Sixteenth Joint Meeting
American Academy of Psychoanalysis
and Dynamic Psychiatry (AAPDP)
Organizzazione di Psicoanalisti Italiani
Federazione e Registro (OPIFER)
~ 2016 ~
The Sixteenth Joint Meeting of the Academy with the
Organizzazione di Psicoanalisti Italiani-Federazione e
Registro (OPIFER) will be held in Pistoia, Italy, October 22-23, 2016. Pistoia is a beautiful Renaissance city, a half hour from Florence by train. Attendees will be able to stay in a hotel in either city.
The theme of the conference is “Neurosciences and Psychoanalysis.”
The meeting commemorates the twentieth anniversary of OPIFER’s founding in 1996. Three years later, the Academy and OPIFER held their first Joint Meeting in Venice.
There will be many outstanding speakers from the States and Europe. The Academy’s Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Joanna Chambers, Chair of Scientific Programs. Her topic is
“The Neurobiology of Attachment”. Academy Fellows Drs. Richard Brockman and Daniela Polese, also experts in neuroscience and psychoanalysis, will be speaking as well.
Our joint meetings with OPIFER have enriched the Academy by bringing in new members. More than a dozen outstanding Italian psychiatrists and psychoanalysts who attended the joint meetings have become Academy members. Additionally, a number of American members joined the Academy after their participation in our international conferences. Our Past
President, Dr. David Lopez and Psychoanalytic Fellow, Dr. Sandra Park are examples.
October is an ideal time to visit Tuscany—the weather is good,
the tourists, few.
We look forward to seeing many of you at this outstanding
Joan G. Tolchin, M.D.
Past President and Liaison with OPIFER