Psychedelics Research Conference to be held in Amsterdam

Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research 2016 (ICPR 2016) is a scientific congress on psychedelics organised by the OPEN Foundation.


During this three-day event in Amsterdam, more than fifty international and national researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines will present their findings on psychedelic substances.

While psychedelics research was more of a niche within science in the sixties and seventies, more recently, it has grown a solid scientific basis. Research into the effects, mechanics of action and potential therapeutic use currently takes place at renowned institutes such as the Imperial College in London, Yale University, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore and New York University.

The larger part of research focuses on therapeutic uses in patients who suffer from depression, addiction, PTSD and anxiety disorders (such as end-of- life anxiety and social anxiety).

ICPR 2016 focuses on this scientific approach to psychedelic substances, as it is currently practiced in neuroscience, psychopharmacology, clinical psychology, the social sciences, philosophy and other disciplines.

When: 3-5 June 2016

Where: Het Sieraad, Amsterdam

Who: ICPR 2016 is organised by the OPEN Foundation

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