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Congress dates


17-19 September 2013



16 September 2013

Pre-congress workshops



Dates to remember


1 November 2012

Abstract submission opens


1 December 2012

Registration opens


1 May 2013 - NEW

Deadline abstract submission


1 June 2013

Deadline early bird registration






Garder Nyhavn HCA







  Video and Audio Recordings  




Dear participants and friends of the ISSPD

The 13th ISSPD Congress on Personality Disorders, our 25 anniversary meeting was a great success! Approximately 650 participants from nearly 40 countries clearly marked the highest and most worldwide attendance than any earlier ISSPD Congress.

The 8 keynote lectures outlined important themes which are to be researched upon in the future. With nearly 20 invited symposia we also highlighted some of the most important topics in our field.

The scientific and organizing committees are of course proud of how it went. In planning the Congress we decided it would be important to keep the attention to what was presented and to store up what was said and discussed at the meeting. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that video recording of nearly all the key-notes are now available at this website. The invited symposia have been audio-taped and the connected slides to the presentations are available on the website as well.

We have also included audiotapes of the special lectures and video-taping of the opening ceremony, the young researcher’s symposium, the jubilee lecture, as well as the invited symposia held in the grand ball room.


 It is indeed a wealth of wisdom and envisioning thoughts, on which we are to build our research efforts in the future and hopefully enhance our work with the patients.

The overall theme of the Congress was “Bridging personality and psychopathology: The person behind the illness. It is our hope that you will keep this in mind thinking back on the conference. Once more we want to thank you for participating in this historic meeting, which marked a milestone in the history of the ISSPD.

We hope you will enjoy and be informed by listening to the audio-tapes and feel present and inspired while viewing the video-tapes.

On behalf of the scientific and organizing committee

Erik Simonsen
Congress President



View the ISSPD 2013 Opening Ceremony here

View the Opening Ceremony musical event - Katrine Gislinge - here