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Call for Presentations--Child and Youth Mental Health Matters

Deadline September 26, 2011

First National Parental Mental Health Conference
First International Young Carers Congress
Third International World Congress on Children of Parents with Mental Illness

May 6-8, 2012
Vancouver, BC


The Organizing Committee of “Child and Mental Health Matters” is inviting interested people to submit abstracts for consideration on in the three theme areas of the conference:

  • Parental Mental Health
  • Children of Parents with Mental Illness
  • Young Carers

Submissions that cross the themes are also welcome. The abstracts will be peer reviewed.   

Types of Presentations


  • Each presentation will be 20 minutes in length followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Presentations will take place in 90 minute sessions. Each session will be comprised of three 30 minute presentations.


  • There will be a limited number of 90 minute workshops. The workshops will focus on practice issues. Each workshop will allocate time for at least 20 minutes of discussion.

Interactive Poster Presentations

  • Posters will be presented in poster sessions grouped by subject.  Each presenter will be assigned a brief period of time to present the contents of their poster. There will be an opportunity for session participants to discuss the issues raised by the poster presenters.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted online at with the following information included: Title, Author(s), Presenter(s), Presentation Level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), Full Address, Phone/Fax  Numbers, Email Address, Organization/Affiliation, and Presentation Summary (300 word maximum). If you are submittng a presentation or workshop, please include learning objectives and a brief 50 word description for  the program brochure.

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