Date, venue, program


The 31st Annual Conference will take place from 22nd to 25th of March 2018.


Marriott Hotel, Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79, PL 00-697 Warsaw (Poland)

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 31st Annual Conference of the EPF, which will take place from the 22nd to 25th March 2018 in Warsaw. This year’s host will be the Polish Psychoanalytic Society and we are extremely grateful to our Polish colleagues for giving us the opportunity to discuss on the occasion of our next annual conference in Warsaw the current controversial and highly charged issues of ‘the origin of life’, which we have chosen as the main theme of the conference...

Click here to download the congress leaflet containing the presentation, the program and subscription details !




Online registration


Call for 'Individual Papers'

What is required

To consider your application we require: a completed application form, an abstract (ca. 1800 letters, incl. blanks) and a complete version of your paper (40 min, i.e. 8-12 pages, corresponding ca 22.000 letters, incl. blanks). Applications, abstracts and papers must be typed (Arial 12, single-spaced, no handwriting is accepted) in one of the EPF languages: English, French or German. Papers and abstracts should be submitted in the language they will be read at the Conference.

The author takes full responsibility for the content of his or her contribution. Ethical considerations concerning clinical material are solely the responsibility of the author. Authors are expected to give correct and extensive references when referring to or quoting relevant publications by psychoanalytic colleagues.


Completing the application form

15th of November 2017 was the deadline so that the application form is no longer accessible.


The abstract

The abstract - if the paper is accepted at peer review - will serve as an advertisement for your presentation on the EPF website and in the Conference Programme. It is therefore important that the abstract is clear, the title is attractive, and that they furnish as much information as possible on what the paper is about.


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Deadline for submissions

The deadline for the submission of abstracts and papers (they should be sent together) is 15th November 2017. In case the paper is accepted, the abstract will be posted on the EPF website in the language in which it will be presented.



Submissions will be anonymously reviewed by three independent peer reviewers according to the following criteria: psychoanalytical quality of argument, relevance for the conference theme – and the argument should be interesting for the audience. The final decision of acceptance is taken by the Scientific Committee, based on the organization of the programme and on the number of available time slots.


If your paper is accepted

The Scientific committee will choose the time slot for presentation. The number of participants attending an individual paper can vary very much. It will not be possible to provide simultaneous translation for these events.


Length of final paper

The time allocated for the presentation will be 40 minutes, which will give 45-50 minutes for discussion with the audience, supported by the chair of the session. Your paper should not exceed 12 pages, and as presenter it is your responsibility to observe the allocated time limit.