The WAIMH Congress in Brisbane will be a Hybrid Congress in that you will have the opportunity to participate either in person in Brisbane or virtually (on-line) from your home. On behalf of the WAIMH 2021 Organising Committee we want to let you know that it is full steam ahead to bring you an amazing hybrid Congress. The Congress committees are regularly meeting and planning for WAIMH 2021. We thank you for your continued support.
The Congress theme, ‘Creating stories in Infant Mental Health: research, recovery and regeneration’, invites you to create stories that will help infants thrive to live compassionate, creative and productive lives, and to share those stories with the wider Infant Mental Health community from around the world.
Australia is an ancient land, created from many and varied stories. Indigenous stories of a deep connection to land, wind, water and Elders past, present and future. Stories of hardship, loss, and trauma; and stories of great courage, perseverance and mate ship. Stories of multiculturalism, refuge, hope and new beginnings.
The WAIMH Congress in Brisbane will be a hybrid Congress in that you will be able to have the opportunity to participate in the Congress in one of two ways. If travel allows, you can participate in WAIMH 2021 by attending the Congress live in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. For those unable to travel, you can participate in WAIMH 2021 virtually (on-line) from your home or office.
Virtual (online) attendees will be able to participate in live streamed sessions & view pre-recorded content in a lively and interactive way from your home or office in your own country. Virtual attendees will also have the opportunity to network and engage with other WAIMH attendees, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors. Virtual attendees have the opportunity to view content live streamed in real time, or on-demand at any time, making the virtual attendee experience customisable to your time schedule and time-zone. Virtual attendees will have access to all content via the virtual portal for three (3) months post Congress, so there is plenty of time to watch it all!
Live attendees in Brisbane will be able to participate in live sessions, networking and engaging, the welcome reception & congress dinner. Live attendees in Brisbane have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with colleagues, speakers and other WAIMH delegates throughout the Congress. Live attendees will also gain access to the virtual portal, where they will be able to access all online content as well. This means live attendees will also get to access to view all Congress presentations for three (3) months post Congress. You don’t have to miss any presentations!
The Hybrid format of WAIMH 2021 creates an opportunity for even more people to participate than before. We encourage those who may not have attended WAIMH 2021 in person, to consider registration as a virtual attendee. The Congress organisers and the Scientific Program Committee are working to ensure that the WAIMH 2021 program remains high quality and delivered in an engaging and exciting way.
Virtual registration and live in person registration rates are available via the online registration form. All attendees with a current WAIMH Congress registration will be contacted via email in January 2021 and provided options relating to registration, virtual registration and refunds. Registered delegates will be provided a selection of three (3) options available for their registration.