Conference: "Brain and Self

Psychiatric Nosology: Definition, History and Validity" 

This is the rescheduling of the cancelled April conference. Everybody who registered for the April conference have been contacted regarding registration for the rescheduled conference. Please see further down for more information on how to register. 

The field of psychiatry is again undergoing a major re-examination of its classification system. The two major nosologic systems - DSM and ICD - are both currently undergoing revisions. This conference - to be held November 14-16, 2010 in Copenhagen under the sponsorship of the University of Copenhagen (Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Subjectivity Research; Psychiatric Center Hvidovre; PhD School, Faculty of Health Sciences) - will examine the conceptual and philosophical bases for psychiatric diagnoses. The conference is organized into 5 sessions:

i) The Basics - The Definition of Psychiatric Illness and Rules for Classification,
ii) The Historical Development of Modern Psychiatric Diagnoses,
iii) Concepts of Validity in Psychology and Psychiatry,
iv) Application to Major Depression and Schizophrenia and
v) The Way(s) Forward.

Speakers include leading figures in the philosophy of psychiatry, vice-chair persons of the Task Force on DSM-IV and DSM-V and psychiatrists who have made important recent contributions to the philosophy-psychiatry dialogue (see program below). The meeting will emphasize dialogue with each presentation being followed first by formal comments from another of the contributors and then by open discussion.

Click here to download the program

The conference is open for participation for all with a professional interest (psychiatry, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, related disciplines).

Participation is without fee, but registration is necessary. The conference covers no expenses related to participation. Maximum audience is 200, of which 50 places are reserved for local and foreign PhD students. There is no deadline for the application but selection/registration of participants will follow "first come, first serve" principle.

2 ECTS-points

PhD students and other students are asked to register here before November 9.
Registration is closed.
All other participants are asked to contact Mrs Jill Opalesky

The conference takes place at The Lundsgård Auditorium which is part of the Panum Building Complex.

Faculty of Health Sciences
3B, Blegdamsvej
DK-2200 Copenhagen N

The Panum Building is located on Blegdamsvej 3B, DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Public transport: Buses 6A, 42, 43, 184, 185, 150S depart from Nørreport train station (every 10 mins)

Link to Panum Building on Google Maps