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Dear colleague, It is our pleasure to welcome you at the 16th Conference for Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria June 26th – 29th, 2014. The conference is organized by the Medical University of Plovdiv; Center for Philosophy and Mental Health, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv with the academic support of International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP); Balkan Academy for Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology; World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Section for Philosophy and Humanities and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Philosophy Special Interest Group. It is our goal to provide the best possible environment for a productive and fruitful outcome and to make your stay in historic Bulgaria as memorable as possible. The scientific program combined together with the exciting tourist program should inspire colleagues from all around the world to participate and not to miss this great opportunity to network with fellow scientists. So far we are delighted to have aboard some of the outstanding figures in the field as confirmed speakers:

Prof. Claude Robert Cloninger, Washington University St Louis, USA Prof. Giovanni Stanghellini MD, University of Chieti, Italy Prof. Kenneth W.M. Fulford, Ph.D., Kind College, London, UK Prof. Peter Zachar, Ph.D., Auburn University Montgomery, USA Prof. Stefan Borgwardt, MD, University of Basel, Switzerland Prof. Thomas Fuchs, M.D., Ph. D., University of Heidelberg, Germany

You are welcome at this point to submit an abstract in any of the topics of the conference: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

The overall theme is announced as Neuroscience, Logics and Mental development. More specific topics of interest include: Neuroscience, phenomenology, and psychopathology Neuroscience and neuro-psychopharmacology Cognitive-affective neuroscience Philosophy and neuroscience Cognitive and linguistic problems of mental health Language and logics of cognitive-affective experience Problems of cognitive-affective development Phenomenology of mental and social development Brain mechanisms of mental and social development Values and neuroscience Pharmacotherapy and Ethics Data, Values and Conceptual Structures in the History of Psychiatry Socioanalysis and mental development Psychopathology and logics of practice Logics of practice in psychiatric discourses

Guideline to abstract preparation: The scientific contribution could be in the form of: Oral presentation, workshop, and symposium; or Poster presentation The abstracts should not exceed 300 words. The structure of the empirical presentations should include objective, methods, results and discussion; the structure of theoretical papers must include aim, argument and conclusion.

Workshops and symposia suggestions must include 4-6 panel presentations within the time frame of 120 minutes. The general abstract should introduce the rationale of the proposed meeting with list of speakers and chairpersons apart from the abstracts of each individual presentation.

Please consider that proceedings of the Conference will be published in the scholarly journal Folia Medica, indexed in PubMed: According to a resolution of the Editorial board there will be produced one Supplement issue in 2014 to include all abstracts selected for presentation at the Conference and one Special Thematic issue in Philosophy of Psychiatry with selected peer-reviewed full text papers, Guest Editors of the latter to be determined.

Preliminary scientific program will be announced shortly. Conference venue: The 16th INPP International Conferencо will take place at Hotel Melia Grand Hermitage, located in Golden Sands – Bulgaria.

Important dates: As you plan your participation in the 2014 INPP Conference, please consider the following important dates and deadlines: Abstract Submission - 17 January 2014 Authors Notification - 14 February 2014 Early Registration deadline - 28 February 2014 Official Opening - 26 June 2014

Participation fees and different levels of support will be announced by November 2013.

Conference website: All announcements, documents, and information resources related to the 2014 INPP Conference will be posted on the Conference Website Please visit the website for the most current conference information.

Contacts: For information about the scientific program of the event, please contact: President of the Organizing Committee Assoc. Professor Drozdstoj St. Stoyanov

For registration, hotel accommodation and other information, please contact the Official agent of the event: COMPANY FOR INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES LTD. Bulgaria, Sofia 1700, Vitosha Distr., 2, Lea Ivanova Str. phone: ++359 2 892 08 08; fax: ++359 2 892 08 00


16th Conference for Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria June 26th – 29th, 2014


16th Conference for Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, Golden Sands resort, Bulgaria June 26th – 29th, 2014