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President's Message

Anne Margriet Pot, PhD
President (2024-2025)

Dear colleagues,

Since the inception of this year, when I had the pleasure and honor of becoming President of the IPA, our tremendous collective efforts have been remarkable. We have achieved a seamless transition of Editor-In-Chief of our IPA News Bulletin from Tzung-Jeng Hwang to Fei Sun. Fei is no stranger to the Bulletin and has been one of the co-editors in recent years. Welcome aboard in your new role, Fei, and kudos for your commitment to advancing our association.

Behind the curtains, we are hard at work, preparing our congress ‘Crossing oceans and connecting people to improve mental health of older adults’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina Six distinguished colleagues will contribute to the plenary program with inspiring presentations tailored to the diverse spectrum of older adults, encompassing those enjoying good health as well as those with mental health or neurodegenerative disorders. At the moment that I am writing this message, we have an influx of outstanding abstracts from various disciplines and perspectives.

“Being connected’ is the motto of my IPA Presidency and collectively, we strive to make that happen. For example, several colleagues are currently working on the development of an IPA-mentorship program that will be launched in September in Buenos Aires.  Moreover, we are extending our outreach to the broader community with a public lecture during our international congress. We firmly believe that fostering connections among different disciplines, stakeholders, and older people themselves is paramount to foster our mission ‘Better mental health for older adults’. Many thanks to all who are helping in so many ways to make our association successful.

Be and stay connected! Join our webinars, debates, and other initiatives. We look forward to meeting you at the IPA international congress in Buenos Aires!


Anne Margriet Pot


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