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conference-2018
Belgrade, SERBIA 
 10 - 13 May, 2018

ABOUT

Welcome!

It is our sincere pleasure to welcome you to the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP) conference that will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 10-13 of May, 2018.
The conference theme "The challenge of Social Traumata - Inner Worlds of Outer Realities", chosen in spite of numerous global events that are changing the entire world, from territories to societies, will be explored by the two EFPP sections dealing with the aspects of Group and Adult Individual psychotherapy.
Leading experts in psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and group analysis from all over the world will be joining us in Belgrade.
By following the tradition of previous EFPP conferences, we hope you will join us and create a memorable and valuable experience together.

Looking forward to seeing you in Belgrade!

ORGANISERS

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The EFPP is a European umbrella organisation that links together national networks of adult, child & adolescent, group, and couple and family psychoanalytic psychotherapists and some psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic organisations that share the EFPP objectives and are involved in public sector services.

Read more on:
www.efpp.org

In cooperation with:

Group Analytic Society Belgrade - logo www.grupnaanaliza.org.rs
Drusto Psihoanalitickih Psihoterapeuta Srbije -logo www.dpps.rs

Conferences are about the people

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PROF. ULRICH SCHULTZ-VENRATH, MD
CHAIR

Head of the Clinic of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of Evangelisches Krankenhaus Bergisch Gladbach. Professor in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Psychoanalyst (DPV, IPA) and training group analyst (D3G, German Society of Group Analysis and Group Psychotherapy), full member of GASi. Interested in mentalization-based individual and group psychotherapy, history of psychoanalysis, group analysis, psychosomatics and research in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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ANNE-MARIE SCHLOESSER

Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Supervisor in private practice Goettingen/ Germany. Member and training analyst of DGPT, DPG and IPA. President of EFPP since 2011, editor-in-chief of the Karnac EFPP Book Series. Member of diverse boards in the German Health system. Teacher for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Shanghai/ China and Kazakhstan.

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HANSJOERG MESSNER, MA

Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Chair and Senior member of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy association of the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). Board member and chair of the Adult section of EFPP.

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GILA OFER, PHD

Clinical Psychologist, Training Psychoanalyst and Group Analyst. Founding member of the Tel-Aviv Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TAICP) and the Israeli Institute of Group Analysis (IIGA). Lecturer and supervisor in the Program of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the University of Tel-Aviv. Joint member and past chair of the Group analytic section of the EFPP, coordinator of EFPP in countries of Eastern Europe. Editor-in-Chief of the EFPP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Review journal.

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IVANKA DUNJIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, IPA Training analyst, Training Group Analyst at the Institute of Group analysis Belgrade (IGAB), President of Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia, President of Group Analytic Society Belgrade, Delegate in Group Section in EFPP, Member of GASI.

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MARINA MOJOVIĆ, MA, MD

Psychiatrist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, group analyst. Member of IAGP, GASI, ISPSO, and GASI Belgrade, where she is a training group analyst and supervisor. Founder of the Serbian Reflective Citizens Program, Social Dreaming Training, develops the Applied Reflective Citizens Projects, and other projects of exploring the Social Unconscious in Serbia and abroad.

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PROF. VLADIMIR JOVIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Priština, Kosovska Mitrovica.
Active President of the Belgrade Psychoanalytial Society and training analyst at the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia. Working as a consultant at the Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors (IAN) in Belgrade and for the Serbian Protector of Citizens involved in programmes for prevention of torture within the National Preventive Mechanism.

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ALEKSANDAR DIMITRIJEVIĆ, PHD

Professor of clinical psychology and psychoanalysis at the Department of Psychology, University of Belgrade, International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin; and Alpe-Adria University, Klagenfurt. Member of Belgrade Psychoanalytic Society (IPA), and Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP). Editor or co-editor of ten books, most recent being "Ferenczi's influence on contemporary psychoanalytic traditions" (Karnac Books, 2017).

