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Past IPA Congresses

22nd IPA International Congress
Lisbon, Portugal
29 June - 2 July
Theme:  New Perspectives in a Changing World: Social Connectedness, Ageing and Mental Health
Book Of Abstracts

21st IPA International Congress
Oct, Nov, Dec 2021
Theme: Inclusion, Creativity and Rights - The Future of Mental Health Care for Older Adults
Book of Abstracts

20th IPA International Congress
2-3 October 2020
Theme: Mental health for people of Old Age in a rapidly changing world
Book of Abstracts

19th IPA/SEPG Joint International Congress
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
31 August - 3 September 2019
Theme: Diversity in Research Informing Excellence in Clinical Care
In collaboration with the Spanish Society of Psychogeriatrics (SEPG)
Final Program
Book of Abstracts
Video link to opening presentations and plenaries (hosted by Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

18th IPA International Congress
San Francisco, CA, United States
6-9 September 2016
Theme: Towards Mental Health Care for all Older Adults
Final Program

17th IPA International Congress
Berlin, Germany
13-16 October 2015
Theme: Balancing Cure with Care: Advances in Late Life Mental Health
In collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gerontopsychiartrie und -psychotherapie e.V. (DGGPP)

16th IPA International Congress
Seoul, Korea
1-4 October 2013
Theme: Towards Successful Aging: Harmony of Mental, Physical, and Social Life
In collaboration with the Korean Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

15th IPA International Congress
The Hague, The Netherlands
6-9 September 2011
Theme: Reinventing Aging Through Innovation — Care • Research • Technology
In collaboration with the European Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium (EADC), the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (EAGP), INTERDEM (Early Detection of Timely Intervention in Dementia), The Netherlands Institute of Psychologists—Section of Geropsychologists, and the Netherlands Psychiatric Association—Department of Old Age Psychiatry

14th IPA International Congress
Montréal, Canada
1-5 September 2009
Theme: Path to Prevention
In collaboration with the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP), the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH), the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS), and the Société Québécoise de Psychogériatrie

13th IPA International Congress (Osaka Silver Congress - IPA's 25th Anniversary)
Osaka, Japan
14-18 October 2007
Theme: Active Aging: Wisdom for Body, Mind and Spirit
In collaboration with the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society (JPS) and the Japanese Society for Dementia Research (JSDR)

12th IPA International Congress
Stockholm, Sweden
20-24 September, 2005
Theme: Aging with Dignity: New Challenges, New Possibilities, New Solutions

11th IPA International Congress
Chicago, Illinois  United States
17-22 August 2003
Theme: Enhancing the Human Connection in the Age of New Technologies: Implications and Opportunities for the Aging

10th IPA International Congress
Nice, France
9-14 September 2001
Theme: Bridging the Gap Between Brain and Mind
Cosponsored with the French Society of Psychogeriatrics, Psychiatry and Medical Psychology Clinic, and the Memory Center at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis

9th IPA International Congress
Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada
15-20 August 1999
Theme: Challenges for the New Millennium – Professional, Cultural, and Regional Diversity
Cosponsored by Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP)

8th IPA International Congress
Jerusalem, Israel
17-22 August 1997
Theme: Aging in a World of Change

7th IPA International Congress
Sydney, Australia
29 October – 3 November 1995
Theme: Spirit in Ageing

6th IPA International Congress
Berlin, Germany
5-10 September 1993
Theme: Challenges in a Changing World – Psychogeriatrics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

5th IPA International Congress
Rome, Italy
18-23 August 1991
Theme: Dysfunctional Behavior in Demented Patients
In cooperation with the World Health Organization – Division of Mental Health, World Psychiatric Association – Section of Geriatric Psychiatry, International Association of Gerontology and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, United States

4th IPA International Congress
Tokyo, Japan
5-8 September 1989
In cooperation with St. Marianna University School of Medicine

3rd IPA International Congress
Chicago, Illinois  United States
23-31 August 1987
In cooperation with Northwestern University Medical School

2nd IPA International Congress
Umeå, Sweden
28-31 August 1985
Theme: The Second International Congress on Psychogeriatric Medicine
In cooperation with the University of Umeå

IPA’s First International Congress
Cairo, Egypt
22-25 November 1982
Theme: International Conference for the Mental Health of the Elderly


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