Past IPA Congresses

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



1908 – 1st Congress Salzburg, Austria
Presidency: Informal Meeting

1910 – 2nd Congress Nuremburg, Germany
Presidency: Carl G. Jung

1911 – 3rd Congress
Weimar, Germany
Presidency: Carl G. Jung

1913 – 4th Congress
Munich, Germany
Presidency: Carl G. Jung

1918 – 5th Congress
Budapest, Hungary
Presidency: Karl Abraham
 
1920 – 6th Congress The Hague, Holland
Presidency: Sandor Ferenczi

1922 – 7th Congress
Berlin, Germany
Presidency: Ernest Jones

1924 – 8th Congress
Salzburg, Austria
Presidency: Ernest Jones

1925 – 9th Congress
Bad Homburg, Germany
Presidency: Karl Abraham / Max Eitingon

1927 – 10th Congress
Innsbrook, Austria
Presidency: Max Eitingon


1929 – 11th Congress
Oxford, England
Presidency: Max Eitingon

1932 – 12th Congress
Wiesbaden, Germany
Presidency: Max Eitingon

1934 – 13th Congress
Lucerne, Switzerland
Presidency: Ernest Jones

1936 – 14th Congress
Marienbad, Czechoslovakia
Presidency: Ernest Jones

1938 – 15th Congress
Paris, France
Presidency: Ernest Jones

1949 – 16th Congress Zurich, Switzerland
Presidency: Ernest Jones

1951 – 17th Congress Amsterdam, Holland
Presidency: Leo Bartemeier

1953 – 18th Congress
London, England
Presidency: Heinz Hartmann

1955 – 19th Congress
Geneva, Switzerland
Presidency: Heinz Hartmann

1957 – 20th Congress
Paris, France
Presidency: Heinz Hartmann

1959 – 21st Congress
Copenhagen, Denmark
Presidency: William H.Gillespie

1961 – 22nd Congress
Edinburgh, Scotland
Presidency: William H.Gillespie

1963 – 23rd Congress Stockholm, Sweden
Presidency: Maxwell Gitelson

1965 – 24th Congress
Amsterdam, Holland
Theme: Psychoanalytic Treatment of the Obsessional Neurosis
Presidency: William H. Gillespie & Phyllis Greenacre

1967 – 25th Congress
Copenhagen, Denmark
Theme: On Acting Out and its Role in the Psychoanalytic Process
Presidency: P.J. van der Leeuw

1969 – 26th Congress Rome, Italy
Theme: New Developments in Psychoanalysis
Presidency: P.J. van der Leeuw

1971 – 27th Congress
Vienna, Austria
Theme: The Psychoanalytical Concept of Aggression: Theoretical, Clinical and Applied Aspects
Presidency: Leo Rangell

1973 – 28th Congress
Paris, France
Theme: Transference and Hysteria Today
Presidency: Leo Rangell

1975 – 29th Congress
London, England
Theme: Changes in Psychoanalytic Practice and Experience: Theoretical, Technical and Social Implications
Presidency: Serge Lebovici

1977 – 30th Congress
Jerusalem, Israel
Theme: Affects and the Psychoanalytic Situation
Presidency: Serge Lebovici

1979 – 31st Congress
New York, USA
Theme: Clinical Issues in Psychoanalysis
Presidency: Edward D. Joseph

1981 – 32nd Congress
Helsinki, Finland
Theme: Early Psychic Development as Reflected in the Psychoanalytic Process
Presidency: Edward D. Joseph

1983 – 33rd Congress
Madrid, Spain
Theme: The Psychoanalyst at Work
Presidency: Adam Limentani

1985 – 34th Congress
Hamburg, Germany
Theme: Identification and its Vicissitudes
Presidency: Adam Limentani

1987 – 35th Congress
Montreal, Canada
Theme: Analysis Terminable and Interminable – 50 Years Later
Presidency: Robert S. Wallerstein

1989 – 36th Congress
Rome, Italy
Theme: Common Ground in Psychoanalysis– Clinical Aims and Process
Presidency: Robert S. Wallerstein

1991 – 37th Congress
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Theme: Psychic Change
Presidency: Joseph Sandler

1993 – 38th Congress
Amsterdam, Holland
Theme: The Psychoanalyst’s Mind – From Listening to Interpretation
Presidency: Joseph Sandler

1995 – 39th Congress
San Francisco, USA
Theme: Psychic Reality – Its Impact on the Analyst and Patient Today
Presidency: R. Horacio Etchegoyen

1997 – 40th Congress
Barcelona, Spain
Theme: Psychoanalysis and Sexuality
Presidency: R. Horacio Etchegoyen

1999 – 41st Congress
Santiago, Chile
Theme: Affect in Theory and Practice
Presidency: Otto F. Kernberg

2001 – 42nd Congress
Nice, France
Theme: Psychoanalysis – Method and Application
Presidency: Otto F. Kernberg

2004 – 43rd Congress
New Orleans, USA
Theme: Working at the Frontiers
Presidency: Daniel Widlöcher

2005 – 44th Congress
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Theme: Trauma: New Developments in Psychoanalysis
Presidency: Daniel Widlöcher

2007 – 45th Congress
Berlin, Germany
Theme: Remembering, Repeating and Working Through in Psychoanalysis and Culture Today
Presidency: Cláudio Laks Eizirik

2009 – 46th Congress
Chicago, USA
Theme: Psychoanalytic Practice: Convergences and Divergences
Presidency: Cláudio Laks Eizirik


2011- 47th Congress
Mexico City, Mexico

Theme: Exploring Core Concepts: Sexuality, Dreams and the Unconscious
Presidency: Charles Hanly


2013 - 48th Congress
Prague, Czech Republic
Theme: Facing the Pain
Presidency: Charles Hanly

2014 - 49th Congress Boston, USA
Changing World: the shape and use of psychoanalytic tools today
Presidency: Stefano Bolognini