24th – 26th April

Haarlem, Netherlands


Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research


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Call For Abstracts Deadline:
14th October 2019

about icpr 2020

This is the fourth edition of our Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research 2020 (ICPR 2020). The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Haarlem, in the Netherlands, from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 April 2020.


ICPR 2020 is an ambitious academic conference focused on high quality scientific and scholarly research into psychedelics. It provides a platform for the dissemination of cutting edge research findings and aims to facilitate a dialogue between diverse academic fields involved in the study of psychedelics.

ICPR will host keynote lectures, panel discussions, poster presentations, and practically oriented workshops for therapists, researchers and clinicians.

Critical perspectives and reflexivity

In addition to the presentation of novel research findings,  ICPR stresses the importance of addressing biases and blind spots in psychedelics research, encouraging reflective and critical engagement. We invite our speakers to contribute to a constructive discourse that considers ethical standards and research practices in light of their broader implications for society.

Diversity and inclusiveness

ICPR also aims to be a podium for the wide variety of ideas, contexts, disciplines, perspectives, localities, and individuals involved in psychedelic research. We seek to support and amplify the voices of researchers whose social or economic circumstances put them at a significant disadvantage to attending this conference. To facilitate this, we will offer scholarships to researchers from countries who have limited means to join the conference but whose perspectives bring added value to ICPR.

Key Topics

Clinical research & applications

Mental health & well-being

Neuroscience & consciousness research

Mainstreaming & medicalization

Ritual, setting & placebo

Psychedelics & ecology

Cultural & ethical aspects

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Call For Abstracts

Submission process

We welcome submissions from researchers from all scientific and scholarly disciplines and subfields. We encourage the submission of presentations that propose new ideas, hypotheses or theories. We also welcome critical reflections and presentations connecting diverse research findings and disciplines. Researchers currently writing up their results for publication are strongly encouraged to submit, including but not limited to null results. Candidates can submit to multiple categories. Applications that are not selected for an oral presentation may be considered for a poster presentation. 

Submission Guidelines

  • All abstracts should be submitted and presented in English.
  • The presenting author is a significant contributor of the research in question.
  • First submissions should include the following:
    • a preliminary abstract not exceeding 250 words;
    • five keywords related to the presentation (e.g. psilocybin, PTSD, mystical experience);
    • an indication of preferred format (paper presentation, poster presentation)
  • All proposals need to be submitted by: 

Priority deadline: September 30, 2019
Regular deadline: October 14, 2019

  • Scholarship or travel grant applications need to be submitted by the priority deadline: September 30, 2019.
  • The selection by the Scientific Advisory Board will be announced by: October 28, 2019
  • Final version of the abstract (max 250 words) must be submitted by: January 27, 2020

Conference Registration

Once your abstract is selected, you will be invited to register for the conference by purchasing a ticket. The registration of speakers will close on: December 23, 2019

If you have any queries regarding the submission process, please contact: abstracts [at] icpr2020 [dot] net
If you experience technical issues when using the application form, please contact: website [at] icpr2020 [dot] net

The submission guidelines can be downloaded here, and may be freely distributed.

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