Forthcoming Conferences, Seminars, and Summer Schools


Forthcoming Conferences and Seminars

  Begeesterd Summer school  (1-4th August 2019|UPC KU Leuven, campus Kortenberg)

 This summer school aims to treat several core questions through a thorough examination:
– the concept of psychiatrical illness through network theory
– the paradigm of addiction
– depression: rather an attunement disorder than a mood disorder?
– ethics of the convalescence paradigm
– importance of the 4E approach in philosophy of psychiatry
– phenomenology of psychosis
For more information contact: Dr Victor Mazereel 


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.

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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 (

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


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

Keynote Speaker: Edouard Machery, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh

Call for Abstracts

*Abstracts of 500 – 600 words, prepared for anonymous review, should be sent to both the following: Christian Perring, and Robyn Bluhm,

*The submission will be confirmed by a returning email message.

*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. 

If you wish to advertise a conference here please send details to the secretary, Richard Gipps.