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14th World Association for Infant Mental Health World Congress

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) # | Edinburgh, UK
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Title: 14th World Association for Infant Mental Health World Congress
Specialty: , Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dates: From Jun, 14, 2014 to Jun, 18, 2014
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 170 to 735 GBP
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Edinburgh, UK

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Welcome to the website for the 14th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

The 2014 World Association for Infant Mental Health Congress is being held in Edinburgh, Scotland’s, famous and beautiful capital city, and will showcase innovative research and clinical practice in Infant Mental Health from around the world.

This website provides access to the planned programme of plenary presentations, clinical teach-ins, workshops, poster sessions and social events. You will also find links to enable you to submit an abstract and for delegate registration, in addition to practical information and details about other features of the congress including accommodation and travel.  This website will be regularly updated, as we acquire new information that we can share with you.

We would like to thank all our sponsors and exhibitors for their generous support, particularly Marketing Edinburgh and VisitScotland.

This WAIMH Congress is great opportunity to meet other people working in the field, and to learn about cutting-edge research and clinical practice on diverse aspects of infant mental health.

For more information about WAIMH and membership please visit

We look forward to seeing you there.

Professor Jane Barlow
Dr Jonathan Delafield-Butt
Dr Dilys Daws
The Local Organising Committee

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The Sheraton Grand Hotel 5*

1 Festival Square Edinburgh EH3 9SR
How to Book: +44 0131 229 9131 and ask for in-house reservations
Booking Code: WAIMH 2014
B&B: £220 Single / £240 Double
Rate available until: Thursday 3rd April 2014
Cancellation Terms: 24 hour cancellation policy

Hilton Grosvenor 4*

5 – 21 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF
Use this link to book
Booking Code: WAIMH 2014
B&B: £130 Single / £140 Double
Rate available until: Thursday 1st May 2014
Cancellation Terms: Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 28 days prior to arrival

Ibis Edinburgh Centre 3*

6 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW
How to Book: +44) 0131 240 7000 email
Booking Code: WAIMH 2014 / 333205
B&B: £104 Single / £109 Double
Rate available until: Friday 11th April 2014
Cancellation Terms: Cancellations free of charge up to 45 days prior to arrival

Premier Inn Haymarket 3*

1 Morrison Link Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 8DN
How to Book: +44 131 656 4345 or email
or complete the booking form
Booking Code: WAIMH 2014
B&B: £97.75 Single / £106 Double
Rate available until: Allocation currently full.  The best available rate will be given.
Cancellation Terms: 1pm on the day of arrival to cancel room free of charge

Smart City Hostels

50 Blackfriars St Edinburgh EH1 1NE
How to Book: +44 131 524 3251or email
Booking Code: WAIMH 2014
B&B: £85.00 Single / £90 Double
Rate available until: Thursday 1st May 2014
Cancellation Terms: Cancellations within 48 hours will be charged the first nights accommodation.

Fountain Court Apartments

228 Morrison Street
8 x 1 bedroom apartments (double) £76 per night (1-2 sharing)

123 Grove Street
4 x 1 bedroom apartments (double) £82 per night (1-2 sharing)
6 x 2 bedroom apartments (6 x twin/twin) £109 per night (1 – 2 sharing) £140 per night (3 – 4 sharing)

41-47 Grove Street – Harris
4 x 1 bedroom apartments (double) £92 per night (1-2 sharing)
2 x 2 bedroom apartments (double/twin) £129 per night (1 – 2 sharing) £160 per night (3-4 sharing)

121 Grove Street – Grove Executive
4 x 2 bedroom apartments (double/double) £159 per night (1 – 2 sharing) £190 per night (3-4 sharing)

10 Young Street – Stewart
6 x 1 bedroom apartments (double) £135 per night (1-2 sharing)

1 Lower Gilmore Bank, EQ2
6 x 2 bedroom apartments (double/twin)

£175 per night (1 – 2 sharing)
£209 per night (3 – 4 sharing)

2 x 3 bedroom apartments (double/twin/twin)

£245 per night (1 – 3 sharing)
£279 per night (4 – 6 sharing)

How to Book: Please email:
Booking Code: WAIMH 2014
Rate available until: Friday 2nd May 2014
Cancellation Terms: 14 days prior to arrival – 1 night’s accommodation to be charged
7 days prior to arrival – No refund given unless apartment is resold for duration of the stay
2 days prior to arrival – No refund given

On A Budget

If you wish to share a room with a colleague to reduce your accommodation costs, please book a TWIN room. Only one of you will need to make the reservation and provide credit cards details. Please decide between yourselves who will do this.

If you would like to be put in touch with other delegates who are looking to share and therefore split the cost of accommodation. Please email the conference organiser and we will pass on contact details.

