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Call for Volunteers: 2021 Congress Organizing Committee

On behalf of the International Psychogeriatric Association’s (IPA) President and Board of Directors, we invite you to apply to serve on the Organizing Committee for the 21st IPA International Congress, to be held virtually for the second year.

This will be an outstanding Congress that attracts the world’s leaders in all aspects of the field for a collegial exchange of ideas across boundaries – geographic, discipline, training, interest areas, and cultural. This Congress will bring the full range of issues of mental health and aging to worldwide attention so IPA can continue to advance the field of Psychogeriatrics.

Members of the Organizing Committee will contribute greatly to the development of the program.
Your commitment would entail the following:

  • Generation of ideas (i.e., programming, keynote speakers, etc.)
  • Review of abstracts submitted for symposia, free communication, and poster sessions
  • Assisting with marketing the meeting to colleagues and other organizations of which you are a member
  • Attendance virtually at the meeting (date TBD)
  • Other needs as identified by the committee

As a member of IPA, we invite you to be part of this important committee. We do ask the following effort and commitment from you: meetings every month leading up to the Virtual Congress, with the potential of additional meetings as necessary. We do also request for at least 85% attendance.

Please apply by emailing the IPA Secretariat no later than Monday, 15 February 2021 at
Include the following items:

  • Submit your CV
  • State your discipline (i.e. nurse, social worker, psychiatrist, etc.)
  • Country of Residence
  • Years in the field

Please note that you must be a member of IPA to be on the Organizing Committee. Not all applicants will be chosen for the 2021 IPA Virtual Congress Organizing Committee.

We look forward to your participation.

Kind regards,

Dawne Garrett, PhD RN
Co-Chair, 21st IPA Virtual Congress Organizing Committee
IPA Board of Directors
Venu Gopal Jhanwar, MBBS, MD
Co-Chair, 21st IPA Virtual Congress Organizing Committee
IPA Board of Directors
Maria I. Lapid, MD
Chair, IPA Products & Services Committee
IPA Board of Directors


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