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TIJA DESPOTOVIĆ, MD
CHAIR

Psychiatrist, Training Analyst, Training Group Analyst. Founding member of Group Analytic Society Belgrade, Chair of Training in GASB, Chair of Training in APPS, Member of Belgrade Psychoanalytic Society IPA, Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP), Group Analytic Society Belgrade (EFPP, EGATIN), GASI Member, Delegate of APPS in Individual Section of EFPP, Member of EGATIN Committee.

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MARIJA ĐUROVIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Group Analyst in Training (GASB), Head of adolescent psychiatry department at the University Hospital Center "Dr Dragiša Mišović" in Belgrade, Serbia. Associate Member of APPS (EFPP), Member of the Society for Children and Adolescent Psychiatry of Serbia (DEAPS).

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EMINA GARIBOVIĆ, MD

Child Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in training (APPS) and Psychoanalyst in training (BPS-IPA), working at the Institute for Mental Health in Belgrade with children and adolescents. Associate Member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP), Member of the Society for Children and Adolescent Psychiatry of Serbia (DEAPS).

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SNEŽANA KECOJEVIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Training Group Analyst GASB, Head of Day Psychiatric Hospital at the University Hospital Center "Dr Dragiša Mišović" in Belgrade, Serbia.
Member of GASB Training Committee, full member of the European Psychiatric Association, GAS Belgrade (EGATIN, EFPP), GASI, and associate Member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP).

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SABINA JAHOVIĆ, MD

Child Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst in Training (BPS-IPA), working at Day Hospital for Adolescents at the Institute for Mental Health in Belgrade, currently in private practice.
Chair of IPSO Belgrade, Associate Member of APPS (EFPP), Member of the Society for Children and Adolescent Psychiatry of Serbia (DEAPS).

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MILAN MITIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Associate Member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP), Associate Member of Group Analytic Society Belgrade (EGATIN, EFPP), Member of GASI.

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JOVANKA CVETKOVIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Training Group Analyst GASB, Vice President of GAS Belgrade, Delegate of GASB in EFPP Group Section, Member of GASB (EGATIN, EFPP) and EAP. Associate Member of APPS (EFPP).

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VESNA DUKANAC, MD, PHD

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist APPS, working with adolescents and adults at the Institute for Mental Health in Belgrade. Research assistant at the Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation (FASPER), University of Belgrade, Full Member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP), Delegate in EFPP (Individual Section), Associate Member of Group Analytic Society Belgrade (EGATIN, EFPP).

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DANIELA LUCARELLI, MD
COORDINATOR

Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Representative of the section for Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Psychotherapy (PCFP), Conference Coordinator in the EFPP board. Member of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society, IPA, International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis (IACFP) and Couple and Family Psychoanalitical Society (PCF) in Rome. Member of the Editorial board of the International Review of Psychoanalysis of Couple and Family (IACFP) and "Interazioni".

For further information and questions about registration, abstract submission,
venue, accommodation, sponsorship opportunities or any other questions
regarding the conference, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Send us an email at
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CONTACT PAGE

commitee-member

BOJANA MITROVIĆ

Psychologyst, Group Analyst GASB, Secretary of GASB, working in private practice with adults and adolescents,
Member of GASB (EGATIN, EFPP), Member of GASI.

PROGRAMME

We are happy to present our key speakers

Opening Lecture
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Prof. Stephen
Frosh

Professor of Psychology. Professor in the Department of Psychosocial studies at Birkbeck, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Academic Associate of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Honorary Member of the Institute of Group Analysis.
Plenary Lecture
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Prof. Salman
Akhtar

Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.His more than 300 publications include 83 books, of which 17 are solo-authored. He has published 9 collections of poetry and serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia.
Plenary Lecture
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Ivanka
Dunjić

Psychiatrist, IPA Training analyst, Training Group Analyst at the Institute of Group analysis Belgrade (IGAB), President of Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia, President of Group Analytic Society Belgrade, Delegate in Group Section in EFPP, Member of GASI.
Plenary Lecture
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Prof. Siri Erika
Gullestad

Professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway, where she has also been the head of the Department of Psychology. Psychologist, psychoanalyst. She has also led the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Association. She is a practicing psychoanalyst / psychotherapist with expertise as a trainer and supervisor, member of the International Psychoanalytic Association
Plenary Lecture
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Julian
Lousada

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Social Work, and Clinical Director of the Adult Department at the Tavistock Clinic, Psychoanalyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Chair of British Psychoanalytic Council, Organisational Consultant
Plenary Lecture
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Morris
Nitsun

Psychologist, Training group analyst. Consultant psychologist in Camden and Islington NHS Trust, psychotherapist at the Fitzrovia Group Analytic Practice, Training Analyst at the Institute of Group Analysis, and Convenor, Diploma in Innovative Group Interventions, Anna Freud Clinic. He is also a practising artist who exhibits regularly in London.
Plenary Lecture
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Prof. Ulrich
Schultz-Venrath

Professor in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Head of the Clinic of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of Evangelisches Krankenhaus Bergisch Gladbach. Psychoanalyst (DPV, IPA) and training group analyst (D3G, German Society of Group Analysis and Group Psychotherapy), full member of GASi.

Pre-conference workshops enrich our programme with very interesting topics and we highly recommend attending these workshops

Author: Salman Akhtar (USA)
“The Listening Cure”
This workshop will highlight four types of listening used by the therapist during clinical work
(i) objective listening,
(ii) empathic listening,
(iii) subjective listening, and
(iv) intersubjective listening.
The indications, scope, and benefits of ‘credulous’ as well as ‘skeptical’ listening will be noted. The impact of these types of listening on the nature of interventions made will also be discussed. Their origins in the developmental matrix of child-parent relationship will be underscored. Following this, variables that can impede listening during clinical work will be discussed.
Lastly, the innovative intervention of refusing to listen to certain kinds of material will be discussed, along with the particular situations that warrant such unusual action from the clinician.
Author: Gila Ofer (Israel)
“Social Dreaming matrix as a way to explore inner realities of outer traumatic realities”
This workshop is both experiential and theoretical.
We are going to learn and deepen our understanding of how we conduct Social dreaming matrix (SDM). We will understand the difference between the two parts of this method and their importance, the impact of this method on the group, on organizations and on the participating individual. We are also going to experience the third possible part of SDM which is Role Application/Synthesis – usually absent from conferences.
In this part the task is to focus on the individual dreamer with the goal of helping an individual dreamer apply the learning from the SDM to his social role he\she copes with.
Authors: Ulrich Schultz-Venrath (Germany), Ivanka Dunjić (Serbia)
“Group Analysis and Mentalization Based Group Therapy: Differences and Similarities”
Mentalization-based group therapy (MBT-G) has developed from group analytic psychotherapy, originally as a specialized kind of (conjoint) treatment for borderline personality disorders.
In the first part of the workshop the principles of MBT-G will be discussed, as well as similarities/differences with group analytic psychotherapy, concerning selection, composition, technique and curative factors. Some clinical material will be offered as illustration.
In the second part we will present research results of a randomized process-outcome study of MBT-G versus psychodynamic group therapy (PDGT) in a psychotherapeutic day treatment of heterogeneous patients with predominantly F3- or F4-diagnoses.
We will also present and discuss the data of the development of the group climate (measured by GCQ-S) with more than 6,000 questionnaires related to therapeutic outcome of different diagnostic groups.
Author: Uri Levin (Israel)
“Know Your Enemy – Know Yourself: Meeting the One(s) I Hate”
Who are our enemies?
What are the conscious and unconscious social constructs which shape our identities around hostile enemies and trustable friends?
And why do we sometimes find entering into a dialoguing position with the enemy so threatening? The workshop will combine some theoretical conceptualization (Erlich, Volkan and others) with an experiential individual and group work. Participants will explore the concept of 'The Enemy' in their personal life as well as in their social systems and relations. We will adopt analytic and group-analytic concepts such as inclusion, exclusion, rejection, scapegoating etc. This, in order to deepen the participants' reflections on the way they might be manipulating others, or being manipulated by others, not to think "out of the box" regarding our enemies and "enemies".
