From the Kauppi Campus – News from WAIMH Central Office. 2014 WAIMH World Congress in Edinburgh Scotland

Every two years WAIMH organizes a World Congress in collaboration with a WAIMH affiliate to promote interest and new ideas in infant mental health. This year’s Congress will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland in partnership with the UK Affiliate, from June 14 to 18.

The abstract submission deadline for the 2014 WAIMH World Congress has been extended to October 20th! Be active, consider submitting an abstract for a workshop, symposium or poster and invite your colleagues to join in this fantastic event!

The 2014 WAIMH World Congress website contains all possible information about abstract submission and registration. See https:// where you will also find all of the WAIMH World Congress newsletters that offer additional information about the Congress, the plenary speakers and special attractions in Edinburgh.

WAIMH Awards

The Congress is also a time to recognize and celebrate members from around the world who have made significant contributions to the infant mental health community. WAIMH has 5 special categories for awards: the WAIMH Award, the Sonya Bemporad Award, the Serge Lebovici Award, the Réne Spitz Award and the New Investigator Award. The deadline for nominations for the different awards is December 31, 2013. Look on the WAIMH website to find out how to nominate members for each award and what materials are required for each nomination.

WAIMH and Social Media

WAIMH is about to step into the 21st century as the Board, WAIMH members and Central office staff explore new initiatives and possibilities for utilizing the web and social media! WAIMH will launch new social media projects during the next months. Remember that each of you can also contact us ( with your ideas for improving networking, connections and the visibility of our association via social media.

We are also continuously developing the WAIMH web-page ( All important notifications are posted in the web-site. Take a look! The web-page is crucial for our members, because the membership applications, renewal forms, and subscriptions for the Infant Mental Health Journal may be completed online. Please consider joining WAIMH if you are not a member or remember to renew your WAIMH membership if you haven´t already done so! The Professional membership rate is $75.00 annually and Student membership $45.00.

Members (Professional and Student members) may purchase the Infant Mental Health Journal at a very reduced subscription rate: $50 (USA), $52.50 (Canada, including $2.50 tax), or $62.50 (International orders). The journal is a remarkable membership benefit.


From the Kauppi Campus – News from WAIMH Central Office. 2014 WAIMH World Congress in Edinburgh Scotland


Kaukonen, Pälvi,
Puura, Kaija,
Sorsa, Minna,
Tampere, Finland

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