Meetings & Conferences

Annual Meetings

2019Open Topic

Date:  May 18 – 19, 2019

Location:  San Francisco, CA

Registration is unnecessary and attendance is free.

Call for Abstracts

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

AAPP invites abstracts for presentation on any philosophical issues relevant to psychiatry, or any psychiatric issues or experiences that are relevant to philosophy. Our aims for this conference are to bring together thinkers from many disciplines who are interested in the philosophy of psychiatry, while providing a forum for the presentation of exciting work on both emerging and well-recognized issues in these overlapping domains. Accordingly, submissions may consider philosophical issues raised by psychiatric research and clinical practice, or the implications of findings in psychiatry for established psychiatric problems. We welcome abstracts representing any subdiscipline of philosophy including Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Moral Theory, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Technology, Feminist Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, provided that they touch on questions in psychiatry. Psychiatric themes could address any issue in psychiatric education, research, diagnosis, or mental health care, provided that they have clear philosophical implications or demonstrate the importance of philosophical theory in psychiatric work.

Abstracts of 500 – 600 words, prepared for anonymous review, should be sent to both of the conference organizers via the email addresses below. The submission will be confirmed by a returning email message. Questions about the conference should also be addressed to them. Abstracts are due on October 15, 2018. Notices of acceptance or rejection will be sent by January 15, 2019. Presentations will be strictly limited to 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

Conference Organizers:

Aaron Kostko, PhD – University of Minnesota, Rochester;

Brent Kious, MD, PhD – University of Utah;

Previous Annual Meetings

2018 – Philosophical Perspectives on Affect, Emotion, and Mood in Psychiatric Disorder — New York: CFA, Program, Abstracts

2017 – Philosophical Perspectives on Critical Psychiatry: Challenges and Opportunities — San Diego: CFAPosterProgramAbstracts

2016 – Philosophical Issues in Scientific Psychiatry: RDOC, DSM, Mechanisms and More — Atlanta: CFA, Schedule, Abstracts

2015 – Open Theme — Toronto: CFAProgramAbstracts

2014 – Clinical Reasoning — New York: CFA,  Program Abstracts

2013 – Philosophical Issues in Crime and Mental Illness — San Francisco: CFAProgram

2012 – The Biopsychosocial and Other Models for Psychiatry: Philosophical Perspectives — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: CFAProgram

2011 – The Future of Psychiatric Nosology — Honolulu, Hawaii Program

2010 – Philosophical Issues in Evidence-Based Psychiatry — New Orleans, Louisiana Program

2009 – Philosophical Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry — San Francisco, California Program

2008 – Political Extremism — Washington, DC Program

2007 – Intersections of Race & Psychiatry — San Diego, California Program

2006 – Moral Emotions — Toronto, Canada Program

2005 – Technology & Psychiatry — Atlanta, Georgia Program

2004 – Truth & Reconciliation — New York, New York Program

2003 – Psychopharmacology and the Self — San Francisco, California Program

2002 – Psychiatry & Personal Agency: Nature v. Nurture Revisited — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Program

2001 – Melancholia — New Orleans, Louisiana Program

2000 – Rationality & Mental Health — Chicago, Illinois AAPP Program 2000

1999 – The Problem of Evil — Washington, DC CFA Program

1998 – Gender Perspectives In And On Psychiatric Theory And Practice — Toronto, Canada Program

1997 – Consciousness & Its Pathologies — San Diego, California Program

1996 – Weakness of Will — New York City Program

Regional Meetings

1999 – Evolutionary Theory and Psychopathology, New York City Program

1997 – Values in Psychiatric Nosology, Dallas, Texas Description

Affiliate Meetings

2016 – Does the philosophy of psychiatry need a metaphysics? 3rd June, Lancaster, UK

2014 – Early Career Scholars Conference in Philosophy of Psychiatry: Overcoming Mind-Brain Dualism in 21st Century Medicine, Pittsburg, PA, USA.  November 21-22

2008 – Psychiatry & Freedom, Dallas, TX, USA, October 6-8

2004 – 7th International Conference on Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, Heidelberg, Germany, September 23-26

2003 – Philosophy, Phenomenology and Psychiatry, Göteborg, Sweden, November 15-16 Program

2003 – VI International Conference on Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, Brasilia, Brasil, July 2-5

2003 – Symposium on Philosophical and Methodological Foundations of Psychiatric Diagnosis, New York City, May 3rd & 4th Program

2000 – Florence, Italy

1999 – Nice, France Program