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Fundación Juan José López-Ibor

The Juan José López-Ibor Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Professor Juan José López-Ibor Aliño in 2005. Its purpose is the assistance, teaching and research in the field of Psychiatry, Mental Health, Neuroscience and other related fields of health sciences. It also aims to provide information on the most relevant aspects of mental illness. One of the main goals of the López-Ibor Foundation is to fight stigma and discrimination of people who suffer from mental illnesses that also ends up affecting their relatives. The best way to fight stigma is to provide truthful and proven information; The way to end discrimination is to draw attention to behaviors, rules and even laws that put people with a mental illness at a disadvantage compared to others.
The Foundation develops its activities in national as well as in the internationa. It is governed by a patronage in which the four children of the founder are currently represented and has also an Advisory Council formed by persons of recognized prestige and who have shown their interest in the field of mental illnesses. Its members include former presidents of the World Psychiatric Association and former directors of the Division of Mental Health of the World Health Organization.

The journal Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría is the official communication organ of the López-Ibor Foundation. It was founded in 1940 by Juan José López Ibor. In the early 70’s and coinciding with the birth of neuroscience, the journal changed its name, adding the tagline “and related sciences.” In this way it tried to incorporate into the psychiatric and neurological heritage, perspectives of other related disciplines, much in the spirit of this conference and of the movement of expansion and integration of the different intellectual perspectives whose ultimate aim is to understand the mind – brain dualism and human being in its entirety.

The International Network for Philosophy and psychiatry

INPP provides a collaborative research and education forum to support organisations and individuals involved in conceptual and ethical work in psychiatry and related disciplines. INPP is a registered international charity (Charity Commission no. 1101747).

Aims of the Network

  • To support educational, research, policy and service initiatives in mental health that are based on valuing individual and cultural differences and respecting diversity
  • To contribute to such initiatives through rigorous philosophical and cross-disciplinary work on the concepts guiding mental health practice
  • To facilitate collaborative learning through exchange of ideas, experience, knowledge and skills
  • To work with national, local and subject-based organisations with appropriate aims, in developing and strengthening their unique identities

Founding Officers

  • Bill (KWM) Fulford (UK) Philosophy Special Interest Group, The Royal College of Psychiatrists; and organiser of the 1st (with John Sadler) and 4th (with Giovanni Stanghellini and Arnaldo Ballerini) International Conferences.
  • John Z Sadler (USA) Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry; and organiser (with Bill Fulford) of the 1st International conference for Philosophy and Psychiatry (Spain, 1997).
  • Giovanni Stanghellini (Italy) Società Italiana per la Psicopatologia; and organiser (with Arnaldo Ballerini and Bill Fulford) of the 4th International Conference for Philosophy and Psychiatry (Italy, 2000).