2018 Conference, Kyoto Japan

The next ICHR international meeting will take place in Kyoto, Japan, on 18th and 19th October 2018.

Our host will be Dr Jun Miyata (School of Medicine, Kyoto University), assisted with Senior Assistant Professor Michihiko Koeda (Nippon Medical School, Tokyo).

The Call for Abstracts and Registrations are now open

Please see the flyer here: Kyoto 2018 flyer

The ICHR program includes impressive line-up of keynote speakers.  International keynote Speakers include Daniel MathalonYong-Sik KimEmmanuelle PetersPhil CorlettTodd WoodwardPascal Berlin and Renaud Jardri, and National Keynote Speakers include Jun Miyata, Yoji Hirano,Michihiko KoedaKeisuke Takahata, to name a few.

In addition, the Japanese Hearing Voices group will be strongly be represented and will engage in collaborative activities.

The program with speaker information can be accessed here:  www.ichr2018kyoto.jp/program.html

Call for abstracts: We welcome abstracts on topics related to voices, visions, other modalities of hallucinations, and related experiences including delusions, changes in the sense of self, and body distortions.   Approaches may include neuroscience, treatment, technology, cognition, phenomenology or any other levels of explanations.

Abstract submission will close on 14 September.  The abstract submission form can also be found here: www.ichr2018kyoto.jp/call_for_papers.html

Early career researchers (ECR) are particularly encouraged to get involved and submit an oral or poster presentation.

Awards: The best ECR presentations (oral and poster) will receive a Best Presentation award.  See details here: www.ichr2018kyoto.jp/call_for_papers.html


Registrations are also open.  Please check the website for registration, abstract, ECR, travel and other information about ICHR2018 Japan:  www.ichr2018kyoto.jp


The conference will take place at the Main Campus/Yoshida Campus (Kyoto University).

Transport and access:

For access to the Kyoto University and Yoshida Campus, see: http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/access/

The nearest airport is the Kansai International Airport (KIX), which has direct access to Kyoto station.  The other two international airports are: Tokyo Haneda airport (HND) or Tokyo Narita airport (NRT) (depending on your flight).  Please note that Osaka International airport (ITM) is no longer an international airport.

Please see the ICHR 2018 Kyoto website (ichr2018kyoto.jp) for maps and other information about transport and access.

Transport in Japan:

Please check this helpful local website (‘Jalan’) for assistance in planning your route:


Hotels and accommodation:

Check the website for some accommodation suggestions with special rates:  www.ichr2018kyoto.jp

You could also browse for hotels through this local website (Jalan): www.jalan.net/en/japan_hotels_ryokan/

(Kansai >> Kyoto >> Central Kyoto. “Gion, Higashiyama, Around Kita Shirakawa” would be the closest to congress site.)

Please see the ICHR 2018 Kyoto website (ichr2018kyoto.jp) for further accommodation suggestions.

We will forward to seeing you there.

You won’t be disappointed. See the breathtaking colours of autumn in one Kyoto’s 1,600 parks and temples, visit historic Buddhist temples and the manga museum, try your hands at making traditional paper lanterns, turn yourself into a maiko or geisha, take part in sake tasting and a tea ceremony, or escape the city and go hiking (www.japanvisitor.com).