On April 13, we will be meeting for the ITI Annual Conference hosted by the ITI Section Germany in Berlin. The Annual Conference is picking up on the Consensus Conference statements published in October 2018 that resulted from the Consensus Conference in Amsterdam earlier in the same year. The official title is: Implementing the ITI Consensus Statements 2018 in everyday practice. Members of the Consensus team 2018 will be presenting the results of their discussions, putting them into the context of daily practice to give you concrete tips that you can take back with you and immediately apply in your practice. For an idea of the many different topics that will be covered, just take a look at the scientific program for the day.

The program will be in English with simultaneous translation into German and, as in previous years, ITI Fellows and Members from the host Section are invited to attend the Annual Conference free of charge. The German Section is also organizing a Young ITI Meeting on the day before (April 12). The two plenary lectures will be held in German with simultaneous translation into English and one of the six interactive sessions in each block will be available in English.

As always, the Annual Conference will be followed by the Annual General Meeting in which all ITI Fellows are invited to participate. This, in turn, will be followed by the Annual Dinner – an opportunity to spend time with friends and colleagues from all over the world.

Anyone who has not been to Berlin before and, indeed, even if you already know this city that is so packed with history: make sure to allocate a couple of days in your schedule so you can explore a few of the highlights. It is an opportunity to pay a visit to Checkpoint Charlie, the city-sector border between East and West Berlin, as well as the Berlin Wall, one section of which is known as the East Side Gallery and bears the work of 105 artists. The historical Brandenburg Gate is close to parliament and the magnificent dome of the Reichstag and just 20 minutes’ walk from Berlin’s most beautiful square: Gendarmenmarkt. And if you manage all of the above then you will likely need to spend a while recovering in one or more of Berlin’s many very welcoming cafes.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.


Daniel Wismeijer Johannes Kleinheinz Bilal Al-Nawas
Chair, ITI Education Committee Chair, ITI Section Germany Education Delegate, ITI Section Germany
Scientific Program Committee Scientific Program Committee Scientific Program Committee

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