3rd Meeting of the International Open Dialogue Research Collaboration


There is an increasing amount of interest in Open Dialogue around the world. OD training programs currently are offered in the UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Australia, Japan, etc. and a considerable amount of research being done in the wake of these training programs. The largest-ever RCT of Open Dialogue, the ODDESSI-trial (Open Dialogue: Development and Evaluation of a Social Network Intervention for Severe Mental Illness), is in its second year.

In 2019 the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care has funded the HOPEnDialogue research project. The purpose of the project is to promote and assess the fidelity of Open Dialogue practice and evaluate its effectiveness internationally and is inspired by and linked to the ODDESSI trial. HOPEnDialogue is coordinated by the Italian National Research Council and involve an international Advisory Board of twenty OD experts.

In January 2014, Jaakko Seikkula convened the first meeting of the International Open Dialogue Research Collaboration in Helsinki. The second meeting of this network was hosted by University College London & Professor Steve Pilling in 2018.

The third meeting of the International Open Dialogue Research Collaboration will be organized as part of the HOPEnDialogue Project this year in Rome We are looking forward to your participation!

During the Conference, a number of invited speakers will present the state of the art of OD research internationally. Together with that, we would like to present projects, plans, and ideas regarding research on OD of teams working with OD around the world.

If you would like to present your work, please submit an abstract and the title of your presentation. The abstract submission procedure is available after registration to the Conference. Abstracts submission includes a short description of your interest in Open Dialogue research, as well as your place of work, background, training, and experience with Open Dialogue. You are also invited to indicate if your presentation will be given in plenum or as part of a parallel session. The amount of time allocated to each presentation will depend upon the number of abstracts accepted. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 15th March 2020.

Hope to see you in May 2020!