Recent symposiums

Symposiums are a way to achieve the objective of the foundation. Since 1972 the foundation has organized symposiums with a theme that sits in the medical sector supported by the scholarships of the foundation.

Since year 2000 the symposiums have had interdisciplinary themes that have led to interesting dialogues between different scientific approaches. The lectures have been published in book form in a series named Acta Gyllenbergiana. The invited lecturers have come from all over the world and have with their research enriched the Finnish level of medicine. The next symposium will be arranged in September 2017. The foundation has organized the following symposiums:


2015 Tulevaisuuden ihminen

2014 Memory – From neurobiological underpinnings to reminiscences in culture

2009 The many aspects of sleep 

2007 Music meets medicine 

2005 Time – the impact on body and soul 

2003 Psyche, soma and pain 

2001 The many faces of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

2000 Philosophy meets medicine 1999 Psychosomatic cardiology 

1998 Research in anthroposofic medicine 

1997 -98 Postgraduate course in psychosomatic medicine and research (four times 2-days symposiums) 

1997 Anthroposophic music and singing therapy 1995 Symposium on the environmental syndrome – psychosomatic disease experience induced by environmental factors 

1992 Symposium on psychoneuroimmunology and Autoimmunity 

1991 Symposium Konstnärlig Terapi 1990 Psychosomatics – a Challenge to health care 

1989 Symposium on dermatological psychosomatics 

1988 Eurytmi – Eurytmia – Eurythmie Symposium 

1987 Symposium on infant care: A good start for mental health 

1985 Symposium on stress and psychosomatics 

1980 Psychsomatic factors in chronic illnesses symposium 

1978 Neuroendocrine symposium 1976 Psykosomatisk medicin – Psykosomaattista lääketiedettä 

 1972 Symposium om cancer