CPC++ 2022: computational psychiatry course
...and more!

July 20-21, 2022, New York City


*New feature: We are now accepting submissions for data blitz presentations this year.


Submit a data blitz abstract here

** Missed data blitz submission deadline? No worries! Late breaking abstract submission will be open during June 1-15 (poster only)

Key dates:


April, 2022: Registration opens

April, 2022: Abstract submission opens (see more details here)

May 15, 2022 : Early bird rate ends

May 15, 2022: Data blitz abstract submission closes

May 31, 2022: Data blitz acceptance notification

*June 1-15, 2022: Late breaking abstracts submission (coming soon)

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What is Computational Psychiatry?

Computational psychiatry is an interdisciplinary field which seeks to characterize mental disorders in terms of aberrant computations at multiple scales. In recent years the field of human neuroscience, particularly functional neuroimaging, has begun to address the underlying neurobiology of changes in brain function related to psychiatric disease. This effort has produced some exciting early discoveries, but it has also highlighted the need for computational models that can bridge the explanatory gap between pathophysiology and psychopathology. The expertise and quantitative tools required to address this gap exist only across disciplines, combining skills and knowledge from investigators and clinicians that are jointly interested in solving problems of mental health. 

What Is the Aim and Scope of CPC++?

​One of the central concerns in computational neuroscience is to construct theoretical accounts of normal mental function that link characterizations of neurobiology, psychology and aspects of the environment. In Computational Psychiatry, these theories, realized in models at various scales, are used to elucidate dysfunction.


CPC++ started out as a course in 2014 that aimed to equip the next generation of scientists and clinicians who study mental disorder with the tools to understand, to build, to analyse and to critically evaluate computational models of mental function and dysfunction. As the community has grown rapidly over the past decade, CPC++ is now evolved into a hybrid course/conference format where we will showcase new research findings just like any other scientific conferences.

What are the prerequisites for attending CPC++?

- You should have a strong interest in applying computational methods to mental health research and care.
- No prior experience in psychiatry or computational modelling is required.


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Day 1

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

9:45 AM

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:15 PM

2:00 PM

2:45 PM

3:15 PM

4:15 PM

4:30 PM

5:15 PM

5:40 PM

6:00 PM

7:30 PM

Day 2

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

10:15 AM

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

12:30 AM

1:45 PM

2:00 PM

2:45 PM

3:15 PM

4:15 PM

4:30 PM

5:15 PM

Check in / morning coffee

Theoretical approaches to function and dysfunction (Yael Niv)

Reinforcement learning (Nathaniel Daw)

Coffee break

Fitting models to experimental data & model fitting example (Angela Radulescu)

Lunch break

Bayesian inference (Vincenzo Fiore)

Modelling social interactions (Xiaosi Gu)

Coffee break

Panel 1: Behavioral control disorders (Laura Berner, Anna Konova, Vincenzo Fiore)

Data blitz 1

Panel discussion 1

Keynote: Thomas Insel, MD (author, entrepreneur, former NIMH director)

Fireside chat with Dr. Thomas Insel

Reception starts

Day 1 concludes

Check in / morning coffee

Panel 2: Maldaptive perception and beliefs (Rick Adams, Phil Corlett, Guillemo Horga)

Data blitz 2

Panel discussion

Coffee break

Panel 3: Mood and affect (Catherine Hartley, Hanna Keren, Conor Liston)

Lunch break

Data blitz 3

Panel discussion

Coffee break

Panel 4: Computation and therapy (Yael Niv, Vanessa Brown, Adam Chekroud)

Data blitz 4

Panel discussion

Day 2 concludes


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Registration and submission



Registration link

Early bird rate: $225 USD - before May 15th, 2022

Regular rate: $275 USD - after May 15th, 2022

(including beverages, lunch, and reception)

Data blitz submission

Submission link

Submission deadline: May 15, 2022

Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2022

Please upload your abstract in PDF format (<10MB) in the following format: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), Abstract text (<250 words), Funding/Acknowledgment. 

Top abstracts will be chosen as data blitz talks.


Assembly Hall, Riverside Church, New York NY 10027