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Hamburg, Germany 2014

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The 56th Annual IMTA Conference was held in Hamburg, Germany from October 27th till October 31st 2014 and was hosted by the Military Psychological Service of the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) in cooperation with the Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg (University of the Federal Armed Forces). The venue was the NH Hamburg Horn Hotel.

167 participants from 25 nations enjoyed the full program with four parallel tracks including 3 keynotes, and about 84 paper presentations, symposia and posters.

The IMTA Steering Committee unanimously endorsed the nomination of Dr Martin F. Wiskoff for the 2014 Harry H. Greer Award.

The Steering Committee was very pleased to accept two new IMTA members:

  • The 'Swedish Defense Recruitment Agency' represented by Rose-Marie Lindgren, Chief psychologist
  • The 'Danish Defense Personnel Organization - Recruitment Branch' represented by Svend-Erik Olsen, Psychologist, Team leader

The conference also included warm and well attended social events: a ‘Meet and Greet’, the IBTA and the traditional banquet at the NH Hamburg Horn Hotel. A guided tour to the city and the harbour after the end of the conference made the week outstanding.

Günter Kreim, Jens Kowalski and their team did an excellent job to make the 56th IMTA conference a memorable one. Well done everyone!

Ministerialrat Günter Kreim, Head of the Military Psychological Service of the German Federal Armed Forces, LTG Peter Schelzig, Vice Chief of Defence of the German Federal Armed Forces and Prof Dr Wilfried Seidel, President of the Helmut Schmidt University, University of the German Federal Forces.
The 2014 Conference theme: Psychological fitness
Susan Truscott, IMTA Chair and Dr Marty Wiskoff, the 2014 Harry H. Greer Award recipient
Some members of the 2014 team. With special thanks to Joachim Hille, Larissa Krex and Anastassiya Kovaleva.