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About ICPR

ICPR is Europe’s leading academic conference dedicated to advancing psychedelic research and therapies. ICPR 2022, the fifth edition since 2010, will take place at the prestigious Philharmonie in Haarlem (the Netherlands) from 22 to 24 September, 2022. ICPR provides a platform for the dissemination of high-quality scientific and scholarly research, and aims to facilitate a dialogue between the diverse academic fields involved in psychedelic research. 

Are you interested in becoming a speaker? Our submission process is open to all categories, such as researchers, academics, clinicians, participants, policymakers, entrepreneurs, etc. 

Critical Perspectives and Reflexivity

Psychedelic research does not take place in a vacuum. ICPR strives to create awareness around potential biases and blind spots in psychedelic research, encouraging reflective and critical engagement. We encourage discussions and critical thinking related to real-world issues, such as ethics, current developments in policy and politics, the psychedelic industry boom, and how these relate to broader questions around inclusivity, accessibility, and sustainability. 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 strives to commit more to diversity by inviting applicants from diverse contexts, disciplines, and cultural backgrounds to add their much needed perspectives on developments around the field of psychedelic studies, and actively join us in this coming conference. In the same spirit, we hope to offer financial aid to researchers whose social or economic circumstances preclude them from attending the conference. We will announce scholarship opportunities in due time.

Key themes

We particularly welcome submissions that address the following themes:

  • Psychedelic therapy: participant perspectives
  • Psychedelics and consciousness research
  • Philosophy, mysticism, and religious studies
  • Psychedelics, capitalism and the investment boom
  • Advances in clinical and fundamental research
  • Training and ethics in psychedelic therapy
  • Challenging experiences
  • Underrepresented perspectives (e.g. BIPOC and LGBTIQ+)

Submission Process

ICPR welcomes submissions from researchers from all scientific and scholarly disciplines; we especially welcome the submission of presentations proposing new ideas, hypotheses, or theories, and critical reflections, novel perspectives, or collaborations between diverse fields. 

Researchers currently writing up their results for publication are also allowed to submit, provided that final results will be available before ICPR. Candidates can submit their abstracts to multiple categories and applicants who are not selected for an oral presentation may be offered the chance to present a poster upon discretion of the scientific committee.

Submission Guidelines

  • All abstracts and symposium proposals should be submitted and presented in English.
  • The presenting author must be a significant contributor to the research in question.
  • Submissions should include an abstract (max 250 words + 5 keywords) and an indication of one or more preferred formats (oral presentation, poster presentation, or symposium).
  • All proposals need to be submitted before 11.59pm (CET), 20 March 2022.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Board – the final selection will be communicated to all applicants by 30 April 2022 at the latest.


Applicants can submit to one of the following categories:

  1. Oral presentation: 10-20 min oral presentation.
  2. Poster presentation: concise presentation of research ideas using a poster + 2 min presentation.
  3. Symposium: submit 3 to 5 oral presentations and an overall abstract describing the symposium. Both the symposium and the individual abstract should be submitted. The duration of each symposium is 75 min. Please note that the symposium proposal – including all abstracts – must be submitted via email to abstracts@open-foundation.org

Your symposium proposal should include:

  • The symposium title & short outline.
  • Presentations titles.
  • Topics for 3 to 4 oral presentations.
  • Speakers, affiliations, country, email addresses.
  • Optionally, the presenters can opt for an external chair within their team.

How to submit an abstract

  1. Click on the SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT button below.
  2. Create an account on Oxford Abstracts, which is the software we use for collecting abstracts.
  3. Verify your account by clicking on the blue button “Verify your email address” that is sent via an email from Oxford Abstract. The Email is sent from support@oxfordabstracts.com with the subject line “Oxford Abstracts registration and verification”.
  4. Once your account is created and your email is verified, you’ll automatically be redirected to a page where you can submit your abstract.
  5. After submission, you’re still able to edit your abstract and submit new ones.

Abstract Guidelines

Each abstract should contain the following sections:

  1. Theoretical background and rationale: explain the research topic and why it is important or relevant.
  2. Research question and hypothesis: outline the research question and central hypothesis of the inquiry.
  3. Methods and analysis: describe the methods and analytical tools used to answer the research question.
  4. Main findings: list the outcomes of the research.
  5. Conclusion: describe the central “take-home” outcome of the investigation.

References (optional)

  • Optionally, you can include up to five references to previous publications. In the body text, a publication should be referred to by a consecutive number between brackets, i.e. [1], [2], [3], [4] and [5].
  • Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. Only published articles and those in press (the journal should be stated) may be included; unpublished results and personal communications should be cited as such in the body text.
  • The references should be provided in accordance with Vancouver referencing guidelines; see below for examples:

Journal publication

1. Nichols DE. Psychedelics. Pharmacol Rev. 2016;(68):264–355.

Reference to a book

2. Halberstadt AL, Vollenweider FX, Nichols DE, editors. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences. Behavioral Neurobiology of Psychedelic Drugs. 1st ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag GmbH; 2018.

Reference to a chapter in a book

3. Preller KH, Vollenweider FX. Phenomenology, structure, and dynamic of psychedelic states. In: Halberstadt AL, Vollenweider FX, Nichols DE, editors. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences. Behavioral Neurobiology of Psychedelic Drugs. 1st ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag GmbH; 2018. p. 221–256.

Conference Registration

The selected abstracts can register for the conference by purchasing a ticket. The organisation team will announce the speaker registration dates in due time. Discounted tickets are available for all selected presenters.


If you have any queries regarding the submission process, please contact abstracts@open-foundation.org

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