Fellowship Award for the 114th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

Fellowship Award for the 114th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology is now closed.
The application details about the Fellowship Award for the 115th Annual Meeting will be announced in August 2018.
For any question about the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology Fellowship Award, please contact the secretariat

Application Guidelines

Application deadline: October 20th, 2017 (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 114th annual meeting of the JSPN from June 21st to 23rd, 2018, in Kobe city, Hyogo, 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 114th Annual Meeting of the JSPN can start carrying out research about Gender Identity issues and general hospital 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. Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

The brain is an organ, a part of the body. Since psychiatric symptoms can arise in association with various physical illnesses or their treatment, it is crucial that the department responsible for the treatment of physical illnesses work together with the department of psychiatry. Delirium is a prime example of a condition that requires such collaborative efforts, and in Japan, its occurrence has been on the rise due to its aging population. Psychiatrists, by definition, are trained to be attentive to the psychological and social aspects of patients’ clinical presentation, and therefore can contribute to a comprehensive overview of treatment for the physical illness. In recent years, psychiatrists are increasingly expected to play a role in various circumstances, including emergencies, suicide intervention, cancer treatment, organ transplantation, the perinatal period, problems observed in children and adolescents, and disasters relief. Liaison psychiatry is seen as more important than ever.

The abstract should contain information on 2 or more of the following 6 items (a-f) regarding the situation of the applicant’s country.

a. Is there a medico-economic system supporting liaison activities? If not at present,
  specifically what efforts are the liaison psychiatrists making to establish it?

b. What preventive measures, treatment, and management of delirium and what
  measures against BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia)
  are performed? How are the liaison psychiatrists involved in these?

c. In care for suicide attempters and suicide prevention, how is the comprehensive
  management, in which liaison psychiatrists play the central role, performed?
  Are there any measures to enhance the effects and efficiency of the system?

d. Are there any scientific associations organized by and for the liaison psychiatrists,
  and if any, what kind?

e. In palliative care, how are psychiatrists and liaison psychiatrists involved?

f. What clinical studies have been performed concerning treatment for psychiatric
 symptoms associated with physical illnesses and liaison medicine? Is there any
 particular topic that is of the applicant’s interest for clinical research?


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.

a. If you encounter patients like this in your country/community, how do you assess
  and diagnose them? Please also describe the names of diagnoses and concepts
  used for these patients in your country, if any, not limited to international
  diagnostic criteria such as ICD-10 and DSM-5.

b. Are patients like this within the scope of psychiatry in your country?

c. What treatment do medical institutions in your country provide for patients
  like this?

d. Are patients like this within the scope of treatment supported by public services
 (such as national health insurance systems) in your country? If so, what are
 the contents of treatment supported by such services?

e. This patient demanded legal sex change (changing the sex indicated in her birth
  register certificate). Are there legal systems that allow such changes in your
  country? If there are, what are their details?

f. Are there discrimination or prejudice against patients like this in your country?
  If there are, to what degree?


Meeting information

The 114th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Date June 21st – 23rd, 2018

Kobe International Conference Center
Kobe International Exhibition Hall
Kobe Portopia Hotel 

Meeting President Hiroshi Yoneda
(Professor Department of Neuropsychiatry Division of Comprehensive Medicine Osaka Medical College)
Theme Commonality and Uniqueness of Psychiatry in Medicine and Medical Care

How to apply

We will start to accept an application from August 25th, 2017 at the 114th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology website.
Applicants must submit through On-Line Registration System for the 114th 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. Consultation Liaison Psychiatry or 2. Case Vignette


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 20th, 2017 (Japan Time)


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