The workshop will be conducted Group-Analytically and requires participants' commitment to the group at the day of the pre-conference.
Authors: Sverre Varvin (Norway), Tija Despotović (Serbia), Vladimir Jović (Serbia)
“Psychotherapy of Posttraumatic Conditions”
The workshop 'Psychotherapy of posttraumatic conditions' is aimed at understanding of impact of traumatic experiences through disruption of psychological functions, such as capacity for symbolisation and affect regulation.
In this model psychoanalytic psychotherapy aims at unlocking of arrests and repair effects of regression and desruptive potential of annihilation anxieties. Careful monitoring of the transference-countertransference situation and timely interventions that confirms experience and gradually make the effects in the here and now visible can help patients to transform traumatic anxieties into conscious and more manageable mental content.
Treatment of severely traumatised patients, as well as treatment of the patients with long standing traumatisation due to disruptive social environment will be described with casuistic illustrations.
Authors: Mishael Chirurg (Israel), Monika Tanai (Israel)
“Inclusion and Exclusion in the Group Analytic Discourse”
This workshop will deal with the building of personal identities by experiencing issues of Inclusion and Exclusion. We shall screen a documentary film (30 min.) about 220 kids who immigrated to Israel from many countries and found themselves living together in one building, in a culture of a large group.
Our approach is groupanalytic, including expressive tools.
The main topics in the workshop are: Exclusion and Inclision in childhood and adulthood. How marginal voices can be ignored "in the group by the group, including the conductor"? The importance of otherness and diversity in the group. Minority and Majority in the group.
Authors: Thor Kristian Island (Norway), Liat Warhaftig-Aran (Israel)
“Trust, shame and the therapist's self-disclosure in therapy and supervision”
In this workshop we will discuss intentional self-disclosure as an emotional communication in situations of therapeutic impasse and self-disclosure as a 'live company'.
Situations of unintentional acting out of therapist's feelings via self-disclosure that will not promote the therapeutic process will be discussed as well. Supervision, where unconscious processes and countertransference reactions are worked on, is often experienced as a vulnerable situation regarding shame and humiliation. Building on Winnicott´s notion of “potential space” and “experience which leads to trust”, we will, discuss factors of importance for creating a working supervision characterized by trust and ability to reflect that enable an optimal learning climate.
The participants will be invited to explore their fears to self-disclose negative countertransference and the therapist's vulnerabilities.
Author: Haim Weinberg (Israel/USA)
“Experiencing the social unconscious”
In this workshop we will reflect on our own experience in the society to which we belong.
We will try to identify how our own behavior (including as group conductors) is affected by social elements that we are unaware of, especially traumatic social events, and discuss our experience in the groups we conduct, illuminating how some group situations are impacted by the social unconscious.
The workshop will be conducted as a process group, but my interventions will also be directed towards unconscious social dynamics influencing the group and its members.
I will encourage group members to interact and explore the co-constructed fantasies, anxieties and myths in the group process and the impact of past social trauma on their behavior.
Authors: Leyla Navaro (Turkey), Yael Doron (Israel)
“Untold Known”
Our memory is furnished with family stories, either reported, told, half-told or never told. Some of the silenced stories form 'black holes' that may unconsciously pop up when-never expected and affect our inner feelings as well as our interpersonal relations.
This workshop will explore the effect of family forgotten stories, unattended ghosts and the 'untold known' of our trans-generational memory.
Thursday, May 10
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09:00-16:00
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18:00-19:30
Opening Session
WELCOME COCKTAIL
Friday, May 11
08:00-09:15
Social Dreaming/Small Groups
BREAK
09:45-10:45
Lecture I
COFFEE BREAK
11:15-12:15
Lecture II
BREAK
12:30-14:00
Discussion Groups
LUNCH BREAK
16:00-17:30
Subplenaries
COFFEE BREAK
18:00-19:30
Large Group
Saturday, May 12
08:00-09:15
Social Dreaming/Small Groups
BREAK
09:45-10:45
Lecture III
COFFEE BREAK
11:15-12:15
Lecture IV
BREAK
12:30-14:00
Discussion Groups
LUNCH BREAK
16:00-17:30
Subplenaries
COFFEE BREAK
18:00-19:30
Large Group
GALA DINNER
Sunday, May 13
08:00-09:15
Social Dreaming/Small Groups
BREAK
09:45-10:45
Lecture V
COFFEE BREAK
11:15-12:15
Lecture VI
BREAK
12:30-14:00
Discussion Groups
LUNCH BREAK
15:15-16:45
Large Group
17:00-17:30
Closing Session

