Hugo Viz, Gestalt Psychotherapist and member of the therapeutic team of the Takiwasi Center presented the lecture: "Contributions of Takiwasi in 25 Years of Research and Treatment of Addictions Integrating Amazonian Medicine and Psychotherapy" during the XVI Latin American Conference of Therapeutic Communities that took place from 7 to 9 December 2017 in Campinas, Brazil.
On October 29, 30 and 31, the First Meeting of Awajún and Wampis Women of the High Marañon Basin was held in Pampa Hermosa (Nieva). This was a new and original space for the women of these communities to dialogue and identify common problems. Nearly twenty women traveled from nearby communities like Kanus (Río Santiago) to Imaza, Nieva, to participate in the meeting.
During the last International Transpersonal Conference 2017, held in Prague (29/9 – 1/10) Dr. Jacques Mabit presented a lecture called: “Ayahuasca use in the new-age context”.
On September 21st 2017 an event was held to present the book "Foros Internacionales: Espiritualidad Indígena y Mundo Occidental" (International Forums: Indigenous Spirituality and the Western World), that was also a chance to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Takiwasi Center.
To celebrate the 20 years of the BioTrade initiative, the United Nations published an important document presenting the results achieved, which compiles the most interesting initiatives in this sector, developed in several countries including Peru, Colombia, Vietnam and Brazil.