Programme - Virtual Intern. Student Day

9th February 2024 - Friday

09:00 - 09:15 VISD Committee Warm welcomePlay buttonYouTube logo Icon

09:15 - 10:00

Walter McKone

The Original Osteopathic Philosophy

Original osteopathy was a philosophy founded upon the works of Aristotle, Goethe, Kant (to name but a few). Practical application of a two-step method leads to First Principles: a reasoning in relation to anatomy, physiology and pathology in the treatment of influenza, typhoid and malaria.

10:00 - 10:45
Jöry Pauwels

The translation of the Philosophy and Principles of Osteopathy into a 2023 Zeitgeist and terminology.

Students often struggle to understand and apply the Philosophy and Principles of Osteopathy in the clinical work, because they lack guidance in the translation of the historical terminology and insights. Once the student is guided in this translation, the student is enabled to apply these insights in the clinic and the full potential of the application of the osteopathic philosophy is unlocked. Students who do not understand the philosophy often ask for ‘silver bullets’ to apply in the clinic because they are convinced that osteopathy is a recipe, instead of a concept. This lecture will empower the student to apply the osteopathy philosophy and reveal the true potential of osteopathic medicine.

11:00 - 12:15
Andy Mansfield Discussion Round
Robert Muts
Matteo Turinetto
12:15 - 13:15   Break
13:15 - 14:00
Ana Casanovas

Wholism, what the embryo can teach us and how do we live this later in child and adult life.

After fertilization, the conceptus undergoes several profound transformations that give rise to the fact that parts of the original whole are no part of the so called embryo anymore... As we live the extrauterine life, also the neurological perspective of self builds up, and our cultures helps big deal in that concrete shaping.

What does all of this mean for the principle of "wholism"? 

My personal look on this principle is that this is best approached from a dialectic point of view instead that from an absolute perspective.

14:00 - 14:45
Elena Rodríguez Izquierdo

Consciousness studies and Perception applied in clinical practice.

In the XX century the sciences are involved studying the mind, its architecture, its process... also in a very close relationship with de AI, but the scientists today don't know why we have a consciousness. Why are we conscious subject? In relation to this process, the perception is very important. What meaning perception? which are the concepts related?
The perception helps us to create our reality, our environment. It's the outcome of past similar experiences, prior beliefs and knowledge.
What the perception could contribute to the diagnostic process(DP)?
First of all understand that the DP is a subjective process, based in the concept of Perception and the Free Energy Theory of Friston'.
If the DP is a subjective process, how we can turn objective? Revisiting the items of Perception we could understand better the importance of having a diagnostic protocol, and study with quality information based in the basis of our work: anatomy, physiology, etc
Last, and no less important, from our patients' perspective, the perception is related with this process called therapeutic alliance related in turn with the enactive paradigm.

14:45 - 15:30 Open Round

Teachers insights

According to you, what are the main points that have been raised? What is your perspective? Do you want to add anything else to what has already being said?

15:30 - 15:45 VISD Committee Conclusion

We are using the Central European Time zone.
This is a live online event. Lectures will only be recorded for internal purposes.
Presentation language is English.