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IPA café

IPA café is an online live interactive networking opportunity to allow open discussion between IPA members and future members. This program is designed as a virtual meet-up similar to coffee breaks (or cocktail hours), providing mental health professionals a forum to connect with peers for informal conversations around a single topic. Topics are posed as questions, and no preparation is required to attend the event.  



29 October 2020 | 1700 Secretariat time (click to view local time)
TOPIC: What do you do to combat stress and burnout?

~ Missed the first event & want to get in on the next?
~ Interested in hearing how others are coping in today's challenging environment?
~ Looking for opportunities to connect with colleagues around the world?


IPA café programs are free to participate, but registration is required to receive the access link.


13 August 2020: How has your life changed with COVID-19?
This inaugural program was a robust discussion among IPA members and their colleagues sharing their experiences working in mental health care for older adults in a time of COVID-19, social distancing and more.


A personal invitation from Dr. Daisy Acosta, IPA café Organizing Committee:

Dear Friends,

At IPA we have created this e-space with the thought  of "simple talk"  about a subject that interests us while we drink our coffee, tea, or even cocktails!  There is no need for preparation, it is just a talk utilizing the Zoom video platform. We’ll get to meet each other, share our experiences and learn how others are adapting to this whole new way of living and working.

We encourage you to invite your colleagues and friends to join us and get to know IPA. 

IPA café Organizers

Daisy Acosta
(Dominican Republic)
Maria Lapid 
(United States)
A few of the participants from the August program


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