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Conferences and Symposia


Date: 6–9 January 2009

Event: International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Theme: Self, Identity and Culture: East and West

Organization: The Society for Indian Philosophy     & Religion; The Center for Spirituality, Ethics     and Global Awareness, Bethany College, West     Virginia

Location: Kolkata

Contact: Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti; cchakrabarti@


Date: 22–24 October 2009

Event: 12th International Conference for Philosophy     & Psychiatry

Theme: Understanding Mental Disorders

Organization: International Network of Philosophy     and Psychiatry (

Location: Lisbon

Contact: Conference Office; soniaramos@ideiasaoquadrado. com


Date: 16–17 May 2009

Event: 21st Annual Meeting

Theme: Philosophical Issues in Child and Adolescent     Psychiatry

Organization: Association for the Advancement of     Philosophy & Psychiatry

Location: San Francisco, California

Contact: Linda Muncy, linda.muncy@utsouthwestern. edu

National and Local Groups


Organization: Interest Group for Philosophy and     Psychiatry

Contact: Dr. Jeanette Martin and Dr. Stephanie     Winfield, Australia/New Zealand College of     Psychiatrists, 2/97 Edgecliffe Road, Bondi Junction     - NSW 2002


Organization: Association for the Advancement of     Philosophy & Psychiatry - Canadian Affiliate     Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Contact: Edwin Hersch, M.D., 586 Eglinton Ave. E.,     Suite 707, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P1P2;


Organization: Danish Group for Philosophy, Medicine     and Mental Health

Contact: Dr. Soren Holm, Department of Medical     Philosophy and Clinical Theory, University of     Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3C - 2200N

Contact: Dr. Anton Aggernaes, Institute of Neurophysiology,     University of Copenhagen, Buldborgvej     25 - DK, 2000 Fredriksberg


Organization: Finnish Group for Philosophy, Medicine     and Mental Health

Contact: Professor Ingmar Porn and Dr. Markus     Heinimaa, Department of Philosophy, University     of Turku - 20700 Turku [End Page 191]


Organization: L'Évolution Psychiatrique

Contact: Professor Yves Thoret, 53 Aven Anatole,     78300, Poissy


Organization: Referat Philosophische Grundlagen    der Psychiatrie, DGPPN (German Psychiatric     Association

Contact: Dr. Thomas Fuchs, Universitätsklinikum     Heidelberg, Psychiatrische Klinik, Voßstr. 4,     D-69115 Heidelberg; thomas_fuchs@med.; Dr. Martin Heinze, Klinikum     Bremen-Ost; Martin.Heinze@Klinikum-Bremen;

Organization: Gesellschaft für Philosophie und Wissenschaften der Psyche

Contact: Dr. Christian Kupke, c/o Charité Klinik für     Psychiatrie und psychotherapie Schumannstr.     20/21, 10117 Berlin,;


Organization: Society for Philosophy, Counseling     and Psychotherapy

Contact: Dr. Ran Lahav, 25 Yarmin Street - Mevascret     Zion 90805


Organization: Società Italiana per la Psciopatologia

Contact: Dr. Giovanni Stanghellini, Via Venezia 14,     1-50121 Florence

Organization: Italian Research Unit on Philosophy     and Psychiatry

Contact: Dr. Emilio Mordini, Instituto Psicoanalitico     per la Reserche Social, Via Avenula 21, 00186     Roma


Organization: Japanese Association for Psychiatry     and Philosophy

Contact: Dr. Takeshi Utsumi, Department of Psychiatry,     Teikyo University School of Medicine,     2-11-1, Kaga, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173-8605,     Japan;

The Netherlands

Organization: Dutch Foundation for Psychiatry and     Philosophy

Contact: Professor Evert van Leeuwen, Zuider Stationsweg     29-2061 HD Bloemendaal

New Zealand

Organization: New Zealand Group for Philosophy     and Psychiatry

Contact: Professor Grant Gillett & Dr. Richard Mullen,     Bioethics Research Centre, University of     Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin

Northern Ireland

Organization: Northern Ireland Ethics Forum

Contact: Dr. Ann Beglem, School of Nursing and Midwifery,     The Queen's University - Belfast BT7 1NN


Organization: Norwegian Group for Philosophy,     Medicine and Mental Health

Contact: Dr. Erik Falkum, Legeforeingen, Lagasen     1324, Lysaker


Organization: Free Psychiatrists Association

Contact: Professor Aurel Romila, Pentru Dialog-    Social, 120 Calae Victoriei, Sector 1, Bucharest


Organization: Nordic Network for Philosophy,     Medicine and Mental Health

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Bullington, Department of     Health and Society-Linkoping University,     58183 Linkoping, Sweden


Organization: Scottish Group for Philosophy and     Psychiatry

Contact: Dr. David Tait, Murray Royal Hospital -    Perth PH2 7BH


Organization: Societa de Historia y Filosofia de la     Psiquiatria

Contact: Professor Filberto Fuentenebro, President     Sociedad de Historia Y Filosofia, Dep. De     Psiquiatria-Faculdad de Medicina, Universidad     Complutense - 28040 Madrid


Organization: Swedish Group for Philosophy, Medicine     and Mental Health

Contact: Professor Lennart Nordenfelt, Department     of Health and Society, Linkoping University -    58183 Linkoping [End Page 192]


Organization: Psychiatry and Philosophy Working     Unit of the Turkish Psychiatric Association     Compos Mentis, Psychiatry and Philosophical     Activity Group

Contact: Yesim Sokak No. 20, 80630 Akatir, Istanbul; 90 2123 351 26 60 (tel.); 90 212 351 26 59 (fax);


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