Conferences Archive

VIRTUAL ENJOYMENT LECTURE SERIES 
“Reloading malaise: Cyborgic enjoyments and new social bonding, towards a discourse of nature.” 
March, 20, 2021 the dormant office, Amsterdam. Via Zoom

X COLÓQUIO INTERNACIONAL DO CORPO FREUDIANO
“Agitações e cortes de nosso aliado sombrío”
November 14, 2020
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Via Zoom

MEMORY AND TRAUMA THROUGH HISTORY AND CULTURE.
“Trauma and Memory Transmission: Silence and the Body”
SFU Department of Humanities
October10th, 2020
Vancouver, BC. Via Zoom

COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL. $EMINARIO PSICOANALITICO
“De Amores y la No Relación Sexual.”
October 2, 2020
Tucuman, Argentina, Via Zoom

VGH PSYCHIATRY EDUCATIONAL ROUNDS
“Trauma and Recovery Practices”
February 25, 2020
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC.

2019 LACAN’S ÉCRITS CONFERENCE. Duquesne University
“Teaching, training and aggressiveness in psychoanalysis: The question of the institution.”
October 13, 2019
Pittsburgh, USA

APW (Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups) 16th MEETING. “THE DRIVE”
“The drive: Agitators and cuts”
June 15, 2019
Dublin, Ireland

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS (AAG) ANNUAL MEETING
“Mother, the word” discussant within the panel Psycho-geography of the maternal. 
April 4, 2019
Washington, DC.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS (AAG) ANNUAL MEETING
“Discursive landscapes of the institution” within the panel Lacanian Landscapes. 
April 3, 2019
Washington, DC.

CLINICAL STUDY DAY: LACANIAN PSYCHOANALYTIC TECHNIQUE TODAY
“Style versus technique in analytic practice” 
Lacan Toronto
March 31, 2019.
Toronto, Canada.

GRADUATE CONFERENCE “UTOPIAN SPACES”
“The temporality of Utopia: Ideal or Re-inscription”
SFU Institute for the Humanities. 
November 23, 2018.
Vancouver, Canada.

1968: THEN AND NOW
“Institutional Psychotherapy: Critiques and possibilities”
SFU Institute for the Humanities. 
November 3rd, 2018
Vancouver, Canada.

APW (Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups) 15th MEETING. “PSYCHOANALYSIS: SCIENCE AND TRUTH”
“Location of truth in the Lacanian Discourse Analysis”
October 7, 2018
Boston, MA (Videoconferencing)

ECRITS CONFERENCE
“From the letter to the signifier: The process of residual inscription.
Septiembre 22, 2018
Ghent, Belgium

IV JORNADAS DE PSICOANALISIS DE LA RED AMERICANA DE PSICOANALISIS (Brasil, Argentina, México, Costa Rica, Canadá)
“¿Es que acaso un cyborg me robara mi goce?: Sobre las subjetividades y las tecnologías virtuales” 
April 19, 2018
Oaxaca, Mexico

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS (AAG) ANNUAL MEETING
“The interstitial space of inscription in the Lacanian clinic”
April 13, 2018
New Orleans, USA.

PANEL: “WITNESSING THE CRIMES OF OUR GRANDPARENTS: REMEMBERING AND RESPONSIBILITY AFTER THE HOLOCAUST.” 
Discussant of Roger Frie’s Book “Not in my family, German Memory and Responsibility after the Holocaust”.
Vancouver Public Library.
April 12, 2018
Vancouver, Canada.

LACONFERENCE 2018
“Aokigahara Forest: An aesthetic space of the residual”
April 7, 2018
Vancouver, Canada.

VANCOUVER INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
“Will a cyborg steal my jouissance?”
March 19, 2018
Vancouver, Canada.

SPECTRE OF FASCISM. Free School
“So, do you want a Master?”
September 21, 2017
Vancouver, Canada.

APW (Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups) 14th MEETING, “ON FANTASY”
“Fantasmatic shame as existential necessity in a clinical case”
Keynote speakers: Russell Grigg
July 14, 2017.
Toronto, Canada.

SPECTACLE OF FASCISM
“The situationist and the psychoanalyst: (mis)encounter between love and finitude”
Performative lecture.
SFU Institute for the Humanities. April 7, 2017.
Vancouver, Canada.

APW (Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups) 14th MEETING, “ON LOVE”
Hosted by the Lacan Salon
“On Passions and Being” Paper presented
Opening remarks and co-chair of organizing committee 
Keynote speakers: Véronique Voruz and Anne Dufourmantelle
July 30- August 1st, 2016.
Vancouver, Canada.

PANEL: INTERSECTIONS OF INDIGENEITY, REFUGEES, AFFECT AND TRAUMA
Chair
Participants: Patricia Barkaskas, Clint Burnham, Anne Dufourmantelle, Samir Gandesha, & Véronique Voruz
SFU Inst Humanities/Lacan Salon. August 2nd, 2016.
Vancouver, Canada.

PANEL: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE TRUMP PHENOMENON 
The Idiocy of the Masses
SFU Inst Humanities/Lacan Salon. May 27, 2016.
Vancouver, Canada.

