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Expanding Horizons for the Early Years 2008 Practice, Research & Promoting Change

Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMP) is pleased to announce our upcoming two-day conference at the Holiday Inn on King Street in the heart of exciting downtown Toronto.

This is the much anticipated follow-up to our enthusiastically received  2005 joint conference. We expect to host 500 + multidisciplinary professionals from across Canada and the United States who are concerned  with the care of young children and their families.  Keynote  presentations will include Recovery from Severe Deprivation:  The Bucharest Early Intervention Project with Charles Zeanah Jr; Impact of Exposure to Violence, Abuse and Neglect on Infants with Diane Benoit; What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here?  with Susan Bradley; and Screening and Identification of Maternal Depression and Anxiety in Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period: Implications for Parenting with Roseanne Clark.

Preconference workshops will be conducted on Thursday April 3rd, 2008, on Disturbances of Attachment:  A Clinical and Research Update with Charles Zeanah Jr as well as Maternal Depression and Infnat Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment Approaches for At-risk Relationships with Roseanne Clark.

Please save the dates and plan to attend this exciting event!

Abstract submissions to participate as a workshop or poster presenter will be accepted until September 30, 2007.  Sponsorship, commercial vending opportunities and exhibit space to showcase various agency programs and services are also available.  We look forward to active participation of presenters, delegates, exhibitors and sponsors as an integral part of this conference and to promote networking and learning opportunities for the delegates.

Submission forms and further information on the Expanding Horizons for the Early Years 2008 Conference can be found on IMP's website at http://www.sickkids.ca/imp or by contacting [email protected]

The final brochure and registration details will be available in January 2008.