WAIMH hosts a World Congress every two years, each in a different country. It has long been the tradition of the WAIMH that every second WAIMH World Congress is outside Europe.

The Board of Directors starts the process of choosing the location of a new world congress four years before the actual date of the congress.


Next World Congress


17th World Congress

Brisbane, Australia, June 7 - June 11, 2020.



Past World Congress


16th World Congress

Nature >< Nurture. New Challenges for a 3rd Millennium Infant Mental Health

Hosted by Italian Association for Infant Mental Health (AISMI)

Rome, Italy, May 26 - May 30, 2018

Congress website

Abstracts in Infant Mental Health Journal Supplement


Read more about past Congresses


WAIMH awards

Call for nominations, the deadline is 31st December, 2019.Read more

The 2018 Awards were presented during the World Congress in Rome. Read more


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