There are many low budget accommodation options in Edinburgh including a fantastic selection of Guesthouses. Please go to the Scottish Tourist Board website VisitScotland for more information.

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Submission Info

Abstracts were invited under the following categories:

  • Adolescent Parenting
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Antenatal and Perinatal Practices
  • Assessment for Family Law Issues, including Child Abuse and Custody
  • Assessment: Diagnostic & Clinical Issues
  • Attachment Studies and Clinical Disorders
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Caregiving Contexts
  • Cross Cultural Studies
  • Emotion Regulation and Disorders of Temperament
  • Evaluating Parent-Infant Psychotherapy
  • Father Infant Interaction
  • Infant Depression and Early Psychopathology
  • Infant Mental Health Services and Training
  • Mother-Infant Interaction
  • Parenting and Family Process
  • Prematurity and High Risk Infants
  • Preventive-Intervention and Community Context
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Authors wishing to submit an abstract were requested to submit a 300 word paper (excluding title) in English Language.

The primary presenting author was required to be registered for the conference. The details submitted within the abstract submission system for the primary author will automatically appear in the programme and abstract book produced. Please note that if the primary author does not register the abstract will be withdrawn.

Authors will be able to create the abstract online and may return to the site as necessary to edit the text of the abstract until the final submission of October 20th, 2013 (GMT). Please note: no changes will be possible after this date.

The primary presenter will receive automatic acknowledgement of receipt of abstract via e-mail.

  • The overall limit for abstracts will be 300 words. Introduction (50 words) Methods (100 words) Results (100 words) Conclusion (50 words). The title will not be included in the word count
  • Abstracts are peer reviewed in a blind evaluation process
  • Accepted abstracts will be published online as a supplement to the Infant Mental Health Journal
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by at least one of the author(s), if accepted, to present, register, and pay the Congress registration fee
  • Abstract acceptance will be communicated to the primary presenter via email by 15th January 2014

Specific Guidelines for Submission of Symposium and Poster Workshop

For submission of symposium and poster workshop we expect the chairperson or the person organizing a symposium to structure the content and submit a joint abstract of the symposium as the primary presenter. In the abstract we need to have a clear description of the contents of the symposium. The information of all presenters needs to be saved in the space reserved for author information. The joint abstract of a symposium can be submitted at the same time as the abstracts of the single presentations.

Once you have submitted your abstract you are able to return and edit the abstract up until the submission deadline.

To download the specific instructions on how to submit a symposium or poster workshop please click here.

Presentation Categories

Clinical Teach-in
The goal of a teach-in is to review experience and knowledge about clinical experience/cases. Teach-ins are scheduled for 90 minutes.

Poster presentations are best suited to reporting of results from a single empirical investigation or presentations of a clinical, educational, training, evaluation, or intervention program. Posters are displayed for half a day. The author(s) must be present at the poster at a scheduled two-hour period in order to discuss the poster with participants.

Poster Workshop
Poster Workshops consist of regular posters that are organized around specific themes. Poster workshops cannot contain more than eight posters. Poster workshops are assembled in one of two ways:

  1. A group of investigations from diverse laboratories/ clinics/countries can propose a thematic poster workshop. All primary authors should submit their own abstract and indicate the title of the poster workshop.
  2. The Program Committee may assemble a group of abstracts that share a common theme and assign them to a separate poster workshop. In this case, the moderator for the poster workshop session will be selected by the Program Committee.

Poster workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes.

Workshops are designed to exchange information about a particular body of knowledge, clinical treatment, teaching technique, assessment or research instrument, or methodology. A workshop should include a small number of presenters (generally no more than two) and the emphasis should be on disseminating specific knowledge. Because workshops are tutorial in nature, active discussion between audience and presenters should take place throughout the session. Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes.

A symposium must include three or four presentations on a related topic (clinical issue, research finding, policy issue). Symposia with more than four speakers will not be accepted. Symposia that feature active panel debate about a topic, or present various perspectives about a topic, are preferred to those in which speakers all report from the same perspective. It is important to recognize the interdisciplinary and international nature of WAIMH when organizing a symposium. Preference will also be given to symposia that report longitudinal outcomes of 0-3 clinical and scientific studies. Symposia are scheduled for 90 minutes, 30 of which should involve active discussion with the audience.

Video Presentation
Video presentations are used to demonstrate or teach about new clinical or research evaluation tools and methods. These presentations run once during the time of parallel sessions, and are restricted to 45 minutes. Presenters must be available at the scheduled time. The video format to be used is *.wmv. Special video formats have to be approved well in advance of the congress.

Special note
The Programme Committee will use the reviewer scoring to structure, if necessary, also 45 min Clinical Teach-ins, Workshops and Symposia.


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