From February 16 to 18, we organized the “Hidden Dimensions Conference” in Târgu Mureș at the Palace of Culture. Some of the workshops were held at the Studium Prospero Foundation’s Studium Hub civil incubator house.

To properly perceive an object in space, we need to see it in three dimensions. The same applies to concepts: the more precisely we want to understand them, the more perspectives we need to consider. In everyday life, and even in professional circles, the concepts of health and disease are often thought of linearly. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), these are clearly multidimensional states: involving physical, mental, and social interactions.

The development, course, severity, and responsiveness of diseases are influenced by many factors. Overemphasizing or neglecting these factors can make medical practice partial. During our conference, we considered factors that may arise when searching for the causes of a disease but rarely come to light, such as:

  • How does our ethnic background affect the course of our disease?
  • What is the current scientific stance on the physical manifestations of mental trauma?
  • What is the impact of distress on health?

By focusing on practical cases and specifics, and through the clash of ideas and principles, we approached the multidimensional context of disease. The goal of our conference, “Hidden Dimensions – The Psychosocial Background of Diseases,” was to open new paths and provide assistance to healthcare professionals trying to understand and map out patients’ diseases.

Our conference was recognized by the Romanian Medical Chamber, providing 13 EMC points to participating doctors. The event featured 31 speakers who held presentations and workshops, and a total of 526 healthcare workers, medical students, and social sector professionals participated.

The increasing number of participants each year continuously inspires us and shows that our work is important and necessary. Our multidisciplinary conferences are not only for professionals, as many attendees from other professional fields also find valuable and credible information and research with us.

We hope that next year, too, many interested people will attend our conferences.