current Systems and New Trends”

International Transpersonal Conference, 28-29 September 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. Participant: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Poster “Ethnopharmaceutical Fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon and Phytochemical Analysis of Traditional Recipes. New Insights From Local Herbal Medicinal Knowledge”

XXVI Italo-Latin American Congress of Ethnomedicine SILAE 2017 and IX Colombian Congress of Chromatography, Cartagena de Indias 25-29 September 2017. Researchers: Tresca, Garay, Politi.

Poster “HPLC-UV/DAD Profiles, Phenolic Content, and Free Radical Scavenging Capacity of Commercial Amazonian Herbal Medicinal Products”

XXVI Italo-Latin American Congress of Ethnomedicine SILAE 2017 and IX Colombian Congress of Chromatography, Cartagena de Indias 25-29 September 2017. Researchers: Soffiato, Garay, Quinteros, Mendive, Politi.

Participation in the First International Day of Phytomedicine of Uruguay, “Medicinal Marijuana, Uses and Counter-Indications”

2/9/2017, Montevideo, Uruguay. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “Economic evaluation of Ayahuasca treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) patients in a Peruvian Centre”

ISPOR 6th Latina American Conference. 15-17 September 2017, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Speaker: Triulzi, Politi, Mendive, Palla, Turchetti.

I Seminar/Workshop on “Science, Mental health & Spiritality”

Transpersonal Association of Perú, from 25 to 28 de May 2017, Lima – Perú. Speaker: Veronika Kavenská.

Presentation “Research and Sustainable Development of herbal products of Traditional Amazonian Medicine. Challenges and Opportunities”

Researcher Meeting VIII Foro Social PanAmazonico. 26 to 27 April, Tarapoto – Perú. Speaker: Joe Reategui, Matteo Politi.

Presentation “Project Plus: Project of management, registration and systematization of Clinical Information of Takiwasi”

Researcher Meeting VIII Foro Social PanAmazonico. 26 to 27 April, Tarapoto – Perú. Speaker: Elizabeth Garcia, Jaime Torres.

Conference “Adding rainforest remedies to addiction treatment: Patient characteristics at a pioneering substance use disorder treatment center"

XXII World Congress of the World Association for Social Psychiatry (WASP2016). 30 November - 4 December 2016, New Delhi, India. Speaker: Ilana Berlowitz.

Conference: “Economic impact of drug addiction interventions in adult population: the Peru case”

ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress. 29 October - 2 November2016, Vienna, Austria. Speaker: Triulzi, Politi, Mendive, Palla, Turchetti.

Conference “Coca and Ayahuasca, same fate?”

II World Ayahuasca Conference, ICEERS Foundation, Rio Branco, Brazil, 21-10-2016. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference “The process of recognition of the ritual of Ayahuasca as cultural heritage of Peru”

II World Ayahuasca Conference, ICEERS Foundation, Rio Branco, Brazil, 17-22 October 2016. Speaker: Dra. Rosa Giove.

Conference “Takiwasi: Addiction treatment in the Singing House”

Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research. 3 - 5 June 2016, Amsterdam. Speaker: David O’Shaugnessy.

Conference “Traditional Andean-Amazonian medicines and results in the treatment of addictions”

First Congress on “First Nations” of the Medical College of Chile, Concepción, Chile, 24-25 June 2016, Chile. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference “Apports des médecines traditionnelles amazoniennes au traitement des dépendances: l’exemple du Centre Takiwasi au Pérou”, in “Toxicomanie, spiritualité et quête de sens”

Recherche et intervention sur les substances psychoactives, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canadá, 28-9-2015. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Presentation: “El modelo de tratamiento de Takiwasi y la experiencia de un paciente en su internamiento en Takiwasi”

EnCura, encontro de curadores e terapeutas do Santo Daime/Ayahuasca, Aracati, Brasil, 13-14-15 March 2015. Speaker: David Londoño Valderrama.

Presentation: “Conceptions and treatment of substance-use disorders, according to traditional Amazonian medicine”

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Traditional & Alternative Medicine, August 03-05, 2015 Birmingham, UK, Speaker: Ilana Berlowitz.

Central conference “Medicinas amazónicas y tratamiento de las adicciones: visión del Centro Takiwasi”

Conversatorio del Observatorio de las Drogas, Eje cafetero, University of Pereira, Colombia, 18-9-2015. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “Le sorcier, le fou et la grâce: les archétypes sont-ils des esprits désacralisés? Réflexion à partir du chamanisme amazonien”

Dialogue « Dangers et nécessité de l’individuation », Bruxelles, Belgium, June 2014. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Workshop on “Alternativas en el Tratamiento de Adicciones”

with Piero Coppo (President of the Organization for Interdisciplinary Development in Health) and honorary vice-president of the Italian Society of Medical Anthropology (SIAM), and participants, Usigliano Di Lari, Pontedera-Casciana, Italy, June 2014. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “Ayahuasca and Amazonian Traditional Medicines in the Treatment of Addictions”

LH Forum San Patrignano, Rimini, Italy, June 2014. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “Ayahuasca and Amazonian Traditional Medicines in the Treatment of Addictions”