PANEL: PSYCHOANALYSIS BEHIND IRON CURTAINS
Discussant to Ferenc Erős presentation.
SFU Inst Humanities/Western Branch Psychoanalytic Society/Lacan Salon.
Nov 13, 2015
Vancouver, Canada.

THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES”
Keynote speaker
2a Sesión de Catedra en Psicología
Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas. 
November 5, 2015. 
Chiapas, México.

“DEATH, IDEOLOGIES AND CULTURES”: THE LEGACY OF ERNEST BECKER
Ernest Becker avec Jacques Lacan.
SFU and Ernest Becker Foundation
October 2 to 4, 2015
Vancouver, Canada.

APW (Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups) 13th MEETING, “ON TRANSFERENCE”
“War, Repeated War: On Transference and Trauma”
August 21-23, 2015.
Ghent, Belgium

PANEL ON LOVE AND JOUISSANCE: CONVERSATIONS WITH LACAN ON FEMININE SEXUALITY
“Practical Guide to Love a Hysteric”
Lacan Salon and SFU Institute for the Humanities
July 21, 2015
Vancouver, Canada.

LACONFERENCE 2013
Narci-Capitalism: Keynote Performance-lecture
Responses by Samir Gandesha and Clint Burnham
LacanSalon/SFU Institute for the Humanities/SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement
May 15, 2015
Vancouver, Canada.

LACONFERENCE 2013
“The Repressed Dialectics of Eros/Thanatos in Mainstream ‘Evidence Based’ Therapies.
LacanSalon
Paper presented, opening remarks and organizing committee
May 16, 2015
Vancouver, Canada.

LACAN CIRCLE OF MELBOURNE. STUDY DAYS (Via Skype)
Anais Nin: An Attempt to Write the Impossible Phantasm of The Woman’s Jouissance.
March 20, 2015
Virtual participation. 
Melbourne, Australia

PANEL ON ALIENATION
9th Annual Critical Geographies Mini-Conference
SFU Geography Department
November 22, 2014
Vancouver, Canada.

SCIENTIFIC MEETING. WESTERN BRANCH CANADIAN PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY
Structural Elements in Obssesionality and the Ethical Challenge to the Analyst
November 22, 2014
Vancouver, Canada.

APW (Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups) 12th MEETING, “ON DESIRE”
“Me Phynai ‘Rather Not To Be’: The Tragic Logic of Suicide, Between Desire, Anxiety and Jouissance”
October 17-19, 2014.
Toronto, Canada.

PANEL “OTHER WORLDS”. ART EXHIBITION
“The artist, the scientist & the philosopher”
SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.
March 28, 2014
Vancouver, Canada.

PANEL: SUPERHEROES ON THE COUCH
Paper presented “Powerful Women and Sexual Difference” 
Co-organizer
Lacan Salon and SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement
March 06, 2014
Vancouver, Canada.

SYMPOSIUM “PSYCHOANALYSIS AND SOCIAL THEORY”
Ethics and Politics in Psychoanalytic Theory: From the Subject to the Social in the Approach to Trauma”
SFU Institute for the Humanities.
November 15 and 16, 2013
Vancouver, Canada.

INTRODUCTION TO JACQUES LACAN
Vancouver Institute of Social Research. 
Or Gallery
February 11, 2013
Vancouver, Canada.

LACONFERENCE 2013
“Ideology, Clinical Structures and the Ethical Challenge to the Analyst’
Paper presented, opening remarks and organizing committee 
June 2013
Keynote Speaker: Paul Verhaeghe.
Vancouver, Canada.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS (AAG) ANNUAL MEETING
“Facebook: From Narcissism to Politics” 
April, 2011. 
Seattle, USA.

LACONFERENCE 2011
“Some reflections on paranoia in Aronofsky’s Black Swan”
Paper presented, opening remarks and organizing committee 
March 2011
Keynote Speaker: Danny Nobus.
Vancouver, Canada.

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY
General Coordinator of 16 participant organizations
Vancouver Art Gallery
September 10, 2010
Vancouver, Canada.

BINATIONAL WEEK OF HEALTH IN VANCOUVER
Secretariat of Health of Mexico, The Health Initiative of the Americas Univ of California, 
Berkeley School of Public Health
General Coordinator 
October 2009

CLINICAL INTERVENTION IN PSYCHOLOGICAL CRISIS: IN BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS?
(“La intervención clínica en la urgencia psicológica: un ‘entre’ psicología y psicoanálisis?”) Seminar 5 hrs
Centro de Acciones Psicoterapéuticas AC
Querétaro. México July 10, 2009

ANAIS NIN: A LITERARY ATTEMPT TO WRITE JOUISSANCE 
(“Un intento literario por escribir el goce”) 3 hrs workshop
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
July 31, 2003

SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT
Ongoing education to diverse mental health programs 
SAFER. Vancouver Costal Health 
September 2005 – September 2015.

