Abstract submission for WAIMH 2023 is open

18th World Congress for the World Association for Infant Mental Health

Early Relationships Matter: Advancing Practice, Policy and Research in Infant Mental Health

15-19 July 2023

Dublin, Ireland

Abstract submission now open

Scientific and clinical abstracts are invited under the following presentation submission categories:

  • Brief Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Poster workshop
  • Workshop
  • Symposium
  • Video presentation
  • Find out more about each of the categories here.

Authors wishing to submit either a clinical or scientific abstract are requested to submit a maximum of 300 words (excluding the title, authors and affiliations) through the online submission portals on the Congress website www.waimh2023.org/abstracts-2/, under one of the following themes:

  • Advocacy and infant mental health policy
  • Antenatal and perinatal practices
  • Attachment: research, security of attachment and disorders of attachment
  • Caregiving contexts
  • Cross cultural studies – Global strategies for infants, families and communities
  • Early development, child health and mental health
  • Evaluation and outcomes: scientific studies and early interventions
  • Infant mental health services, training, teaching, supervision and consultation
  • Observation and assessment: diagnosis, treatment and clinical issues
  • Parent-infant interaction and early relationship development
  • Parenting and family process
  • Prematurity and high-risk infants
  • Problems, symptoms and disorders of the infant
  • Problems with parenting and high risk families (e.g. adolescent parenting, parental substance abuse, family violence and child abuse)
  • Promotion and prevention in community context
  • Ethical responses to cultural diversity, equity and racism

Submission deadline extended to Monday 14 November 2022.