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Abstract Submission

Closing date for abstract submissions are now CLOSED


  • You must register your details on the abstract submission portal in order to submit an abstract
  • Closing date for abstract submissions are now CLOSED.
  • All abstracts must be submitted via the Congress website only. Only abstracts submitted via the online submission form will be sent to the Abstract Review Committee for review.
  • There are no limits on the number of abstracts that can be submitted.
  • The Congress Scientific Committee will determine whether abstracts will be accepted and reserve the right to decide on the final form of presentation.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
  • Abstracts must be original and must not be or have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the Congress.
  • Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by will be scheduled and included in the Abstract e-supplement.
  • Upon submission, the Abstract Submitter confirms that the abstract has been previewed and that all information is correct, and accepts that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and is aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes the authors' consent to publication (e.g. the Congress e-supplement, the website, Programmes and other promotion, journal etc.)
  • The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content ("Content") provided to the Congress ‘Universal health and mental health coverage for all: connecting people and sharing perspectives.’ The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights.
  • The Abstract Submitter grants the Organisers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the Content.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.
  • Upon submission the Abstract Submitter confirms that the contact details saved in the system are those of the corresponding author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
  • The Scientific Committee will review abstracts and information regarding acceptance and scheduling will be sent to the abstract submitter.
  • The Congress Abstract E-supplement will include plenary lectures, symposium abstracts and all accepted oral and e-poster presentations.
  • Please note that abstracts must be submitted before the deadline to ensure they are sent to review for inclusion in the Scientific Program.

  • Format for Submission

  • Presenting author's contact details
  • Email address
  • Full postal address
  • Daytime and evening phone number
  • Author and co-authors' details
  • Full first and family name(s)
  • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
  • Abstract type (symposium/workshop/short presentation/skill session/poster)
  • Abstract title - limited to 30 words
  • Abstract text – limited to 500 words (Please Note: Word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added)
  • Abstract layout - Abstracts should use the following structured format:
    • Objectives
    • Background and aims
    • Materials and methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  • Tables, graphs and images:
    • A maximum of 3 tables of up to 10 rows x 10 columns can be included per abstract
    • It is important to note that each image included in the abstract is worth 30 words. A maximum of 3 images can be included per abstract
    • All tables, figures, and reference citations must be referred to in the text of the abstract. If there is no reference in the text, the table/figure/reference as applicable will be removed from the abstract before publication
    • Tables and figures must be sized to one column, or be reducible to the width on one column. Tables submitted in figure format will be reproduced as such
    • The maximum file size of each graph/image is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel. You may upload graphs in JPG, PNG or GIF format only

  • Abstract topics
    • Abstracts must be allocated to a specific category and topic area for the Scientific Program. You will need to select the category and topic most suited to your abstract.
      • Universal health
        • Financing universal health
        • Health insurance
        • Health and mental health promotion
        • Health systems and mental health redesign
        • Health access
        • Health and mental health literacy
        • Role of governments and NGO’s
        • Physical and psychological first aid
        • Spirituality
        • Volunteering
        • Workforce training
        • Health policy
        • The legal framework for supporting health
      • Mental health and society
        • Politics and mental health
        • Mental health promotion
        • Media and mental health
        • Stigma and mental health
        • Socioeconomics determinants of mental health
        • Work and mental health
        • Social media and mental health
        • Mental health and the law
        • Mental health prevention
        • Economics and mental health
        • Dignity and mental health
      • Mental and physical health
        • Well being
        • Mental health and food
        • Mental health and sport
        • Mental health and sexuality
        • Comorbidity
        • Resilience
        • Self-care
        • Integrated care and/or Collaborative care
        • Non Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) and long term mental health conditions
      • Mental health through the life course
        • Mental health in infancy, childhood and adolescence
        • Mental health and family
        • Mental health and pregnancy and parenthood
        • Mental health for the elderly
      • Clinical disorders
        • Dementia
        • Delirium
        • Alcohol use disorder
        • Drug use disorder
        • Tobacco use disorder
        • Schizophrenia
        • Bipolar disorder
        • Depression
        • Phobic disorders
        • Panic disorder
        • Generalised anxiety
        • Mixed anxiety and depression
        • Adjustment disorder
        • Dissociative disorder
        • Bodily distress syndrome
        • Neurasthenia
        • Eating disorders
        • Sleep problems
        • Sexual disorders (male and female)
        • Learning disabilities
        • Hyperkinetic disorder
        • Conduct disorders
        • Enuresis
        • Bereavement
        • Comorbidity and long-term conditions
        • HIV/AIDS
        • Communicable and non-communicable diseases
        • Personality disorders
      • Vulnerable populations
        • Mental health in prisons
        • Mental health for migrants
        • Mental health and social exclusion
        • Mental health for protected adults
      • Place of caregivers in mental health services
        • Mental health awareness in education and training
        • Caring for the mental health of caregivers
        • Mental health and society
      • Resources in mental health in the present and the future
        • Networking
        • Empowerment
        • Peer workers
        • Perspectives in mental health
        • Policy and mental health
        • Research
        • System strengthening
        • Information sharing and governance
        • Innovative practice
        • Skill mix
        • Mental health funding and financing

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