Royal Society Of Medicine, 2013.
A joint meeting with the Royal Society of Medicine in association with the London Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
The year 2013 marked the centenary of the publication of Jaspers' General Psychopathology; a text that has had an immense influence on psychiatry. Jaspers was both a psychiatrist and one of Europe's leading philosophers.
The centenary provided an opportunity to review the foundations and ongoing relevance of phenomenological psychopathology in the era of genome mapping and explosion of neuroscience.
This conference enabled a return to the big themes of Jasperian psychiatry, testing them against current knowledge and contemporary debates.
The sold out conference was very well received by attendees, with 93% of respondents reporting that the meeting was relevant or very relevant to their educational needs, and 94% confirming that the aims and objectives of the meeting were met well or very well.
"One of the best meetings I have been to in years."
"A brilliant, stimulating and thought-provoking meeting. Huge intellectual interest and profound implications."
Institute of Psychiatry, 2005.
Interest in Phenomenology ebbed in the 1980s with the growth of the neurosciences, but in recent years there has been a swing of interest back towards Phenomenology and how it relates to the new findings from neuroscience and epidemiology. This conference took the opportunity to reinvigorate and advance an important cross-disciplinary, clinical, research, and conceptual debate for 21st Century psychiatry. The conference formed a special theme in Schizophrenia Bulletin.
Institute of Psychiatry, 2002
This one day conference examined how philosophy may help us understand the mind in psychosis.