Welcome Message

Drozdstoj S. StoyanovDear colleagues,

Acting in behalf of the University Center for Philosophy and Mental Health and the Balkan Academy for Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, member association of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP) it is my pleasure and honor to welcome you at the 16th Conference of INPP.

The overall topic of the Conference is “Neuroscience, Logics, Mental Development”. We have decided to bring forward Neuroscience as it has not been emphasized in the INPP Conference series since 2007. Although remarkable progress has been achieved in neurobiological studies in the interim, those have not been integrated yet in mental health taxonomy. Logics are understood from a multifaceted perspective: as a multicultural diversity of logics, applied to psychopathology of the common sense; as well as the logic of reasoning in psychological and psychiatric professional narratives. Mental Development is presented as normal and abnormal, psychological and psychopathological and is related to neuroscience with the concepts of mental disease as neurodevelopment disorder.

This major international event is organized in collaboration with a number of outstanding Academic Sponsors:

International: International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP); Balkan Academy for Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology; World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Section for Philosophy and Humanities; Royal College of Psychiatrists, Philosophy Special Interest Group

National: Medical University of Plovdiv; Center for Philosophy and Mental Health, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv

We are looking forward to your scientific contribution and to welcoming you as guests in the beautiful seaside of Bulgaria.


President of the Conference

Full Professor Drozdstoj S. Stoyanov, MD, PhD, PGCert

Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine; Medical University of Plovdiv
Co-Director, University Center for Philosophy and Mental Health;

Vice Chair Philosophy Special Interest Group, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK
Visiting Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA