We are living in a fast-changing world, which challenges the psychoanalytic ideals of reflection and time for thought.  How do these changes affect the mind, our technique, and our consulting rooms?

Taking into account your responses to the ‘Call for Ideas’, we have identified a number of sub-themes that may interest you when you send in a proposal to the Boston Congress Scientific Programme Committee.  Our main objective is to have a Congress where you have an opportunity to work in depth on contemporary issues, to discuss with colleagues the challenges we face in our clinical practice, and to determine which answers fit best with psychoanalytic theory.

Please  to read more about the Congress Themes.   CLICK HERE
Please CLICK HERE to read more about the Congress Structure.

How to make a proposal
Proposals may only be sent in electronically via the IPA Website and a separate proposal is needed for each activity that you wish to propose. Proposals may not be sent directly to a member of the Programme Committee. Please click on the appropriate link below to make a proposal.

Proposals are now welcome from IPA Members, IPA Candidates and non-Members of the IPA for the following activities:

• Individual Papers
• Panel Presentations
• Small Discussion Groups
• Posters
• Courses and Workshops
• Films

Click here for Guidance notes for your proposal

All proposals will receive an acknowledgment.

Send your  Proposal
Click here to make a proposal in ENGLISH 

Cliquez ici vous voulez faire une proposition en FRANÇAIS 

Presione aqui para entregar una propuesta en ESPAÑOL

Klicken Sie bitte hier sie ihren beitrag einreichen möchten auf DEUTSCH

Please click here: How do I use the system?

Prizes and Awards and Rights

Click here for Prizes and Awards information
Click here for Rights

Decisions Timeline
The deadline for us to receive all proposals is 7 September 2014.

A decision will be made on the acceptance or non-acceptance of all proposals, except Individual Papers, by 30 November 2014.
A decision will be made on the acceptance or non-acceptance of all Individual Papers by 8 February 2015.
Registration for the Congress and accommodation booking at specially-negotiated rates will open in early 2015.

Important Information
IPA Congresses normally receive far more proposals than there is room for at the Congress so please be aware that many high-quality proposals may regretfully have to be declined.

Even though you may send in any number of proposals, the PC will follow the longstanding policy of generally limiting each participant to one activity in the programme. Therefore, if you include a colleague in your proposal who is in another activity accepted for the Congress that colleague may be asked to step down from involvement in your activity.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available for selected activities at the discretion of the Programme Committee. Please do not request simultaneous interpretation for your proposal.

Please be aware that the IPA will not pay for any paper you propose to be translated or copied in connection with the Congress.

Programme Committee
Sergio Nick, Chair
Harriet Basseches, Co-Chair, North America
Claudia Borensztejn, Co-Chair, Latin America
Dieter Bürgin, Co-Chair, Europe
Marco Posadas, IPSO Vice-President for North America
Alexandra Billinghurst, IPA Vice-President

IPA Congress website: www.ipa.org.uk/Congress
IPA Congress Team: ipa@ipa.org.uk