Past IPA Congresses

Note: The 1st to 23rd Congresses of the International Psychoanalytical Association did not have specific themes

 

Presidency: TBA
Theme TBA
2022 - IPA Asia-Pacific Conference : India
Presidency: Virginia Ungar
Theme TBA
2021 - 52nd Congress :   Vancouver, Canada
Presidency: Virginia Ungar
Theme TBA
2020 - IPA Asia-Pacific Conference : South Korea
Presidency: Virginia Ungar
The Feminine 
2019 - 51st Congress : London, United Kingdom
Presidency: Virginia Ungar
Theme TBA
2018 - IPA Asia-Pacific Conference : Tokyo, Japan
Presidency: Stefano Bolognini
Intimacy
2017 - 50th Congress : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Presidency: Stefano Bolognini
Asian Oedipus
2017 -  IPA Asia-Pacific Conference : Taipei, Taiwan
Presidency: Stefano Bolognini
Changing World: the shape and use of psychoanalytic tools today
2015 - 49th Congress : Boston, USA
Presidency: Charles Hanly
Theme: Facing the Pain
2013 - 48th Congress : Prague, Czech Republic
Presidency: Charles Hanly
Theme: Exploring Core Concepts: Sexuality, Dreams and the Unconscious
2011 - 47th Congress :  Mexico City, Mexico
Presidency: Cláudio Laks Eizirik
Theme: Psychoanalytic Practice: Convergences and Divergences
2009 - 46th Congress : Chicago, USA
Presidency: Cláudio Laks Eizirik
Theme: Remembering, Repeating and Working Through in Psychoanalysis and Culture Today
2007 - 45th Congress : Berlin, Germany
Presidency: Daniel Widlöcher
Theme Trauma: New Developments in Psychoanalysis
2005 - 44th Congress :  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Presidency: Daniel Widlöcher
Theme: Working at the Frontiers
2004 - 43rd Congress : New Orleans, USA
Presidency: Otto F. Kernberg
Theme: Psychoanalysis – Method and Application
2001 - 42nd Congress : Nice, France
Presidency: Otto F. Kernberg
Theme: Affect in Theory and Practice
1999  -  41st Congress :  Santiago, Chile
Presidency: R. Horacio Etchegoyen
Theme: Psychoanalysis and Sexuality
1997 -  40th Congress : Barcelona, Spain
Presidency: R. Horacio Etchegoyen
Theme: Psychic Reality – Its Impact on the Analyst and Patient Today
1995 - 39th Congress :  San Francisco, USA
Presidency: Joseph Sandler
Theme: The Psychoanalyst’s Mind – From Listening to Interpretation
1993 -  38th Congress : Amsterdam, Holland
Presidency: Joseph Sandler
Theme: Psychic Change
1991 -  37th Congress:  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Presidency: Robert S. Wallerstein 
Theme: Common Ground in Psychoanalysis– Clinical Aims and Process
1989 – 36th Congress :  Rome, Italy 
Presidency: Robert S. Wallerstein 
1987 – 35th Congress :  Montreal, Canada
Presidency: Adam Limentani 
Theme: Identification and its Vicissitudes
1985 – 34th Congress :  Hamburg, Germany
Presidency: Adam Limentani 
Theme: The Psychoanalyst at Work
1983 – 33rd Congress :  Madrid, Spain
Presidency: Edward D. Joseph 
Theme: Early Psychic Development as Reflectedin the Psychoanalytic Process
1981 – 32nd Congress :  Helsinki, Finland
Presidency: Edward D. Joseph 
Theme: Clinical Issues in Psychoanalysis
1979 – 31st Congress :  New York, USA
Presidency: Serge Lebovici 
Theme: Affects and the Psychoanalytic Situation
1977 – 30th Congress  : Jerusalem, Israel
Presidency: Serge Lebovici 
Theme: Changes in Psychoanalytic Practiceand Experience: Theoretical, Technical and Social Implications
1975 – 29th Congress :  London, England
Presidency: Leo Rangell 
Theme: Transference and Hysteria Today
1973 – 28th Congress :  Paris, France
Presidency: Leo Rangell 
Theme: The Psychoanalytical Concept ofAggression: Theoretical, Clinical andApplied Aspects
1971 – 27th Congress :  Vienna, Austria
Presidency: P.J. van der Leeuw 
Theme: New Developments in Psychoanalysis
1969 – 26th Congress :  Rome, Italy
Presidency: P.J. van der Leeuw 
Theme: On Acting Out and its Role in the Psychoanalytic Process
1967 – 25th Congress :  Copenhagen, Denmark
Presidency: William H. Gillespie & Phyllis Greenacre 
Theme: Psychoanalytic Treatment of the Obsessional Neurosis
1965 – 24th Congress :  Amsterdam, Holland
Presidency: Maxwell Gitelson 
1963 – 23rd Congress :  Stockholm, Sweden 
Presidency: William H.Gillespie 
1961 – 22nd Congress :  Edinburgh, Scotland
Presidency: William H.Gillespie 
1959 – 21st Congress :  Copenhagen, Denmark
Presidency: Heinz Hartmann 
1957 – 20th Congress :  Paris, France
Presidency: Heinz Hartmann 
1955 – 19th Congress : Geneva, Switzerland
Presidency: Heinz Hartmann 
1953 – 18th Congress :  London, England
Presidency: Leo Bartemeier 
1951 – 17th Congress :  Amsterdam, Holland


Presidency: Ernest Jones 
1949 – 16th Congress :  Zurich, Switzerland
Presidency: Ernest Jones
1938 – 15th Congress : Paris, France
Presidency: Ernest Jones 
1936 – 14th Congress :  Marienbad, Czechoslovakia
Presidency: Ernest Jones 
1934 – 13th Congress :  Lucerne, Switzerland
Presidency: Max Eitingon 
1932 – 12th Congress :  Wiesbaden, Germany
Presidency: Max Eitingon 
1929 – 11th Congress :  Oxford, England
Presidency: Max Eitingon 
1927 – 10th Congress :  Innsbrook, Austria 
Presidency: Karl Abraham / Max Eitingon 
1925 – 9th Congress :  Bad Homburg, Germany
Presidency: Ernest Jones 
1924 – 8th Congress :  Salzburg, Austria
Presidency: Ernest Jones 
1922 – 7th Congress :  Berlin, Germany
Presidency: Sandor Ferenczi 
1920 – 6th Congress :  The Hague, Holland
Presidency: Karl Abraham
1918 – 5th Congress :  Budapest, Hungary
Presidency: Carl G. Jung 
1913 – 4th Congress :  Munich, Germany
Presidency: Carl G. Jung 
1911 – 3rd Congress :  Weimar, Germany
Presidency: Carl G. Jung 
1910 – 2nd Congress : Nuremburg, Germany
Presidency: Informal Meeting
1908 – 1st Congress : Salzburg, Austria