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