Social Programme

This is a preliminary social programme subject to change

LOCATIONS:

Venues

  • Main venue:
    Metropol Palace - a Luxury Collection
    Hotel, Belgrade
  • Additional venues:
    All venues will be within walking distance from the main venue. More information to follow.

Accommodation

  • Metropol Palace - a Luxury Collection
    Hotel, Belgrade
  • Holiday Inn Express Belgrade - City
  • Hotel Zira Belgrade
  • Hotel Park Belgrade
  • 88 Rooms Hotel
  • Heritage Belgrade Hotel
  • Palace Hotel Belgrade
  • Suggested hotels are in close proximity to the main venue. A limited number of rooms is available at a special price for conference attendees.
    We also recommend using Airbnb for booking accommodation. There are a lot of different options available near the main venue.

Airport

  • The main venue is located approximately 19km from the airport. For transfer details see Transportation

Nearby Places

  • More information to follow.
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LOCATIONS

Metropol Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade
MAIN VENUE
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Recently renovated, centrally located, featuring a contemporary design and excellence in service this 5-star hotel provides a unique experience. It is a popular choice among business travelers and also a perfect venue to host conferences of international magnitude.
Metropol Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade
MAIN VENUE
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Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 69
single €110, double €120
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Holiday Inn Express Belgrade - City
15min WALKING DISTANCE
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Ruzveltova 23
single €65, double €69
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Hotel Zira Belgrade
18min WALKING DISTANCE
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Ruzveltova 35
single €90, double €95
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Hotel Park Belgrade
10min WALKING DISTANCE
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Njegoseva 2
single €45, double €60
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88 Rooms Hotel
22min WALKING DISTANCE
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Takovska 49
single €65, double €70
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Heritage Belgrade Hotel
28min WALKING DISTANCE
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Mije Kovacevic 7A
single €65, double €75
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Palace Hotel Belgrade
32min WALKING DISTANCE
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Toplicin Venac 23
single €48, double €69
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The main venue is located approximately 19km from the airport. For transfer details see Transportation

More information to follow.

NEWS

29/12/17
List of accepted abstracts now available in the MORE section.
27/11/17
Early registration deadline has been extended until December 20, 2017!
25/09/17
Deadline for abstract submission has been extended until November 1, 2017!
11/08/17
Online group registration is open. New details about the social programme are available.
19/06/17
Online registration is open!
19/06/17
First details about the scientific programme are revealed!
01/05/17
Online Registration will open in the last week of May. This will not affect preset deadlines.
01/04/17
Online Abstract Submission is officially open!
01/04/17
First Announcement & Call for Papers now available in the MORE section
15/11/16
Official Conference Website Launch
22/05/16
EFPP announces the date and the host country of the Upcoming EFPP - Conference on their website.
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CONTACT

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MORE

List of Accepted Abstracts
Call For Papers - Topics, acceptable proposal types and abstract guidelines
First Announcement - Scientific programme, fees, important dates and much more
Invitation Letter
Local Information - Everything from shopping to electricity
Transportation - Airport and around the city

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