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1st International Psycho-immunology & Psychobiology Research Symposium
Hornby Island, BC, Canada
April 4-6, 2020

The symposium has finished.
If you would like to see videos of the content, we have some of it on our Institute Facebook page at: We should have individual presentation videos up on our YouTube channel soon. We now have the symposium proceedings PDF (67MB) online.

We would like to thank all the presenters, and members of the Internet audience who participated in this three day symposium.

The conference will be held April 4-6 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 8am - 1pm Pacific Standard Time (17:00 - 22:00 CEST). Due to the coronavirus, the symposium will be held online only.

Symposium Information PDF

The schedule of presentations will be continuously changing. To be able to see which talks you'd like to attend, keep an eye on the schedule below - we'll be keeping it updated.

About the conference
Unnoticed by most, a quiet revolution is happening in the emerging field of psycho-immunology. This cross-discipline approach has all the earmarks of a disruptive technology - it promises to be fast, effective, simple, inexpensive, and without costly technology. It works on both chronic and acute illnesses in many people, and is also useful for discovering the causes of diseases of unknown etiology.

The intent of this informal symposium is to move the practice and science behind psycho-immunology and psychobiology forward, by getting researchers who are passionate about this area together to share data, techniques, models, and results; and to form new friendships and collaborations in an intimate and lively venue.

We’ll also be talking about the nature of breakthrough research, and the ways and difficulties in moving this new area of research into academia, mainstream medicine, and widespread use.

We have an information pdf for this symposium here for you and your colleagues. You can also read about our approach to psycho-immunology and psychobiology on this website, but we encourage anyone in this rapidly changing field to share their own viewpoints and experiences, whatever they may be.

Little Tribune Bay, Hornby Island

Psychobiology applications and models
To help you know if this conference is of interest to you, here are a few of the psychobiology applications and theoretical models made in the last few years.
Some applications
  • The fungal origin and treatment for schizophrenic voices
  • The psychobiology of Asperger's syndrome
  • The addictive chemical component of Lyme disease
Some theoretical models
  • The RNA origin of PTSD
  • Three different types of epigenetic damage
  • The subcellular link between the mind and body
  • Viral psycho-immunology

A free conference
There are no fees for attending this conference.

This conference is ideal for MDs, PhDs and other researchers passionate about the field of psychobiology. The specific applications might be of particular interest to therapists and the lay public.

Hornby Island home
Venue on Hornby Island
This is a small conference being held at Dr. McFetridge's home on Hornby Island, BC, Canada. Hornby Island is one of the most beautiful of all the Gulf Islands. Click here for information on traveling to Hornby Island. Click here for more about Hornby Island.

We are arranging to rent a neighbor’s beach house a short distance away for people who are attending. "Of course, you can also camp out on my lawn if you are adventurous and don’t mind the possibility of cold rain and wind!"

Update March 2020: Due to the coronavirus, the venue on Hornby Island has been cancelled.

Contact us to be a speaker

You can phone us in Canada at +1-250-509-0514, or email is by clicking the link below:

Contact us

Hornby Island Cafe
Our local cafe, about a 5 minute walk

...or visit our Forum

Revision History
March 28, 2020: Made the conference all online.
Jan 5, 2020: New webpage.