IPS: Fellowship Award for the 117th Annual Meeting of the JSPN

Sep 4, 2020Fellowship, IPS Secretariat

Fellowship Award for the 117th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

Application Guidelines:

Application deadline: October 15th, 2020 (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 117th annual meeting of the JSPN from June 17th to 19th, 2021, in Kyoto, Japan.
The awardees and Japanese psychiatrists have collaborated to produce academic publications. Their achievements can be found  here.


Applicants must:

1. 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, accommodation, and a prize (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. They can carry out research about each theme in psychiatry with Japanese young psychiatrists and past Fellowship Awardees.

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

1. Gambling disorder

Regarding the attached file (Gambling disorder) , applicants are kindly asked to submit their abstracts including some of the items specified in the following sections 1-4.

  1. Background factors as a countrySuch as the types of legal gambling available in your country (including foreigner-only casinos and illegal gambling), their economic scales, accessibility, prevalence of gambling disorder, susceptible age, social backgrounds (e.g., poverty), and social problems in gambling or presentation of such problems if relevant statistics are unavailable.
  2. Systems for treatment and consultationSuch as whether or not the treatment of gambling disorder and related consultation are provided as part of healthcare services, the number of treatment facilities, availability and details of standardized treatment programs, consultation facilities and systems, similarities and differences between the treatments of this and substance use disorder, hospital-clinic collaboration, scope of counseling, and medical insurance coverage.
  3. Prevention and educationSuch as prevention education for school-age children and students (e.g., mental health education), approaches for individuals with increased risks (including methods to identify them), support for patients with early-stage/mild conditions, family support, supporter training, and awareness-raising activities.
  4. Future perspectivesPlease describe future plans to address gambling disorder in your country or your opinion about desirable measures to be adopted on a nationwide or global basis.


2. Case Vignette

Regarding the attached file (Case Vignette) , applicants are kindly asked to submit their abstracts meeting the following.

  1. How would you diagnose this case? Please include testing methods, comorbidities, and differential diagnosis in your answer.
  2. Please describe the current status of child abuse and other relevant issues in your country. Any supplementary information about your country’s unique social background is a welcome addition.
  3. What treatment and intervention would you give to this patient and her family, if you came across this case?
  4. Please tell us about the social resources, systems, and relevant legislations in your country that are intended to protect abused children.


Meeting information

The 117th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Date June 17th – 19th, 2021
Venue Kyoto International Conference Center
Meeting President Toshihiko Kinoshita(Professor, Kansai Medical University)
Theme Precious psychiatry bridging between tradition and innovation

[important] According to the situation, please note that it is possible the annual meeting might be held online in case that it is not able to hold at the venue to prevent COVID-19 infection.


How to apply

We will start to accept an application from the end of August in 2020. Applicants must submit through On-Line Registration System below for the 117th 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. Gambling disorder and work life balance of psychiatrists 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.
E-mail: [email protected]

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

Application deadline: October 15th, 2020 (Japan Time)

JSPN secretariat;
E-mail: [email protected]jp

1. Example Application Form
2. Example Nomination Form
3. Example Gambling disorder
4. Example Case Vignette

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