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  • International News and Notes

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;


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;


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,

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 [End Page 83]

contact: Professor Ingmar Porn and Dr. Markus Heinimaa, Department of Philosophy, University of Turku - 20700 Turku


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, Voβstr. 4, D-69115 Heidelberg;; Dr. Martin Heinze, Klinikum Bremen-Ost;;

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 and 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 [End Page 84]


organization: Swedish Group for Philosophy, Medicine and Mental Health

contact: Professor Lennart Nordenfelt, Department of Health and Society, Linkoping University - 58183 Linkoping


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);bahar...


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