Our next Congress
WILL BE IN NEW YORK ON 24-27 JULY 2014.
Click here for the Call for Papers...
THANK YOU ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR 14TH CONGRESS - YOU MADE IT ONE OF THE BEST EVER! LOCATIONS AND GUESTS WERE WONDERFUL AND EXCITING (SEE BELOW) AS WERE THE CONTENT AND DISCUSSIONS OVER THE THREE DAYS. SEE YOU IN NEW YORK NEXT 24-27 JULY!
|Archbishop Tutu, Cape Town Congress, August 2013.||Archbishop Tutu with a fledgling NPSA member, August 2013|
Table Mountain, Cape Town, and South Africa's Big Five
CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF
Cape Town, South Africa: 22-25 August 2013
EDUCATIONAL DAY: Thursday 22 August
CONGRESS: Thursday (starts 4 pm) 22 to Sunday 25 August (end lunchtime)
The format of the congress, our 14th, will include keynote presentations from internationally renowned experts as well as panel discussions, focused research sessions and interactive debates.
The congress is aimed at professionals working with all aspects of mind/brain disorders and development. Neuropsychoanalysis contributes to understanding the mind/brain interface. But what are the practical implications of this understanding for our clinical work, as psychoanalysts and therapists or as neuropsychologists and psychiatrists? Set in the beautiful grounds of the University of Cape Town, this congress will address that question. Come learn about the implications of neuropsychoanalytic research for such diverse clinical topics as conversion disorders, depression, addiction, epilepsy, dementia and focal neuropsychological syndromes (e.g., confabulation). Find out also about the clinical implications of neuropsychoanalysis for conventional psychoanalytic therapy.
The Educational Day and the Congress are CEU accredited by the HPCSA - click here for the guidelines.
EDUCATIONAL DAY SPEAKERS:
OLIVER TURNBULL, Bangor University
MAGGIE ZELLNER, New York
GEORG FODOR, University of Cape Town
KATERINA FOTOPOULOU, University College London
PAUL JENKINSON, University of Hertfordshire
LISA OUSS, Paris
JAAK PANKSEPP, Washington State University
MARK SOLMS, University of Cape Town
OLIVER TURNBULL, Bangor University
YORAM YOVELL, University of Haifa
Click here for the Educational Day programme
Click here for the Congress programme
Poster dimensions should be 1m across and 1.7m high. For tips on making posters, click here.
THE RESEARCH SESSIONS:
Click here for the abstracts of the research sessions with a short bio of the presenter(s)
Click here for the 'at-a-glance' research sessions programme
Following the success of the Oxford-style debate in Athens in 2012, we will do another in Cape Town. The motion will be "This house believes that neuroscientific findings have limited significance for the meaning-making task of clinical practice". For the motion: Ariane Bazan (Brussels) and Andrea Clarici (Trieste); against the motion: Mark Solms and Yoram Yovell (see above). Click here for more information on this session.
Click here for online registration. Click here for a booking form.
The Hiddingh Campus, at the University of Cape Town, in the downtown area. There will be parking for local delegates. Click here to see the location, the cross in the centre of your screen - a wonderful location from which to explore the city before and after the congress.
THE RECEPTION AND ART EXHIBITION, SUSPICIOUS MIND:
The reception will take place on the Thursday evening, and we are most honored and fortunate to have Archbishop Desmond Tutu open the event.
Following this, we will attend an interactive art exhibition, Suspicious Mind, introduced by Prof Pippa Skotnes, Director of the Centre for Curating the Archive at the University of Cape Town. This exhibition, inspired by the congress, will run alongside it. Curated by Nina Liebenberg and Fabian Saptouw, both artists and teachers, and supported by an online catalogue created by the Honours in Curatorship students, the exhibition will engage delegates who have been asked beforehand for contributions. Click here to find out how you contribute to the exhibition and have your portrait painted remotely for the exhibition!
MEET AND GREET?
As in Athens, we have arranged a pre-congress Meet & Greet in Cape Town.
We will meet up at 6:00 pm on the Wednesday evening at the fun and very Cape Town Kloof Street House close to the hotels (at 30 Kloof Street). Click here for more information and to register as we need to give the venue an idea of numbers. See you there!...
THE OPTIONAL DINNER:
The optional dinner will be on the evening of Friday 23 August. It will be held at the award-winning Solms-Delta Wine Estate in the beautiful Cape Winelands, leaving Cape Town by coach by 3:30 pm. Visit the acclaimed Museum van de Caab, enjoy a wine tasting, traditional Cape music, a tour of the fynbos culinary garden, musical instrument-making, and more. Again, we will be fortunate to have among us an important figure in South Africa's political life, and the Western Cape in particular: Premier Helen Zille who will say a few works (and answer a few questions). Last but not least, enjoy a delicious Cape buffet dinner – an altogether unforgettable experience!
