The new dates for the 17th WAIMH Congress will be 22 – 26 June 2021. 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 Congress next year that we know will be worth the wait! The Congress committees are regularly meeting and planning for WAIMH 2021. We thank you for your continued support.
The WAIMH Program Committee are excited to announce the opening of a new call for abstracts!
Postponement of the WAIMH Congress to 2021, has provided us the opportunity to build on our already confirmed program and open a new call for abstracts. The WAIMH 2021 program will be delivered in a hybrid context meaning your presentation can be presented live or virtually.
Abstracts are invited to be submitted, across all of the original presentation categories, from those who may have missed the original call for abstracts, or who have new and exciting research to present! This could include research relating to COVID-19 and the current global situation we are facing. Submissions are encouraged across a wide range of themes of relevance to Infant Mental Health and can be made via the Abstract Submission Portal below.Submit an abstract for WAIMH 2021 Download the WAIMH 2021 Call for Papers Information
|Abstracts open (new 2021 call)||1 September 2020|
|Abstract submission closes||Deadline extended until 18 October 2020, 11:59pm AEST|
|Authors notified of Initial results||November 2020|
|Authors notified of Program allocations||By 15 December 2020|
|Presenter deadline to register||31 March 2021, 11:59pm AEST|
Abstracts submitted as scientific abstracts should be organised under the following headings:
Abstracts submitted as Clinical abstracts should be organised under the following headings;
Authors will need to select up to two of the following review panel themes for their abstract submission depending on which is the most applicable.
Abstracts may be submitted for one of the following presentation categories:
Brief Oral Presentation (BOP) is an oral presentation lasting 10 minutes. There will be 90 minute BOP sessions consisting of 6-8 individual presentations. A BOP can be a presentation of a new research finding or a concise presentation of a clinical case or problem. There are two ways of submitting a BOP session. You can organize a whole BOP session with 6-8 presenters, or you can submit an individual BOP. The Programme Committee will organize individual BOP presentations to BOP sessions.
Poster presentations are best suited to reporting of results from a single empirical investigation or presentations of a clinical, educational, training, evaluation, or intervention program. Posters are displayed for half a day. The author(s) must be present at the poster at a scheduled two-hour period in order to discuss the poster with participants.
According to the customs of most international congresses, posters will play a central role at the WAIMH congress and will be the most interactive type of presentation. All posters will be placed at a highly visible location, which is conveniently located within the congress centre. The size of your poster should not exceed A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) portrait orientation. Materials to fix the posters on the poster boards will be provided.
Poster Workshops consist of regular posters that are organized around specific themes. Poster workshops can contain eight to ten posters. Poster workshops are assembled in one of two ways:
Poster Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes. Posters for poster workshops have to be fixed on the boards in the assigned rooms before the beginning of the session and have to be dismounted immediately after the poster workshop. While the workshop facilitator has some flexibility in managing the timing of sections, each workshop will consist of 5 parts.
Workshops are optimal for exchanging information about a particular body of knowledge, clinical treatment, teaching technique, assessment or research instrument, or methodology. A workshop should include a small number of presenters (generally no more than two or three) and the emphasis should be on disseminating specific knowledge. Because workshops are tutorial in nature, active discussion between audience and presenters should take place throughout the session. Workshops are scheduled for 60 minutes.
Symposia are scheduled for 90 minutes, including 3-5 oral presentations on a related topic (clinical issue, research finding, policy issue) and time for active discussion with the audience. Symposia that feature active panel debate about a topic, or present various perspectives about a topic, are preferred to those in which speakers all report from the same perspective. It is important to recognize the interdisciplinary and international nature of WAIMH when organizing a symposium. Preference will also be given to symposia that report longitudinal outcomes of 0-3 clinical and scientific studies.
Submissions for Symposia will be a two-part process.
Part 1: Overall abstract with description of symposia content, title of Symposia and list of suggested speakers is required to be submitted by the Symposium organiser during the first abstract call with 18 October 2020, 11:59pm AEST.
Part 2: Following the submission of the main Symposia abstract, the Symposium Organiser is required to submit the abstracts individually for each presentation within the Symposia. At the top of each individual abstract, the symposium organiser needs to list the name of the Symposia the abstract relates to. All individual symposia presenter abstracts need to be submitted by the deadline of 18 October 2020, 11:59pm AEST.
Video presentations are used to demonstrate or teach about new clinical or research evaluation and treatment tools and methods. These presentations run once during the time of parallel sessions, and are restricted to 45 minutes. Presenters must be available at the scheduled time.
Video presentation abstracts must be submitted via the online submission portal by deadline of 18 October 2020, 11:59pm AEST. The video presentation abstract should be no longer than the 300 word limit.
Whilst every effort will be made to accept an abstract for the presentation type selected in the submission process, the Committee reserves the right to allocate a different presentation type if more appropriate and if program space is limited.
The submission of an abstract indicates an understanding of the following rules for participation in WAIMH 2021 Congress: