IIPDW Conference Iceland


This conference is the first one to be held by the International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and will bring together international experts to discuss the need for alternatives to psychiatric drugs, the problems that they can cause, and safe ways for people to withdraw from them.

Main Speakers:

  • Laura Delano, USA
  • Magnus Hald, Norway
  • Joanna Moncrieff, UK
  • Bob Whitaker, USA

Other Speakers:

  • Svava Arnardóttir, Iceland
  • Grétar Björnsson, Iceland
  • Mette Elingsdalen, Norway
  • Adele Framer, USA
  • Peter Gøtzsche, Denmark
  • Anne Guy, UK
  • Carina Håkansson, Sweden
  • Helga Vala Helgadóttir, Iceland
  • Alex Krokidas, Greece
  • Mark Horowitz, UK
  • Joanna Moncrieff, UK
  • Sigrún Ólafsdóttir, Iceland
  • John Read, UK
  • Olga Runciman, Denmark


  • Auður Axelsdóttir, Iceland
  • Rex Haigh, UK
  • Carina Håkansson, Sweden
With the current international situation, we cannot be certain that the conference dates are going to be possible, and it may need to be postponed until next year. However, we are now taking bookings so that places can be reserved. Fees will be not be collected until the dates can be assured.

The conference fee will be €170 payable by August 1st, excluding accommodation and travel. The maximum number of delegates is 200. This includes refreshments, lunch and conference activities on the Friday and Saturday. There will also be an optional conference dinner on Friday, arranged closer to the time. Social and cultural activities will be arranged on the Sunday for those who want to stay for the weekend.

You will need to book your own accommodation. The conference hotel is The Grand Hotel, Sigtún 38, 105 Reykjavík, https://www.islandshotel.is, and we hope that as many of us as possible will be able to stay there. The rate we have been given, per night, is ISK19,900 (approx $143/£121/€131) for a single room and ISK21,900 (approx $157/£133/€144) for a double room – use the code PDW1020. If you want information about other places to stay nearby, please contact the local organiser Auður Axelsdóttir: hotels@iipdw.org.

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To find out more, please email Carina Håkansson at the IIPDW office: enquiries@iipdw.org.