Welcome to the INPP website!

INPP provides a collaborative research and education forum to support organisations and individuals involved in conceptual and ethical work in psychiatry and related disciplines. Its guiding purpose and aims are detailed here.

The INPP website promotes the work of the International Network by:

    •  Encouraging research and education, with information about: (1) local and national organisations; (2) educational establishments, and (3) web resources
  • Advertising forthcoming conferences and new publications

Please check this home page for up-to-date announcements regarding the international Philosophy and Psychiatry community.

To be kept informed about new and forthcoming publications and meetings in the philosophy of psychiatry, request to join the INPP email update list by emailing the secretary, Richard Gipps.


For the latest Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP), please click here.


Philosophy Special Interest Group: The Royal College of Psychiatrists (London| 2nd-3rd September 2019)

Madness, The Mind, and Politics, The 5th Biennial Philosophy of Psychiatry Conference.

Now open for submissions for oral presentations and workshops.

You can find the details here.


The International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry 21th Annual Conference: Experts and Representations in Mental Health (Warsaw (PL)| Autumn 2019)

Open Seminars in Philosophy and Psychiatry Foundation is honored to host the 21th Annual Conference of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry ‘Experts in Mental Health’ that will take place in 22-24 October 2019 in Warsaw
We invite panel proposals, oral presentations as well as posters. 90 minutes panel proposals should include a chair plus a maximum of 3 participants. Oral presentations should not exceed 30 minutes including discussion. For each type of participation please submit an abstract of 200-500 words via the online registration form (available on this link). 
The deadline for submissions is 30 August 2019Reduced fees are available with 31 March and 30 June deadlines. 
The invitation to take part in the 21th Annual Conference INPP 2019 is open to researchers, professionals, and persons working and/or interested in the field of mental health, including philosophers, sociologists, historians, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, medical doctors, nurses, etc.
Workshops and accompanying events will take place in Warsaw and other cities during the conference and for a few days after. Gala and artistic part will be scheduled for the second day of the conference.
For further information click here.

To contact us: inpp2019@osfp.org.pl.


An Interdisciplinary Conference of the Understanding Personality Disorders Network (21st October 2019|Jagiellonian University, Kraków)

The Many Faces of Personality Disorder

The event is organised by the newly established multi- and interdisciplinary Understanding Personality Disorders Network affiliated both with the Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice in Health and Social Care (St Catherine’s College, Oxford) and the Jagiellonian University’s Institute of Applied Psychology (Kraków). The network seeks to promote an investigation of personality disorders and to inform clinical practice by the outcomes achieved. A special emphasis is laid on the integration of empirical, conceptual, theoretical, and normative issues within broader schemes in particular that of Value-based Practice (VBP).

We invite proposals of talks concerning the above-mentioned topics as well as other issues of relevance to the network’s general aims. Please submit a 300-400 words abstract of your talk to Konrad Banicki (konrad.banicki@uj.edu.pl).

Deadline for submission: 7th September 2019.

For more information, click here.

For any inquires concerning the event, please contact the network’s convenor, Konrad Banicki at konrad.banicki@uj.edu.pl


Conceptual Issues in Biological Psychiatry (6-7th November 2019| King’s College, London)  

The Peter Sowerby Philosophy & Medicine project invites abstract submissions for an interdisciplinary two-day workshop on conceptual issues in biological psychiatry scheduled to take place on the 6th and 7th of November 2019 at King’s College London.

For more information click here.


  2020 AAPP Annual Conference (April 25th and April 26th, 2020|Philadelphia PA)

Intuitions Meet Experiments: Methods in Philosophy of Psychiatry
Call for Abstracts
Abstracts of 500 – 600 words, prepared for anonymous review, should be sent to both the following: Christian Perring, cperring@yahoo.com and Robyn Bluhm, rbluhm@msu.edu
Questions about the conference should also be addressed to the organizers.
Abstracts are due on October 15, 2019. Notices of acceptance or rejection will be sent by January 15, 2020. Presentations will be strictly limited to 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

For more information click here.



The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) announces a competition for students and trainees. Eligibility includes medical students, graduate students in philosophy, psychology and related fields, and residents and fellows in psychiatry.

The Karl Jaspers Award is given for the best paper related to the subject of philosophy and psychiatry. Entries cannot have been published, nor can they have been submitted or accepted for publication, prior to submission for this award. Resubmissions will not be accepted. Papers can have more than one author but all authors must be eligible for the award. Appropriate topics for the essay include, among others, the mind-body problem, psychiatric methodology, psychiatric nosology and diagnostic issues, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophical aspects of the history of psychiatry, psychodynamic, hermeneutic and phenomenological approaches, and psychiatric ethics. Winning submissions will be offered publication, following appropriate review and editing to meet journal guidelines, in the electronic version of Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology. The home universities or training programs of the award winners will be notified of the outcome. In addition, the winning entry will be announced at our AAPP Annual Meeting, held concurrently with the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting. In 2020, the meeting will be on the weekend of April 25 and 26 in Philadelphia. The award carries a cash prize of $350 and recognition in AAPP publications.

The deadline for submission of entries is December 15, 2019.

Submissions must be no more than 7500 words in length, excluding footnotes and bibliographies. Each entry must include a word count. Entrants must send their submissions in PDF format. Submissions must be ready for blind review and not contain the author’s name or other information what will make the author identifiable. Entrants must also send separately an explanation of their current career status and eligibility to enter the competition. In cases where the work is part of a project undertaken with others, they should also add an explanation of the contributions of advisors or others to the work submitted. Submissions that do not meet the requirements will be rejected without being considered.

Please send submissions to Dr. G. Scott Waterman (Scott.Waterman@uvm.edu).