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In just a few days we are looking forward to welcoming you to the IPA’s Congress in Prague.

Fast Congress check-in: please remember to bring your confirmation letter with you

When you registered you were sent a confirmation e-mail. This letter has a barcode at the top. Bring this letter to save queuing at the IPA check-in desk. If you can no longer find your barcode-letter please e-mail

Provisional Programme- Update
Click here to see the latest version of the listing of Congress activities. Many more activities have now been confirmed.

New – Congress Paper Database
If you want to read a Congress paper in advance, or print out a copy to follow while you listen to a presentation, you can use the IPA’s Congress Paper Database which includes many of the papers and presentations that will be delivered. Records include complete papers, as well as some abstracts and summaries. To find a paper just enter the title, name of the author, type of session or a key word (subject). Confidential papers are not on the database. Please note that the papers can be downloaded as PDFs.

To access the database click here . You will need your IPA Username and Password.

New books to be launched by the IPA
The IPA Publications Committee will be holding a book launch on Thursday 1 August (12.45-13.45) in the Prague Hilton – Chez Louis Salon. Twelve new titles representing the vanguard in contemporary psychoanalysis will be presented . The launch will open with an introduction from Charles Hanly (IPA President), followed by presentations of the books by Gennaro Saragnano (Publications Committee, Chair), Christian Seulin (Publications Committee), Samuel Arbiser (Publications Committee), and Oliver Rathbone (Karnac Books).

Karnac Books will be present with a display of all new IPA books available for purchase at the customary 30% discount for members and candidates.

Everyone is welcome. Please do join in celebration with the authors and enjoy a buffet selection of sandwiches and snacks.

Beat the queues – Lunch buffet available
To pre-order a tasty lunch-time snack at the Hilton click here

Background on the selection of Congress Sessions
If you have ever wondered why a particular Congress proposal was not selected, Gunther Perdigao, the Chair of the Prague Congress Group, explains. “As is usual at recent IPA Congresses, the Programme Committee received over 500 proposals, but there is only room in the programme for about 20% of this number. This percentage is again typical of the amount that a Programme committee usually accept. I understand that for an individual who has made just one proposal that was not accepted this can feel disappointing, but we expect the Call for Proposals for the Boston Congress to open in late 2013 or early 2014, so there is always another opportunity to try your ideas on a new Programme Committee.”

Confidentiality at the Congress
Protecting patient confidentiality is vitally important . In accordance with the terms and conditions of Congress registration, certain sessions are marked ’confidential’. To ensure that only IPA Members and IPA Candidates attend confidential sessions, you will be asked to show your badge before entering the room. Please note if you are not wearing your badge you will be refused entry, even if you are an IPA Member (and door staff must refuse entry even if others vouch for you. Confidentiality is too important to take risks with) .

Safety and Security
Prague is one of Europe’s safest cities. However if you are concerned about crime and would like some advice, click here to see the United States’ consular office’s briefing.

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