日本精神神経学会では、毎年、優れた海外の若手医師12名に対してFellowship Awardを授与し、年次学術総会にてシンポジウム発表の場を設ける事業を行っております。（Fellowship Award Symposium）
また、発表者は任意でInternational Research Network Meetingにおいて Gender Identity issues や general hospital psychiatry に関する国際共同研究を提案し進めることが歓迎されます。
■大会のテーマ： 精神医学・医療の普遍性と独自性 ‐医学・医療の変革の中で‐
Commonality and Uniqueness of Psychiatry in Medicine and Medical Care
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?
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
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?
日本精神神経学会 事務局 国際委員会担当