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IFPE's 25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Necessary Fictions

November 6 - 8, 2014

Hotel Kabuki
San Francisco, California

2014 Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award:
Thomas H. Ogden, M.D.*

Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educators:
Gerald J. Gargiulo, Ph.D.
Thomas B. Kirsch, M.D.
Gayle Salamon, Ph.D.


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  (Online payment options and hotel information below.)

2014 Conference Registration


Please download Registration Form or use online payment option.  Please allow 1 - 2 weeks for email confirmation.


Thursday Evening, 11/6, No Host Cocktail Reception, Guest Ticket


Thursday evening, November 6th: Complimentary No-Host Cocktail Reception for registered attendees. You may bring guests by pre-registering them to attend the No-Host Cocktail Reception. Ticket for their attendance will be in your registration packet.  

Saturday Awards Dinner - $87 per person. Please select entree:

Saturday Night Awards Dinner, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m..  Must pre-register to attend.  Dinner ticket(s) will be in your registration packet.  Space is limited.

Hotel Kabuki

1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone:  415-922-3200          

Reservations link:

Click on “Add Special Rate Codes”, then click on “Group Code” and enter:  1104IFPE_001

Direct reservations: Sandy, 415-614-5423, or 800-533-4567. Rooms are listed under group: IFPE.

The conference rate of $199 per night, plus city & hotel taxes is available 2 nights prior and 2 nights after our contracted dates of 11/4 – 11/8, and is based upon availability. Rooms must be booked prior to October 4th to receive the conference rate.

*Regarding our Loewald award recipient: it is Dr. Ogden’s longstanding practice to decline attending conferences and therefore he will not be present at ours. However, he has written a very interesting paper especially for us, to be presented at our Loewald event -- an event conceived in conjunction with Dr. Ogden that will include his paper, attendee reverie to hearing it, and plenary discussion. Dr. Ogden feels that this plan captures the spirit of his work and of IFPE.