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22. juni 2017
24. juni 2017

Dissemination of Fellowship Award 2017 from the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

To Presidents of WPA Member Societies,

The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) appreciates, if your society can disseminate the following application announcements to your young members under 40 years of age or with 10 years or less experience in psychiatry so that those who may be interested in, will not miss the deadline. We are hoping that the program will enhance the collaboration among young psychiatrists in the world.

With kindest regards and cordially yours,

Masatoshi Takeda


President of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

Toshifumi Kishimoto

International Committee Chair, the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology


Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology Fellowship Award Application

Deadline: October 31st, 2016 (Japan time)

The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology is pleased to invite young psychiatrists from around the world -particularly Asia- to apply for the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology Fellowship Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize early-career, outstanding psychiatrists and to encourage academic discussion and personal friendships with early-career Japanese psychiatrists at the 113th annual meeting of the JSPN on June 22nd to 24th, 2017, in Nagoya, Japan.

Award recipients will receive a waiver of meeting registration fees, accommodations, and a partial reimbursement of airfare (JPY 70,000 for recipients from World Bank A and B category countries, and JPY 140,000 for those from C and D countries). Award recipients will be expected to give a presentation at one of the international sessions, the themes of which are Approaches to Suicide Prevention and Case Vignette, and attend other programs for JSPN Fellowship Award recipients. Award recipients will also be expected to participate in future JSPN Fellowship Award Alumni programs.

Applicants must choose the theme from 1 or 2 below and submit an abstract of 200-250 words in length on-line.

1. Approaches to Suicide Prevention

The applicants are requested to describe how suicide prevention is dealt with in their countries and to report the current state of suicide issues.

The description may address the following issues:

a. General cultural awareness and attitude toward suicide

b. Suicide prevention policies by the government

c. Suicide prevention activities at school, workplace and community

d. Suicide risk assessment in psychiatric practice

e. Intervention for suicide attempters in emergency medical settings

f. Intervention for psychiatric patients at high risk of suicide


2. Case Vignette

The applicant is requested to describe how psychiatrists in his/her home country would deal with the case described in the vignette.

(Please see the attached on our website )

When you encounter a clinical case above in your county, please answer the following questions:


a. Describe assessment and clinical formulation. (psychiatric diagnosis based on

    ICD-10 or DSM-5, and, if any, using own countrys diagnostic system;

    comprehensive psycho-bio-social formulation is also welcome to describe.)

b. Describe additional examination or assessment tool to confirm diagnosis,

    if any, in your country.

c. Describe the methods of interventions (pharmacotherapy, psychosocial

    interventions, job training and/or a unique therapy applied in your country).

    If your country has a comprehensive assessment or intervention system,

    please describe.

d. In your country is any early intervention available for similar cases above?

e. Describe frequency of seeing similar cases in your own country.


# Applicants must:

1. Be psychiatrists younger than 40 years of age or with 10 years or less experience in psychiatry

2. Not be previous recipients of the JSPN Fellowship Award

3. Belong to a World Psychiatric Association member society (To ensure broad participation from around the world, the JSPN accepts nominations from each society up to a maximum of two applicants.)


# Meeting Information

113th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

-Date: June 22nd-24th, 2017

-Venue: Nagoya Congress Center

-Meeting president: Norio Ozaki (Nagoya University Department of Psychiatry)

-Meeting vice-president:

Nakao Iwata (Department of Psychiatry, Fujita Health University School of Medicine)

Toshihiko Funahashi (Association of Aichi Psychiatric Hospitals)

-Theme: Linking psychiatric research, education and care: bidirectional talk


# Application Procedure

For details, please ask the applicants to visit the English Web site of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology.

All documents must be submitted when you apply for the 2017 Fellowship Award via the 113th Annual Meeting of the JSPN website.


The secretariat will acknowledge receipt of the application. You will receive a reply confirming your application after your online application is submitted. If you havent received it for a week, please contact JSPN secretariat at staff, at <>(email).

Please note that JSPN does no longer accept any inquiries about your application from one week after the deadline (Japan Time).


-Postal address: Hongo-Yumicho Building, 2-38-4, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 Japan

-Application Deadline: October 31st, 2016 12:00pm (Japan time)