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Stockholm, Sweden 2015


The 57th Annual IMTA Conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden from September 21st till September 25th 2015 and was hosted by the Swedish Defence University, the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Defence Recruitment Agency. This year's theme was 'Psychological selection, leadership and security in a high-risk military context: Theory and practice' and the venue was the Scandic Star Sollentuna Hotel.

212 participants from 33 nations enjoyed the full program with up to four parallel tracks, including 3 keynotes and about 100 paper presentations, symposia and posters.

The IMTA Steering Committee endorsed the nomination of COL Dr Eri Hidayat for the 2015 Harry H. Greer Award.

The Steering Committee was very pleased to accept a new IMTA member:

  • The 'Society for Military Psychology (Division 19 of the American Psychological Association) ' represented by Dr Marty Wiskoff

The conference also included warm and well attended social events: a ‘Meet and Greet’, a very nice buffet at the City Hall by invitation of the City Council of Stockholm and the traditional banquet at the Royal Karlberg Palace. A guided tour to the Vasa museum and Drottningholm after the end of the conference made the week outstanding.

Maria ForsBrandebo, Anne Lindqvist, Rose-Marie Lindgren and their team did a wonderful job to make the 57th IMTA conference an outstanding one. Cogratulations to all!

Anne Lindqvist, Rose-Marie Lindgren and Maria ForsBrandebo representing the hosting organizations. With special thanks to Anna Karin Berglund and Lena Carlsson.
The 2015 group picture
General Klas Eksell and Susan Truscott, IMTA chair, at the opening of the IMTA banquet, Karlberg Palace
Col Dr Eri Hidayat, Psychological Service - Indonesian National Army, 2015 Harry H. Greer Award recipient