WAIMH started the Sponsor a Delegate program in 2012 WAIMH Cape Town congress under the leadership of Professor Astrid Berg. Individuals and organisations, e.g. affiliates, can donate participation fees to persons from developing countries.
The Local organising committee in Cape Town, South Africa was successful in attracting participants from 39 countries, including India for the first time in WAIMH history, and participants from Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, and Thailand. Read about memories from the congress in South Africa: by Neta Guttman-Avner, Maree Foley and Elizabeth Tuters.
Many of our colleagues in less well resourced countries and those in the midst of major conflicts and civil disruption will find it difficult to find funds and support to attend and participate in the WAIMH Congresses.
Our Sponsor a Delegate Program as part of the World Congress provides colleagues from developing countries, and those in the midst of major conflict or catastrophe, an opportunity to attend the Congress, hear the range of scientific presentations and importantly meet with the members of the infant mental health community in person.
When you come to register for the Congress please keep this in mind. You may wish to add a small amount to your Congress registration. It’s easy to do when you get to the latter stages of the registration process.
President Campbell Paul said that he believes the WAIMH worldwide community is thoughtful and generous, and he is sure that any of our colleagues from such diverse communities would be extremely appreciative of financial support to attend the Congress. He wants to thank you for your consideration in advance.
The WAIMH 18th World Congress takes place in beautiful Dublin with the theme: “EARLY RELATIONSHIPS MATTER: ADVANCING PRACTICE, POLICY AND RESEARCH IN INFANT MENTAL HEALTH”. You are welcome to register, and please note the Sponsor a Delegate donation option alongside the registration: https://www.waimh2023.org/reg-2/