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Child Sexual Abuse
Sexual Violence
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

from September 15 to 18, 2002


Organizers´ Messag

It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to the 3rd East-West Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Post-traumatic Stress disorder organized by several organizations with the leading role of the Czech Sexological Society, Czech Psychiatric Society and Society for Child and Adolescent Health.
First we met in Prague in 1996 and found such a convention so beneficiary, that we decided to start good tradition and continue in such highly professional meetings of specialists. The 1999 meeting had a subtitle "Step into 2000". Our first triennial meeting in the new millennium comes together with meeting of IATSO and logically continues its meeting in Vienna. 100 years ago we (Czechs and Austrians) were joined in one state, now we approach such a status again in the framework of European Union.

The goal of this conference is a mutual and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information among colleagues from western and eastern countries. As the Vienna Conference should be merely focused on the treatment of sex offenders, the one in Prague will this time discuss mainly the aspects of care for victims, post-traumatic stress disorder and social aspects of the problem.

The official language is English. Aside from the open call for papers, we will invite excellent scientists from around the world. Key papers from Vienna might be accepted for presentation in Prague as well.

I would like to invite you cordially to Prague, the Great City in the heart of Europe. All the members of the Organizing Committee, as well as the agencies involved, will do the best to make your stay fruitful and pleasant.

Looking forward to meet you in Prague


  Ondrej Trojan



Local Organizing Committee:
Chairman: Ondrej Trojan, M.D.
Vice Chairman: Jana Spilkova, M.D.
Members: Ing. Richard Cemus MgA. Jana Leblochová


Address for Correspondence (the 2nd announcement will be sent on request):

Conference Office:

TERIS 2002, a.s.
Štetkova 18
140 68 Praha 4
phone: 00420-2-6121 0325
fax: 00420 2-6121 8992
e-mail: teris@teris.cz




Ondrej Trojan, M.D.
Lannova 2
115 60 Praha 1
phone: +420-2-2480 2490
fax: +420-2-4143 2344
e-mail: sexuologie@iol.cz

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic is known as the Hearth of Europe and attracts millions of visitors every year. This city is dominated by the ancient monument, Prague Castle with Gothic St. Vitas Cathedral and 1000 years old Romanesque Basilica of St George. The famous Charles Bridge links the picturesque Lesser Town with scenic Old Town, which is an unique open-air gallery of baroque sculptures. Old Town attracts tourists by its famous astronomical clock in the Town Hall and the Jewish cemetery dating from the early 15th century. Prague is full of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance monuments, but above all it is one of most famous towns if you look for European High Baroque. The distance from Vienna is 280 km.

Conference venue:
The conference will take place in the Congress Center of the PYRAMIDA hotel in Prague. Modern hotel is located close to the Prague Castle Hradcany and offers accommodation in fully equipped single, double and triple rooms.

Conference Language:
The working language of the Conference is English. The translation will be provided during the plenary sessions.

Conference fees:

Conference Registration Before April 1, 2002 After April 1, 2002 On-Site
Participants of IATSO Conference in Vienna EURO 190.-- EURO 250.-- EURO 265.--
Participants visiting solely EAST-WEST CONFERENCE EURO 230.-- EURO 270.-- EURO 290.--
Students EURO 100.-- EURO 150.-- EURO 150.--
Accompanying persons EURO   70.-- EURO   70.-- EURO   70.--

Registration fee for participants include: participation in all sessions, all printed materials (incl. Proceedings),
conference GALA DINNER at the Strahov Monastery, snacks+coffee breaks and transport by bus from Vienna to
Prague on Sunday, September 15th 2002.

Registration fee for accompanying person include: participation in conference special dinner at the Strahov Monastery, sightseeing tour of Prague with lunch in the typical Czech restaurant

Group registration and discounts
Available upon request. The group begins with 5 persons!

The organizers offer a possibility of arranging a small company boot, presentation or exhibition (for example a table approx. 100 x 100 cm, 1 x 2 m panel, 2 chairs, electric outlet 220 V).
Exhibition fee : EURO 160

Topics for presentations, Categories

1. Incidence prevalence and prevention of sexual abuse and violence in different countries
2. Systems of intervention and care for the victims of sexual abuse and violence in different countries
3. Posttraumatic Stress Syndrome - diagnosis and treatment
4. Criminological and legal problems connected with sexual abuse and violence
5. Drug abuse and child sexual abuse 6. Prostitution, AIDS, drugs and sexual violence
6. Prostitution, AIDS, drugs and sexual violence
7. Inter-disciplinary Approach and Comprehensive Care
8. Sex offenders - characteristics and treatment: WHAT WE LEARNED IN VIENNA









Companions' program
A Day in Prague (included in the Accompanying Persons' fee)
Jewish town (half-day tour), Kutná Hora (Gothical city of Central Bohemia; one-day tour), Konopište (castle of the last emperor, Ferdinand d'Este, half-day tour)

Post conference tour - Karlovy Vary / Karlsbad (Two days tour)

Payment possibilities:
Payments by bank transfer, check or major credit cards - VISA, EUROCARD / MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS are accepted, any convertible currency of the equal value accepted.

Bank connection:
the payment can be sent to bank account
No: 16 - 2756 4010/0300 - CSOB, variable code 23061, Swift CEKO CZ PP PR2,
Bank Address: Na Pankráci 310/60, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic

Participants from the Czech Republic:
the payment please send to bank account No 116272833/0300, v.s. 23061.


TERIS 2002, a.s., our conference agency we chose upon excellent experience from other conventions, has booked hotel accommodation for Conference participants in various hotels and dormitories. Each participant will have the choice from simple room in student dormitoriy for about EURO 20/bed up to the luxurious 5 stars hotel in the Old City for EURO 300/night.

Additional information

Medical Care
Arrangements have been made with the Czech General Health Insurance to provide all registered participants with medical care for urgent conditions during the Conference. The international health insurance is required, unless the participant prefers to pay him- or herself.

Media Center
The media center will serve the needs of journalists covering the Conference. Services provided to registered journalists will include computer workstation, printer, telephone and modem connection. The press conference will take place on the first and the last day of the meeting.

We make our best effort to arrange, that in addition to the Conference Abstract Book (final program and full abstracts), will each participant receive a free book of proceedings later in 2003.

Czech Airlines
CSA, the exclusive official airline of the Conference, will have a desk open during the Conference for your travel needs.