Institute for Social Aesthetics
and Mental Health
Vienna & Berlin

The 25th Annual Conference of the

International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry

Crisis and Mental Health

philosophical and social aesthetic perspectives

23.05.2024 – 25.05.2024

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Preliminary Program

President’s lecture

Michael Musalek: "Crisis, mental health and Social Aesthetics"

Key lectures

Alfred Pritz: "War and Psychoanalysis"

Levent Kuey: "What Keeps Humankind Alive in Crises?"

John Sadler: "Rethinking Vice-Laden Psychopathology and Our Cultures of Vengeance"

Bill Fulford: "Values, Shared Decision-Making, and Person-Centred Medicine: Crisis or Opportunity for Clinical Care?"

Werdie van Staden: "A Crisis in the Quest for Psychiatric Biomarkers"

Anna Bergqvist: "The Participatory Turn in Museum Curation as a Model for Person-CentredClinical Care"

Guenda Bernegger: "Sense of Possibility and Imagination to Counter Crises: A Philosophical and Social Aesthetic Perspective"

Thomas Fuchs: "Crises of Trust in Psychiatry and Society"

Congress Fee

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Deadline for submission: February 20, 2024

Please adhere to the following guidelines for the structure of the abstract:


Give your abstract a descriptive title that accurately reflects the content of your presentation.


Begin with a brief introduction, where you explain the purpose and objective of your work. State the problem you are investigating or the research question you aim to answer.


Provide a concise description of the methodology or approach used in your study. Explain how you conducted your research or the approach you took in addressing your topic.


Summarize the key results and findings of your work. Present specific data or observations to support your conclusions. Focus on the most significant outcomes and avoid vague statements.


Provide a concise summary of your conclusions. Discuss the significance of your findings for the field and explore potential future developments or research directions.

Please note that the abstract should not exceed one A4 page to ensure it is concise and easily readable. Also, please do not forget to include your CV.

Scientific Committee


Michael Musalek (Austria)


Gerhard Benetka (Austria)
Bill Fulford (United Kingdom)
Giovanni Stanghellini (Italy)
John Sadler (USA)
Werdie Van Staden (South Africa)
Michael Wong (China)
Thomas Fuchs (Germany)
Oliver Scheibenbogen (Austria)
Guenda Bernegger (Switzerland)
Guilherme Messas (Brazil)
Arnaud Plagnol (France)
Anna Bergqvist (United Kingdom)

Congress Host

Prof. DDr. Alfred Pritz

Chairman & Congress President

Prof. Michael Musalek, MD (Austria)


Sigmund Freud Private University

Faculty of Medicine

Freudplatz 3, 1020 Vienna