December 2013
Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

Application deadline: October 14, 2013 (Japan Time)

The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) is now accepting applications for the JSPN Fellowship Award, given to early-career psychiatrists from Asia and around the world. The purpose of this award is to recognize early-career, outstanding psychiatrists and encourage academic discussion and personal friendships with early-career Japanese psychiatrists at the 110th annual meeting of the JSPN, which will be held June 26-28, 2014, in Yokohama city, Kanagawa.


Applicants must:

1. Be psychiatrists who are 40 years of age and under.

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 nomination from each society to a maximum of two applicants.)

Note: Award recipients will receive a waiver of meeting registration fees, accommodations, and a partial reimbursement of airfare (JPY70,000 for recipients from World Bank A and B category countries, and JPY 140,000 for those from C and D countries).

Award recipients will be expected to:

• stay at a designated accommodation

• participate in the meeting for the three days period

• give a presentation at one of the Award symposium (the theme which you applied for)

• attend other programs for JSPN Fellowship Award recipients.

Award recipients will also be expected to participate in future JSPN Fellowship Award Alumni programs.

Applicants must choose the theme from 1 or 2 below and send an abstract within 250 words.

1. Community Psychiatry

The applicant is requested to describe how community psychiatry is practiced in his or her home country. The description must address the following points:

a. How psychiatry collaborates with primary care and other physicians in community care.

b. How patients with comorbid mental and physical disorders are treated.

c. How multidisciplinary care is provided in community psychiatry.

d. How community psychiatry is taught at the undergraduate level.

e. How community psychiatry is taught during postgraduate training.

2. Case Vignette

The applicant is requested to describe how the psychiatrists in his or her home country would deal with the case (attached below)described in the vignette.The description must address the following points:

a. How this case will be diagnosed.

b. What test or examinations would normally be performed in order to arrive at a diagnosis.

c. What the standard pharmacological treatment would be.

d. What the standard non-pharmacological treatment would be.

e. How care services would be coordinated.

f. What health and/or welfare services would be available.

Meeting information

110th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology

Date: June 26 – 28, 2014

Venue: Pacifico Yokohama (

Meeting president: Prof. Hitoshi Miyaoka (Kitasato University)

Meeting vice-president: Dr. Tsuneo Saito (President of the Kanagawa Neuropsychiatric Clinic Association)Dr. Tomoo Takeuchi (President of the Association of Kanagawa Psychiatric Hospitals)

Theme: Psychiatry to change the world -from community psychiatry to global psychiatry

How to apply

Applicants must submit:

1. “Application form” including an abstract. Format / Example
2. “Nomination form” with signature of the president of the society as nominator. Format / Example
3. “Recommendation form” with signature of the chief of the belonging institute of the applicant. Format / Example
4. CV

Note: The above designated Excel forms must be used for documents 1, 2, and 3. Document 4 could be of any format. Please do not leave any sections blank.

All four documents must be sent via email to the secretariat of the JSPN (

The secretariat will acknowledge receipt of the application. If the applicant does not receive acknowledgement from the secretariatwithin one week, please contact Ms. Anoda, JSPN secretary at staff, at (email) or +81 3 3814 2992 (fax). Please note that inquiries must be received by one week after the deadline (Japan Time). Inquiries after that date will not be considered valid.


Deadline: October 14, 2013 (Japan Time)




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