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2019 Biennial Conference


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT), in Budapest, November 6th-9th, 2019 — open to all interested in psychotherapy, and mental health treatment, research, and training. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is all about relationships! Relationships and their central importance in health and mental health are the focus of IPT — an evidence-supported treatment in consensus guidelines for many mental health conditions.

Please plan on attending what promises to be an inspiring conference in the historic and enchanting city of Budapest where the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s River Danube divides the beautiful old and new parts of the city.

The conference will feature plenary keynotes with Myrna Weissman and other IPT luminary clinical and research experts – details soon be announced. As well, pre-conference workshops will include an IPT workshop (in Hungarian), and English language IPT Trainers’ Training, along with numerous other workshops, applying IPT to various clinical populations. The conference themes will focus on IPT across the lifespan and across the globe with an exciting launch of our ISIPT Trainers’ Network led by Oguz Omay and Heather Flynn.

The ISIPT is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing research, treatment and dissemination of IPT globally with members from over 25 countries. We invite you to join us for this conference and to prepare submissions for symposia, posters or oral presentations related to the conference themes of IPT – across the lifespan and across the globe.

We look forward to seeing you in Budapest!

Adrienne Stauder MD PhD
Conference Chair
           Oguz Omay MD
President Elect  ISIPT
Conference Chair
          Paula Ravitz MD
           President, ISIPT
         Holly Swartz MD
Scientific Programme Co-Chair
Marta Novak MD PhD
Scientific Programme Co-Chair

Important dates

Abstract submission opens for Symposium & Mini Workshops
1 February, 2019
Abstract submission deadline for Symposium & Mini Workshops

15 March, 2019
Abstract submission opens for Oral & Poster Presentation
15 March, 2019
Abstract submission deadline for Oral & Poster Presentation
15 May, 2019
Online registration opens
15 February, 2019
Early bird registration deadline
5 September, 2019