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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.


Conference Brochure

Registration Form

necessary fictions daily schedule at-a-glance

Program details and presentation summaries

Dr. Ogden's Loewald Lecture

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2014 Conference Registration

Please download Registration Form or use online payment option.  Confirmation will be emailed as
soon as possible.  If an online payment transaction is completed, you are registered for the conference.
Seating for the Awards Dinner is limited.

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


Thursday evening, November 6th: Complimentary No-Host Cocktail Reception for registered attendees. This payment is for a Guest Ticket. 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:

Our Room Block has been filled.  Rooms are available at the regular rate.  


Please note as the room block is sold out, you may want to consider "Hotel Tomo" located one and a half blocks from Hotel Kabuki. or check on Yelp or Trip Advisor for other hotel options.

Thank you.


*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.