Torsten Passie

Professor of psychiatry and psychotherapy at Hannover Medical School Author of “The Science of Microdosing Psychedelics”, “Healing with Entactogens”, and “The Pharmacology of LSD”.


Torsten Passie studied philosophy and sociology at Leibniz University Hannover and medicine at Hannover Medical School, where he completed a medical dissertation on existential psychiatry. He worked at Zürich Psychiatric University Clinic with Prof. Hanscarl Leuner (1921-1996), the leading European authority on psychedelics and psycholytic therapy. As a 1997-2010 scientist, psychiatrist and psychotherapist at Hannover Medical School, Passie led the Laboratory for Consciousness and Neurocognition, including a professorship thesis about “Psychophysical correlates of altered states of consciousness”.


Passie was also involved in clinical research on breathwork, cannabis, MDMA, laughing gas, ketamine and psilocybin, with a special expertise on ecstatic states, addictions, and the pharmacology of psychedelics. He worked as Visiting Professor at the Department of Psychiatry of the Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) between 2012 and 2015.


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Other Speakers at ICPR 2022

Founder and Executive Director at MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, United States

Associate Professor at Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Founder of Fungi Perfecti and CEO of MycoMedica Life Sciences PBC, United States

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The Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR) is Europe’s leading academic conference dedicated to advancing psychedelic research and therapies organised by the OPEN Foundation since 2010. ICPR is a biennial conference focused on high-quality scientific and scholarly research into psychedelics. ICPR 2022 is our fifth event. After our hugely successful online conference in 2020, we are returning to the prestigious Philharmonie Theatre for an in-person event! ICPR will take place in Haarlem (next to Amsterdam) from September 22nd to 24th, 2022.