Dear WAIMH members,
The WAIMH needs your contribution! It is time to make nominations and elect two new members to the Board of Directors of WAIMH. The Board of Directors manages the business of the association and exercises all corporate powers. You can see the composition of the current Board of Directors on the WAIMH website (www.waimh.org à about us). There you will also find the Bylaws of the association. Article 7 of the Bylaws describes the purpose, power, election process, meetings and actions of the Board of Directors. Your role in nominating candidates and electing new directors is important to the decision making process and strength of our association.
Deborah Weatherston and Campbell Paul will end their four-year term of office in May 2013. They have worked with great dedication and warmth on behalf of WAIMH during their term. All the active WAIMH members are now kindly invited to nominate candidates for two new directors for the Board of Directors. The Call for Nominations will be sent to WAIMH members on March 7, 2013. Members will have time to nominate candidates until April 7, 2013. We hope to have many candidates who will carry on the mission of WAIMH through their work on the board. The electronic vote will be open through May 31, 2013 and we will inform you about the newly elected directors by June 5, 2013. So, please, be active, participate and influence!
The next WAIMH World Congress will take place June 14-18, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The theme for the Congress is “Babies: Their Contributions, Our Responsibilities”. Together with the Local Organising Committee and its chair, Jane Barlow, and congress organiser, In Conference, we are currently preparing the Call for Papers that will be available on the official WAIMH Congress site in March of this year. At this point we can already say that the programme will offer plenaries of the highest quality with topics ranging from parental brain research and infant brain development to attachment and psychotherapy. In addition to attending the extraordinary events planned for the Congress, you will find that Edinburgh is a beautiful city with a rich history that will be well worth spending a few days relaxing and sightseeing in before or after the Congress.
Last but not least, please renew your WAIMH membership for the year 2013 online at the WAIMH website www.waimh.org. There are two separate categories: the student (45 USD) and professional (75 USD) memberships. As a WAIMH member, you have the privilege of ordering the Infant Mental Health Journal at a special rate. The rates in 2013 are: USA 50 USD, Canada 52.50 USD and International orders 62.50 USD. All journal subscriptions are now also including access to the online IMHJ at the Wiley website. Please, contact the WAIMH Central Office, if you need guidelines or support for the membership renewal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We hope you all would be active in promoting WAIMH. From our website you can print a WAIMH Flyer to share with your colleagues. Ask them to join our multidisciplinary and global association for the benefit of infants all over the world.