Conference sessions will be scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday 29th May and all day Thursday 30th May to Saturday 1st June. All registered participants are invited to a welcome reception on the evening of the 29th and the conference dinner on Saturday 1st June

Register as a member of the APL

Annual membership rates are 100USD for faculty and 75USD for students and the underemployed

Conference registration is 100USD for faculty and 75USD for students and the underemployed

Conference registration includes access to daily receptions, the conference dinner and refreshments (coffee/tea) during the event.

All conference attendees must have up to date membership dues and registration fees to participate. Registration on site will be 120USD


Sunday Excursion: Trieste

Following the historical footsteps of open psychiatry and great writers in the multicultural city

Trieste used to be Austrian for over 5 centuries. And for over 2 centuries it served as the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s main port, thus attracting a large number of merchants from the most different countries and developing into a cosmopolite, multicultural and multireligious town. The 20th century was all but boring: Trieste had to change flags 5 times (among others under British-American military administration), it experienced the different dictatorships and became legally Italian in 1975. For many Central European Jews it was 'the gate to Zion' in the years 1938-1943.

Trieste is a town of countless contradictions, which may have contributed to the increase of mental illnesses, to a certain kind of “craziness” (sometimes in a positive way...). As a consequence of its location with a look onto Central Europe, Trieste has always been a gate from both a geographical and cultural point of view: Psychoanalysis was introduced to Italy by Edoardo Weiss, the Triestine physician who translated Sigmund Freud.


Time Event
7 am Departure Klagenfurt
10 am Arrival Trieste

Guided Tour “Parco San Giovanni – Park of the Psychiatric Hospital”

We will start our exploration of the multicultural town Trieste with a walk through the Park of the Psychiatric Hospital, which was shaped in the style of Steinhof in Vienna. We will have a coffee in a bar which is also a cultural symbol for the locals and will also see the wonderful rose-garden and some of the Pavillons but also the statue of Marco Cavallo, a symbol of the psychiatry reform in the seventies. Our guide will tell us some stories about the people who worked here and anecdotes about the guests of this institution, some of whom were very creative.

Noon Time for individual experiences in town
Afternoon Guided tour “literature”

We will continue our exploration of the town through its writers, both of Italian and Slovenian language (but who often thought in German...): Italo Svevo, Um-berto Saba, Boris Pahor, Pino Roveredo (who also experienced the psychiatric hospital as a patient) and others like James Joyce.

Early evening Dinner together on a castle high above the Bay of Trieste
8 pm Departure
11 pm Arrival Klagenfurt

Estimated price: Euro 135,-

Included services:

Bus trip, small breakfast, guided tours, dinner without beverages, tour guide system, all-day tour guide