We invite you to Brisbane, Australia, for the 17th World Congress, June 7-11, 2020.
The conference theme is Creating stories in Infant Mental Health: research, recovery and regeneration. Australia is a land with a rich story-telling history. Come and join us to reflect on our shared infant mental health journey and create new stories together.
Call for Abstracts has been closed. Authors of abstracts will be notified in early December 2019 on the outcome of their submission, including presentation time & date details, if accepted. Abstracts will only be accepted if the presenting author has registered and paid by the presenter registration deadline of 16 March 2020.
Presenter deadline to register 16 March 2020, 11:59pm AEST
Standard 17 March 2020 – 11 June 2020
What Attendees of Previous WAIMH Congresses Say
WAIMH was an energizing experience, connecting with friends met at previous Congresses, meeting new colleagues, and hearing messages from those committed to making the world safer and more emotionally safe for infants and young children. Congratulations and thank you to all who made the 2018 Congress such a meaningful event.
Margaret C. Holmberg, Ph.D. IMH-E®
President, Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health
Connecticut Association for IMH, Board Member
It was an honor and a privilege to attend the 16th World Congress for Infant Mental Health in Rome. The opportunity to listen and witness the research, clinical interventions and cross-cultural studies that held varying perspectives of caregiving practices and socio- emotional health was an amazing gift.
Karol Wilson, LMSW, IMH-E®
Infant Mental Health Mentor, Trainer, and Reflective Supervisor
Starfish Agency, Detroit, Michigan
A month after the event, I find myself still in awe of the experience of attending the WAIMH Congress in Rome. The future of the field of infant mental health felt limitless as I sat in the plenary room with 1,750 other individuals. I could feel, hear, and see the energy, passion and dedication we had in common. Thank-you to the WAIMH staff and Congress planning committee for providing us the space to be inspired!
Ashley McCormick, LMSW, IMH-E®
Endorsement & Communications Coordinator
Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health
The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) is a not-for-profit organization for scientific and educational professionals.
WAIMH's central aim is to promote the mental wellbeing and healthy development of infants throughout the world, taking into account cultural, regional, and environmental variations, and to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge.
WAIMH Central Office
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences
Arvo Ylpön katu 34
Phone: +358 50 4627379
World Association for Infant Mental Health
Room 7 Human Ecology Building
552 W. Circle Drive
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Phone: +1 517 355 3397