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July 16th, 2019

Win your ticket to INSIGHT!

For our upcoming conference we are reaching out to all designers, artists and anyone with a flair of creativity.  We would like to announce our INSIGHT Wristband Competition— help us design the wristband that attendees will wear for the duration conference. If we choose your creation, you will win a ticket to join us at this exciting event!

 

Details:

For an example, you can check out how your submission looks here: https://www.pdc-big.de/dto/editor/design/

The logo in the attached image should be used and clearly visible, but everything else is up to your creativity

Submit PNG files (3500 x 150 pixels with a minimal resolution of 300 dpi)

Submit your creations here: https://podio.com/webforms/23101046/1645419

Submission deadline: 21.07.2019

July 11th, 2019

Workshop Write Up: 

At INSIGHT 2019 there will be an array of exciting and stimulating workshops offered prior to the conference itself. This includes the introductory workshop entitled “The integration of psychedelic experience—psychotherapeutic methods and strategies for integrating altered states of consciousness”.

This workshop aims to give an overview of the content, practises and methods of the MIND Integration Program – BEYOND EXPERIENCE—a structured 5-day training program that provides tools and theory to enable the individual to better incorporate their psychedelic experiences into everyday life. The multi-modal program is based on harm reduction and self-development, and principle of Acceptance and Commitment Theory.

Regina Hess and David Huer will share their knowledge and experience as facilitators of the pre-conference workshop, having already led BEYOND EXPERIENCE workshops in Amsterdam as members of the MIND Foundation Integration Team.

Don’t forget to get your ticket for the workshops & the conference!

July 1st, 2019

Workshop Reminder

To dive deeper into the INSIGHT 2019 experience, we offer a range of exciting pre-conference workshops.  These experiential workshops provide practical training, as well as opportunities for professional and personal exploration.  Geared towards a varied audience, they offer something to everyone including therapists, doctors, researchers and those interested and inspired by psychedelic research.

Explore methods such as immersive breathing, or professionally assess non-pharmacological interventions for changing ego-states; facilitators will combine first-person subjectivity with third-person objectivity for a wider perspective on the science-based psychedelic research field. The workshops are valuable to both those experienced with the psychedelic state and the newly curious.

The pre-conference workshops will take place the Thursday prior to the conference and must be separately.  CME accreditation for the workshops is on the way!

Register today: https://insight-conference.eu/workshops/

June 20th, 2019

Art Space Update

We are happy to announce that the upcoming conference will have a truly artistic element to it. We will offer an immersive art space and exhibition on location, to provide an unforgettable creative experience for those of our attendees who want to use the breaks and in-between-time for exploration. These spaces are currently in development as the INSIGHT conference team discusses with a group of talented artists from Berlin’s HDK and the Berlin School of Mind-and-Brain as well as with musicians to add to the program.

INSIGHT 2019 will showcase artistic explorations that alter the perspective and explore psychedelic spaces through multiple different formats. There will be opportunities for self exploration, such as virtual reality demonstrations, bodily-illusions and of course the chance to experience Lucia N°03, the stroboscobic light device that is able to induce altered states of mind by rhythmical flashes of light.

Updates to follow as the space grows! 

June 17th, 2019

Speaker Shout-out: Dr. Katrin Preller

“We desperately need new drugs in psychiatry, so all of this work is important.”

We extend a warm welcome to Dr. Katrin Preller who will be presenting a keynote speech addressing the current gaps of knowledge on the subject of “The Neurobiology and Neuropharmacology of Psychedelic-Induced Altered States of Consciousness“.

Her previous research has used brain imaging methods to investigate the effects of psilocybin and LSD on self-perception and social cognition. If this peaks your interest, have a look at the article below, written about Preller’s fascinating work, and make sure to grab your INSIGHT 2019 conference ticket today!

https://insight-conference.eu/

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/art…/interviews/brain-lsd

June 13th, 2019

Speaker Shout-out: Dr. Milan Scheidegger

We are excited to welcome Dr. Milan Scheidegger to the INSIGHT 2019 speaker roster. Scheidegger is currently a resident physician in Zurich where he researches the neurobiology and pharmacology of altered states of consciousness. He has also undergone several ethnobotanical expeditions to explore the traditional use of psychoactive plants in indigenous rituals and completed an M.A. in the history and philosophy of knowledge.

At the conference he will share a keynote presentation on the future of ayahuasca-assisted therapies and their indication of a paradigm shift towards a transformation-based therapy system. The adaptogenic effects of ayahuasca will be explored, along with future therapeutic frameworks as well as the challenges of intercultural knowledge transfer needed to move from indigenous contextual practise to clinical application.

If you’re curious to hear what Scheidegger and many other experts have to say on the topic, get your ticket at https://insight-conference.eu/ and have a look at this interview on https://www.philosophyforlife.org/…/integrating-ayahuasca-i…

May 15th, 2019

Call: Two weeks to go

Submit your abstract for a poster or oral presentation: https://insight-conference.eu/call/

Deadline: May 31st at 12 pm CET.

A new class of substances in the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma? Tools for understanding the brain and the mind?

International experts and young researchers from the fields of neuroscience, psychotherapy, psychiatry, pharmacology, biology, philosophy, social and political sciences, health care and related disciplines are invited to discuss the foundations and application of psychedelics and altered states of consciousness with an international audience.

We also welcome submissions of discussion and policy papers, theoretical and methodological developments. Conference awards will be given to the best poster and the two best oral presentations from the call.

May 13th, 2019

Speaker Shout-out: Prof. Dr. Kim Kuypers

We are pleased to present Prof. Dr. Kim Kuypers as one of the keynote speakers for INSIGHT 2019. Her research revolves around the neurobiology underlying the cognitive and emotional states produced by psychedelics, particularly MDMA. She sees her work as a stepping stone that will ultimately contribute to a patient-centred therapeutic model.

At the conference, Kuypers will give a presentation on Translating Lab Findings into Therapeutic Applications.  Before then, you can get caught up on what she is researching with this short presentation on the prosocial effects of MDMA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED2Rxxh9mTs

May 9th, 2019

Call for Presentations and Posters

We are excited to announce that there are still a few openings for scientists and researchers to participate in INSIGHT 2019. Until May 31st we invite both junior and senior researchers to submit an abstract for poster and oral presentations.

INSIGHT 2019 is a public, interdisciplinary conference and we are looking for exciting contributions from the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, philosophy, and all other related behavioural and social sciences.

Follow the link to our submission page: https://insight-conference.eu/call/

Or download this pdf file to read more about the specifics.

Join the movement!

May 1st, 2019

Press accreditation and press requests

We are happy about high quality reporting and interested in working together on media projects. Please provide us with a few word about yourself and your request on our press contact form. We’ll come back to you as soon as possible.

Gerne steht unser Team für Interviews, TV- und Radioprojekte zur INSIGHT 2019-Konferenz zur Verfügung. Bitte füllen Sie einfach unser Presseformular auf der MIND Foundation Website aus. Wir melden uns umgehend bei Ihnen.

By the way: we also speak Spanish, Portugese, French, Arabian, Croatian, Greek and last but not least German.
Wir sprechen übrigens auch Spanisch, Portugiesisch, Französisch, Arabisch, Kroatisch, Griechisch und nicht zuletzt natürlich auch Deutsch.

May 1st, 2019

Contact Eugenia: she manages the INSIGHT conference team

Dr. Eugenia Kulakova manages the INSIGHT 2019 organization team. Contact her with special requests.
And read a few word about her on the MIND Foundation Staff page.

Email Eugenia.Kulakova@mind-foundation.org
Fon +49 (0)30 54909327

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