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


16th World Congress

Rome, Italy, May 26 - May 30, 2018.

The abstracts are now online!

Congress website


Past World Congress

15th World Congress

Infant Mental Health in a rapidly changing world: Conflict, adversity, and resilience

Hosted by Israeli and Palestinian Infant Mental Health Associations

Prague May 29 - June 2, 2016

Congress website

Congress Programme Book

Abstracts in Infant Mental Health Journal Supplement


WAIMH awards

Call for nominations, the deadline was 31st December, 2017.

The Awards will be presented during the World Congress in Rome. Read more.






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