From the Kauppi Campus -News from the WAIMH Central Office

Dear Colleagues,

The WAIMH World Congress 2016 will take place in Prague in a couple of weeks. The central theme of the Congress is Infant Mental Health in a Rapidly Changing World: Conflict, adversity and resilience.

We would like to remind you on two interesting Pre-Congress Institutes and the Congress Gala Dinner.


Pre-Congress Institute I

Infant Mental Health Policy under Stable and Peaceful Conditions and During Humanitarian Crises

Sunday May 29, 2016, 10:00-15:00



Pre-Congress Institute II, organized in cooperation with Zero to Three

Diagnostic Classification DC 0-5

Sunday May 29, 2016, 10:00-16:00


Gala dinner

The Congress Gala Dinner will be a splendid mixture of local Czech culture, Middle East kitchen and Middle East music by the Heartbeat Performance Band.


Zofin palace, site of Gala Dinner in Prague World congress.

Sponsor a Delegate

Since the World Congress 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa, WAIMH has run a Sponsor a Delegate Programme in connection with World Congresses. The program started by an excellent initiative of Astrid Berg, the chair of the Local Organizing Committee in Cape Town. WAIMH has also this year launched the Sponsor a Delegate programme to support individuals from low and middle income countries to participate in the congress. A sponsorship contains the congress registration fee and four days accommodation for the congress.

The goal of WAIMH is to cover registration and accommodation expenses for as many participants as possible. The deadline for applications was 15th April. Yet, we keep the donation link open to individuals and our Affiliate associations. We encourage you to donate to the program and support young clinicians from low and middle income countries to participate in the Congress. Look for more info.

Picture of childrens feet, Adobe Stock

Social media

WAIMH members and Affiliate Associations have wished for more international networking and discussion possibilities. We are answering to this request by increasing our presence in chosen social media channels. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. In near future, we will open up easier forms of discussion for you. Do you have existing news to share with colleagues? If you would like to help WAIMH in this process, and would like to volunteer for this program, and learn something new, contact the Central Office:


Warm regards,

Pälvi, Kaija and Minna


From the Kauppi Campus -News from the WAIMH Central Office


Kaukonen, Pävi,
Executive Director,

Puura, Kaija,
Associate Executive Director,

Sorsa, Minna,
Administrative Assistant,

Tampere, Finland

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