STRANGER IN THE CITY
the circular relationship between alienation and psychosis and the healing power of human reconnection
21st International ISPS Conference
Date: August 28th – September 1st 2019 | Place: De Doelen, Kruisplein 40, Rotterdam
Welcome to ISPS Rotterdam 2019!
Wednesday August 28th
Preconference workshops and courses
Thursday August 29th: Theme relationship psychosis with migration, social exclusion and lowstatus group
Friday August 30th: Lived experience takes the lead
Saturday August 31st: Psychosis, (forced) migration, society and politics (Day open for interested parties at reduced price)
Sunday September 1st: Looking back and looking forward
Our main biennial event, the International Conference of ISPS, is due in Rotterdam, August 28th-September 1st 2019. Time flies, so be sure to mark these dates in your calendar already now. The call for papers is now open.
On August 29th epidemiological researchers and (cultural) experts with qualitative knowledge will try to come up with an answer to the question: Why are people belonging to minority groups with low status 5 to 8 times more likely to experience psychosis?
August 31st will be a day open to the public for a reduced price. The voice of psychosis (? What do you mean by voice? Hallucinations i.e. hearing voices etc? will be discussed, what does it tell us about society?
CALL FOR SPONSORING ISPS CONFERENCE 2019
Living in a city more than doubles your chances of being diagnosed with schizophrenia while migrants and their children are one to twelve times more likely to be considered psychotic.
Why? Is there a link and if so what can we do about it?
This 21st International ISPS Congress focusses on the relationship between psychosis, life in a big city, migrant backgrounds and cultural transitions. The four day programme will have interesting speakers and various practical workshops.
In addition to scientists and healthcare workers there will be many people attending the conference who have experienced a psychosis along with their family members. They will pay tickets a greatly reduced price for their tickets. Many people who come from low-income countries will also be participating and that is why it is necessary to ask for sponsorship.