A transdisciplinary exploration of synergies and crossroads in psychedelic research and therapy

Event Description


On-Site and Online (Zoom webinar) * Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Join us
for an academic event about the future of psychedelic research and therapy


The uniMIND x Maastricht University Symposium is the second uniMIND Symposium. We welcome all academics, researchers, students, and professionals from within and outside of uniMIND to attend and contribute.

After decades of stasis, the psychedelic research field has gained fresh wind, and the psychedelic renaissance is now in full swing. Clinical research is beginning in numerous Western countries, decriminalization movements meet their first successes, and the market is booming. On the verge of medical-societal implementation, the psychedelic field is at a crossroads: it seems that now, more than ever, stakeholders need to take a critical perspective to prevent the misadventures of times past.

Conversely, synergy is achieved when the combined collaborative power of a group creates a whole greater than the sum of its parts. In this case, synergy could result from the integration of traditional and other perspectives in the modern treatment paradigm, or a transdisciplinary research approach that yields better methods to tackle complex challenges. It could mean the emergence of a mindful, sustainable approach to financial investments, or the introduction of mindfulness practices into educational institutions.

The uniMIND x UM Symposium invites you to a critical discussion of relevant issues in pursuit of safe and effective medical implementation and a risk-competent enculturation of psychedelics.

Online RSVP and on-site tickets here.


9:30 – 10:30 Opening

10:30 – 11:30 Keynote 1 and 2

11:30 – 12:30 Student Presentations Block I

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 PBL Session*

14:30 – 15:15 Panel Discussion

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30 Keynote 3 and 4

16:30 – 17:30 Student Presentations Block II

17:30 – 17:45 Closing


*Problem-Based-Learning Session: Maastricht University puts an emphasis on critical discussion in small groups. This format will be reflected in the uniMIND Symposium as well. For the PBL Session, we’ll provide several topics that attendees will then discuss in individual groups. These in turn, will produce experts that subsequently represent their groups in a discussion panel.

Keynote Speakers

To be announced soon

Call for Junior Speakers

The uniMIND Symposium is a place to present research interests and to discuss projects and ideas. In this spirit, we welcome you to share what is most interesting to you at the intersection of psychedelic research and therapy and the theme of Synergies and Crossroads.

Junior speakers are academics of any level, from undergraduate to PhD candidates. To present, a completed study or data are not required – project ideas, conceptual or philosophical presentations are just as welcome. Applicants of any disciplinary background are encouraged to apply.

The format for Junior talks is a 15-minute presentation, followed by a short Q&A.

Deadline for applications is January 31st, 2022.

If you are unsure if your proposal is suitable, reach out to [email protected].

    Speakers Application



    Check out the uniMIND Symposium 2021 talks