Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research 2016


The Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research 2016 is the third international scientific conference on research into psychedelics organised by the OPEN Foundation.

During this three-day event, international researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines will present their latest results and advances in scientific research on psychedelics. ICPR is a multidisciplinary, strictly scientific conference featuring the most current research on psychedelic substances.

Building on the success of previous editions, this interdisciplinary conference will gather and connect experts from various academic fields covering neurosciences, psychopharmacology, psychiatry, social sciences, anthropology, philosophy and many more. This event is of interest to scientists, scholars, psychologists, psychiatrists, students, and those with a general interest in psychedelic research.

What to expect at ICPR 2016?

What do anthropological studies tell us about the traditional, medicinal use of ibogaine and ayahuasca? What are the philosophical implications of profound altered states of consciousness occasioned by psychedelic substances? Can such states be measured? What do religious scholars have to say about this, and how do these states relate to their potential benefits for therapy? How can psilocybin be used as a tool to improve conventional treatments? What is the mechanism of action of MDMA? These are some of the topics that will be addressed at ICPR 2016. Make sure you don’t miss out, secure your early bird ticket by registering as soon as they become available. Find out how by subscribing to our mailing list!

Developments in psychiatry 

Special attention will be paid to novel approaches for psychiatry. The therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs for conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, depression and addiction will be addressed. Specific attention will also be paid to psychological models, the influence of set and setting, how to develop protocols, ensure safety, train therapists and so forth, making this an innovative and informative conference, at the cutting edge of scientific progress.

Questions like ‘How can psychedelics be employed for therapeutic purposes?’, ‘In which ways can they be used to understand underlying brain mechanisms?’ and ‘What do neuroimaging studies tell us about brain dynamics and mechanisms of action?’ will all be addressed at the conference.

Networking, meeting people

A conference serves multiple goals. Besides getting informed about the most recent progress in psychedelics research, ICPR is an important place to meet top notch researchers, to make connections, share ideas, work together and dream up new research plans. The conference location is ideally suited to facilitate this. To stimulate communication, traditional expert lectures will be supplement by interactive learning activities. Because no constructive sharing can be done on an empty stomach, a healthy, organic lunch will be provided at the conference location.’

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