Fellowship Award for the 115th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

Application Guidelines

Application deadline: October 21st, 2018 (Japan Time)

The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) is now accepting applications for the JSPN Fellowship Award, which is presented to early-career psychiatrists from Asia and around the world. 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 115th annual meeting of the JSPN from June 20th to 22nd, 2019, in Niigata,Japan.
The awardees and Japanese psychiatrists have collaborated to produce academic publications. Their achievements can be found here.


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.)

Note: Award recipients will receive a waiver of meeting registration fees, the cost of accommodation, and a partial reimbursement of airfares (JPY 70,000 for recipients from World Bank A and B category countries, and JPY 140,000 for those from C and D category countries )


Award recipients will be expected to:

  • stay at a designated accommodation site
  • participate in the meeting for the three-day period
  • give a presentation at one of the Award symposia (on the topic for which the recipient applied)
  • attend other programs for JSPN Fellowship Award recipients

Award recipients will also be expected to participate in future JSPN Fellowship Award Alumni programs. Especially, Fellowship Awardees for the 115th Annual Meeting of the JSPN can start carrying out research about gaming disorder and Coercive measures in psychiatry with Japanese young psychiatrists and past Fellowship Awardees.

Applicants must choose a topic from No. 1 or 2 below and send an abstract of 200 - 250 words in length.


1. Coercive measures in psychiatry

The applicant is requested to discuss use of coercive measures in psychiatric practice in his/her home country, referring to the case described in the vignette. Please follow instructions provided in the PDF file.

How would you typically deal with this case as a psychiatrist? Please include your answer to the following questions in your abstract.

  1. Does your country have laws or regulations related to psychiatry practice or mental health?
  2. Are there any laws or regulations regarding involuntary admission to psychiatric wards in your country?
  3. Do judicial officials such as lawyers get involved in a process to validate the necessity of hospitalization? If so, how?
  4. What is the estimated length of hospitalization in psychiatry ward for Mr. A?
    [day(s) / week(s) / month(s)]
  5. How do you monitor patients under seclusion and/or restraint in your country? Please describe relevant laws or regulations regarding how the monitoring should be conducted, if any.
  6. Please comment on use of coercive measures in psychiatry, including your own opinions and suggestions.

Also, please answer to the inquiries in section II and III provided in the PDF file.

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 address all of the 4 items below in your abstract.

  1. How do you diagnose him if he came to visit a hospital in your country? Please include examination methods, considerable comorbidities and/ or differential diagnoses in your response.
  2. Please describe recent major problems that are associated with the spread of the internet use in your country. Problems might include, though not limited to, average time spent on gaming and/or internet use, age at which children come in contact with internet media, changes in sleeping hours, problems with children's online purchases, harmful services such as dating apps, etc.
  3. How do you estimate the prevalence of gaming disorder in your country?
  4. How do you treat gaming disorder in your country/at your hospital in the present situation? What kinds of treatment strategies or support systems do you think will be needed in the future? Please state the role that psychiatrists should play in prevention, early detection and intervention.

Meeting information

The 115th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Date June 20th – 22nd, 2019

Toki Messe : Niigata Convention Center

Hotel Nikko Niigata

Meeting President Toshiyuki Someya
(Professor Department of Psychiatry, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences)
Theme Psychiatry to bridge human, mind, and brain: Beyond time and current matters

How to apply

We will start to accept an application from August 24th, 2018 at the 115th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology website.
Applicants must submit through On-Line Registration System for the 115th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology.
  1. “Personal information form”
    (The designated Excel form must be used. Example )
  2. “Nomination form” with signature of the president of the society as nominator
    (“Nomination form” could be of any format. Example )
  3. Abstract of 200 - 250 words in length about 1. Coercive measures in psychiatry or 2. Case Vignette
  4. “Answer sheet for Coercive measures in psychiatry” In case you choose a topic as "Coercive measures in psychiatry"
    (The designated Excel form must be used.)

After your submission at On-Line Registration System, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
Please contact the following Secretariat in case you do not receive the e-mail 30min. after your submission.

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

Application deadline: October 21st, 2018 (Japan Time)


JSPN secretariat;

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