Registration is now open for the 2016 Chicago satellite meeting of the International Consortium on Hallucination Research, which will take place at the University of Illinois Medical Campus, from 25 September to 28 September 2016. Hosted by Sarah Keedy (University of Chicago), Cherise Rosen (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Nev Jones (Felton Institute), this inaugural North American gathering of the interdisciplinary ICHR will feature leading researchers, clinicians, and thinkers from Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the US, with parallel research and clinical tracks.
Historically, researchers and clinicians from the US have been minimally represented in the ICHR and one goal of this satellite meeting is to forge stronger links between European, British, Australian and North American researchers and clinicians, and to encourage and support interdisciplinary, translation domain-focused research and practice in the US.
Sunday 25 September
5:30pm: Registration Opens
6:00 pm: Evening Keynote: Eleanor Longden: Compassion for Voices
Monday 26 September (Day 1)
Opening Comments: Flavie Waters (University of Western Australia)
Keynote: Renaud Jardri MD PhD (University of Lille): Understanding Complex Hallucinations in Children
Dr Jardri, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Lille School of Medicine in France, will present on the Multisensory Hallucination Scale for Children (MHASC), a highly innovative, graphical app-based tool for assessing complex early-onset hallucinations in young children. Translation of the MHASC into multiple languages has been funded through the ICHR.
Panel: Working with Voices: Compassion & Dialogue (CR&P)
Charles Heriot-Maitland (King’s College London), Mark Hayward (University of Sussex), Georgie Paulik (University of Western Australia) & Craig Steel (University of Reading)
2:15 – 2:30: Break
2:30 – 4:15 pm
Panel: Beyond the Academic Clinic: Real World Intervention (CR&P)
Neil Thomas (Swinburne University), Nev Jones (Felton Institute), Sandy Steingard (Howard Center; University of Vermont School of Medicine)
Evening Poster Session
8:45 -9:45 am
Keynote: Paul Allen MD PhD: Building a Model of Voices in the Brain
Panel: Hallucinations Across Time & Diagnoses (CR&P, NTR)
Martin Harrow (University of Illinois at Chicago), Christopher Holden (University of Illinois at Chicago), Simon McCarthy-Jones (Trinity College Dublin), Marius Romme & Sandra Escher (Maastricht University)
11:45 – 1:00 pm (Lunch-time Panel)
Clinical & General Audience Panel: Transforming Systems, Transforming Practice: Towards the Future Facilitated discussion with leading national & international thinkers on innovative clinical, peer-led and digital/virtual approaches to voices and psychosis.
Including Sandy Steingard (Howard Centre), Neil Thomas (Swinburne University), Nancy Little (Thresholds Inc.), Eleanor Longden (University of Manchester).
2:40 – 3:00: Break
The conference will be followed by a clinical workshop led by Clara Strauss and Mark Hayward on ‘Choosing How to Respond to Voices: An Experiential Workshop of Mindfulness-based Therapy for Distressing Voices and Relating Therapy’ on 28 September 2016, 9am – 4pm.
Conference: 25-27 September 2016
– Faculty/Academics/Private Practice Clinicians – $350
– Clinicians with not-for-profit organisations – $200
– Students/Trainees (including postdoctoral) – $100 must provide letter from program or supervisor verifying student/trainee status
– Lived experience/Peers/Consumers/Family Members – $100
Clinical Workshop: Mindfulness & Relating Therapy, 28 September 2016
– Workshop only $140
– Workshop if attending conference $100
Eleanor Longden Keynote (Compassion for Voices), 25 September 2016, 6pm
– Free for conference delegates
– Keynote/screening only $25
For full details of the conference and instructions on how to register, please visit the ICHR Chicago Satellite website.