ICHR logoThe International Consortium on Hallucination Research (ICHR) is designed to provide a scientific platform for researchers, mental health professionals and people with a lived experience of hallucinations to collaborate on research topics related to hallucinations, and to act as a vehicle for the cross-fertilization of ideas.

It was founded in 2010 as an initiative to increase international collaborative work, stimulate research, reduce inefficiencies and prompt new clinical developments. Its objective remains to energize research into hallucinations, promote scientific rigor and boost international collaborative work on the topic of hallucinations and related symptoms.

Bi-annual ICHR meetings (Working Groups only)

Full ICHR meetings take place once every two years. The traditional format is that of a two-day scientific meeting comprising presentations from the working groups, as well as group discussion time. Bi-annual meetings are by ‘invitation only’ and traditionally include members of working groups who have been working together on a particular topic of their choice during the previous year. The purpose of restricting numbers to these meetings is to allow plenty of productive discussion time around specific topics, which is best done in small groups. The next bi-annual meeting will take place in France in 2017.

Satellite ICHR meetings (Open conferences)

The format of these ‘open’ conferences is that of an academic conference for all researchers, academics, clinicians, students, people with lived experience and other interested parties to present and discuss their work, and exchange information. It provides an opportunity for all to attend a stimulating meeting on hallucinations and related symptoms and forge new collaborations

For information about our meetings, conferences, and working groups (past, present, and future) please explore our website!