On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the 13th
International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD) Congress in Copenhagen as a sponsor.
ISSPD is an attractive platform to promote your organization to a relevant and interested audience. The conference will bring together the world's leading experts in personality disorder research, acting as a forum for ideas to be exchanged, experiences shared, education developed and innovation inspired.
This Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus outlines opportunities for organizations to maximize visibility to participants attending this exciting event. We would like your organization to be among the first to take a pre-eminent position by taking up the opportunities contained in this proposal.
We look forward to welcoming you as a proud sponsor of ISSPD 2013 “Bridging personality and psychopathology: The person behind the illness”, Copenhagen, Denmark 2013.
Chair Local Organizing Committee
The CongressRun every two years the conference brings together international researchers and clinicians
focusing on the causes, diagnosis and management of personality disorders and comorbid disorders such as mood disorders and ADHD.
With international speakers presenting on themes such as new theories on developmental psychopathology; a better understanding of the gene-environment interactions and neurobiology, in particular in the Borderline Personality Disorder and Psychopathy; a clearer understanding of the role of personality in etiology and pathogenesis in all mental illnesses; the role of personality for the therapeutic alliance; new evidence-based psychotherapies, which have contributed to the fact that personality disorders have a more benign course than we previously thought. Research in personality and its disorders have contributed to significant advances in national guidelines, service delivery, and the clinical applicability of new treatment programs.
In 2013 we are excited to be bringing this meeting to Copenhagen, Denmark well-known for its track record in holding excellent conferences. It will provide a forum for members around the world to present the latest research and facilitate this practice in education and treatment. The conference will combine the best of Denmark hospitality with an exciting scientific program, and a unique social program to make for a truly memorable experience. The conference is expected to attract between 300 and 500 leading practicing medical practitioners, psychologists researchers, clinical educators, students and other professionals in the field.
The program will include International plenary speakers by the current leaders in the field on the different approaches to our understanding of personality and psychopathology and different treatment approaches, include Professor John Gunderson, Professor Larry Siever, Professor John Livesley, and Professor Glen Gabbard.
About ISSPDThe purpose of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders is to establish an international link between people around the world involved in the study of personality disorders.
The society aims at stimulating and improving collaboration in research and education, and in the exchange of clinical experience in the field of personality disorders. It focuses on two activities -- the Journal of Personality Disorders and the ISSPD International Congresses which serve to promote international collaboration and communication that will advance understanding and the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders.
Why should you support ISSPD 2013?ISSPD will provide a unique educational environment dedicated to the exchange of leading edge personality disorder research, treatment and commercial intelligence. As such, aligning your organization with the conference will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate corporate relationships and expose your organization to your key markets. With between 300 and 500 delegates expected to attend, the reasons to participate are plentiful and varied:
• The conference will have an international focus and will address PD research and treatment, both now and in the future. With an outstanding international faculty of expert speakers the scientific program promises to deliver a world-class event.
• Sponsorship provides an excellent opportunity to promote your organization, to support your
brand and to maintain a high profile among specialists before, during and after the event.
• Your organization’s involvement, commitment and support for ISSPD will be widely
acknowledged leading up to, and during the conference.
• Conference participants are keen to improve their knowledge. Aligning your organization with this powerful educational experience demonstrates your commitment to assisting their
• Your representatives can mix informally with professionals from around the world.
• Your organization will benefit significantly from exposure to an interested, relevant and influential audience in an informal yet informative environment away from the competition of everyday distractions.
• Sponsorship contributes to the promotion, planning and operation of the conference, reducing the overall cost of managing and staging the event and enabling a higher level of participation by delegates from less advantaged countries.
ISSPD delegate profile• Leading practicing medical practitioners
• Clinical educators
• Policy makers
• Other professionals in the field of personality disorders
Local Organizing CommitteePer Sørensen (Chair)
Sune Bo Hansen
Bo Jensen Hou
Scientific CommitteeErik Simonsen (Chair), DK
Anthony Bateman, UK
Andrew Chanen, Australia
Andrea Fossati, Italy
John G. Gunderson, US
Sabine Herpertz, Germany
Morten Hesse, DK
Morten Kjølbye, DK
Mickey Kongerslev, DK
Robert F. Krueger, US
W. John Livesley, US
Birgit Bork Mathiesen, DK
Theodore Millon, US
John M. Oldham, US
Liselotte Pedersen, DK
Kenneth Silk, US
Sebastian Simonsen, DK
Per Sørensen, DK