Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminar in Psychiatry

Sep 2, 2022

The OMI is back!

After a summer break filled with music from the children’s opera camps at Schloss Arenberg, the OMI is finally back with its medical program.

From August 28 to September 3, 2022, the Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminar in Psychiatry took place for the 21st time in Salzburg, Austria. 27 Fellows from 17 different countries, such as Albania, Georgia, Lithuania, and Turkey gathered at Schloss Arenberg to discuss Psychiatry through the Life Cycle.

Dr. John W. Barnhill, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst at Weill Cornell Medicine, served as course director for the seventh time. He worked together with Austrian co-course director, Dr. W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, who has been supporting the OMI since 2005.

The faculty was concluded by Dr. Anna Buchheim, Chair for Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, University of Innsbruck and three OMI newcomers from Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Conor Liston, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Dr. Susan C. Vaughan, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, and Dr. Benjamin Zebley, Director of the Interventional Psychiatry Program.

Based on a three-year curriculum, the core areas of this year’s course focused on the general revision of developmental theory, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychiatry and old age, gender issues in pharmacology, and personality through the life cycle.

Plenty of time this week was dedicated to fellows’ case presentations, enabling fellows to present cases from their own clinical experience and discuss their diagnoses with colleagues and faculty. Six cases were chosen to be published in the OMI case library.

The free afternoon on Tuesday provided faculty and fellows with beautiful summer weather. Faculty took the opportunity to discover St. Gilgen and the picturesque Wolfgangsee.

On Thursday evening, faculty and fellows experienced a classical chamber music concert at Schloss Arenberg and enjoyed drinks afterwards.

The course ended on Friday after the seminar test with the traditional farewell reception and graduation dinner, which concluded the week in a nice way and provided fellows with their certificates of attendance.