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WELCOME TO THE XX IFPS FORUM 2018

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR AND THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF THE XX IFPS FORUM 2018


The International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies is not new in Florence. In fact, its IXth FORUM was held here in 1994. After 24 years, Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is ready to host a IFPS Forum again.

The Istituto di Psicoterapia Analitica di Firenze is pleased to invite you to the XX IFPS FORUM which promises to be a memorable scientific and cultural experience in this wonderful destination!
The Forum venue is the historic "Convitto della Calza", a 14th century hospital dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, fully restored and located downtown, a few steps away from many hotels and all the city attractions (museums, theatres, monuments...).

As in all the previous editions, the XX IFPS FORUM will try to investigate some important aspects of human life nowadays. In particular, it will try to explore the new faces of fear in the ongoing transformations in our society and in psychoanalytic practice.
The conference is organized with central panels, parallel panels, special activities, the Benedetti-Conci Award and a social program (including a welcome cocktail, a social gala dinner in an exclusive venue, optional tours and a program for accompanying persons).

The XX IFPS FORUM 2018 will be a useful occasion to enjoy scientific discussions, network and meet old friends or new colleagues, to get new ideas for our job, to establish new collaborations and start new projects... in the unique charm, amazing history and culture of Florence!

The city does not need a lot of presentation: it is an open sky museum with a unique historical heritage. A green, small, clean and safe city with a Mediterranean climate.
Florence can be easily reached from all over Europe, through the city airport or those in Pisa and Bologna.
Florence has a University, founded in 1321, and many industries, among them the most important Italian fashion and leather goods brands.
You will find very friendly and open people and, last but nor least, many occasions to taste delicious and healthy food accompanied by the very famous Tuscan and Supertuscan wines!
You will have the opportunity to discuss the latest developments, wide applications and future goals in our field while enjoying one of the world's most beautiful cities.

We thank all those who are responsible for the planning and execution of the conference and all the participants who will share their point of view, their latest achievements and creative ideas with our community.

Please come and give your important contribution to make the XX IFPS FORUM a successful, amazing and unforgettable conference!!
See you in Firenze!

Anna Maria Loiacono (Chair of the XX IFPS FORUM 2018) and the Scientific Committee


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NEW FACES OF FEAR.
ONGOING TRANSFORMATIONS IN OUR SOCIETY
AND IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PRACTICE.

Florence, Convitto della Calza
October 17-20, 2018


What does it mean to be afraid nowadays? What do we fear? And how? How can psychoanalysis manage these new forms?

This conference will explore how we, as analysts, can contribute to an understanding of the role of fear in society today.

The subject can hold many approaches and many aspects. Not only the radical social transformation we are faced with, and the respective individual repercussions, but also the crash of any kind of certainty, from the social to the individual one. Psychoanalysis is paying a sort of incapacity of staying close to this epochal change. The topic will offer many psychoanalytic considerations because it includes social problems, such as immigration, but it puts under the spotlight the change of our minds, of our emotions, of our feelings, of our dreams, when time and the future are such uncertain paradigms... How do we dream nowadays?

As analysts, we explore the conscious and unconscious sources of fear, in our patients and ourselves. We have been trained to pay careful attention to shifts in fear intensities, as expressed verbally and non-verbally, in thoughts, tones, dreams, moods, behaviors, and other forms. As uncertainties escalate, so does fear, in some circumstances. What can make us afraid of the unknown "other", rather than curious? What can we learn from our own reactions to the uncertainties we face in our practices, and in other walks of life?



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KEYDATES

July 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
   


December, 2017
ONLINE
REGISTRATION
AVAILABLE NOW


March 15, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission

April 15, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance

May 31, 2018
Early-bird registration deadline

October 16, 2018
IFPS Executive Committee Meeting

October 17, 2018
IFPS Delegates' Assembly

October 17 - 20, 2018
XX IFPS Forum

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