ISSPD Congress 2023

XVIIII Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders

1-3 November 2023 | Sydney Masonic Centre

Collaboration for a global future

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President’s message

Giles Newton-Howes President ISSPD
It is with great pleasure that the ISSPD 2023 Congress Organizing Committee, and myself, wish to welcome all of our ISSPD friends and colleagues to our ISSPD Congress, 1-3 November 2023. We are delighted to be able to plan and present a face-to-face Congress in Sydney, Australia. Although we enjoyed a successful 2021 congress virtually, it is fantastic that in 2023 we will be able to meet, continue to develop our understandings, and meet world leaders in the field back in person at this 18th Congress. This Congress gives us the opportunity to reach out to colleagues around the world, and we are also delighted to announce the integration of family, carer and consumers into our Congress for the first time, growing on the successful family days that have run alongside Congress since 2015.

We are working hard to ensure the program is lively, cutting edge and provides access to the wide array of research in the personality disorder field. We have secured a broad array of plenary speakers and master clinicians with the capacity to engage and interact with leaders in the field. By inviting word leaders there is the opportunity to hear what is current now, and to present your work to this high impact audience.

Sydney is a vibrant and exciting city and we are proud to be able to show the hospitality of Australasia. We are sure delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy Sydney during the Congress and hope you will be able to stay after (or before) to enjoy the wide array of opportunities there are down under.

I would like to acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land and pay my respects to the Elders both past and present.

I look forward to welcoming you to Sydney in 2023.

Key Dates


Oral Call for Abstracts

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May 2023

Preliminary Program Released

September 2023

Final Program Released


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