BOOK A 12-DAY/11-NIGHT TOUR PACKAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA (INCL. THE CONGRESS) AUGUST 15-26, 2013:
Beginning on 15 August with a safari, then Cape Town and its environs
NYPSI, the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, together with the Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis, have organised a wonderful Congress Tour Package starting in Johannesburg on August 15 with a three-day safari in a five-star lodge in Pilanesberg National Park adventure, a group flight to Cape Town to a five-star hotel, and optional attendance at our congress, registration fee included (with full tour options available to those not attending). There will be also an overlap for the opening reception with Desmond Tutu on 22 August, and the visit to Solms Delta Vineyard with Mark Solms on Friday 23 August. Have a look at the itinerary - hurry, places are limited!
ACCOMMODATION & TOURS:
We are able to offer a wide range of rooms (all the hotel prices include breakfast), from backpackers to 5 star, and our prices (protected by the Tourism Bureau) are more competitive than via the internet. All the accommodation is close to the congress venue. Top of the range are the Mount Nelson, a traditional Riviera-style 5 star hotel, and the African Pride, just next door to the congress venue, a very Cape Town modern and beautiful boutique hotel. The four other hotels offer less amenities but are also very comfortable. We have also included two nearby guesthouses - a very Cape Town thing - these are smaller than hotels, but just as comfortable and pleasant. Finally, our two backpackers establishment have single rooms, and Daddy Long Legs, in trendy Long Street, has en-suite bathrooms! And their rooms are fun...
Click here for the list of accommodation tours and airport transfers, and booking facility (at the end of the document) (NB the above optional pre-congress tour is not part of this list, as it is organised separately).
Click here to book directly.
For information purposes: £1 is worth approximately ZAR (South African Rand) 14; US$1 is worth ZAR 8.58; and €1 is worth ZAR 11.83 (mid-bank rates mid-May 2013).
EATING IN AND AROUND CAPE TOWN:
The food in the Western Cape is fabulous, as is the wine. 7th Sense have prepared for you a list of some of the best restaurants in Cape Town, and nearby. Do print it out to take with you as you will need the phone numbers it contains - booking is essential. Click here for the list.
As always when travelling abroad, comprehensive travel insurance is advisable, and it is a requirement of our tour operator, 7th Sense.
We are pleased to be able to offer NPSA delegates a special car-hire rate of Rand 200 per day (instead of R245). Go to www.capeviewcarhire.co.za and quote NPSA to receive the discount. See below for information on driving locally.
DRIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA:
As in the UK, driving is on the left side. Click here for more information on all sorts of aspects of driving in SA.
TIME IN CAPE TOWN:
The local time is GMT + 1 (August 2013).
ELECTRICITY IN SOUTH AFRICA:
Click here for some useful information. The voltage is 230 - click here for an image.
It is usually around 16-18 Celsius late August in Cape Town, with occasional showers. Something like April in the northern hemisphere, but more, and as difficult to predict!
VACCINATIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICA:
There are is no vaccination requirement for South Africa. The hepatitis A vaccine is recommended by many health practitioners though, and malaria prevention is recommended for some areas in the north of the country - very far from Cape Town!
VISAS FOR SOUTH AFRICA:
Citizens from the USA, and many Europeans countries, are not required to get visas for short stays. Click here to see if your country is exempt; check with your travel agent as well.
FLYING TO CAPE TOWN:
Book early, and come via Johannesburg - it is often cheaper. From the UK, it may be cheaper to fly to South Africa from Europe (Frankfurt, Paris, Istanbul, etc.) rather than directly from the UK. Note that South African authorities require two blank passport pages for their entry and exit stamps. As most countries, they also require the passport to be valid for at least six months after arrival.
ARRIVING IN CAPE TOWN:
Click here to book your airport transfers.
GETTING AROUND IN CAPE TOWN:
Information will follow.
SAFETY IN CAPE TOWN:
Downtown Cape Town is now safe during the day. There is City security personnel (CCID) on just about every street corner. The historic quarter, where our congress will take place, is wonderful area to explore. At night, it is advisable to either walk along the main street, Long Street, which is always busy, or walk in groups or by taxi. As in all large cities, be careful when using a mobile phone, don't carry a bulky handbag and keep expensive items in the hotel safe.
ABOUT CAPE TOWN'S PENGUINS:
Click here to find out more about them.
International NPSA Organising Committee: Anna Chapman, Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Mark Solms, Oliver Turnbull, and Maggie Zellner
The congress is organised by the International Neuropsychoanalysis Centre in London on behalf of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society