Association for the advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry Annual Meeting 2022 – Call for abstracts.

2022 Annual Meeting
May 21 – 22nd, 2022
New Orleans, Louisiana

Conference Program Committee:

Jonathan Y. Tsou, PhD – Iowa State University 
Peter Zachar, PhD – Auburn University Montgomery   

Peter Zachar, PhD – Auburn University Montgomery 
John Z. Sadler, MD, University of Texas Southwestern   

John Z. Sadler, MD, University of Texas Southwestern           

The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) aims to promote discussion between the fields of philosophy and psychiatry:

Although past conferences have been organized around a specific theme, for the 2022 annual meeting, AAPP invites abstracts for presentation on any topic that addresses philosophical issues relevant to psychiatry or psychiatric issues that are relevant to philosophy. Our aims for this conference are to bring together thinkers from a variety of disciplines who are interested in philosophy of psychiatry and to provide a forum for the presentation of work on both emerging and classic questions in ‘philosophy and psychiatry.’ We are interested in papers drawing from any subdiscipline of philosophy, including: 

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Ethics/Bioethics
  • Phenomenology
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Epistemology and Metaphysics
  • History of Philosophy and Psychiatry

Papers on general topics in philosophy or cognitive science without relevance to psychiatry or mental health, broadly understood, are not appropriate for this conference.

Psychiatric and psychological themes can address any issue in psychiatric/psychological education, research, diagnosis, or mental health care.  The psychiatric issues should have clear philosophical implications or demonstrate the importance of philosophical positions in psychiatric work.

Clinical reports or reflections that do not advance philosophical understanding are also not appropriate for this conference.

Abstracts of 500 – 600 words, prepared for anonymous review, should be sent to Jon Tsou ( ) and Peter Zachar (  Questions about the conference should also be addressed to either of them. Abstracts are due on November 15, 2021.  Notices of acceptance or rejection will be sent by January 15, 2022.  Presentations will be strictly limited to 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.