ALPS Conference


October 2022


Awareness Lectures on Psychedelics in Switzerland returns

in its second edition !

Be welcome to this year's Awareness Lectures on Psychedelic Science. Scientists and clinicians from Switzerland and abroad will share their knowledge on the many facets of psychedelic research and therapy. From clinical applications to anthropology, philosophy, and more!

This year's conference will cover the marvelous multidisciplinary nature of the psychedelic domain with a scientific and humanistic approach.

Beyond academic interventions that form the core of the event, participants are also invited to discover an exclusive documentary on Friday night (Aware - Glimpses of Consciousness) and connect with other participants and speakers over our Networking ApΓ©ro Saturday evening.

Finally, two round tables will open the debate on psychedelic therapies and policy making, with the testimony of a patient treated in Switzerland in a group setting, thanks to the exceptional medical use framework unique to this country.

This year's conference will take place from 28 to 30 October 2022 in Bern.

The central location in the middle of Europe, the excellent transport connections and the short walking distances in the city make the capital of Switzerland the ideal place to meet. The venue, Bern Expo, can be reached in only 15 minutes by public transport from the railway station of Bern.

Targeted audience : psychiatrists, psychotherapists, psychologists, medical doctors, researchers, students.

Postgraduate Credit Points

18 credits for FSP Psychologist

10 credits for SSPP Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

Meet the speakers

Christopher Timmermann

Panel Speakers

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Conference program


πŸ•› 12:00 - 13:00


Conference opening

πŸ• 13:00 - 14:00

Title: Opening Talk

Speaker: Federico Seragnoli

πŸ•‘ 14:00 - 15:00

Title: Transdisciplinary clinical research on Indigenous medicine traditions using psychoactives - the case of tobacco

Speaker: Ilana Berlowitz

πŸ•’ 15:00 - 16:00

Title: Metaphysics and Psychedelic Research

Speaker: Peter Sjostedt

πŸ•“ 16:00 - 17:00

Coffee Break

πŸ•“ 17:00 - 17:30

Rick Doblin (Online)

πŸ•“ 17:30 - 18:30

Title: Patient perspective: healing with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in a group setting with Dr Peter Oehen

Speaker: Rabiaa El Garani with Ose Hein & Ansgar Rougemont

πŸ•• 18:30 - 20:00


"Contemporary issues on policy, regulation and access.”

Speakers: Gabriel Thorens, Helena Aicher, Friederike Holze, Adrian Gschwend

πŸ•– 20:00 - 21:30

Gala Dinner

πŸ•— 21:00 - 22:30

Movie Night

Morning session

πŸ•‘ 09:00 - 09:30


πŸ•€ 09:30 - 10:30

Title: Ayahuasca & analogues – Effects on the relationship to oneself and others

Speaker: Helena Aicher

πŸ•¦ 10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

πŸ•₯ 11:00 - 12:00

Title: Dosing psychedelics and potential drug-drug interactions

Speaker: Mathias Liechti

πŸ•› 12:00 - 13:00

Title: Psychedelics as nature connection catalysts

Speaker: Sam Gandy

πŸ•¦ 13:00 - 14:30

Lunch Break

Afternoon session

πŸ• 14:30 - 15:30

Title: Microdosing psychedelics as a future therapeutic tool?

Speaker: Kim Kyupers

πŸ•ž 15:30 - 16:30

Title: Psychedelic and MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for Addictions: Psychedelic Medicine for the Future of Psychiatry

Speaker: Ben Sessa

πŸ•“ 16:30 - 17:30

Coffee Break

πŸ•” 17:30 - 18:30

Title: Substance-augmented Psychotherapy: From neurobiological mechanisms to transpersonal evidences

Speaker: Ansgar Rougemont

πŸ•• 18:30 - 20h00


"Psychedelic assisted therapy: individual or group settings and therapeutic factors"

Speakers: Gregor Hasler, Ose Hein, Ansgar Rougemont, Torsten Passie

πŸ•– 19:30 - 23:00

Networking ApΓ©ro

πŸ•™ 23:59


Morning session

πŸ•‘ 09:00 - 09:30


πŸ•€ 09:30 - 10:30

Title: What makes a psychoactive substance a suitable substance for substance-assisted psychotherapy?

Speaker: Torsten Passie

πŸ•₯ 10:30 - 11:30

Coffee Break

πŸ•› 11:30 - 12:30

Title: From DMT neuroscience to metaphysical beliefs: can psychedelics provide insights into consciousness?

Speaker: Christopher Timmermann

πŸ•¦ 13:00 - 14:00

Title: Psychedelics in the treatment of substance use disorder

Speaker: Nathalie Rieser

πŸ•‘ 14:00 - 15:00

Closing Apero

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