International NGO Summit on the Prevention of Drugs, Tobacco & Alcohol Abuse, Yogyakarta Muhammadiyah University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 3-6 February 2014. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “Function of the ritual in induced therapeutic altered states of consciousness, based in Takiwasi use of traditional Amazon medicines”

(Význam rituálu v terapeuticky navozených změněných stavech vědomí - na základě zkušeností z terapeutického centra Takiwasi v Amazonii), Société Tchèque de Psychanalyse Junguienne, Prague, Czech Republic, 21-9-2013. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Central conference: “The twenty years of Takiwasi: Reflections on the spiritual dimension as a link between drug addiction and traditional Amazon medicines”

Maps Psychedelic Science Conference, Ayahuasca Track, Oakland (Ca), United States, 21-04-2013. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “Una Actualización sobre la Farmacología de la Ayahuasca para No-Expertos”

Third National and International Day on Shamanism and Extended States of Consciousness. 30 November - 1 December 2012. Rosario. Argentina. Speaker: PhD Fernando Mendive.

Presentation: “El Trabajo de Rescate y Revalorización de Saberes del Centro Takiwasi. Experiencias Exitosas para la Protección de Conocimientos Tradicionales. Taller regional sobre “Sistemas de Protección de los Conocimientos Tradicionales y Recursos Gené

Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual, INDECOPI y Comisión Nacional contra la Biopirateria. 7 and 8 June 2012. Lima-Perú. Speaker: PhD Fernando Mendive.

Conference: "De l’ouragan à la brise légère"

in « Série : Cris et chuchotements de l’âme », SavoirPsy, 2 de mayo 2012, Paris, France. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: "La médecine amazonienne dans les processus de libération"

in “Convergences cliniques de la psychothérapie et de la pratique exorciste dans les processus de libération.”, Ars, France, 16-18 September 2011. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “La dependencia como resultado de una auto-iniciación fallida”

en Sesión I “Dependência: os centros de tratamento, sua visao e abordagem di problema” in Encontro “Ayahuasca e o Tratamento da Dependência”, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 2011. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “Sinchi, sinchi negrito: uso tradicional del tabaco en la Alta Amazonía peruana”

organized by the association GASS, Barcelona, Spain, October 2010. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: "Plantes psychotropes: voie de passage du monde sensible aux réalités invisibles"

in Jornadas de Estudios Internacionales sobre « Prácticas contemporáneas de las plantas psicotrópicas », Instituto de Etnología de la Universidad de Neuchatel, Switzerland, 28-29 October 2010. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

International Healers Conference on Traditional Medicine and Sustainable Healthcare

Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore, India, 7-20 November 2009. Participant: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Presentation: "Addictions: the erratic search for the meaning of life"

XXIV World Conference of Therapeutic Communities, An Alternative to Human and Social Development, Lima, Peru, February 6-10, 2009. Speaker: Jaime Torres.

Conference: "Héritages transgénérationnels : de la servitude à la filiation"

IdéePsy, Forum 104, Paris, France, 6-02-2008. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “La psychothérapie comme voie d'apprentissage de l'amour?"

IdéesPsy, París, 4-10-2006, France. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “Memoria y conciencia en la psicoterapia tradicional amazónica”

XII National Congress of Psychology and II International Congress of Psychology, Lima, Perú, August 2005. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Central Conference: “Ayahuasca: Memory and Consciousness: New Applications of an Ancient Indigenous Practice”

Inaugural Conference for the 25th Anniversary of Social Anthropology of Consciousness, April 15, 2005, University of Massachusetts, USA, 15-04-2005, Universidad de Massachussets, United States. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit

Conference: “El conocimiento empírico amazónico al servicio de un nuevo enfoque de las toxicomanías”

at the International Conference: "Drugs: New perspectives and approaches", DEVIDA - National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs, Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma, Lima, Perú, 6 September 2002. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “Ritualized Use of Amazonian Psychoactive Plants in the Treatment of Addictions: 7 years of Experience at Takiwasi Centre”

International Congress of the International Society of Medicine of Addictions (ISAM), “Addictions 200+1 ; Challenges and Opportunities for a New Millennium”, Tel-Aviv, Israel, September 2001. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “Approche de la mort ou apprentissage de la vie »

in « NDE, phénomènes de conscience et approche de la mort, du point de vue des médecines traditionnelles relativement à la médecine occidentale », International Association for Near-Death States – France, Coloquio “El cuerpo médico frente a las NDE o EMI”, Paris, Francia, June 1999. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: "Traditional Medicines of the World for the Recovery of Drug Addicts"

1st National Congress on Drug Use and Dependence, Peruvian Psychiatric Association, Lima, Peru, December 1997. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: "Go and return: the ritual as a gate between the worlds"

International Seminar on Drug Use and Abuse, ‘Primer Encontro de Estudos Sobre Rituais Religiosos ou Sociais e Uso de Plantas Psicoactivas’, CETAD y UFBA, Salvador de Bahía, Brazil, October 1995. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: "Drug-based counter-initiation versus shamanic initiation"

II International Congress for the Study of Modified States of Consciousness, Ethnocognition, Shamanism, Plants and Cultural Context, Lérida, Spain, October 1994. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Conference: “The body as an instrument of shamanic initiation in the Peruvian High-Amazon”

II International Congress of Traditional Medicines, Medical Anthropology Section, Chapter Lima, Perú, July 1988. Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit.

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