14th COLLOQUIUM OF THE MEXICAN FOUNDATION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS: “CRIME AND PUNISHMENT”
“The Clinic of the Injured Body: An E(ro)thic”
(La clínica del cuerpo lastimado: Una e(ró)tica”)
Centro de Investigación y Estudios Psicoanalíticos
March 1999

2nd JOURNALS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE PSYCHOLOGY: “ETHICS IN THE CLINICAL PRACTICE”
Instituto Nacional de Pediatría
“Some Ethic Punctuations in the Clinic of the Emergencies”
(“Algunas Puntualizaciones Éticas en la Clínica de las Urgencias”)
April 1998

X COURSE ON THE ATTENTION OF THE GRAVE PATIENT IN THE ER
Mexican Red Cross. Presented before Specialist Medical Doctors
“Psychological Intervention with the Grave Patient and his Family”
June 20, 1997

CONFERENCE: “EROTISM: READING WITH GEORGES BATAILLE”
(Conferencia: “El Erotismo: Una Lectura con Georges Bataille”)
Within the Seminar of Dr. Helí Morales “Discurso, Clínica y Poder”
April 16, 1997.

COURSE “PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO A DIFFERENT HEALTH AREAS”
Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía
“Tertiary Prevention: Integral Rehabilitation”
April 9, 1997

JOURNALS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE PSYCHOLOGY: “PSYCHOTHERAPY IN THE PEADIATRIC INSTITUTION “
Instituto Nacional de Pediatría
Participation in Panel “Management of the burn child”
May 13 to 17, 1996

REGULAR SESSION
Asociación Mexicana de Quemaduras, AC
“Psychological Intervention: Essential Part in the Integral Treatment of the Burn Patient”
February 6, 1996

2nd ENCOUNTER OF PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH 
Hospital General de México and Facultad de Medicina UNAM
“The Psychology and its various fields of application”
September 25 to 29, 1995

CYCLE OF CONFERENCESS ON EDUCATION AND UP TO DATE IN MEDICINE
National Council of Medical and Scientific Information, AC
“Magna Conference on Transplants”
August 12, 1995

ACADEMIC SESSIONS: “THE FAMILY OF THE CHRONIC PATIENT”
Central Hospital. Mexican Red Cross
June 28, 1995

XXIX NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE MEXICAN RED CROSS 
Presented before the Medical Committee
“Deafness and their psychosocial sequelae”
November 2 to 4, 1994. Aguascalientes., Ags.

ACADEMIC SESSIONS: “DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP”
Central Hospital. Mexican Red Cross
August 17, 1994

ACADEMIC SESSIONS: “PSYCHOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE PARAPLEGIC”
Central Hospital. Mexican Red Cross
April 20, 1994.

III JOURNALS OF MEDICINE AND TRAUMA SURGERY
Central Hospital. Mexican Red Cross
“Suicide”
February 21 to 25, 1994.

XXVIII NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE MEXICAN RED CROSS 
Presented before the Disaster Committee
“Work experience in Miami, Fla. Hurricane Andrew”
November 3rd to 5th, 1993. Villahermosa, Tab.

ACADEMIC SESSIONS: “PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN ORGAN DONATION”
Central Hospital. Mexican Red Cross
August 18, 1993

1er ENCOUNTER ON EMERGENCY PSYCHOLOGY IN MEXICO
National Rehabilitation Program. Mexican Red Cross.
Titular Professor of the Event
Conference: ” Critical Incident Stress Debriefing”
May 26 to 28, 1993

ACADEMIC SESSIONS: “PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE AMPUTATED PATIENT”
Central Hospital. Mexican Red Cross
May 19, 1993

II COURSE ON THE ATTENTION OF THE GRAVE PATIENT IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM
Mexican Red Cross. Presented before Specialist Medical Doctors
“Psychological Intervention with the Grave Patient and his Family”
1º al 4 de Diciembre, 1992.

XXVII NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE MEXICAN RED CROSS
Presented before the Medical Committee
“Psychological Intervention in the Organ Donors Program”
“Anxiety and Depression”
October, 1992.  Puebla, Pue.

ACADEMIC SESSIONS: “ALCOHOLISM” Central Hospital. Mexican Red Cross May 6, 1992

ACADEMIC SESSIONS: 
“MENTAL HEALTH INSIDE THE HOSPITAL” 
Central Hospital. Mexican Red Cross 
December 5, 1991

XXVI NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE MEXICAN RED CROSS 
Presented before the Medical Committee 
“Psychological Management of the Hospitalized Patient” 
November 8 to 10, 1991. Morelia, Michoacán.

CYCLE OF CONFERENCES 
UNAM – ENEP Iztacala – Psychology School 
“The Psychologist and his Professional Development” 
September 2nd, 1991

1st INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH 
(1er Congreso Internacional de Psicología y Salud) 
General Hospital of México 
UNAM – Facultad de Psicología 
Presentation of the results from the Thesis Research for bachelor’s degree “Emotional reactions in two groups of children with cancer” 
November 9, 1990

XXV NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE MEXICAN RED CROSS 
Presented before the Medical Committee 
“Psychological Aspects in Paraplegia” 
November 7 to 10, 1990. Cd. de México.